Tag: Fairytales
Personalized stories by Mumablue
December 29, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Our Wishmaker this month is Mumablue, a publishing house dedicated to create personalized stories for children. The idea was born as a way to motivate children to read. Cristina Rodríguez Blanco, founding partner of this magical initiative realized that digital media put storybooks at risk. She was also aware of the numerous studies on the importance of reading as a means to develop intellectually, expand horizons and encourage empathy and culture. So she decided to partner up with computer engineer, Manuel Córdoba, and create Mumablue. Later, designer Julio Morales and communications director Ro Venegas joined the team and together they sought to create a reading habit in children through personalized stories, as a way of cultivating future great readers. Because “what child wouldn’t want to travel on a unicorn, speak with gnomes or create magic?,” says Cristina.

Seasonal Allergies. How do I explain it to my children?
March 25, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Achoo! Achoo! Your son has been sneezing all morning and while you hand him yet another Kleenex, you´re probably asking yourself whether he has allergies? Each year, when spring blossoms, allergies do too and children are no exception when it comes down to developing them. Juan Casado, Head of Paediatrics at the Niño Jesus Hospital in Madrid, assures parents that children do not show signs of allergies until they are at least four or five years old. But how do we know for sure? And how can we explain it to our children so they understand?

A night at the Pinypon Princess Palace
January 30, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Today the Pinypon Princess is very excited. Tonight she´ll be celebrating a dance at the Royal Palace. She wants it to be a great  party with food, music and magic. Because this Princess is also a fairy. She even has a magic wand and has spent weeks rehearsing tricks, which she now wants to show all her Pinypon Princess friends. Tonight is a special one because its a full moon,  which is perfect for enchantments. If she kisses a frog at 10pm for example, the frog will turn into a Prince. While she gets everything ready, we asked her to take us on a tour of the Palace. Let´s get ready to discover what the rooms are like and how she´ll celebrate.

Should children believe in fairy tales?
November 24, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Fairy tales teach children about the world they live in and what people are really like. Fairy tales speak about important issues such as knowing who we are and what the consequence of our behaviour entails. They do not however offer concrete solutions. Instead, children must rely on their imagination in order to decide how to apply the lesson in their own life.  Fairy tales use the same language as children do and adopt their way of thinking about the world, which in turn makes children learn, in an attractive and easy way. But, how do children benefit from them?