Latibær is the winter project of the Sólheimar Theater Company and rehearsals began in October under the direction of Edda Björgvinsdóttir. This method was chosen to have more than one actor wrestling with each role. The guiding principle was that everyone would get their dream role. The cast is diverse and about 40 actors take part in the show. Almost all the members of the theater company ha...
Magnús Scheving expresses his thoughts in the children’s book ÁFRAM LATIBÆR where he weaves together stories and advice.
The athlete Magnús Scheving has never been engaged in too many things at once, although he is also a good carpenter, he now tells a fun story with long-term tips for children.
“For me, this book was just a project I wanted to do” says Magnus Scheving. “The book represents so many things that kids have been asking me over the years. Suffice it to mention health, physical activity and diet, to name a few.”
“The book is full of characters who deal with various issues, such as Halli hrekkjusvín, Siggi salgætisstrákur, Solla stirða og Maggi mjói. I find the material so fun and constructive that the book fully stands out in terms of the message. I rate all foods so that readers see in black and white what is healthy and what is not. Then I explain the difference between play and violence, but unfortunately the latter is always increasing.”
In Latibær (LazyTown) everyone is terribly lazy. Kids do not know how to play, dogs do not bother to bark, no one carries out the mail so everything is paralyzed. The mayor is the only one who struggles from time to time. The sun is even ashamed to shine on the town. It is not until a letter is received from the president and all towns should participate in a sports event.
The mayor obviously wants his town to do well and that leads to the arrival of a sports elf just from outside the town, who is the national team coach of the sports elves. The elf responds well and begins to teach everyone sports and games, gives advice and helps everyone to get rid of bad habits.
The book is accompanied by a CD with gymnastics for kids, and Magnús got Máni Svavarsson to help him make the music. “The disc contains first morning gymnastics and instructions on how to wake up hands and feet. Then we go through a certain training exercises where everyone in the family can participate as well as many other things.”
“In my mind, this book is for children up to the age of 12 but my dream is to write a different book in the future. A book for adults that will be very complex without explaining more about the subject matter. That book would be a bigger story than Áfram Latibær, so to speak. Otherwise, I hope to do much more in the future.”
“I want to be a painter, I want to paint, but I’ve actually struggled with that for a while. In fact, I usually throw away what I have painted. I also want to study sculpture. Everything that tests my creativity fascinates me.”
Magnús is of the opinion that all titles should be accompanied by some kind of gift. “I am very happy to release this book after being named Athlete of the Year. It is a message about what is best for children in terms of exercise, sports and fitness. “