Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Number Rhymes

One is straight and high
as a lamppost with light.

Two is a red flamingo
the first even number: bingo!

Three like lettuce leaves
that say yum-yum, please.

Four with a bent leg
and the other like a peg.

Five is a rocking chair
with an awning in the air.

Six is a listening ear
to everything that is near.

Seven is an umbrella that is closed
with the handle that is posed.

Eight is an endless road
that comes and goes and is broad.

Nine is a fan with blades
that look like spades.

Zero is an oval ring
and inside is the begining.

.........................................
Now we start playing with two figures
in order, each with everyone, one by one.

Then comes the turn of the three figures in combination
and this is a complicated operation.

This magical game  never ends
as long as you can imagine: to infinity.
..............................................................


from CATATRUX on Vimeo.






Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Black Cat Books

If you like to read
 you can choose 
some interesting book in 



Black Cat material "includes graded readers,
 grammar books, courses, exam books
 and cultural studies books,
 not only for the English language, 
but also for French, German, Spanish and Italian. 
And the range of support material includes
 audio-CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, 
IWB compatible material and more."






 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Celebrations

 Each culture has several celebrations
When is coming the change of seasons
Let's give a nice welcome to winter or summer
with music, decorations and reunions.

As this joyful song
sung simultaneously
for boys and girls everywhere.


Celebration | Songs Around The World from Playing For Change on Vimeo.


With symmetries cut on paper
You can wrap a glass jar,
and if you put a candle inside
you have illuminated shapes out.




Let's give color to  the festivities
giving wings to creativity
with painted or wraped cartons
or lined with transparencies.

You can cut funny shapes
with silhouettes of various measures,
and hanging from mobile structures
adorned houses remain.









Saturday, November 28, 2015

Sense the Silence


"In modern society we are in darkness
 of what's happening around us
 by different distractions.
 Many of us are unaware
 of the nature's phenomena 
 taking place right in front of our eyes.
 Just stop for a moment ...


Sense the Silence - Finnish Lapland from Riku Karjalainen on Vimeo.

 ...and feel your innermost
 in harmony with the nature.
 Open your eyes and sense the Silence."










Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Slow down

Watching sparks in the dark
is how to find light in the life.
The best way could be a slow flow
and intuit the changes as challenges.



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Lion and the Mouse

Can a mouse help a lion?
You can watch this narration.
It is told by the British actor Melvyn Hayes.


 Story Time - The lion and the mouse 


It is part of a collection of stories around the world by
 Learn English Kids . British Council
 with interesting games and activities.









Sunday, November 8, 2015

Leo's Song


Lyrics:

I started playing this song.
But did not know where it would lead.
I just kept playing, and playing.
A young pyramid heard my song
and told friends of it discovery.
They asked if the sound's creator could be found.
The pyramid said if would try.
And so its journey began
though the distance was great.
The pyramid was very fast.
The pyramid found the earth.
Searched the forests
and looked outside supermarkets.
It even went door to door, to door.
The pyramid was discouraged
but refused to give up.
I continue to play
unaware of the pyramid's search.
The pyramid followed the sound to my window
where I invited in inside
so it could rest its travels.
Time went by and we became friends.
We sampled some minidiscs
purchased a house
and collected records.
And trew a party.
The pyramid was very responsible
and would now the lawn every week.
The pyramid even did the grocery shopping
though the pyramid enjoyed my company.
It began to miss home
when suddenly
it was contacted by its home planet
because was building with the cubes.
The pyrmaid built a ship for me
so we could both travel to its home.
We travelled as fast as we could
to prevent the terrible disaster.
I had never been so far from home.
During the trip I filled two notebook
with notes ans sketches.
We arrived and met with the High Council
but they were unwilling to listen to reason.
Once again, the young would lead the old,
and fight common fear with common sense.
The young pyramid lined up
in support of the cubes.
The young cubes did the same.
To teach the elders, the young shapes continued.
Together, the youths had taught peace.
And now rejoiced
while I played this song.
I continued to recording experiences
with paper and pen
and released them to either
hoping they would be found.

All content and audio created
by Kelly Meador & Daniel Elwing.



Monday, November 2, 2015

Papier maché puppets


Puppets Design Camp from LongoPongo Productions on Vimeo.


Use your hands and enjoy its magic.
 They can do amazing things:
papier maché puppets,
 sand castles, planting trees,
 clay figures, cakes, drawings and paintings, ...
You can also cut, twist, or make models ....



The list is endless and their results are real rather than virtual.
Never let  a command makes you forget your other skills.



GLUED from GLUED on Vimeo.






Monday, October 26, 2015

Echolocation


"Bat Echolocation Song"  by  JumpStart

This song can be a fun introduction
to the curious Echolocation


More about it on

Highlights

Science blogs


You can also make an origami bat.



Origami Bat from J. Sayers on Vimeo.




Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sublime Water Cycle

A sublime animated watercolor to tell the story
 of precipitation, accumulation, evaporation, and condensation 
that makes the water cycle go!
The  vapor sublimation
 and its intermediate steps on a relaxing animation
with the amazing song.

  The Bazillions  


Monday, October 5, 2015

Space-Time

"The space-time is an all-encompassing container,
 where everything is next to each other in a holistic sense. 
There is a strange feeling of frozen time.
 Past, present and future are indistinguishable.
 A series of multidisciplinary correspondences
 are converging into a beautiful network
 of pure and basic information
 beyond geographical, political and linguistic borders.
 The importance of the less intuitive aspects of our reality:
 quantum gravity, teleportation, entanglement, augmented reality, 
time travel, cosmology and biodiversity.
 The result of an unusual correlation between 
theoretical physics, informatics and contemporary art."


Progress allows us to live a magical moment
 with likely difficult to believe.
But it is a time of contrasts because
progress coexists with extreme poverty.
So reconcile both extremes
 is the challenge of humanity.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The progress of the last lunar eclipse

"This animation shows the progress of the lunar eclipse
 through the Earth's shadow and the half of Earth
 which can view the eclipse at that moment."


The Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse of September 27-28 2015 from Michael Zeiler on Vimeo.


"A group of enthusiasts spend the entire night watching
 the phenomenon that took place in Jönköping Sweden
Just a simple Time Lapse showing
the Lunar Eclipse in Jönköping Sweden 2015
Perfect night with no clouds."









Friday, September 18, 2015

ABC Songs by StoryBots

There's the really nice songs
 about the vowels and their sounds.



ABC Song: The Letter A, "Hooray For A" by StoryBots from StoryBots on Vimeo.

Lyrics:
This is the part of the song
Where the StoryBots introduce the letter A

Hooray for A
A is amazing

Hooray for A
A's a big part of your day

Hooray for A
A can do almost anything

Hooray for A
A is A-okay

Hooray, Hooray,
Hooray, Hooray for A

I am a Storybot and this is the part of the song where I talk about
the letter A
And we list things like apples and antelopes and anteaters and
other stuff like that
Yes

Hooray (hooray) for A (for A)
Hooray for A (hooray)
Hooray (hooray) for A (for A)
Hooray for A (hooray)

Hooray, Hooray,
Hooray, Hooray for A

And that is the end of the song
Hooray

 Credits:
Music by Parry Gripp
Animation by StoryBots





ABC Song: The Letter E, "Everybody Has An E" by StoryBots from StoryBots on Vimeo.

 Lyrics:
We will now enjoy
an encounter with the letter E.

E, everybody has an E
He and she and me,
we all have an E, E

With E, we have electricity
Elephants and earthworms
Everything's easy with E

E is essential for your entertainment
Enjoy eating eggs on an escalator

We StoryBots are especially enthusiastic about electrical energy
Excuse me, but your elbow is in my ear
So sorry, that is an error

E, everybody has an E
He and she and me,
we all have an E, E
E

Emergency
The song has ended

 Credits:
Music by Parry Gripp
Animation by StoryBots




ABC Song: The Letter I, "I Use I" by StoryBots from StoryBots on Vimeo.

Lyrics:
Information about the letter I
is imminent
I ( I ) is incredible
I like using I

and I ( I ) is indispensable
I like using I

When I'm in an igloo eating ice cream
I like using I

When I'm investigating insects on an island
I like using I

When I talk about myself I use I
When you talk about yourself, you use I

I, I, I, I,

I have invented an invisible iguana
The itsy-bitsy inchworm has inflated the inner-tube

When I talk about myself I use I
When you talk about yourself, you use I

I is impressive
Indeed-ily doo

 Credits:
Music by Parry Gripp
Animation by StoryBot



ABC Song: The Letter O, "Only O" by StoryBots from StoryBots on Vimeo.

Lyrics:
We are now orbiting the letter O
Beginning observation

Only O
Can spell the ocean
Only O
Can spell the otter
Only O
Can spell the octopus
And can spell October

Only O
Can spell the orange
Only O
Can spell the oxygen
Only O
Can spell the oboe

Only O

O O O O

Would you like some oatmeal? I just opened it.
Is this Oatmeal organically grown?
Of course!
Okay, thank you for your generous offer.

Only O
Can spell the object
Only O
And opportunity
Only O
Can spell the orchestra
And the oak tree

Only O
Can spell the oyster
Only O
Can spell the ornament
Only O
Can spell the owl

Only O

The song is over
We are out of here

 Credits:
Music by Parry Gripp
Animation by StoryBots




ABC Song: The Letter U, "Unstoppable U" by StoryBots from StoryBots on Vimeo.

 Lyrics:
I have tuned my ukulele
For a song about the letter U

Your uncle is riding on a unicycle
Unstoppable U

The sea urchin lives underwater
Unstoppable U

The umpire wears his uniform
Unstoppable U

Uptown goes the unicorn
Unstoppable U

Look up (look up) up into the night
U U U U
See the universe (see the universe) so big and wide!

The UFO was flying across the United States
But he made a U-turn over Utah
Because he forgot his extra underpants

Unstoppable U
Unstoppable U
Unstoppable U
Unstoppable U

We now understand
All about the letter U

 Credits:
Music by Parry Gripp
Animation by StoryBots


  StoryBots   






Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Four Seasons

"Winter, spring, summer, fall...
 This clever song will teach them all !"


Time: "Four Seasons," The Seasons of the Year by StoryBots from StoryBots on Vimeo.


Lyrics:

Cold weather's kind of winter's thing
In spring, the plants get back their bling
By summer they're in full-swing
But in fall, their leaves go tumbling
Down, down, down to the bottom
Oh, that reminds me
Some folks call fall 'autumn', well anyway
Winter, spring
Summer, fall
One year, four seasons in all
Winter, spring
Four seasons you can count them all
Winter, spring
Summer, fall
One year, four seasons in all
Winter, spring
Summer, fall
And now you know them once and for all

by        StoryBots  




 

The worth of words: monosyllables M

Just playing with some curious monosyllables
 you can find fun similarities.


 It could be a way to avoid confusion.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Vowel Sounds

Here is an interesting link
 with an useful tool
 with every combination
 of vowels in English.




Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The worth of words: monsyllables L

Just playing with some curious monosyllables
 you can find fun similarities.


 It could be a way to avoid confusion.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The worth of words: monosyllables J,K

Just playing with some curious monosyllables
 you can find fun similarities.


The worth of words (J,K) from FLYKIT on Vimeo.




 It could be a way to avoid confusion.


Monday, June 22, 2015

The worth of words: monosyllables H,I

Just playing with some curious monosyllables
 you can find fun similarities.


The worth of words (H,I) from FLYKIT on Vimeo.




 It could be a way to avoid confusion.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The worth of words: monosyllables G

Just playing with some curious monosyllables
 you can find fun similarities.


The worth of words (G) from FLYKIT on Vimeo.


   It could be a way to avoid confusion.

Friday, June 12, 2015

The worth of words: monosyllables E,F

Just playing with some curious monosyllables
 you can find fun similarities.


The worth of words (E,F) from FLYKIT on Vimeo.



  It could be a way to avoid confusion.

Friday, June 5, 2015

The worth of words: monosyllables D

Just playing with some curious monosyllables
 you can find fun similarities.


The worth of words (D) from FLYKIT on Vimeo.


 It could be a way to avoid confusion.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The worth of words: monosyllables C

Just playing with some curious monosyllables
 you can find fun similarities.


 It could be a way to avoid confusion.

Monday, June 1, 2015

A path of math

You can make amazing shapes 
from symmetrical pieces.
It's a path of math 
where have fun while you learn.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The worth of words: monosyllables B

Just playing with some curious monosyllables
 you can find fun similarities.


The worth of words (B) from FLYKIT on Vimeo.



 It could be a way to avoid confusion.



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

The worth of words: monosyllables A

Just playing with some curious monosyllables
 you can find fun similarities.



The worth of words I from FLYKIT on Vimeo.


It could be a way to avoid confusion.




Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sphere of knowledge

Perhaps the well-known tree of knowledge
could now be countained in a dynamic sphere.
The acceleration of evolution
and virtuality favoring interconnection,
allow a continuous progress of notions
that can advance more than our understanding.

 
We could visualize idees
as dots of light interconnected in a sphere
like in this illustrative animation.



Illum from Sung Kim on Vimeo.


Perhaps children have the solution
when they skip instructions through intuition,
as well as through daring test-error or imitation,
know without the need of process of expression,
moving on a chield  ungraspable ou elusive.




Monday, May 18, 2015

Learning Objects

"Come and play "What's That" with
 Wee Bee World puppets ZooGee, Bryon
 and our special guess Matteo!
 A fun and colorful video which helps toddlers
 identify various objects ... and other fun items!"

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Memory

Playing with objects and his shapes
you can train your mind and have fun.







Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Quantifiers

The quantifier is an expression that indicates
 the scope of a term to which it is attached.



There's a review for you.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

A conversation between punctuation

Punctuation transcribe intonation
 giving life to the conversation.


Chatting! Chatting? Chatting. (Kids Cartoon) from Applelanche on Vimeo.


"A conversation between punctuation. 
A period, exclamation point and question mark
 demonstrate how they are used in conversation."









Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Balance: listen your body and buddies

Listening with your five senses your body
and  feeling their contracted or sore  points,
pulling them with gentle movements,
armònic dance or stretchings, it's a nice way.

Sometimes it's difficult memorize
preset repetitive exercises.
There are specialists who can guide you
the best way each time or situation.

However, if you learn listening your body
then your instinct can guide you step by step.


If you hurt your shoulder you can do as you yawn.
If you hurt your knee, you can float in a pool.
So you can invent, and you will find some way.
 All very mild, looking for you balance.





Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sun puppet

Every day can be Sunday with this nice Sun Dance.


Sunday sun dance - viral video for Nanit from gal shkedi on Vimeo.



You can also spend some time in the sun.
 It's really healthy.
However, don't forget wear some suncreen.

You can make another puppet
with this same resource
if you like craft.

Try to invent a song or a little story and writting.
You would surprise of yourself.