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Creativity and Play

How might we use play, creativity and everyday routines to build life skills and character?

Character traits like grit, determination and resilience enable children to overcome obstacles throughout life and make the most out of opportunities they encounter. Skills like pattern recognition, critical thinking and numeracy contribute to success in school and beyond.

How might we use play, creativity and everyday routines to build life skills and character? 

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This idea is for unemployed parents who live in the cities.  
The main goal is to link people who don´t have economic problems and run out of time WITH poor people unemployed. 
HOW? Poor parents give their time and receive money in echange.

This idea is for unemployed parents who live in the cities. The main goal is to link people who don´t have economic problems and run out of time WITH poor people unemployed. HOW? Poor parents give their time and receive money in echange.

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Kids all over the world in low income countries are forced to be creative when it comes to playtime. With limited toys, children often use materials they find to create new, interesting and educational activities to pass the time. I propose that we c

Kids all over the world in low income countries are forced to be creative when it comes to playtime. With limited toys, children often use materials they find to create new, interesting and educational activities to pass the time. I propose that we c

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A sneak-peak shared garden in a community that helps tiny tots to garden, play around, dig, sell and reap benefits as a Farmers Market especially cultivating organic food and selling in lower economic groups.

A sneak-peak shared garden in a community that helps tiny tots to garden, play around, dig, sell and reap benefits as a Farmers Market especially cultivating organic food and selling in lower economic groups.

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In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell illustrates the impact a parent's involvement in their child's life can have on their future ability to overcome barriers, negotiate favourable outcomes and generally do well. "Concerted cultivation" is often la

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell illustrates the impact a parent's involvement in their child's life can have on their future ability to overcome barriers, negotiate favourable outcomes and generally do well. "Concerted cultivation" is often la

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Hi, this is Fran from Spain. Im really interested in the Ideo community and i hope my ideas will help in the world changing. I've bee working several times with children as camp leader and counselor. with thoose jobs i could comprobate how imp

Hi, this is Fran from Spain. Im really interested in the Ideo community and i hope my ideas will help in the world changing. I've bee working several times with children as camp leader and counselor. with thoose jobs i could comprobate how imp

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My idea is for the Zero to Five challenge. I would like to create an affordable low cost interactive teddy bear that will be the child's best friend for the first five years of life. The teddy bear is equipped with technology that will allow it to

My idea is for the Zero to Five challenge. I would like to create an affordable low cost interactive teddy bear that will be the child's best friend for the first five years of life. The teddy bear is equipped with technology that will allow it to

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In villages across the world, the problems of early childhood development, specifically in the areas of dexterity/coordination as well as language development focused on the written word is very common due to a lack of parent involvement and toys tha

In villages across the world, the problems of early childhood development, specifically in the areas of dexterity/coordination as well as language development focused on the written word is very common due to a lack of parent involvement and toys tha

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The childrens of Africa are not prepare for the life.  Their mindset is very weak and this awakes their death.  My indea is to  streght their mind, giving them the illusion 
and reinforcing the creativity. Like that, their desire for living is going

The childrens of Africa are not prepare for the life. Their mindset is very weak and this awakes their death. My indea is to streght their mind, giving them the illusion and reinforcing the creativity. Like that, their desire for living is going

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Many books are in the traditional print format. Others have pop-ups or stickers.

What if we took advantage of book's volume and replaced pictures with 3D printed objects!

Many books are in the traditional print format. Others have pop-ups or stickers. What if we took advantage of book's volume and replaced pictures with 3D printed objects!

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Storytelling is fun and entertaining, but also a powerful and enriching tool that can also serve many educational purposes. I propose the idea of putting "mobile storytelling units" on the road in low-income communities and encouraging community me

Storytelling is fun and entertaining, but also a powerful and enriching tool that can also serve many educational purposes. I propose the idea of putting "mobile storytelling units" on the road in low-income communities and encouraging community me

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Language acquisition is the gateway to literacy and literacy opens doors to prosperity. In their first 2000 days, children need to hear and interact with words from their parent's and caregiver's mouths. They need to hear the stories of their family

Language acquisition is the gateway to literacy and literacy opens doors to prosperity. In their first 2000 days, children need to hear and interact with words from their parent's and caregiver's mouths. They need to hear the stories of their family

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