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Health and Beauty for kids with PinyPon
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December 9, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We recently published an article on how our kids enjoy pretending they are us. Surely you’ve caught your daughter with your lipstick or your son trying to wear his daddy´s tie or walking around the house with your heels on. “Playing dress up is one of kids´ favourite pastimes because it responds to their need to search for their own identity and with how they are influenced by different genders. This type of role play is copied from watching you get dressed up or looking at how dad shaves or how anyone in their close environment engages in these daily rituals.” Today, we´d like to show you how to teach them to imitate us at the Spa because health and wellness are also important for the little ones.

7 Best Toys for the Beach
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July 21, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

During the summer we all try fighting the heat and protecting ourselves from the sun so we can give into the pleasure of play and spending quality time with our kids. Especially if we are at the beach where the sea, the waves and the sand make up a fascinating playground. Keep reading to discover which toys are the best for the summer. Not only will the kids have fun but they´ll also keep learning and developing important skills such as patience and teamwork.

How playing with water is important
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July 8, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

The summer heat is an invitation for kids to play with water, an activity most of them enjoy anyway. But having fun while battling the high temperatures isn’t the only benefit water has. It´s an excellent tool to improve learning and developmental skills. Find out all about it here at The Toy Blog.

The 4 Best Water Parks in Spain
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May 19, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

When summer kicks in, we have to face the heat and protect ourselves from the sun, especially in countries like Spain where temperatures escalate during the months of June, July and August.  But if we know how to protect our children from being over exposed to the heat, we can encourage them to keep playing outdoors, learn, improve their skills and enjoy the best water parks in Europe, which happen to be in Spain. If Spain is on your list of possible destinations, here are the 4 Best Water Parks for the summer.

My son is afraid of water. What should I do?
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August 5, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Summer at the beach or by the pool can turn into a nightmare for children that are afraid of water. If your son has developed this phobia, rest assured it´s common and may derive from simple insecurity. Most children who are afraid of water is because they feel they are not in control of their bodies in a foreign environment and mentally, they anticipate the dangers this could bring along. Psychological fear can be caused by a bad experience in the water or by parents, who project their own fears. It can also stem from not having learned to swim properly. In any case, there are ways to overcome their fear of water. Here, we´ll show you how.

The Best Summer Toys
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July 25, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Teachers, paediatricians and parents are starting to see the negative effects that passive activities have: they don´t stimulate creativity nor the mental and physical development necessary in children. So now that summer is here, it´s time to turn off the TV, disconnect the Wi-Fi and play outdoors. According to a recent publication by UNICEF  “sports, recreational activities and playing improve the organism, avoid illness, prepare children to learn and reduce stress and depression. It also improves their self-esteem, prevents smoking and the consumption of drugs.”  So get ready, make a list of activities and games to play with your children and make a note of these toys that your children will enjoy all summer long.

How to Avoid Sunburns
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July 18, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Everyone, adults and children, needs the sun. It´s our main source of vitamin D, the one that helps us absorb calcium so we have stronger bones. However, we spend more time than we need in the sun and we burn. Sunburns aren´t just a temporary reaction to the sun and the skin of an adult isn´t like a child’s delicate and thin skin. If they suffer from sunburns while they´re young, the risk of  developing skin cancer and eye damage is five times higher.