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Reinforcing their vocabulary with My Life in English!
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January 15, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Do your kids need a bit of motivation to expand their knowledge of English and vocabulary? Well, we might have the solution! Although My Life in English is designed to get non-English speaking kids energized to learn a second language, we believe it can help English-speaking kids to expand their vocabulary. The app, created for kids between 9 and 11 years old also emphasizes pronunciation through the use of educational games. But in your case, the app can be used by younger children to boost their language development skills.

How to organize a birthday party with Nancy
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January 11, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

If you´ve run out of ideas on how to organize a fun birthday party for your kids, Nancy has a great solution. Under the Your Birthday heading on her website, this world famous doll offers recipes, crafts, invitation and activity ideas you can take as an inspiration. You can even decide to throw a costume party and have everyone dress up as Nancy!

They don´t like their presents. Now what?
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January 7, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

It´s been a wonderful Christmas holiday and a fabulous winter break. But some days have also been hectic and perhaps even stressful. Between leaving things at work sorted, attending the kids´ winter performances at school, decorating the house, cooking and organizing activities with the kids as well as struggling to buy them their gifts, have left you running on empty. That’s why, the last thing you expected was to watch their disappointed faces when they opened their presents on Christmas day. Obviously, they didn´t like them or they didn’t think they were enough. If this is your case, here is a list of possible reasons and tips on how to best manage this situation.

Getting the house ready for the Three Wise Men
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January 5, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Whether you live in Spain or not, the story of the Three Wise Men is a beautiful one you can share with your children. You might even want to celebrate it, the Spanish way. A fun and different activity you can do with them at home. In Spain, kids get their presents from the Three Wise Men, not Santa Claus. And parents and children make sure their homes are ready to receive them. Even if you don’t celebrate the tradition, it´s good for the little ones to learn how Christmas is celebrated elsewhere. Keep reading to discover all the magic behind the Three Wise Men!

Personalized stories by Mumablue
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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.

Going skiing with Barriguitas
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December 25, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Even if it´s cold this winter season, there are so many fun things to do as a family! In this post, we spoke about how healthy it is for kids to play outside even during the cold winter days. We´ve also published several articles about winter sport activities such as Ice Skating. But today, we´d like to focus on skiing. Skiing with children shouldn’t be complicated or dangerous but there are certain things you must keep in mind. Barriguitas knows best as she is an expert skier. That´s why we asked her to share some tips for mommys and daddys who want to take their kids skiing this winter.

Celebrating Christmas at the PinyPon Villa
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December 24, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Today is Christmas Eve and we´ve been invited to a banquet in the new PinyPon Villa. It´s going to be so much fun! We put on our party clothes and got into our car, arriving a bit before scheduled so we could see the Villa and help our hosts with the final touches before the guests arrive. The Villa, on the outside is beautiful. It has large bay windows, a fuchsia coloured roof and a terrace with colourful flowers. We can´t wait to go inside so we knock on the door and to our surprise, the doorbell really does ring! The door opens and Piny Boy welcomes us in.

How to make beautiful braids for Christmas with Nancy
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December 23, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Ever since girls are girls, the majority dream of having long enough hair to create beautiful hairdos. That´s why, girls young and old adore braids, one of the prettiest and less complicated of them all. Besides, braids are a wonderful solution to getting their hair out of the way in order to continue playing! Today, at The Toy Blog, we would like to teach you how to make beautiful braids this Christmas season with the Nancy Hairstyle Briefcase.

Famosa celebrates the premiere of Star Wars!
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December 18, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

There hasn´t been a saga like Star Wars in the history of film! And just yesterday, coinciding with was the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Famosa revealed adorable stuffed toys with the movie´s main characters.  . Never, until now, have grandparents, parents and kids been able to enjoy the same movie like this one. But in order to avoid simple passive entertainment, Famosa offers your favourite characters in the form of plush toys.

Make your Christmas an unforgettable one with 1 Second Everyday
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December 11, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Do you want to spend an unforgettable Christmas? We propose you create an advent calendar full of memories. It´s really easy with the app 1 Second Everyday, which allows you to make a 1 second video every day in order to generate an entire movie. What a great idea! You´ll be able to capture the best moments of this Christmas holiday. And in less than a month, you´ll be able to reminisce on all the good times you´ve spent as a family.