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10 Experiments that will Make your Kids Love Science
November 6, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Children are young scientists at heart. They see the world with innate curiosity, which is precisely what they need in order to learn. A recent study at the University of California proves that kids think much in the same way as scientists. When it comes down to tackling a problem, they formulate hypothesis, make causal inferences and learn by observation and trial and error. However, when they get to school, everything changes. British scientist Phillip Ball, author of the book Curiosity. How Science Became Interested in Everything believes that science, at school, is taught with answers instead of questions. And this is one of the reasons why children lose interest. If you want your children to keep loving science, their learning should be centred on curiosity and creativity. And what better way to spark their interest than experimenting at home?

Mindfulness at School
May 20, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Have you ever sat down to east and were so caught up thinking about other things, that you weren´t even aware of what it the food tasted like? What about when you´re driving? Two thirds of the same, right? You aren´t aware of the landscape, the car next to you, the change of light or temperature.  Sometimes, someone will be talking to you but your mind has gone for a spin. Most of them times you get this feeling that you´re living life on autopilot. Well, it happens to the best of us: we are not present in our own lives. We forget to see, feel and listen to what surrounds us. The bad thing about this is that we do it, our children will do. Being in autopilot is the opposite of being mindful or practising mindfulness: a tool that is increasingly more popular to reduce stress, calm the mind and have a larger capacity for enjoyment.