Saturday, March 31, 2012
Each piece is different as each cast of a child with its unique wrinkles represent the baby itself. These beautiful casts come in various designs, framed and the name of the child engraved on a plate.
These artworks can be displayed at your home proudly. It’s a perfect gift for a family member, grandparents or even a friend who is expecting the bundle of joy in their lives.
They are also offering photo sessions of the babies which are included in the price to accommodate the casts. The photos are done by professional photographers.
All frames are custom made from high quality wood.
Also available are gift vouchers which can be a perfect gift for someone special who has just delivered a baby.
Had the pleasure to attend the opening of this super new venture at Discovery Mall (next to the ice skating rink, Soor Street, Kuwait City) on the mezzanine.
A chance for your kids to fall (back) in love with reading and books.
There will be:
- Story telling
- Fun activities
- Small science projects
- Arts and crafts
- Book reports
- Mother and baby yoga
- Lectures (Including teaching awareness to nannies ie. how to pack a healthy lunch box, how to engage your charge in reading, learning and activities.)
A wonderful nurturing, safe, educational environment to leave your child in with trained staff.
Beautiful books everywhere.
Story time about 'Blackbeard the Pirate' had the kids enthralled.
And now it's activity time for the kids.
My precious helping the other kids out.
And the finished project; Blackbeard the Pirate.
Their website has the schedule or you can call 94045500 for more info.
Four-year-old Genesis Reyes lost all her hair after battling cancer. Her plight inspired a Facebook campaign called "Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let's see if we can get it made." Well it looks like her prayers have been answered. After receiving more than 150,000 "likes" in less than four months, Mattel announced that it will create the bald dolls.
When Genesis lost her hair, she told her parents that she did not feel like a princess anymore. The parent of another child, who had cancer and was being treated at the same hospital as Genesis, asked her close friend, who just so happened to be the CEO of Mattel, to make a one-off doll for Genesis.
When Beckie Sypin and Jane Bingham heard about Genesis's heartbreaking story, they were inspired to create the Facebook group to get Mattel to manufacture the dolls for children dealing with hair loss. The bald Barbie dolls will not be sold in stores, because Mattel says it does not want to profit from them. Instead, the dolls will be distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada to hospitals treating children for cancer. The Barbies will be outfitted with hats, scarves, and wigs that can be interchanged for different looks.
In addition to the Facebook campaign to get the hairless dolls made, there was also a petition started on change.org to get 35,000 signatures for a bald Barbie. So far, the petition is only 182 signatures shy of its goal.
Mattel is not the first company to create bald dolls for ailing children. In January, Bratz and Moxie dolls announced their line of "True Hope" dolls for both boys and girls.
Friday, March 30, 2012
And you thought texting whilst driving was dangerous.
What an incredible human being. Abdul Sattar Edhi, 84, gave up everything to devote his life to helping Pakistan's poorest. From standing on the foot paths to beg for the poor, to establishing Pakistan's biggest network of shelter homes and ambulance service, this is the selfless journey of a true living saint.
BananaQ8 installed the app on his iPhone and learned that it provides information about public and private hospitals, pharmacies, dental centers, spas, health clubs, doctors, latest news and health advice. It can help you locate the nearest health service provider to you, it also supports both Arabic and English languages.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
11 April at 7 PM
Amricani Cultural Centre
The two year programme (September 2012 – June 2014) is designed to help your child develop personal abilities, including:
• leadership skills
• team work
• problem solving
• public speaking
• time management
• study skills
• creative thinking
This will be accomplished while they complete, with help from DAI professionals:
• 15 hours of docent training
• 18 hours of art history education
• 66 hours of docent work
• 12 hours of introduction to six aspects of museum management
• 12 hours training in one of the following: acquisitions, collection management, conservation, museum management, exhibition presentation, or museum education
• 12 hours training in another of the following: acquisitions, collection management, conservation, museum management, exhibition presentation, or museum education
• the preparation, implementation and management of an exhibition
So whether your child is into arts and culture, science, or just interested in something fun that looks good on a university application, you should consider encouraging him or her to join the DAI Junior Docent Programme.
Seems Easter Sunday will be on 8th April, this year so plenty of time to get yourself organised for egg decorating fun. For those who've never done this before (c'est moi ) here's a great little site [link] that covers A-Z of egg decorating. Don't forget to boil egg first :O) It's fun to have an Easter egg hunt with the painted eggs at the park or in your garden. Good place to get the fluffy bits and googly eyes is in Salmiya at Barakats (near Winner restaurant) or beneath at the many sewing accessory shops. Have fun.
07 Apr 2012, at 9:30 am
This tour is a marvel of innovative architecture displaying modern technology combined with traditional artisan craftsmanship from Tunisia, Syria, Morocco, Egypt and contributions from Kuwaiti designers. This tour meets directly at the HQ. Cameras are welcome. Advance reservations are required please contact AWARE Center.
LWDLIK - A good opportunity for a guided tour of this remarkable building. My previous post on the Arab Fund Building.