Nobody is answering children’s questions. Even the heaven is silent.

Living in the latter part of the Warring States Period (476 BC – 221 BC), Qu Yuan was the earliest great patriotic poet as well as a great statesman, ideologist, diplomat and reformer in ancient China. He has the reputation of being one of the world four great cultural celebrities. The traditional Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is…Read more »

Take a Child to the Theatre This Weekend!

March 20 is a very special day — it is World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People! Every year since 2001, on March 20, all the theatre artists and practitioners, theatre companies, theatre lovers and all who are in any way connected to Theatre for Young Audiences celebrate this day. It was established…Read more »

Parents, what are you doing to your children!?

On WeChat one can find many interesting things that tells us a lot about the trends that are present in the society. Recently, in one of the groups, the following message appeared: I read this several times to be sure that I didn’t miss something. Tutor a 15 months baby, Looking for an English teacher…Read more »

Children need and deserve better theatre!

Recently I watched few theatre performances for children in some of the mainstream theatres for children. (When I say mainstream, I think of theatre companies with venues, repertoire and actors on a payroll.) I was curious to see what my Chinese colleagues are doing. I went to support them, but I also wanted to see…Read more »

Bring storytelling back to children’s life!

As a young boy I lived in Zagreb, Croatia, in a part of the town with big apartment buildings. In between two buildings there was a park in which we, children, were playing freely and securely. That was our magic realm in which we were becoming Indians and cowboys, space travelers, thieves and policemen, different…Read more »

e-Childhood

The way of life enforced during the pandemic of Corona-19 virus with quarantine, self-isolation, social distancing, excessive usage of computers and gadgets including online learning and teaching etc. intensified addiction of children to IT and accelerated the process of change of the paradigm of childhood itself.  The Paradigms of Childhood In the history of humans,…Read more »

“Live without pretending, Love without depending, Listen without defending, Speak without offending.”

Recently I came across these words that I have already heard before but they somehow disappeared from my memory. Now they caught my attention. Is it because of my present occupation with thinking about the future life and human relationships after this pandemic time is over (that I wrote about in my last post)? Is…Read more »