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Malala’s father – interview

A chat with Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala, about fatherhood, the importance of education and breaking the iron bars of patriarchy. Could you tell us a bit about your own childhood? How did your experiences shape your thinking about equality and education? I grew up in an area called Shangla, in […]

100 CLASSIC ALBUM ARTWORKS RECREATED BY A SIX-YEAR-OLD

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Interview with Tano Veron: Co-founder of art project Rock at Six Years, a collaboration with his six-year-old niece, Nicolina Lorenza Vachetti What is this project about?  Rock at Six Years is a family art project by me and my niece, Nicolina Lorenza Vachetti. It’s a collection of contemporary abstract album covers redrawn from the perspective […]

Redesigning the learning space

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Imagine a kindergarten where an outdoor courtyard transforms into a giant paddling pool when it rains, or where a rooftop playground can only be accessed by climbing a vertical rope tunnel. Japanese architects Youji no Shiro are taking a creative approach to redesigning and redefining learning spaces for kids. A typical Australian kindergarten is a […]

How to make the perfect popcorn

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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR POPCORN 1/4 cup coconut oil 2/3 cup popcorn kernels 3 tbsp butter, melted 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt WHAT YOU NEED TO DO Add the coconut oil and 3 popcorn kernels to a large pot. Cover and cook over medium–high heat until all 3 kernels pop. Remove the kernels. […]

Opinion piece by Mandy Nolan – Why are my kids so worried?

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“Why are my beautiful kids SO worried? Is it me? My first port of call is to blame myself. With three different fathers to my four kids, it’s clear that I am the common denominator. Damn! I really wanted to blame their fathers.” My four kids all have various presentations of anxiety. My eldest has […]

Bedtime Meditation for Kids

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The following bedtime meditation for kids combines relaxation and visualisation techniques to encourage kids to calm themselves before sleep. Before you try it, carry out your usual bedtime routine, tuck them in and turn out the light. Meditation can literally make your brain bigger. A study by Harvard neuroscientists found that just eight weeks of […]