Kids Travel the World Before They Can Read! (Virtually, of course.)


One Globe Kids makes the foreign feel familiar One of our aims is to help children feel capable, willing, and interested in interacting with those they may otherwise have considered “other”.  As the world becomes more interconnected, our kids will need to be able to collaborate with people with very diverse backgrounds. Either because they’ll … Continue reading Kids Travel the World Before They Can Read! (Virtually, of course.)

We love to Travel! – Apps for Global Citizens


Have you start making plans for the summer yet? Does it include any traveling? When it is time for a long flight, car ride or train trip, I start looking for new apps that are both fun and, if possible, will also teach my 8 year old a bit about the destination. In the app … Continue reading We love to Travel! – Apps for Global Citizens

Innovation in Global Education


The Innovation in Education 2014 trade show (IPON2014) takes place every two years in The Netherlands, and this week One Globe Kids joined in the fun! Our small stand attracted hundreds of teachers, student teachers, school directors and ICT directors from across The Netherlands and Belgium (and even a small contingent from the Czech Republic!).   … Continue reading Innovation in Global Education

We Love Maps! – Apps with Cities, Countries and Continents


We try to keep track of cool Globe Smart books, apps and materials that we can use to raise 4 global citizens amongst ourselves. We share this cool stuff once in a while on our Facebook page. Here are some of the favorites for maps in both my and Anne’s family: apps with maps! (and … Continue reading We Love Maps! – Apps with Cities, Countries and Continents

Empathy Guided President to Push for Civil Rights


As we get ready to celebrate MLK, Jr. Day, I want to share a perhaps lesser known fact from the era of the American Civil Rights Movement. And it is about empathy. Even great leaders are influenced by seemingly inconsequential, personal experiences. President Johnson is known for declaring War on Poverty and supporting civil rights.  While … Continue reading Empathy Guided President to Push for Civil Rights

Globe Smart Kids: Skills to Succeed in a Globalized World


When I was growing up, there were two different kinds of smart: “book smart” and “street smart.”  Kids who were book smart were smart in a more traditional sense.  They knew lots of things about many subjects and got A’s in school. (I admit I was one of those.)  Kids who were street smart knew … Continue reading Globe Smart Kids: Skills to Succeed in a Globalized World

10 Global Childrens’ Books: photos and stories from around the world


What do you miss about pre-digital times? Sometimes I wonder…. Will my daughter get that same happy feeling that I used to get whenever my grandma’s postcard landed in the mailbox? She does get postcards from her grandmas. However, she seems more excited when my mom sends her a message through the Talking Tom Cat … Continue reading 10 Global Childrens’ Books: photos and stories from around the world

Speak More Languages, Make More Friends


At the Drongo Festival for Multilingualism in Amsterdam last month, One Globe Kids left discussions of all the high-level, career-improving benefits of speaking more than one language to the adults.  Our activity in the KinderLab was a success because it focused on one thing: More Languages = More Friends!  The more languages you speak, the … Continue reading Speak More Languages, Make More Friends

Their Future is what we Teach them


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

Global Education: The DigiTods are coming!


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!