Category Archives: Videos

“Kids know that this is the book that makes adults have to say silly things”

Awesome.

 

 

 

At once perfectly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laughter every time it is opened, creating a warm and joyous experience to share—and introducing young children to the powerful idea that the written word can be an unending source of mischief and delight.

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Robot Elephant! Animated (kinda) short on the awesomeness of imagination

We can all relate.

 

by ornana films

This animated short is beautiful in its simplicity – Duet by Glen Keane.

The animation, the story, the music – it all speaks for itself.

Watched this video then rocked the world #LikeAGirl

There is a new ad making its internet rounds today that I appreciate.  It’s an Always ad that asks us to take a look at what it really means when we say “like a girl”.

Using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty’s really no picnic either, it’s easy to see what a huge impact it can have on a girl’s self-confidence.
We’re kicking off an epic battle to make sure that girls everywhere keep their confidence throughout puberty and beyond, and making a start by showing them that doing it #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing.

 

 

 

The Drinkable Book – Water is Life

This is a must watch.

A book has been created that not only gives tips on how to make water safe for drinking, but it in itself is a water filter.  Theresa Dankovich is the scientist who invented a paper that purifies drinking water.  Each paper in this book is capable of giving someone up to 30 days of clean water and it costs only pennies to make.

If there is anything you are going to watch today – watch this.  Technology meets innovation meets social movement – can we all high five each other?

For more information and how to provide these books to people in need, please visit Water Is Life.

Reading Rainbow – Inappropriate Reviews

 

Oh, how cute it is when children give their reviews on their favourite books. It’s even more fun if the reviews are books that no child should be reading (or can’t read). I also am sharing this because I want to give love to the improv group who put this together – Hot Thespian Action. They are from Winnipeg, my hometown so I wanna show them some Winnipeg love. Happy Friday!

Paper is not dead (meaning books!) – Fun video

too cute to resist posting

Cultivate a better world

This animated short is for all the people who are doing their best to ensure that real, whole, living food is available to use all.  It’s for all us who believe that whole, living food leads to whole, living communities.

And yes, the irony is not lost on me….it’s for Chipotle Mexican Grill’s video game – two things that don’t really support the wholesome living concept.  But hey, the message is a good one.

“May books be always with you”

I just watched this Ted Talk with Lisa Bu and realized this is a woman after my heart.  I love the telling of her childhood and her one true dream and how books helped her open her mind to other dreams.  Sometimes, other people can just put the love of books into such succinct words.

And before I end this post – check out the awesome book reading list Ted Talks posted on their site.  Yippee ki yay!

200 books recommended by TEDsters

The danger of a single story – a Ted Talk

This video had a strong impact on me.  I have come to realize that in the last couple years of reading, I have barely reached out to novels or non-fiction written by a voice from a different culture than mine, not intentionally, but it was a jarring realization all the same.

It was this that she said that has inspired me to change my reading habits:

“Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person. The Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti writes that if you want to dispossess a people, the simplest way to do it is to tell their story and to start with, “secondly.” Start the story with the arrows of the Native Americans, and not with the arrival of the British, and you have an entirely different story. Start the story with the failure of the African state, and not with the colonial creation of the African state, and you have an entirely different story.”

“Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.”

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