Cliu, a mischievous elf, born from the need to have adapted materials available for children, is the protagonist of a set of stories accessible to everyone. They include written text, illustrations, a pictographic communication system for children with low levels of comprehension, Catalan sign language, subtitling and voiceover. What’s more, they come with added value. The stories were written by children, for children.
So far, we have two compilations: Els menuts del Pla de l’Estany (The Children of Pla de l’Estany) and Els menuts de Girona (The Children of Girona).
We believe it’s very important to create and design material for everyone, which can be found in any bookshop without having to search for it at specialized places. Normalization is the path that must be created by everybody.
Els menuts del Pla de l’Estany(The Children of Pla de l’Estany) (2014)
This is a compilation of 5 stories, in book + DVD format, which take place in emblematic places in the area of Pla de l’Estany, specifically the Estunes, Cal Moliner, the Caves of Serinyà, the Sant Esteve Monastery and the Banyoles lake.
The stories were written by children from different schools in the region, who participated in a story-writing competition organized for the occasion.
The project came to fruition through the collaboration between the Association for the Investigation and Studies of Sign Language (ASSIGN) and MultiSignes, with the support of the Department of Education of the Generalitat of Catalonia and the Education Department of the City of Banyoles.
Els menuts de Girona(The Children of Girona)(2019)
Following along the same lines as before, this is a compilation of five stories about emblematic places in Girona: the cathedral, the Devesa Park, the Vi Plaza, the Wall and the Jewish Quarters. In this case, the stories came from the creative work of 5th year primary school students from schools around the city who wanted to participate in the competition organized by MultiSignes. The participating schools were: CEIP Migdia, Escola del Bosc de la Pabordia and CEIP Santa Eugènia. This time, students from Social Integration of the Vallvera Institute, were in charge of making the pictograms.
The project was awarded the Social Entrepreneurship Prize during the VI Edition of the Maria Figueras and Mercè Bañeras Social Actions Awards of the Educational Platform Foundation.
If you are interested in purchasing either or both of these volumes, then feel free to contact us.