Today I worked on the recording of Rido reading Aji’s Indonesian story in Dutch. Since Rido is half-Indonesian and half-Dutch, I knew I had the perfect narrator for this story. Also exciting, his mother has an amazing Indonesian restaurant in The Hague! Marrying a Dutch man was my first introduction to Indonesian food. While Jan … Continue reading Indonesian story, Indonesian narrator, and Indonesian food – what could be better?
Last night I hopped on my ‘moederfiets’ (mother bike)* and headed over to meet Julie and her parents. Julie will be the Dutch voice of Gabou from Haiti in the OGK series! I had done a short presentation about One Globe Kids for her class at school, which also happens to be the same school … Continue reading Recording Gabou’s Haitian Story in Dutch (plus a surprise!)
Like many things in life, you don’t realize how complicated and involved a particular project can be until you find yourself smack-dab in the middle of it. One Globe Kids is no exception, although definitely more fun than building a new bathroom from the studs up (so I’ve heard…) Each story … Continue reading What goes into each One Globe Kids story?
The Millenials were the first to grow up in a digital world. The iGeneration will be the first to consider a computer mouse and a print book something from the old days. And today’s DigiTods will enter Kindergarten more academically advanced than any generation before. Because they have learned their ABC’s and Numbers already on … Continue reading Their Future is what we Teach them
Besides all the technical things I’ve learned making One Globe Kids (such as how to try and anticipate what a child will do before they do it and make sure you’re physically in a good location for getting an interesting photo of it in a location you’re visiting for the first time), I’ve learned many … Continue reading Exploring the world one friend at a time: A few things I’ve learned while making One Globe Kids
You might know our Story: One Globe Kids started out years ago as an idea to develop an international book series for children. It soon turned into a digital story series, to be shared on the iPad and iPhone for children by children. Today, One Globe Kids is a Digital Education Platform, build around global … Continue reading Global Education: The DigiTods are coming!
Since I started working on One Globe Kids some three plus years ago, I have traveled to 7 countries and spent time with 14 incredible children and their families. I have hired four translators, spent 104 hours in airplanes, and filled five and a half pages in my passport. I have recorded 24 different children, … Continue reading One Globe Kids: An Adventure-filled Journey