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We imagine that most of you share our aspirations as parents. We want to spend quality time with our children, have fun and enjoy our moments together, but also learn new things. In the end, it’s about raising successful children, prepared for all kinds of challenges in life.

And it turns out that it’s not so easy. …


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By Georgi Kamov

Episode 1 — “Stage Fright”

It was almost 11 PM, we still had a lot of work to do and Tsveti was definitely not cool about tomorrow’s presentation. We were discussing options, shifting slides back and forth, piling up new ideas only to get rid of them later because the whole thing seemed too complicated. It wasn’t turning out well. Things were not moving forward smoothly.

At one point we glanced at each other. Was she trying to convey something important? Yes. Was this a new and interesting point of view about parenting? Yes. Was it going to matter to the people…


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This post is part of our “Star Teachers” series, where we share the stories of our educators. You will learn a bit more about their world, the daily difficulties they tirelessly overcome, the way they nurture motivated and confident children and how they use our our “Design Champions” program to fulfill the hardest of missions: being a good teacher.


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This is the second publication of our new series ‘Design thinking at home’, where we will share tools and methods for building a stronger relationship with our children.

Author: Tsveti Kamova, founder of Red Paper Plane

More often than now we find ourselves so overwhelmed by appointments, urgent tasks, and chores that we forget to celebrate each day as it is. One rolls after the other and we start perceiving them as a sequence of numbers through the week. But today is not just the third day of the week — it is a Wednesday that is special, filled with…


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This is the first publication from our new series ‘Design thinking at home’, where we will share tools and methods for building a stronger relationship with our children.

Author: Tsveti Kamova, founder of Red Paper Plane

We are flooded with articles on child behaviour and parenting styles. Instead of considering the family as a unit, they often separate it into two parties — parents on one side, children on the other. The former have to make the right decisions, the latter to execute them — yet in the end, no one is completely satisfied. A similar story exists in the…


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Author: Tsveti Kamova, founder of Red Paper Plane

When we talk about skills, we usually identify two types — low-order skills (literacy, numeracy) and high-order skills (problem solving, teamwork, empathy, critical thinking, presenting). Looking at the traditional educational system, it would seem that skills should be allocated according to the child’s height (meaning that only older children should develop more sophisticated skills). Fortunately, science proved this concept wrong a long time ago and now we know that children are predisposed to developing high-order skills early in life — as early as three, in fact. And this is not because the…


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Author: Tsveti Kamova, founder of Red Paper Plane

‘Oh, yes, we are constantly doing projects with our students’

I meet a lot of teachers and school principals. And believe me, every single one of them is organising projects and none of them has a problem with the way the education system works!

A while ago, I got in touch with one of the exceptional teachers in a leading school in New York. We were discussing how she is using design thinking tools in her classroom to create projects. …


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Tsveti Kamova is the founder of Red Paper Plane. She is right next to her little designers Sonny & Annie when they explore the marvels of the world, complete challenges, learn new things and follow their creative passion every day. Twenty-two missions later, Tsveti is completely devoted to her vision of changing the way kids learn and play and encouraging parents to spend more quality time with their little heroes.

We developed our special Christmas Edition with lots of enthusiasm. We set upon the challenge of ‘How might we present Christmas from various perspectives and create an opportunity for quality…


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Elena Undzhieva is our top ranking mоm in played missions! For more than a year, her son Teo has been discovering the world from all angles — as a builder, cartographer, photographer, vexillologist, meteorologist, car designer. Teo holds the record for the highest number of consecutive replays of one mission — five times in a row (Mission: Meteorologist and Mission: Builder), which makes him one of the youngest design thinking enthusiasts in the world! Teo’s enthusiasm and Elena’s dedication are a great inspiration in our work. Elena is a valued member of our team and our first “Star Parent”.

Here…


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Elena Undzhieva is our top ranking mоm in played missions! For more than a year, her son Teo has been discovering the world from all angles — as a builder, cartographer, photographer, vexillologist, meteorologist, car designer. Teo holds the record for the highest number of consecutive replays of one mission — five times in a row (Mission: Meteorologist and then Mission: Builder), which makes him one of the youngest design thinking enthusiasts in the world! Teo’s enthusiasm and Elena’s dedication are a great inspiration in our work. Elena is a valued member of our team and our first “Star Parent”.

Red Paper Plane

We create design thinking programs for kids, parents and educators. We also talk about education, learning and skills. See more at www.rpplane.com.

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