sexta-feira, 30 de maio de 2008
quarta-feira, 28 de maio de 2008
This book teaches hearing parents how to use simple sign language gestures to communicate with their hearing infants before their infants can speak. Joseph Garcia uses anecdotes, practical guidelines and humor to explain the benefits and method for taking advantage of this unique form of early communication. He will help you recognize when your child is receptive to learning. He recommends which signs to teach first and shares ideas for games that can be fun and useful when introducing new signs. The book is also a useful reference with 145 clearly illustrated signs, enabling you to choose and teach the signs that will be most beneficial to you and your child. This book is also included in a separate "package" edition called the SIGN with your BABY Complete Learning Kit - which is comprised of the book, 60 minute training video and quick reference guide.
Merci, Val, de m'indiquer ce site ;)
sexta-feira, 23 de maio de 2008
Poor Dragon. I tried to explain what animation meant, how it was stories told with pictures that move. He threw a huffy and flew off to his cave leaving me to issue this challenge in his place. My name is Martin Baynton and I created Jane and the Dragon. (Please don't tell THEM that.) So for those Knight School Students who are keen to create animated stories of your own I would love to see your work.
And here's the challenge. You know how Smithy loves designing and building new tools and devices, well I challenge you to write and animate a short story based on one of Smithy's new inventions. Get together with some of your school friends and give it a go - it can be done using any animation software you're familiar with, or stop frame animation using cut out images. Have fun and be as inventive, creative and entertaining as you can.
You might need to carry out research, so I have found some places where you can learn about simple animation, and life in the Middle Ages.
The competition closes on May 30th, 2008. In the teachers' turret your teachers can find out everything they need to know about the competition such as entry forms, rules and prizes which include books, DVDs, and a visit to the Weta Workshop Studios for some lucky animators who will get to see Weta Workshop animators at work.
We will publish the winners here in Knight School, and we will also publish them on Weta Workshops own website too.
Videos available on YouTube ;)
quinta-feira, 22 de maio de 2008
quarta-feira, 21 de maio de 2008
E quando se tem a sorte de ter recebido de prenda o Melhor Tapete de Actividades, até parecia mal :D
segunda-feira, 19 de maio de 2008
sábado, 10 de maio de 2008
terça-feira, 6 de maio de 2008
Finalmente uma versão contemporânea em animação!
E que importa que o burrico se pareça muito com o do Shrek?
Quem é que não adorou aquele rechonchudo pestanudo e abelhudo?
Nas palavras de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra:
Uma obra-prima realmente inspiradora!
segunda-feira, 5 de maio de 2008
Children have an enormous amount of energy. They get this directly from their parents, who have precisely no energy by about 8.30pm. This explains why mindless rubbish TV is so popular at around this time. Children are nature's contracep- tives. A baby crying in the night is the exact opposite of a Romantic Moods CD.
Unlike a CD player, there is no remote control, so you have to get out of bed to adjust the volume. Once you've started having babies, the phrase "Let's make love" becomes associated with "Let's change more nappies" and that's not necessarily apowerful aphrodisiac. One of the great things about having children is that you get to know another human being for the first time - your parents. Every parent vows not to make the same mistakes their parents made.
Unfortunately, having children in the first place was their big mistake and you've already made it.
Girls and boys are born different. Boys come out wanting to play withanything round. Girls come outknowing that their arrival will change the dynamics of the family insubtle and possibly useful ways. What children growing up needmore than anything else is aconstant, stable environment that willnurture and comfort them.
The TV plays this role in most families. When children grow up a little and require a higher level of interaction, they can then go online. The quickest way to grow up is tohave children. You can try and remain childish, but your children will then have to grow up faster to compensate. When you become aparent, you often become worryingly like your own parent. You startusing the exact phrases they did, such as, "You must eat that so you'll grow up big and strong" - even though you ate it and grew up short and weedy. Most people who have children wouldn't have it any other way.
There are moments of pure joy when your heart is filled with love. These moments come on a regular basis after 7,894 other moments involving noise, dirt and damage to property. my eye, "and the fact that you're always citing that single incident isproof that it's the only time I've ever been antisocial!"
Anyway, Eric's demeanour throughout the incident was equally awkward. He clearly didn't want to walk with me just as vehemently asIdidn't want to walk with him. "His antisocial attitude makes himinteresting," I think. "I can relate to that. What an interestingly antisocial self-assured person." Now all I need to do is wait here inthe toilet until I hear him scamper away. So I do. "I'm going to hire him!" I think.