How Children Learn by Observing Behavior of Adults

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According to research published in Pediatric Institute Publications, babies and toddlers learn by observing adults, even when those adults aren’t intentionally trying to teach them anything.

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For example, you may see a child imitating parents by pretending to talk on the phone, using any object she has at her disposal.
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Dilili à Paris

Η Ντιλιλί στο Παρίσι

 

The new feature film by Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur and Asmar) has the art and science aligned to save the world from gender-based catastrophe.

It would be easy to tell that Michel Ocelot comes (at last) to making a Paris-based (and a European-based) film after travelling in magic and wonder in Africa, Asia and so many worlds of princes and princesses. In reality, though, the new solid -but ultimately not completely satisfying- Belle Époque mystery of Dilili à Paris (Dilili in Paris). Continue reading

Rolando Villazón and La Fura dels Baus mix Mozart and science fiction

 

Visually stunning and eccentric, that is how the world’s famous Mozart festival (Mozartwoche) opened in Salzburg – for the first time under the direction of Rolando Villazón. One of the highlights, the new staging of Thamos, a forgotten work composed by Mozart when he was only 17 years old.

“The piece is about power and love. It’s about a ruler. It talks about technology and a vision about the future. Especially in this production staged by La Fura dels Baus.” Continue reading