Monday, July 30, 2012

Baby Names (1st part)

Choosing the name for your baby, may be a debate issue with your couple, so... I hereby leave some of the trending names and their meanings. Let's see if you are enlightened by any of them.

The meaning of the name Charlotte is Free
The origin of the name Charlotte is English
Notes: Feminine form of Charles

The meaning of the name Asher is Blessed, Happy
The origin of the name Asher is Hebrew
Alternate spellings: Axsher

The meaning of the name Ethan is Firm, Strong
The origin of the name Ethan is Hebrew
Alternate spellings: Ethen

The meaning of the name Freya is Goddess Of Love, Fertility And Beauty
The origin of the name Freya is Scandinavian

The meaning of the name Beckett is Dweller By The Brook
The origin of the name Beckett is English
Notes: Originally an English Surname

The meaning of the name Emma is Universal
The origin of the name Emma is Latin
Notes: Emma Roberts, actress. Emma ("Baby Spice") Bunton, singer. Emma Thompson, actress. Emma Samms, actress. Emma Lazurus, poet. Emma Caulfield, actress

Which is your favourite? Vote!

Friday, July 27, 2012

How to make a sock puppet

   If you happen to have old socks, don't throw them away! Pick them up and make a sock puppet for your kids.

Materials needed:  
 - an  old sock. : It can be of any colour. be sure it's long enough to slip your hand and elbow inside 
 - google eyes: These would make your puppet look more real! 
 - glue 
 - fabric paint/ fabric markers 
 - cloth of assorted patterns  
 - needle, thread and scissors


 1) Flatten the heel of the sock and cut out a V shape in the center of the flattened heel. Stitch the cut edges closed; this will form two pointy ears. Then, turn the sock inside out.

2) At the toe end of the sock, push in to form an indented mouth all the way around the toe end. Using double thread, sew running stitch around the folded edge; once you reach the end, pull the thread to gather it. This creates the mouth shape

3)  Glue or sew on the eyes at the appropriate spot above the mouth.

4) If you'd like this sock puppet to have whiskers, cut whisker length pieces of string or cord. Sew into place at the top center of the mouth.

5)  Cut out a tongue from felt or fabric. Make it tongue-shaped and try to use fabric in a suitable tongue color. Sew or glue the tongue inside the mouth of the sock puppet, so that most of it hangs out.

Regards =)

Personalized Flip flops

Flips flops are soft and light shoes for Summer,and kids love them! Thiskind of shoes, come in diferent colours and shapes, but sometimes they turn to be dull or plain. So, here's a solution for personalizing them, and making them look more appealing for kids. They will love them for sure.

1) Get a pair of plain flip-flops. They can be those cheaply bought flips flops, you buy at supermarkets.

2) Get ribbons of different colours and tight them around the sides, making bows. They can even be of sparkling colours.

And there you've got your personalized flip flops! Let's see other examples:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Phrase of the Day

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
-Robert Collier-

Monday, July 23, 2012

Posts in Spanish!!!


We've decided to include some Spanish written posts. So, in case you wanna read in Spanish, be on the alert!!! 
Regards =)

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars

Making things from recycled materials instead of spending a ton of money on your kids craft ideas, it's a good alternative nowadays.These binoculars are a nice way fo spying on nature, and kids well get fascinated.
Materials needed:
  • sccissors
  • toilet paper rolls
  • wrapping paper
  • ribbon
  • tape
First, wrap the toilt paper roll with wrapping paper. Try to use bright colours,since they'll catch children's attetnion. Second, tape two toilet paper rolls together using scoth tape. Finally,  make two small slits at the top of your binoculars and tie a piece of ribbon through each slit. As easy as that!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sweet Butterflies


Wanna look like a butterfly? Have a dress up party and you wanna look special? 
Here are options for artistic make-up, subtle and inspiring!
Get the specific materials and get down to brast tasks =)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Phrase of the Day

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.  
-Tom Stoppard-

Teaching tip

  Whenever we want kids to learn something, we should teach that "something" in a particular way. That means, kids tend to understand what you are teaching, in a better way when we come up with a simple catch phrase, or rhyme, which they can repeat. 
I guess you may have experiences on this, could you share them with us? It'll be a pleasure!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Useful blog to follow


I hereby recommend an interesting and useful blog, about medical tips. In case you are searching for answers on different health issues, don't hesitate to visit this site:
In my opinion, it contains concise and well-organized information, which might help you!
Regards =)

Baby Bath

 Baby bathing time is a moment all parents should enjoy to the most. For this special moment, we recommend Aveeno Essential Moisture Shampoo, which is a convenient, two-in-one formula that gently cleanses, conditions and nourishes your babies’ hair. 
AVEENO® Baby Daily Care products cleanse and moisturize your baby’s delicate skin and hair keeping it soft, smooth and healthy looking. This line of baby care is so gentle that it can be used everyday even on infant skin. 
For more information you can contact: , and fin what your baby really needs!
We hope you'll find the right option!
Regards! and happy bathing! =)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Inflatable houses !

                            Casas de bolas

Mundo Inflable has been the first company in Argentina, which since the year 1990, has been into designing, manufacturing and selling bounce houses and inflatable games. This company has a wide variety of inflatable games for all needs.
Their products are exported to more than 20 countries around the world. On top of that, they show their own products in international exhibitions.
If I were you, I would visit their site. There you'll see what I briefly explained here. For pictures and further information go to:

Mundo inflable : 

And have fun! =)

Phrase of the Day

Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Herbert Hoover

Saturday, July 7, 2012

What to do when kids don't want to eat veggies...


Typically children tend to refuse to eat veggies of any kind. It might be because they are not so attractive as a hamburger with fries or they are not so tasty as ice-cream. Nevertheless, I hereby suggest a way of making vegetables look more appealing to them!

You may decide to cut the veggies into funny shapes. Kids will distinguish the shapes and this will catch their attention immediately

You can also make a “composition” using different veggies. That is you can make a lion’s face using carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. You can also make strange monsters which for sure, will make them laugh!
It's crucial to tell kids that eating veggies will make them stronger and healthier. Creating good eating habits takes time but it's rewarding.
Come on! Give a try and then tell us your experience =)

Friday, July 6, 2012

The so delicious "dulce de leche"


In almost every country, there's some traditional dish or meal everybody loves. In this case, we can say, that "dulce de leche" is very popular not only among adults but also among children of any age. "Dulde de leche" is a traditional sweet creamy substance,  containing milk, sugar, and other nutrients, which serves as marmalade. This cream is usually spread with a knife over loaves of bread or cookies.
Although it may be too sweet at times, this treasury cream is present in almost everything kids eat in Argentina. Some cookies which are on market, are already filled up with this cream. There's even an icrecream flavour called "dulce de leche"!!!
Most kids love diving their spoons into the jars, and getting a fullspoon of "dulce de leche" ready to be tasted.
If you happen to find "dulce de leche" where you live, don't hesitate to buy it. You'll never forget the tasty flavour it has! You can ask kids for advice! =)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Making a torch


Making torches is an activity which can both done by children themselves or parents and children together. Placing torches around the house, will make your home look warm and lovely. So, let's get down to brast tasks!

You will need:
Empty and clean marmalade jars
colourful papers of different kinds
a brush

1) Cover the jar with a great amount of glue.
2) Then, cut out stripes of paper and cover all the jar. You can make funny and original designs if you want.
3) Once you've finished covering the jar, paint it with glue again.
4) Finally, place a candle inside the jar, and there you've got your torch!!

It's a good activity to make with your 5-year-old kid or even with pre-teens.

Send us pictures of your torches!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Phrase of the day (3)

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
-Rabbinical saying-

Monday, July 2, 2012

Phrase of the day (2)

A young child is, indeed, a true scientist, just one big question mark. What? Why? How? I never cease to marvel at the recurring miracle of growth, to be fascinated by the mystery and wonder of this brave enthusiasm.
-Victoria Wagner-

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Removing Stains


Tired of coping with difficult stains on your children’s clothes?
We’ll suggest a couple of solutions for those cases, in which your child comes home fully stained, after long hours of outdoor games, school activities or even after lunch! We al know that sometimes, it’s not a matter of cleaning up simple stains, but difficult ones. So, our piece of advice? Read the following examples and get rid of any stain!

How to remove ink stains: Lay the stained clothing on top of a clean dry towel or cloth. Apply water to the stained area and blot with another clean cloth. While you blot, the stain will begin to transfer onto the cleaning cloth. Apply a small amount of liquid laundry detergent onto the ink stain and allow the fabric to sit for between 3-5 minutes. Using the hottest water recommend for the fabric type, wash normally. Before drying, check to make sure the entire stain was removed. If any trace of the stained area remains, repeat the steps above. Drying the stained area before everything is removed will make it nearly impossible to remove later
How to remove juice stains: Begin by blotting with a clean cloth to remove as much of the juice as possible. It’s very important to BLOT throughout this entire process DO NOT SCRUB. Working from the outside of the stain towards the center will keep the stain from spreading. Repeat as necessary with a clean piece of cloth each time until no more stain appears on the cloth. When the stain is removed, wash the clothing in cold water following detergent recommendations on the care tag.

How to remove candy stains: Do not saturate the candy stain with cleaning compounds because some compounds will set the stain permanently into the carpet or upholstery. For the same reason don’t apply heat to the stain. When trying to get a candy stain out you should blot with a clean white cloth or paper towels. Blot from the outside edges towards the center of the stain. Do Not scrub or rub the stain vigorously because it is possible to damage or change the texture of the fabric permanently. Also you could make the stain go deeper into the carpet or upholstery and even if it appears to have been removed by this process it is possible it will reappear later. Removing a candy stain as soon as you see it is very important. The longer it is in the carpet the harder it is to remove. The longer a stain remains, the greater the odds are that it won't come out!
Any other ideas? Let us know!
A Guide for the Kids Team