Stories to stay at home
Public information and education strategy on Covid19
"La Aldea: Stories to stay at Home" is a tool for teachers and parents to generate informed conversations with their children and students about the COVID-19 epidemic. It works as a public information and e-learning strategy to deal with this emergency.
"La Aldea is a carefully crafted story and multisensory curriculum designed to encourage discussion of social conflicts and interrelationships in a relatable way that serves as a metaphor for real-life problems."
Academic’s Choice Award. 2019. USA
La Aldea enables flexible and transdisciplinary learning, by simultaneously working on language, natural sciences, social sciences and maths. All of this, while the children have fun and think about the world around them.
This strategy seeks to support parents and teachers in explaining the pandemic to children and students and in continuing their educational programs.
The Long Wait
A Time Of Pandemic
What is La Aldea?
La Aldea is an educational strategy based on the stories of a group of animals that live together and face situations that are metaphors for real life. Through it, children have fun while reflecting on the world around them and weaving a parallel between what happens in La Aldea, their daily life, and more broadly, their community and their planet.
The stories and characters of La Aldea are a springboard that allows children to strengthen their social-emotional, communication, mathematical and scientific skills, and encourages them to change their environments in a positive way.
This multi-platform strategy is designed for home schooling and can be used by teachers and educational institutions for distance learning.
La Aldea and the curriculum
La Aldea is a transdisciplinary education strategy that allows children to have fun while strengthening their skills in different areas:
La Aldea follows the Basic Standards of Competence of the Ministry of National Education of Colombia.
La Aldea in numbers
working and inspiring sessions with teachers
educational institutions in Colombia and Mexico
teachers in our Facebook community
years of face-to-face or distance learning
La Aldea is an education strategy that builds bridges between homes and schools.
La Aldea Universe
Season 1: Tales about our country
Season 2: Stories to join in conversation
Season 3: Stories to stay at home
Puppets of La Aldea
This strategy seeks to create spaces for dialogue and debate, while children and adults have fun and play.
La Aldea Characters
I am an agile and smart opossum. I try to always be the first at everything. Even if sometimes,...just sometimes...that means breaking the rules. But, shush! Don't tell anyone.
I am the turtle, the leader of La Aldea. It is my duty to make the most important decisions, bearing in mind the well-being of everyone. I want us to always act together, as a community.
HI! I'm Harry, the chameleon. I am a newcomer in La Aldea. I came here after losing my home in a landslide. I'm usually green. But I turn yellow when I'm happy, and when I'm scared, I turn purple. Sometimes, I get angry and I turn the color of lava! Many animals don't understand why this happens to me. But I have accepted myself, just as I am. Welcome to La Aldea!
I am a blue crab. I migrated to La Aldea after my home was destroyed by a natural disaster. I still don't feel entirely welcome here, so I prefer to do things all on my own. That's just how I am.
I am a handsome and powerful tapir. My father was one of the founders of La Aldea. So, this village exists thanks to him. I am very proud of my ancient tapir lineage and I will do everything I can to make La Aldea great again!
This just in! We are the macaws, La Aldea's journalists. We report everything that happens: gossip, events, fights and breaking news. We fly from tree to tree delivering information to all animals. Although, sometimes, we like to exaggerate the news a little bit. It's just to make them more fun and see the animal's reactions.
I am the only spectacled bear in La Aldea, and also the largest animal around here. For me, the most important thing in the world, is to always be respectful of everyone's opinions, and to never take advantage of others. I try to always be positive, specially if we want to solve any conflict in La Aldea.
I am a righteous and responsible porcupine. I want La Aldea to become a place of fairness and openness. That is what I care about the most. Which is also why I get angry when I see animals cheating or abusing others. That's just not right!
We are La Aldea's best workers, and we're in charge of construction. We are very organized and follow orders to a tee. The ones in charge are always right!
We're La Aldea's meteorologists. We focus on protecting the environment and producing delicious honey. Everyone says that La Aldea's honey is the best in the whole world!
Hi! We are the moorhens. We are always together, and we always do an say the same things. Actually, we may even think the same. We are skittish and maybe a bit clumsy. We think it's better not to question things, and just do what we're told.
We owls have many tasks in La Aldea. We're in charge of educating the youngest animals -a very important work! We also do all the scientific research, and we study hard to take care of the sick. We love what we do! But we also know we have a huge responsibility, and we work very hard to uphold it.
La Aldea stimulates attention, curiosity and reflection in your home.
The Click Team
We introduce you to the team that made this project possible!
Lisa NeisaProject Director
Emmanuel NeisaProject Manager
Katia RodríguezThe mind behind the stories
Nicolas ChirokoffThe hands behind the illustrations
Lina CabreraThe designer behind the layout
Fredy GonzálezThe creative behind the activities and challenges
Diana OspinaThe creator of La Aldea universe
Gabriel RuizThe voice that give life to the audio book
Laura RobayoThe voice that give life to the audio book
María José CaicedoThe communicator of the project
Let's re-imagine education together!
What is Click?
ClickArte Pedagogy Agency
We are Click, a pedagogy agency dedicated to imagine new ways of learning and implementing educational projects. Through art, design and pedagogy, our products and tools create conversations for children and adults to inquire about themselves and reflect upon the world around them.
Through our books, games and digital resources, we have impacted more than 50,000 students and inspired 700 teachers, in more than 200 educational institutions in Mexico and Colombia.