Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Construction of canoes and kayaks

What is the difference 
between kayaks and canoes?

        Experts know it well but the differences
            vary depending on the country.
In general the canoe is open, but kayaks are closed.
Also can vary the body position  and the oar's shape.
You're always sitting with long legs in the kayak.
You can be sitting or kneeling in the canoe.

You can better understand this information
          if you see its construction.

This is a traditional kayak in Canada, in Greenland
 and another polar climate countries,
as in the Scandinavian countries
 or in the area near the South Pole.

Stop Motion, Traditional Kayak Building Construction from Aventura Films on Vimeo.

This is a traditional canoe in Papua New Guinea
and many islands in the Pacific Ocean.
We also find similar in Caribbean Sea or the Amazon,
or in Asian and African Countries.

Ika's canoe from Richard Moyle on Vimeo.

Word World

   In WordWorld, words come alive
and they become a child’s best friend.

Here's one of his videos for you to meet its charming stars.

Word World "Fruit Cha-Cha" from Nick & Nat on Vimeo.

 It's a fantastic site with interactive resources
 to enhance your WordWorld learning.


WorldWord - YouTube

Monday, April 29, 2013

Our kiwi is kindly

    Our kiwi is kindly.
He likes to help everyone.

He understands well
  because he also needs help.
The beautiful New Zealand
  is the kiwi's origen country.
Many years ago the birds
  were the dominant fauna.
But when someone
   introduced mammals,
   birds were found
   with new predators.

      Now the kiwis
      are endangered.

These are the basic traits of the kiwi.

More things about kiwi.


Parc Pukaha
 Mount Bruce

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Good food easy to cook

Eggs are a good food that is easy to cook.
Here are some ideas for children chef.

It is easier to start cooking Boiled Eggs.

How to Boil an Egg from allrecipes uk on Vimeo.

                 After cooking the eggs, you can decorate them
            with colorful vegetables: tomatoes, olives, peppers,

You can also try to make Omelet.

Kids Can Cook! Ham & Onion Omelet from Jrchefs on Vimeo.

The French crepes are tasty and fun to make.

Kids Can Cook! French Crepe from Jrchefs on Vimeo.

More great recipes to you.

 Jrchefs. Kids can cook!     

Allrecipes UK on You Tube

Farm animals

The hen "C" explains his friends
  things about his farm life.

Farmers care for it and she
  gives them healthy eggs.

She has many friends like
   this video's animals.

Farm Animals from turtlediary on Vimeo.

Thanks to TURTLeDIARY for sharing their educational materials.

Finally you can play the game Animals on the Farm
by Sheppard Software to identify and counting animals.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tales, Fables and Masks

Our three friends,the duck, the hen and the kiwi,
have fun with many tales and fables in its kayaking.
The favorite story of our duck "Q"
is the children's tale "The Ugly Duckling"

The Ugly Duckling from ratheepan on Vimeo.

In shared reading
can better capture
the small details.

Look at these kids.

The Ugly Duckling - Reader's Theatre from YIS 2R on Vimeo.

Another interesting possibility has several languages​​.
A beautifully animated ebook, has a new feature
to record your voice; check your progress,
and enjoying your listening.

The Ugly Duckling - S28 from Stella 28 on Vimeo.

Finally you can disguise and playing theater with this story.
             It's really fun to act with friends.
You can make a duck mask.  Craftishops explains how.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Liking for the kayaking

These boats in wich you is thrust force,
     allows greater contact with nature.
You can hear the splash of the oar blades in the water.
You can feel the rocking of the kayak forward.
You can better capture the whole environment.

These scenes is filmed around Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
In your pictures you can see the peace of kayaking on calm waters.

what i like so much from thorlak skifte on Vimeo.

Your friendly author has translated its message for you.

   The extreme climate zones and their adversities,
and  haven't all the amenities of the big cities
may involve exciting possibilities.

Caribou hunting is for food.
In this country of extreme weather hardly grows vegetables.
The food arrives by boat or plane when the weather permits.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A calm day in the lake, consonants: "Q", "C","K"

The Kiwi "K" and the Hen "C" are watching
the Duck "Q" swimming in the lake.
They would want also enjoy the lake.
Maybe a kayak could be the solution.

A CALM DAY IN THE LAKE, consonants Q, C, K from FLYKIT on Vimeo.

                           Now you can read their adventure.

More information about these sounds:

In English consonants  C and K  coincide in their sound.
You can see it in PRONUNCIATION TIPS from 
    Sound C and K   

In English the letter Q has two sounds
 and is always followed by the letter U as explained in
   Two  Sounds  Q   

                            More stuff about this story.
                            Liking for kayaking
                            Tales, fables and masks 
                            Farm animals
                            Good food easy to cook
                            Our kiwi is kindly 
                            Constuction of canoes and kayaks

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Costumes and hats

Our friends like to play dress-up.
You can dress them, cutting these sheets.

You can also draw your own costume designs.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Something more

Another way to travel is to read adventure stories.

In many countries today is International Book Day,
but in the UK is the first Thursday of March.
The magic of books is art of reading and writing.
In our country, many people give books and roses.
Every day is good to celebrate friendship.

This animation is dedicated to this celebration.

Alguna Cosa Més (TV3, Súper3) from AllaKinda on Vimeo.

                            If you're rhythmic this is the lyrics.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Living and traveling

Traveling can open your mind through contact
      with nature, the world and its people.

Use your five senses to capture everything, if you can travel.
 But you can live the travels of intrepid adventurers, if you can't.

              Enjoy these interesting  channels on    Vimeo   

Planet Earth in HD

 Travel the World

Travel Videos

World Nature HD & Art in Vimeo

World, Travel & People HD

Some stories are really beautiful but others are harder.
You can ask the opinion of an adult about the selection.

More about it on
interesting game, interactive map and flags to paint.

Friday, April 19, 2013

The color origin

It's a magical process.
Just look at the white light across a prism.
Then its seven colors appear like a rainbow:
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigoviolet .

If light strikes in opaque objects is absorbed or reflected.
The reflected rays are what give color to each object.

In this great video you can see the range
of colors that nature has on his palette.

Life Is Colourful from The Brooklyn Brothers on Vimeo.

The reflected rays reach the eye.
After they they transmit the image to the brain.

This drawing that looks like a blowfish 
            is our eye inside.

The light phenomenon is amazing.
You can practice with kaleidoscopes and periscopes.
Playing with lenses and mirrors also you'll discover many things.

                         Finally fun stuff by Donia Liechti.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Blue, brown and black

If you want to know more about the other colors
 you can see this cute video.

Where are the colors of the Rainbow? from rubenanimator on Vimeo.

         The best way to master the colors is the art of painting.
               This video invites you to play with all palettes.

Synaesthetic from Huw Whiddon on Vimeo.

              You can remember basic mixtures in Color Mixing.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Sheep Friends, consonants: "B", "V"

A pair of beautiful Sheep have a problem
 as they sound almost the same.
 They need to find a difference.
Their sounds "B" and "V" will be recorded
 in your memory with this story.

THE SHEEP FRIENDS, consonants B, V from FLYKIT on Vimeo.

                           You can read here their adventure.

                             More information about these sounds in

                              Sound B               Sound V 

More stuff about these characters.

Blue, bronw and black
The color origin
Living the travels
Costumes and hats

Friday, April 12, 2013

Stuffed toys, your teddy buddy

This happy baby in the arms of his big bear reminds us
  the importance of simple things.

Aidan James: My Little Buddy from SixEleven on Vimeo.

Do you want to make your own stuffed animal?

You can buy pieces of felt, and kapok for stuffing.
But you can use any old blanket and pillows.
 Here are some possible models.

You can choose your favorite teddy.
Dare you to invent your own patterns and templates.

This is a basic template.

You need to cut two templates in felt.
Then you sew the two together, leaving a hole to fill in later.
You have to turn it upside down so that the stitching will be inside.
You can fill and decorate: eyes, ears, nose, tail and claws.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Nature and technology

Saving the natural
over the artificial
and not vice versa.

Tabula Rasa - Short from Arnoldas Vitkus on Vimeo.

Nature is our livelihood.
Technology is a tool.
It is important to respect both.
Respect for nature allows balance.
Respect for the technology,
 will get an use without abuse.
It's easy: just use common sense.

Finally you can play this game 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Flowering plants

                     This is the flower
                  of the consonant "M"
                  because it is the sound
             of someone who smells my scent,
                as you can see in  this adventure.

                         If you want
                       to know more
                       about the flowers
                       you can watch
                       these two videos.
Life Cycles Unit 5B from Thomas Sale on Vimeo.

Adapting Unit 6A from Thomas Sale on Vimeo.

For very good reports and documentaries of plants that we can find,
 the magic of planting your own seeds is going to overcome.
                   Just put a cotton ball in a jar.
                   You can accommodate a dry legume
                   in the jar: bean, chickpea, lentil ...
               You have to soak it with water every day
                  and you can do some photography.

                      When the plant grows enough,
                you can put it in a pot or in a garden.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Robot's Song

There are many funny robots
with songs and dances for you.

You can choose the one you prefer
       to have a good time.

Two singers teach you to dance like a robot.

BO PS Song Robot Rock from Kidspring Media on Vimeo.

You can also dance with the history of this rhythmic robot.

The CE-E Robot Song Summer 2012 Video : Toys are good to go! from Emakina.EU on Vimeo.

More things you can learn with friendly robots.

The ABC's Song
by Buddy-Bot

by The Baby Grands

     Left and right
Dooby Wop-The Robot Song
      The Polkadots

Thanks to all these artists that share their art.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Your own robot

You can make
your own robot
to play with him.

There are simple models for craft enthusiasts.


Lilla a Design

There are other more complicated models if you like experiments.

Mini Robot with Motor

Red Ted Art

               We hope you have fun making these robots.
When you play with them you can practice the sound "R".