children

I’m on a plane, on my way back to SF from one incredibly inspiring week in NYC at the Games for Change 11th conference. Directed by Asi Burak and sponsored by Zynga.org, Games for Change is a great opportunity to learn about video games specifically designed to positively impact on…

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Hi there! 2014 has just begun, and chances are you are planning for some kind of change in your life. You want to feel proud of your work, to feel challenged and respected. You’re not afraid of working under pressure, but you want your value to be recognized. You want…

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Whether you’re going to the beach, or to hike in a National Park, or to visit Italy… t-shirts are one of the great protagonists of summer. Are your kids passionate readers? Are they passionate skaters? They’re not, but you’d like to kindle their passion for books or boards? Well, we…

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Apparently they can. This is the story of Rhy, a 10 years old boy from a small city near Austin, Texas. Rhy uses a platform called Gamestar Mechanic to design his own videogames. Named one of the 2012 Best Educational Websites by the American Association of School Librarians, Gamestar Mechanic is…

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There’s been a lot of demonization of developers using in-app purchases inside apps aimed at children. A few days ago Apple had to refund customers in the U.K. when their five-year-old boy accidentally spent $2,500 in in-app purchases in just 15 minutes. The settlement obviously made headlines and the debate followed. Sadly,…

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One year ago we visited one of the best schools of the world, “Al Centro Internazionale Loris Malaguzzi” in Reggio Emilia, Italy. This school is well known all over the world for being the international center of the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education. One of the main sources of inspiration for…

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Lately, we’ve been working harder than usual. Today, we’re happy to tell you that the Timbuktu team started producing some new amazing titles both for iPhone and for iPad, both in English and in Italian! We’re pretty excited about them, and you should be too, because they are *amazing*. Let’s…

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It’s that time of the year again, time to Doodle4Google! This year’s theme is “My best day ever…” and the competition is as exciting as usual. The winning Doodle featuring Google’s logo, will be shown in Google’s homepage and the winner will get a $30,000 college scholarship, while his/her school…

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