When kids can’t go to school: Teach a Talent and Jaime

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Today I am happy to introduce you to our new Teach a Talent ambassador: Jaime.

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Adventure Number 27: Introducing the mums’ diary

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The Adventures Archive has arrived to its first year and I want us to celebrate it in a very special way. Since I launched the first adventure this mums’ community has grown a lot. With each new adventure more and more families from all over the world have joined us to share in the fun..

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Adventure Number 26: Help Oliver open an international restaurant

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Hello, my name is Naomi and I'm excited to introduce you to Adventure Number 26!

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Learn Spanish (or English) with the Spanish School (New Videos)

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The girls Spanish School has arrived to their 40th lesson. Here you have the new video, a new trailer and a revamp of all the old lessons. I hope you enjoy them! Gracias!

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Adventure number 25: join the eyebombing movement (video)

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When I discovered the Eyebombing movement I felt in love immediately. It's about being creative, having fun and putting a smile into other people's faces so, what's not to like? Click to learn more and to watch the girls in action doing eyebombing in Madrid:

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Adventure number 24: Put a smile on your kids school days with the snack project

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Today’s adventure is about spending two minutes doing a simple thing that will put a smile on your kid every morning.

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A day learning tailoring with Paul and Caterina, the new Teach a Talent volunteers.

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A few weeks ago we spent a wonderful morning with Caterina and Paul, the new Teach a Talent volunteers.

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Adventure number 23: join the 8 1/2 project

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By the end of this year my eldest will be 8 and a half and we are going to celebrate it in a very special manner. She will invite her friends for a screening of her first movie, completely written, directed and edited by her.

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Teach your kids that it’s the process what counts (with Teach a Talent and Perfect Days).

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“We used to wait for it”, sings Arcade Fire, “now our lifes are changing fast”. For our kids generation there is no waiting anymore; things just “happen”. Everything is ready, all comes to life with just a click of a button. Food magically appears inside the fridge and they probably think that clothes grow on hangers.

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Why you should create a panel of real life female heroes for your daughter.

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If we want our little girls to grow up to become independent, world changing citizens we need to feed them with strong, realistic role models. Personally, I don’t think that perfectly styled, tiara wearing women respond to that need, but before you start judging me or thinking that I am an angry bitter feminist let me tell you something.

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Adventure number 22: give the gift of autumn

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Autumn is here. The city has put on a wonderful dress of many colours and it looks just fantastic. There’s nothing we like more than going to our local parks during this period. Jumping into the leaves and crushing them, collecting chestnuts, and finding treasures to make crafts or decorate our home. Some of the families who follow this blog can’t experience this pleasure: families in Florida, Texas, Costa Rica, and Northern Australia…they all are without the wonder of autumn. This adventure is about giving them this possibility.

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Happy Halloween!

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Dressing up, eating sweets, shouting boo!, roasting pumpkin seeds...What's not to love about Halloween? Here you have a selection of our favourite costumes through the years. I hope you enjoy it!

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Adventure Number 4: Looking for street art (London Shoreditch collective update)

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At the moment there's probably no place in the world with a bigger concentration of great street art than the East End of London, especially in Shoreditch, the most popular area inside the borough of Hackney.

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Adventure number 13: share a toy (AL’s Pacific NorthWest Collective update)

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A few weeks ago I launched the Share a Toy adventure. The response has been tremendous and I couldn't be more happy. So many families have signed up and Al is having a blast travelling around the world. Here you have a summary with videos and pictures of his adventures in the Pacific NorthWest area, where he stayed with four different families:

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Adventure number 21: let’s give a library to the children in Gozo

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A few weeks ago I posted this pic of my girls on Instagram. It was just an average afternoon for us at one of Madrid's amazing bookshops, a privilege I clearly have taken for granted. Maureen, a mum from Gozo, a small island of the Maltese archipelago, left me this comment:

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Adventure number 20: ‘You are my sunshine’ project (let’s make a video together)

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How many times have you sung 'You are my sunshine' with your kids? I'm sure lots. So let's sing it together! Thanks to the new IG video update it's never been easier to share videos. Choose the bit you want for the IG cut (it´s just 15 secs so beginning or end), or send me the entire song via email. I will put all your videos together in a big one, each one of our kids will cover one sentence.

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Adventure number 19: the neighborhood treasure hunt.

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Olivia is a big treasure hunt fan. So this year, for her 7th birthday, I decided to organize her a very special one, involving the entire neighborhood.

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Book Club summer read

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The Hummingbird´s daughter, by Luis Alberto Urrea will be our summer read until the 1st of September.

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A day with Teach a Talent and The Adventures Archive (video)

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It was Minimusica day last Saturday in Madrid, a fun event that every year connects great music with kids. Teach a Talent and The Adventures Archive were there teaching the kids all kind of worlds and creative adventures. Here you have a video of the event:

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Book Club: June-July suggestions by Amy Barba

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Happy June to all new and old members! Here you have four new suggestions for us to vote, selected by lovely Amy:

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Adventure number 18: let´s make a time capsule

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Where were you 20 years ago? And where do you think you will be in 20 years? Let´s build a time capsule together and find out.

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Adventure number 17: learn Spanish (or English) in 30 lessons ( VIDEOS)

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Today I wanted to share with you the Spanish School videos that the girls have been recording using the Vine app. A fun way for you or your kids to learn 30 new Spanish (or English) words.

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Adventure number 16: the gift chain

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Today I would like you to join a new adventure based on new friendships and the exchange of stories.

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Adventure number 15: write kind notes to strangers.

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Writing notes to strangers is a perfect adventure for both adults and kids. Here you have Olivia´s latest ideas:

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Adventure number 14: send a message in a bottle

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"Hello Stranger: I am so glad that this message has reached you...

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ADVENTURE NUMBER 13: SHARE A TOY (AL’S ADVENTURE STARTS HERE)

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This adventure was born while looking with my girls at a wonderful project called Toy Stories by Gabriele Galimberti.

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Adventure number 12: give thanks

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For today’s adventure I would like to challenge you to take the time and give thanks. A simple gesture that has the power to move others and make you feel so good. I went around my city and gave people the opportunity to reflect on what they were grateful for. These were their responses:

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Book Club May reading: The Night Circus

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The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern will be our reading from today till the 15th of June.

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Adventure number 7: the worldwide tale, collective update (Route Map video)

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A few weeks ago I launched the Worlwide Tale Adventure, a book traveling around the world that gives our kids the opportunity to write a tale all together. The response to this adventure was fantastic and the book will start traveling today. From Canada, South Africa, to Australia or France this book will visit 4 continents and many many countries. Watch this cute animated video to see the route that it will be doing and take advantage of it to teach a bit of geography to your kids in a fun way:

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Adventure number 11: Ditch your brushes (or your paint)

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Here you have the girls´ 15 favourite ways to paint without using brushes or colours.

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Book Club: May suggestions by Heather Purdy

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Ready for a new book? Here you have four promising new reads for us to vote as suggested by member Heather Purdy:

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Adventure number 10: Smile! (video)

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This is the easiest adventure of all, perfect for both kids and grown ups. Here you have a 2' video that explains it all. I hope you enjoy it:

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Adventure number 9: share your dream

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There is something magical about writing your wish in a piece of paper and then launching it to the sky. Today I wanted to give strangers the possibility of doing just that.

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Adventure number 4: looking for street art (collective update)

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A few weeks ago I launched the 'Adventure number 4: looking for street art' mainly because Olivia wanted to see street art from around the world. We had an amazing response and I couldn't be more happy to show you the pictures that have arrived:

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Adventure number 8: the disposable camera experiment

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Digital cameras are great, no doubt about it. When you have a kid moving constantly you want to be able to take 20 pictures to get that perfect one. But digital cameras have robbed us of something: the surprise factor. Remember those trips to the photo printer shops? The expectation and the waiting and, over all, the joy when a perfect picture appeared among those 24. This adventure is all about recreating that feeling. My friend Elisa and I bought a disposable camera, took it to a local park and left it on a bench.

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