ENVIRONMENT: THE RESCUE OF PRINCESS DIDI is a story about a village on the Atlantic coast of Senegal. Bad weather and heavy storms are eroding the beach where Princess Didi is spending her days. Kids play on the beach but their parents are concerned. Industrial fishing is reducing the catches fishermen can make. One day Princess Didi and her friends are approached by a magical owl visiting the village.
This is a story about how climate change and overfishing are forcing communities to abandon their villages and search for safe living elsewhere in Africa and abroad. Together with your child, explore how our changing world forces Princess Didi and her friends to look for safety.More info →
IDENTITY: GIANT TORTILLAS MAKE ME PROUD is a story about how a Mexican doll and a group of mice after many obstacles come together to make a giant Mexican tortilla. The story is about cultural identity, culinary heritage and those simple things in your culture that you can feel proud of wherever you are in the modern world.
Together with your child share the joy of making giant tortillas and explore the role of tortillas and cacao in the cultural life and history of Mexico. In your culture, what are the little things you are proud of?More info →
EDUCATION: NATASHA GETS AN IDEA is a story about a group of young girls walking in the fields and enjoying nature. They sing, play music and have fun. When they listen to birds and crickets around them they realize they can imitate these sounds and create new and funny music. Natasha’s great idea makes them into star performers in international concerts. Their invention takes them to countries all around the world and to a life-long adventure as creative singers. This is a story about how your personal creativity and inventiveness can get you a profession.
Together with your children explore what these girls can tell you about growing up in the modern world. Encourage your children to become creative and believe in their personal resources.More info →
SECURITY:WE HAVE A SECRET FOR YOU is a story about a young boy whose family moves to a foreign country where he feels lonely and rejected. Fortunately he has a Secret from his Indian village in Guatemala. The Secret is a box and what is hidden inside helps him to overcome his alienation and he can sleep again. The Secret helps him to remember good things from the past, and he can get new friends again.
Read this story with your children so they can understand why immigrant kids sometimes are shy or defensive. Or, if you yourself come from an immigrant family, maybe your children too could benefit from the secret box, used for centuries by Maya Indians in Latin America.More info →
FRIENDSHIP:SINGING, DANCING AND JUMPING is a story about a very joyful doll from Estonia. The only thing she wants to do is to dance and to be happy. She knows no limits, so she invites you and the whole world to join her. But she is aware that there are places where people are not so happy. Places where conflicts and disorder have made people depressed and feel hopeless. But this happy doll will never give in to negative feelings. She will always be joyful and happy. She has seen how her euphoria becomes contagious and she is convinced that one day everybody will dance, sing and jump with her.
Together with your child share her limitless love for life on our planet. Let her heel those who have forgotten how to sing and how to dance and jump.
ROBOTS:I DESIGNED MY FAMILY MYSELF is a story about a newly constructed intelligent robot who knows how to speak multiple languages, how to learn new things by reading, how to play and how to have fun. One day he starts to read books in the library and learns about the amazing life and feelings of us humans. He decides to give it a try and live like a human by building his own family with a beautiful wife and nice kids.
Together with your child follow how this smart robot explores the limits between being human and being an intelligent machine. Can friendship with a robot be the same as friendship with a brother, sister or a grand mom? Can this intelligent and creative robot teach us something about ourselves?More info →
CULTURAL IDENTITY: NABILA AND JESSICA, ALWAYS TOGETHER is a story about two friends from Cuba. These two girls are combined for life into a single traditional topsy-turvy doll. Their backgrounds are as different as they could be: one from Europe and one from Africa. Topsy-Turvy dolls are centuries old protests against slavery and racism, but Jessica and Nabila are best friends because they know they have so much in common. History is one such thing. A whole life experiencing the world together as best friends, is another.
Together with your child, let Jessica and Nabila tell you how we can be best friends for life, how we can tell each other amazing stories; how we can learn and grow together - just because we are different, just because we are best friends.More info →
CLIMATE CHANGE: THE PEACOCKS GET A NEW FRIEND is a story from Thailand. A group of recently made paper peacocks meet an enigmatic and evasive dragon hiding in a cave after the rainy season. The dragon has lost his way because of hurricanes and downpour. He is desperate because he doesn’t know where to go, but the friendly peacocks succeed in getting his confidence. They search and ultimately find the dragons nest in a church tower in his home town in Germany.
Together with your child experience how even a dragon can become an environmental refugee in need for help. The peacocks are open-minded and curious and they are able to build friendship across borders and continents. This helps them all to solve their challenges together.