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The Best Children´s Book of 2016
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February 16, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Reading stories to your children is one of the best activities you can share with them. Just as we suggested in this post, reading out loud to them reinforces your relationship. Hoping you continue to read with them this year, we would like to recommend the best children´s books of 2016. Included in our list are books for children ages 2 to 5 and older children, ages 6 through 12. If you´re looking for a true original option, please do not hesitate to take a look at Mumablue´s Personalized Stories.

Create your own adventures with PinyPon House of Stories
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October 16, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Today we´re going on a tour of the new PinyPon House of Stories. How exciting! A soon as we arrive, our imaginations start to run wild. Stories here start at the end and make their way towards the beginning. And all storybook characters meet in the same story. Come with us on this tour to discover what awaits us in this fascinating house!

Heidi is back and here to stay!
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October 12, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We´re celebrating the news at Famosa! Like all of us, surely you´ve spent a good part of your childhood enjoying the adventures of Heidi, that adorable orphan who love with her dear grandfather in the Alps. Just like them now, our children will be able to keep enjoying Heidi thanks to Famosa and Studio 100 International. Spain´s famous toy company has just signed a deal to make and distribute dolls and other toys of the popular cartoon series. Plus, the launch coincides with the new TV version! Keep reading to hear all about the exclusive news!

Cuentosmonos are April’s Wishmakers
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April 29, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Our Wishmakers this month, Suani Armisen and Ana Caillabet, are the creators of Cuentosmonos, (Spanish for Cute or Monkey Stories) a site full of collaborative stories. But before it all began, both women worked in different fields: Ana on web design and Suani on online training. A casual conversation over lunch with their husbands led them to write a story together to help the Fundación Mona, a non- profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of primates.

A night at the Pinypon Princess Palace
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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?
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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?

Much more than Toys
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August 18, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that playing with dolls and toys help children develop motor, emotional, social and cognitive skills? That roadrunners help develop their intelligence thru imitation, trial & error and repetition of movements? These toys are great summer fun because they also spark creativity, communication and exercise. There´s still plenty of time to enjoy special promotions and free delivery for purchases over 70 € (available in Spain).

How to Improve your Children´s Writing
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July 17, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

It´s very important your children learn to write. Schools focus on written communication that helps prepare our children for their future.  But once children learn spelling and grammar, writing seems to get pushed to the side. Parents, however, can help their children improve it.  No extra classes are necessary, just some good old-fashioned encouragement that will motivate them to write well. here are some ideas and methods to make your children become better writers.

eBooks – How to Choose the Right Ones
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October 16, 2013  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Our iPads, eReaders, laptops and smart phones are the perfect gateway to thousands of wonderful books that stimulate our childrens’ creativity and imagination. But choosing the right one could be a challenge. How do we know that an eBook isn’t really a video game or a cartoon? We’ve done the check and here are some of our recommendations.