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Conchi

INSPIRE, INSPIRING PEOPLE

A “See you later” and some personal thoughts

The end of last year brought me a “special” present. One morning I woke up and half of my body was having a life on its own.

I went on an ambulance for the very first time and spent the New Year’s celebration connected to a machine and working to gain control of my body and my life.

Now, almost half a year later I can say that I am back to ‘normal‘ life, although I have to admit that I will never be able to play handball at a professional level (says me, the person that never got to go to the gym);).

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CUTE&KIDS LIKES, DISCOVER

DECEMBER 2018 | CUTEANDKIDS likes…

And the last month of the year is here!

December is not only the last but also the craziest: full of parties, celebrations, Christmas performances and fun, but also plenty of chores, lists and things to do.

Let’s wind down and focus in what it is most important: our family and friends!

Enjoy our last list of favorite things for this year:

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ERESCIENCIA – a scientific platform for everyone

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I got curious about this project just after discovering their first pic on Instagram. Although I am not very scientific, as Conchi is, I find science very atractive and I try to learn as much as I understand (science was never my major) to be able to share it with my kids.

Today I want to share a fantastic project that just have started: a platform where little and grownups can learn about science in a funny and easy way and with the best content: ERESCIENCIA. 

I am an oldie in the 2.0 world. After 12 years browsing the internet, not so many new projects are able to surprise and atract me. Sometimes I feel that everything is already out there or there is only a commercial background underneath. This is not the case.  

Behind ERESCIENCIA (you are Science) we can find Maite Pérez Cidoncha, a bio chemist and virologist devoted to investigation for 13 years. Already as a little girl, she was fascinated by nature, science and story telling. 

ERESCIENCIA was born trying to mix all her interests and mainly, as a way to bring closer science to real people. From her point of view, scientific papers and dissemination are targeted to the scientific forum and not to the whole population. 

Science is fascinating and surprising and you belive it or not, it affects all. It is an intrisinc part of what we are and surrounds us in our daily life.

This is why her favorite target are women of all ages, as in the past the discipline seemed to be associated only to men. But the truth is that is opened to everyone: inquisitive people, eager to learn and understand. Women and men that want to approach science with their kids but they do not know how to do it.

ERESCIENCIA is an educational scientific project oriented to grownups:  BIG INQUISITORS and children: LITTLE SCIENTIST. 

In the web you will find a blog, full of interesting articles, a webshop, e-books and all her experince in the form of workshops, talks and personalised online support oriented to families. 

The web is in Spanish, but Google translator is always there to help. On top, Maite is Spanish but she is living and working in London, so you can always contact her if you are interested.

Is your child a dinosaur fanatic? Does your little girl love astronomy? Are you trying to foster such interest but you do not know how to do it? Do you want to introduce them the amazing world of science but you do not know where to start? In the online sessions, Maite will assess you, offering all kind of resources focus in your children needs.

Maite is also developing content for the little ones: experiments, videos and lots of fun facts.

And now that Chrismas is behind the corner,  you will be able to find the coolest toy selection, books, activities and funny plans that will develop a scientific thinking and a critical mind in your little ones , two basic abilities for the adults of tomorrow. 

This is one of the products you can find in her WEB-SHOP. 

With sections like #recomendacionesdelosviernes (#Friday recommendations), very interesting articles that help us understand something so extended as lactose intolerance,  or why leaves are green. Every month Maite talks about women scientists that have broaden human knowledge. 

BOTANICUM is one of the books that you can find in the SHOP of ERESCIENCIA

She has also developed some EXPERIMENT GUIDANCE e-books, with 10 experiments that can be done at home, easy to follow and understand and some suggestions for continuing exploring. 

With every experiment we learn something new and understand better the world that surrounds us. But also they make us go beyond the WOW! moment, and we end asking ourselves about the meaning and reason of what we are experiencing

There are 2 guides published:  SCIENCE IN THE KITCHEN and EXPERIMENTS GUIDE: AUTUMN. 

From CUTEANDKIDS we want to invite you to bring science to the little ones, to explore with them and understand everything that surrounds us from a more scientific point of view.

Let’s go and dress a lab coat! And do not forget the safety glassess!

Maite, welcome to the 2.0. At home love all your NEWSLETTERS !

I do not know if I will be able to “infuse” the science virus to my little girls, but at least they will be able to understand a little bit better the complex world we live in. 

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And if we can make a suggestion, we would love to see ERESCIENCIA  also in English 😉

All images are from ERESCIENCIA

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CUTE OBJECTS, SHOP

Best Advent Calendar surprises and Stocking stuffers

We are almost at the end of November and it is time to start thinking about Christmas, one of my favorite periods of the year.

My kids are already counting the days for opening a new window (or little package) of our Advent Calendar and I have started to collect the little presents that they will find there. 

Come and discover my proposals, all under 10 € . Maybe you can even let yours in the comments section, so every kid will have a great surprise every morning.

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@Reikan_Creations – Natura Insects Series

Are you passionate about animals? And flowers?

Today we show you an instagram account of someone that is able to create amazing animals using flowers, leaves and plants. Someone that believes in creativity and the benefits that can come with it.

Let us introduce you to @reikan_creations.

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DIY Carboard costumes by @zygote_brown

Halloween is around the corner and we are here looking for the perfect costume to wear. 

If you, like me, are looking for a fun costume that does not make them sweat after 3 minutes running around and they can use once and again, then you should come and see @zygote_brown cardboard costumes.

Your kids will be the sensation of the night and of many other days to come.

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The Power of YET

This school year my boy has discovered a new superpower: “The power of yet” and his learning experience is changing so much that I have to share it with you.

If you are a teacher and you do not know this approach to teach YET,  you are going to like it, if you are a parent, you are going to like it much more.

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ENJOY, FILMS&MUSIC

#CuteandkidsPlaylist (1)

Friday is finally here. This afternoon, as many others, we will dance barefoot to my kid’s music choices. We do not always agree on all the songs, but we definitively do with this one.

Come and join us in our #CuteandKidsPlaylist. We will love to know to which music you and your family dance to.

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