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Some things I didn’t tell you…

Lately I’m so busy with my career as a Mother and with my students to whom I’m teaching arts that I completely forgot to share with you some nice moments from our last travel to Vilnius.

Yes, it was super short but still it was opportunity to see my parents and my siblings.

Also Rodrigo had two concerts at Karalienės Mortos mokykla, a school that has been innovating a lot in terms of education and how they work with their kids. Both concerts were full of engaged students quite curious to learn more about the didgeridoo.

He also met Ūdros Vaikai, a duo that uses the mouth harp as their main instrument, blending it with poetry and other instruments. They devised some music together to present it in a unique concert and we do hope to collaborate more in the future.

Some new things that I learnt from last journey to Vilnius:

1. In the plane, as a 2 year old, Markus doesn’t receive life jacket but also being such a small kid he still can’t fit in an adult jacket.  The same with the belts… is it only me who thinks about having a “medium size” or something like that ;-)? It would be suitable for older than 2 years old kids but younger than 10 years. Or maybe it could be regulated by kilos and high of kid… lets say if you are bigger then 1.5m then you get adult size, if smaller you would use “medium size” …..

2. I can’t make happy all my family and friends… It’s just impossible!! So I learnt that best way to see all or at lease those who are available it s my husband’s concerts! !!

3. It s super nice to see how my kid is adapting to new places and people! Let’s do it again!!!

Check the pictures from our travel on the gallery above the text!

Pictures by Tomas Martasi and others.

5 things to do in Zoo with toddler!

Our Markus loves animals…so we went to Zoo! And here are some lessons we learned:

1.Plan less!

We have a book with drawings of animals that Markus loves. He loves the images but he also loves the sounds and movements we make when we read it with him. Rodrigo brought the book to the Zoo with the expectation that we could show him the real animals that were on the pages. Almost all his favorites (lion, tiger, seal – basically the ones that makes us do funniest sounds) was missing, sleeping or hiding! Just go and make yourself available. Don’t think that you will see your kid looking face to face with the tiger on the other side of the window, instead get ready to spend one hour exploring the first square meter of road of the place!

2. Use your senses!

Make the noise like the animals do!!! Your toddler will love it and it will be a nice exercise for you not to be ashamed in front of other people.
Also speak about smells that you and your kid feel. Is it poo? Flowers?
Don’t forget the sounds: all those birds, monkeys… just be like sponge and take all information. Because your toddler is small and doesn’t have patience to see all animals, you can perfectly spend very interesting moments in those meters around you before your kid get tired.

3. Can´t find the animal? Enjoy the picture!

If it is koala and your kid can’t see it between all those eucalyptus but you still would like him to know how koala looks then you just show the picture to your kid. Usually you have description and image of animal next to his living place for people to understand what they see or what to look for :)… sometimes Markus was even more curious about those descriptions then about the real animal :)

4. Enjoy all environment!

If you toddler doesn’t look very passionate about the animals… don’t worry! He will find some flowers, herbs, stones…. that make him feel like a real adventurer! Let him play with what he feels like, don’t push him to see the flamingos, maybe he likes more pigeons :)

5. Do it slow!

Anything that you decided to do, you need to do it on your toddler’s speed! Enjoy your time with your kid and don’t worry that you not gonna see elephants or that panda is sleeping now or lion is laying far from you and you can’t show to your toddler how beautiful looks tiger… if it s time to eat – feed your toddler. Toilet?? Change as many diaper as your toddler need… even if after all you and your small human being saw only giraffe and half of monkey (another half was somewhere between bushes), even then your toddler had perfect day with person that he loves most and had new experiences to develop his skills!

+ see some pictures from performance of Rodrigo and Rui!!!

Performance in Braga. Second day!

After saturday´s presentation in Braga, Rodrigo was invited to make concert in the sharing moment of the Rover 2014/2015 by Junta de Núcleo de V. N. de Famalicão do Corpo Nacional de Escutas.

It was very cold weather but warm entertainment of scouts…

Unfortunately, that concert was very late, so Markus was sleeping and we skipped all party… but we are sharing some pictures from event and if you want to see more of them, please, visit CNE page in Facebook!

Performance in Braga!

Saturday was big day…

In the afternoon we had Lessons from the Didgeridoo in Casa de Juventude and in the night presentation in Braga.

We were invited by Junta de Núcleo de V.N. de Famalicão do Corpo Nacional de Escutas to inspire youth for active citizenship and to share our experience how it is work in and with family…

Because of  afternoon’s workshop, we decided that Markus needed to rest and stay at home…so, we sent Rodrigo alone to represent our family… sometimes it happens when you work with family…

But even without our physical presence, Rodrigo did nice presentation. After main talk of Miguel Gonçalves from Spark Agency, the scouts were divided in smaller groups, in each of them they had a session with the mentors from projects like: Transformers, Associação Salta Fronteiras, Pista Mágica and others.

After Rodrigo was invited for a concert on the night after to make concert and speak more about instrument!