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Cyber bullying: 6 ways to detect it!
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January 13, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Cyber bullying is more frequent than we think. Did you know that some teenagers look at their social network profiles more than 100 times a day? That´s one of the most astonishing facts of #Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens, a recent study done by CNN.  But what is more worrisome is the reason behind this type of impulsive behaviour. Almost a fourth of these kids recognized they do it to make sure no one spoke badly about them online. Can parents do something about this? Are there ways to detect cyber bullying?

Discover Nenuco´s most beautiful clothes
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January 12, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Playing dress up with Nenuco provides 2 and three year old children many benefits. It helps them develop their fine motor skills and it also lays the foundations for personal hygiene. Just like we explained in this post, this type of play allows them to let their imagination and creativity run wild! Plus, it also teaches them about empathy and love. Don´t you think this is a toy every child should have? Check out Nenuco´s beautiful clothes right here.

Don´t throw that away!
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January 8, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that in a poll several years ago, the United Kingdom sent out a billion Christmas cards? That means 17 for each man, woman and child. The fact that we still write letters and send them, old style, is terrific. But the vast majority gets thrown out, after the holidays. If we add all the wrapping paper, bows and packaging that come with every gift, just imagine how many of that ends up in the rubbish bin? The good news is that there are so many great and fun things we can make by recycling all of it.

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.

Back to school after winter break
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January 4, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Most children will be back to school soon after their winter break. But getting them prepared will requiere some work. Don´t worry, it will be well worth the time and effort. In order to avoid stressful mornings and help your kids make a smooth transition, we want to give your some tips on how to slowly change your routine. Theirs and yours.

New Years Resolutions
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January 1, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Another year has arrived and most of us shared our new year´s resolutions last night. Setting goals for oneself is very rewarding but it shouldn’t be limited to adults. Let´s make the most of today and ask our kids what they want to see accomplished in 2016. Aside from their personal goals, you can create a list of things you´d like to do as a family. Just like we suggested in this article, “it´s not only a fun activity to do together but kids will be able to feel they are part of the team and will learn to be responsible.”

Benefits of dressing their dolls
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December 30, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

One of the best moments for parents is observing, from behind the doors, how their children play, speak and invent stories on their own. While the adults think of innocence and the beauty of growing up, kids entertain themselves and learn how to understand the world they’re actively engaged in. Activities, simple in appearance, such as dressing their dolls, activate very complex social and motor skills they need to develop. Far from just playing, there are things to be gained. Today, we would like to tell you what kids get out of dressing their dolls.

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.

How to take care of our planet with Mutant Busters
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December 28, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Part of what we do as parents is to teach our children values and cultivate their respect for our planet. Recycling, caring for the environment and ecological values have been an important subject matter in recent years. Especially now, when we are surrounded by so much holiday wrapping paper, packaging and gift boxes. But, isn´t there a fun way we can show our children how to take care of the planet? The answer is yes and today at The Toy Blog, we will teach you how with Mutant Busters.

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.