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A Preschool in Japan Lets Kids Be Kids by Collecting Rainwater into Puddles so They Can Play

This takes me back to my childhood!

One of my fondest memories as a child was playing on puddles of rainwater. I bet many would agree that childhood isn’t complete if you haven’t done this once in your life.

Nowadays, I don’t get to see kids of this generation play on puddles during heavy rain. Gadgets have become more interesting rather than exploring the outdoors.

Luckily, there’s a new preschool in Japan that lets kids be kids.

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The Dai-Ichi Yochien preschool building located in Kumamoto city has a courtyard that collects rainwater in a big, clean puddle where kids can play and just be kids. Children get to play badminton or softball in the exact courtyard during dry days. As for winter season, the courtyard can be converted into an ice-skating rink.

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Designed by architecture, interior and furniture design firm for kids called Youji No Shiro, the preschool’s open plan supports a flexible and unconstrained curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to mix and rearrange different classes using furniture that serves as partitions.

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98% Of People Who Tried This Math Trick Got the Same Answer

Let’s face it, not everyone is patient enough to handle math. But, thanks to this new frenzy in the zone, people are going gaga in solving the puzzle of mathematics.

Let’s face it, not everyone is patient enough to handle math. But, thanks to this new frenzy in the zone, people are going gaga in solving the puzzle of mathematics.

Apparently, as psychology experts learned, how humans react to circumstances predicts pretty much their own characteristic and personality. Miraculously, even mathematics can now be applied to the human behavior, just like in solving this new craze.

Although a lot would be giving out almost the same answer, there are still a few “chosen ones” out there who would actually find a different solution to the same question. Thus, this is just the same approach when humans interact with the same persons but react differently. ...

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To Learn History, 5-Year-Old Girl Recreates Photos of Heroic Women

With the help of her photographer father, this young girl recreated the photos of iconic women in history.

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How do you make history interesting for a 5-year-old girl? Brooklyn-based photographer Marc Bushelle came up with a brilliant idea to teach his 5-year-old daughter Lily history in a very exciting and creative way.

With the help of his wife Janine, Marc produced a photo series featuring Lily recreating photos of heroines not only to teach history but to help her "build her sense of self-worth.”

The moving dress-up photo project featured the inspirational women of color in history including missionary Mother Teresa, Nobel prize laureate Malala, and entertainer Queen Latifah. Lily beautifully captured the looks of these iconic women while wearing matching costumes. ...

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18 Things You Should Never Do Abroad

Great tips for wanderers!

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Although you need to invest time and money in order to do it, travelling is an amazing opportunity not just to explore a new place but to immerse yourself in a completely different culture. Meeting new people, trying different kinds of food, following customs, and perhaps observing odd practices and traditions are just some of the perks of travelling. Everyone should include travel in their bucket list.

One well-travelled man decided to collect 18 travel mistakes in the countries he visited in an attempt to warn future travellers. Sometimes, familiarizing yourself with a country’s guidebook and researching on the Internet aren’t enough for you to uncover these tips.

While some of the travel mistakes are quite bizarre, I find most of them rather amusing. For instance, in China, you are not to give someone a clock or umbrella as a present.
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