Making

Making is a tradition as old as humanity itself. For many people it is critical to survival. For others it is a chosen vocation. For some it is simply a delight to be able to shape a material and say: “I made that”. Making is also a powerful way to solve problems, express ideas and…

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The DIY Girls: How 12 Teens Invented a Solar-Powered Tent for the Homeless

A group of 12 girls who became affected by the rise in homelessness in their community, built a solar powered tent to tackle the issue. Recruited by DIY Girls, a non-profit that teaches girls from low-income communities new skills, they worked six days a week to bring their vision to life. This article, originally published on…

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Everything Is Awesome. The Bricktastic Brilliance Of The Lego House

The new Lego House in Billund, Denmark is a must-do pilgrimage for all Lego fans. Oliver Wainright, writing for the Guardian, describes this mind-blowing playground of 25m bricks as a ‘gleaming ziggurat of fun’. It aims to inspire that ‘WOW’ moment in even the most hardcore Lego fans. Copyright of the Guardian Children are wrestling with…

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Why Art and Creativity Are Important

Paula Bernstein emphasizes Why Art and Creativity Are Important and the importance of children being allowed to be imaginative and creative. Paula proposes ideas of what parents can buy for their children to encourage their artistic creativity. Copyright of  Parents Your preschooler is having a blast finger-painting with a mix of colors. Trying to be encouraging, you…

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