Cognitive stimulation games for children help development and improve cognitive functions. Lately we are seeing a boom in the use of these games. With technology they have become very popular for their versatility and usability. Tablets and mobiles have become the ideal support to play and learn with these games. WHAT IS COGNITIVE STIMULATION? It […]
Gamifying a task makes it more attractive, especially for children, where play is their natural medium for learning. The gamification of education can enhance levels of engagement as videogames can do. When they play they not only rehearse what they want to do, but they have fun with it and want to repeat it. The […]
The avatar design is essential for a videogame. The relation of the players with their avatar, and the projections they make of them, will make them experience realities that cannot occur. The influence on the child can be positive or negative depending on the qualities of the avatar. Wii avatars, called Mii, are well known, […]
Fear has an adaptive function of survival. It is an emotion that we all develop during our lives, and it is manifested in different ways. Fear is an evolutive process that should disappear little by little as it changes.
Easy and fun resources to stimulate motility with Geometry Today, I want to introduce you to easy games that will help to revise and integrate children learning. Thanks to learning psychology we know that the body is the place where we start to learn and experiment. It turns into the main reference and receives all […]
TANTRUMS. HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM “Tantrums are a loss of control in our emotions when we get frustrated” We can distinguish various types of tantrums in our children: The expected and avoidable ones, which we can improve by anticipating them. These ones are related to hunger, sleep or the interruptions in the kid’s schedule […]
Family Activities Art and Nature. Today, we want to share some activities in nature, which are going to be a great family challenge and it will make the family walks more special. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy family time. In Kokoro, we want to walk along with you to make this lockdown, which […]
– Good morning, Tim! It’s time to get up! Time to go to school! – I’m not feeling well… *very poor cough* We might not remember anymore, but we were kids once too (the good old times…), and we didn’t always like going to school. But we always had our reasons. And those reasons really mattered […]
Although we know siblings will eventually become pretty much best friends, beginnings are usually tough. Relationships between young siblings have everything an Oscar-nominated film needs: jealousy, drama, conflict, tears and some (easy to spot) manipulation.
We all want our children to start talking, and then, one day, they do. And they never stop. Not complaining, just saying. Thing is, sometimes we don’t know if they’re developing this skill at the right pace, or if they are struggling in any way. So let’s take a look at that.
Maths are cool; unfortunately, most kids don’t find them attractive. Why? Mainly because, unlike reading or drawing –which are learnt through fun activities –, maths are usually associated with school and homework. So basically, to make your child love maths, you need to make them feel like they are a game.
So your toddler loves TV, huh? Welcome to the club. All toddlers do. And it makes sense, to be honest. There’s a lot going on: colours, cartoons, noises… it’s like a whole universe inside a box. So you might be wondering if it’s ok for your toddler to watch TV. And, if it is, how […]
Your toddler is a total crib lover and you don’t know what to do to make them use the beautiful and incredibly comfortable bed you bought for them? You are not sure if it’s already the right time to move them from crib to bed? Whatever your question is, we have the answer. Or maybe not, […]
Kids sometimes make a scene, it happens. The problem is it can happen anywhere: at the supermarket, at a restaurant, during a family reunion, at school, on a plane… And, well, you probably don’t enjoy feeling observed, or even judged. Because we know that happens, we’ve been there. Being judged, not judging, obvs. But hey, […]
First of all, don’t panic. Bed-wetting –also called nighttime incontinence or nocturnal enuresis –is more common than you think: 20% of 5-year-olds wet their bed. This number gradually goes down: 10% of 7-year-olds wet their bed; and 5% of 10-year-olds still don’t fully control their bladder at night. In fact, bed-wetting before age 7 is […]
Screens are everywhere. In 2015, 83% of all 18 to 49 year olds in the US –the age group most likely to have young children –owned a smartphone. It’s kind of clear that screens have become a daily reality, and at Kokoro Kids, we want to make sure kids use them wisely. But kids are […]
You love veggies, we love veggies, and your child will probably love veggies one day too. But that day is still yet to come. Until then, let’s think of some ways to sneak veggies into meals like the true ninjas we are.
Although we’ve already mentioned our lovely characters here; we feel they deserve a more-in-depth introduction. After all, they are going to guide your kid all along their learning adventure. So… here it goes!
Hey, we have some amazing news: after several weeks of hard work; of doing, undoing, redoing and undoing again, we’re out, and super excited. If you ever came across our website before, I bet you’ve noticed the huge differences right away. If you’re new, you will just enjoy our new colourful and beautiful design. Whatever your […]
It’s widely known that kids and drunk people never lie. However, kids are funny and drunk people… not so much so. Anywho, we all have suffered experienced the brutal honesty of kids. From a simple “but mum, you are ooooold” to a more sophisticated statement like “boogers are poop from your nose, so I don’t […]
Behaviours as old as time. No matter what, no matter when, no matter where, there are some funny stages all kids go through. Some of them are hilarious, some of them are sometimes embarrassing, some of them can be a bit annoying, but fortunately, they all just come and go.
Somehow 2017 is already over. We know, we know, it feels like it was yesterday last time we counted down the last 10 seconds of 2016, and suddenly, New Year’s Eve has passed again. But, hey, is counting down the last 10 seconds of the year the way people celebrate NYE all around the world?
Oh… pacifiers. They do bring peace and happiness to the household, don’t they? However, many parents worry their child might become a pacifier-addict who won’t ever want to stop suckling. Well, let’s see what we can find out about pacifiers today! Should we fear them that much? Should we praise them?
Ideally, parenting would be super easy and every child would be driven, focused and would have a deep love for study. In reality, kids are not always like that, there are some unicorns, sure, but it’s not the most usual thing. And, as parents, our first response when (or “if”) our child comes home with […]
Thanksgiving is fun, it basically revolves around food, family and friends. Also, it’s a national public holiday, so it means there’s no school or work or anything to do other than eating and having fun! And just like we did on Hallowe’en, we want to share with you some more interesting facts about this day! […]
Many kids see bath time as wasted time. This goes on until puberty hits them with “I like this kid from class, so I must smell good”. Been there, done that. So, as always, we want to help out. How? Well, by giving you some guidelines on how to bathe your kid by age!
Worrying is part of being a parent. The moment we have a kid, we know it’s going to be decades of worrying pretty much all the time. However, kids need privacy, their own space where they can feel free and be themselves. It’s not like they aren’t themselves or comfortable around you. It’s just that… […]
“Are we there yet? How long will it take? Muuuuum, Mike is trying to steal my toy from me! I want to throw uuuuup. I need to peeeeeee.” Travelling with kids is, to say the least, eventful. We’ve all been there, we’ve all wanted to own a special remote control that could just mute them until […]
Sometimes our kids do stuff we just don’t understand. But hey, just a friendly reminder that we were kids too, and we totally did the same gross/weird things back in the days. We might feel very civilised now, but this wasn’t always the case. So we hope you enjoy this trip back in time list […]
Halloween is coming! We know, we know, stores have been claiming so for ages already, but we didn’t want to get too overexcited too soon. Anyway, now Halloween is really round the corner, we want to share with you some DIY Halloween decoration ideas that will make your house a bit spookier (and incredibly cute).
Halloween is pretty much every kid’s favourite holiday. But, when you think of this day, there’s a lot more to it than just trick or treating. So much so, that we’ve considered writing a post about the different Halloween traditions around the world very necessary.
Some kids –and some adults too –are not really into having breakfast, at all. And, even though we are not here to claim breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we do believe it is very important for kids to have a proper and complete healthy breakfast to get through the day.
From the creators of 9 Tips to Make Your Kid Sleep Without the Whole Thing Becoming a Drama arrives How to Make Your Kid Get Up Early Without Anyone Crying (Much). We know, we know, it sounds like Sci-Fi. Every time your alarm goes off, you just feel like snoozing forever, but you can’t. You mustn’t. […]
School is clearly a topic we like. We already talked about going back to school and about how to deal with your kid when they don’t want to do their homework. This time, we just want to point out some differences between what going to school nowadays is like, as opposed to going to school […]
Asking a kid to set the table for lunch is usually a total pain. So much so that many times we end up doing it ourselves. Huge mistake. If our toddler/kid sees us do chores we had initially asked them to do, they’ll think they can get away with not helping at home! And believe […]
Do you remember reading (or rather pretending to read) your favourite stories when you were a little kid? Or begging your parents to read you (just once more!) your favourite book? Learning to read is a big deal for every kid. And for their parents. But when should your kid be able to read a book or a short story? Should you worry or is your kid totally fine?
First time we saw a full moon lamp on the internet, we just fell in love with it. They look soooo nice. Like, every room with a full moon lamp automatically looks 29283 times better. We even thought of buying one, but having watched Art Attack as kids, we just felt like we could really […]
It’s time we stopped the war on broccoli. Let’s leave behind all those fights over eating all the greens. Let’s try to make our kids love veggies as much as we do. But… do we really like veggies, though??
You struggle with sending your kid to sleep every day? You are not alone. At all. Personal experience moment: before having a kid, I used to look at my cat sleep and think “so boring… my cat is always sleeping, I want to play with him”. Now I have a child and I just wish […]
As we’ve said before, kids like to express their most creative selves in many different ways. Some of them are OK, some of them are a bit of a pain in the neck inconvenient, like painting on walls. Thing is, wouldn’t you paint on a wall if you could? We’d definitely do it! So, why not dedicate […]
Now kids are back to school, let’s get to something we all (parents) worry about: homework. Many times, we feel we are fully responsible for how our kids do in school. And we tend to think controlling how and when they do their homework is the easiest way to track (and hopefully improve) their academic performance, but […]
Toddlers and kids love making things with their hands. That’s a fact. Whether it’s something harmless like making shapes and “snakes” out of playdough, or something a bit more inconvenient, like expressing “their deepest thoughts” by grabbing some paint and using the walls as canvas –something we will talk about very soon, by the way […]
In most cases, kids learn to walk, jump and run without much encouragement needed. We could say they learn to do that without giving us enough time to assimilate it. One day they crawl, the next day they are running like crazy with their nappy around their head and chocolate all over their face.