Can’t help myself, I am doing it, writing a ‘look back post’ on our amazing year 2014. So much has happened and One Globe Kids has grown so much. It will be great to see it all together. If not for you, then for us. So here it is, the facts, the figures and the … Continue reading One Globe Kids 2014: Facts, Figures & Feelings
A company beyond borders Sometimes I wonder, do we make it complicated? There must be a smarter and sometimes faster way to scale up from being a start-up and get our products in the hands of more children all around the world. On the other hand, the way we work is so very One Globe Kids, … Continue reading Our borderless Start-Up (& Down) – Lessons learned so far
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?
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