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How to help kids get organized with Nancy
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November 17, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Being organized at school is crucial to avoid distractions and place their energy into really soaking in what they learn in class. How are your children doing this year? If teachers at school have suggested they are lacking in the organizational department, don´t worry! Nancy is an expert in this field. After reading the interesting article she published in her blog, we asked her to share some advice. Because sometimes it´s best if their favourite toy  does the talking! Aside from being fun, these tips will help your kids improve. But remember, we as parents and educators must be good role models and be careful about how we teach them these lessons. Faraway from becoming angry, we must suggest and guide them.

CONI, our Wishmakers of the month celebrate solitary birthdays
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October 30, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Our wishmaker of the month is Alex Sebastián, founder of CONI. This non-profit organization was born among a group of young voluntary workers, who decided to coordinate their skills and focus on Guatemala. CONI, declared as Public Use in 2014, does not receive money from the State. Since their expenses are taken care of in Spain by private members, they guarantee that the support they receive is entirely invested in their projects in Guatemala. Imagination, hope, energy and enthusiasm are the tools they employ to search for new ways to get people involved. Proof of this is muchosmas.org, an original idea with which they propose to turn birthday parties into solidary events, which also teaches our children to be aware of inequalities worldwide. It´s not a question of helping but of having kids participate in the solutions.

Celebrities at work against childhood cancer
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August 10, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that childhood cancer is the first cause of death in children, after common household accidents? And that in developed countries such as the United Kingdom, 4000 children and young people will be diagnosed with cancer this year? Although their survival rate has increased thanks to advanced medicine and research, there is still of work to do. Especially when it comes down to awareness. That is why celebrities have donated their time to star in a video for Fundación Juegaterapia (Play Therapy Foundation, in English). Keep reading to discover the key to this successful campaign and what Juegaterapia has been able to do by sharing the video through the Internet.

Famosa & Theodora Foundation provide smiles for kids at hospitals
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July 10, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Famosa has teamed up with Fundación Theodora in a solidary campaign called #FelicesPorNarices (something like Forced to be Happy, in English). This wonderful initiative consists in uploading photographs wearing a clown´s nose to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag above or through this Facebook app.

I´m expecting twins, now what?
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May 28, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Many parents go into shock when they discover they´re expecting twins. But having two is easier than you think. Did you know that there are more twins born today than ever before? It has to do with fertility treatments, genetics and even preferences of food. Today, at The Toy Blog, we´d like to help you prepare for their arrival and clue you in on the benefits of having twins.