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Two important skills for young minds: Part 2 - Mindfulness

Two important skills for young minds: Part 2 – Mindfulness

By Liesl van der Hoven | February 19, 2018

In my previous blog post I shared my thoughts on why creativity and the use of the imagination are such important skills for children to develop. Now I would like to share a few ideas about the value of mindfulness and paying attention. I’d also like to tell you why I think creativity and mindfulness…

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Two important skills for young minds: Part 1 - Creativity and imagination

Two important skills for young minds: Part 1 – Creativity and imagination

By Liesl van der Hoven | February 19, 2018

In the past, I sometimes struggled to explain why I thought creativity was an important skill for children to develop. It wasn’t that I didn’t think it was valuable. For me, personally, being creative seemed as important as eating or breathing – I couldn’t do without it. But other people seemed to do just fine…

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We've got a special new newsletter subscriber gift for you!

We’ve got a new newsletter subscriber gift for you!

By Liesl van der Hoven | February 14, 2018

I’ve been having a ball writing short 10 sentence stories about our beloved characters! The first two stories are finished and I’ve also translated into Afrikaans. I’ve decided that they are a great addition to the newsletter subscriber gift I am offering to everyone who subscribes to the Fairy Caravan newsletter!

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The NEW Story Club - you will love the improvements we've made!

The NEW Story Club!

By Liesl van der Hoven | February 5, 2018

After launching our new Story Club in May last year, I’ve had some valuable feedback from my first subscribers! One of the requests that I received most often, was to try and find a way to display both illustrations and story text at the same time.

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The values that guide and inspire us

5. The values that guide and inspire us

By Liesl van der Hoven | January 31, 2018

This is the last story in a series of short 10-sentence stories about Fairy Caravan. Click here to read the first part, and click here for the second part. You will find part three here, and part four over here.

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4. Our purpose is to support and inspire!

4. Our purpose is to support and inspire!

By Liesl van der Hoven | January 29, 2018

In the fourth story in this series of short 10-sentence stories I tell you about the reason why Fairy Caravan exists. Click here to read the first part, click here for the second part , and find the third part here.

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3. The story of how our products became little artworks

3. The story of how our products became little artworks

By Liesl van der Hoven | January 24, 2018

This is the third installment in a series of short 10-sentence stories about Fairy Caravan. Click here to read the first part and here for the second part.

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2. Why Fairy Caravan - the story of choosing a business name

2. Why Fairy Caravan – the story of choosing a business name

By Liesl van der Hoven | January 22, 2018

I’ve decided to practice writing very short stories by telling the story of why I started my business in 10-sentence parts. This is the second installment in this series of short stories and it is all about how I went about choosing a business name. Click here to read the first part of Fairy Caravan’s story.

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1. The story of why I started my business – Fairy Caravan

1. The story of why I started my business

By Liesl van der Hoven | January 18, 2018

In my last blog post I mentioned Erin Morgenstern’s 10-sentence stories and how I would love to try my hand at writing these kind of short stories too. I love being creative within restrictions. I find that it really stretches what I think is possible! I’ve decided to practice writing these kind of very short…

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My New Year's wishes for you (and my magical holiday discovery)

My New Year’s wishes for you (and my magical holiday discovery)

By Liesl van der Hoven | January 15, 2018

Dearest Fairy Caravan friend, (Yes, that’s you, reading this blog post!)

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