Puzzles and interior design

Eero Aarnio is a Finnish interior designer who has devised a game that combines design with construction challenges. In each box there is a set of pieces that include furniture elements for different rooms of the house. With these pieces can be planted Different proposals for interior design in the same space and build one of the popular “dollhouses”. But, in addition, All the pieces can only be put in only one way inside the packaging in which and, therefore, the toy also becomes a puzzle when it is stored.

The Mini Home and the Big Mini Home (with more pieces) have been marketed by the firm Tactic Games. The precious of both toys range between 30 and 40 euros.

Kidzania, playing to be adults

KidZania is a city founded by the children of the world where they can lead and know society while having fun. With elements 60% smaller than the normal size, children get to safely try jobs and activities for adults and are paid for their work in kidZos, the official local currency of KidZania.

This is the presentation that can be read on the official website of KidZania a kind of theme park that is causing a furor in Japan, where it is already operational in the cities of Tokyo and Koshien. In fact, KidZanai can only be accessed with prior reservation, and only some online tickets are released for the same day, and they cost between 25 and 50 euros per person depending on the day.

At KidZania children and children can try up to 100 different jobs and activities, in authentic environments thanks to the contribution of different private brands.

Education with augmented reality

Chromville is an application that works from some pictures that children paint and, later, through augmented reality, they can see how their drawings come alive in 3D as they have been colored. It is a magical experience for them, which manages to capture their attention and, from here, facilitates the acquisition of knowledge in a fun and entertaining, which doubles the effectiveness.

Thanks to this innovative mechanics, the educational apps developed by the Imascono company have more than 500,000 downloads in more than one hundred countries, with 65% of users in the United States. Chromville Science app was chosen among the top 25 augmented reality apps from around the world. The vast majority of the content developed by the company are free.

Breast milk

The increase in recent years of the new family formats has also meant an increase in the demand for breast milk for babies who are breastfeeding. In Catalonia breast milk can be given through the points enabled by the Bank of Blood, and since last October there is an app called LactApp that solves all the doubts of parents who want milk from another woman to give it to his sons and daughters.

At the same time, in the United States, breast milk is bought and sold through a social network called BBY. The people who install this app can sell or buy breast milk. To guarantee all sanitary controls, the donation is always done in a hospital or clinic.


Online plastic surgery games

Health experts in the UK have warned about threats that online plastic surgery games can cause among girls and teenagers. These mobile applications, mostly free, allow to check the transformation of the body that can be achieved through surgery.
The main risk is that these games can generate anxiety among girls who want to have an ideal appearance marked by current beauty trends. Experts say that this type of games should be prohibited to minors, and deserve the same regulation that is in force for tattoos, piercings or UVA.


Beauty salons for children

For 5 years, the cosmetic brand Shiseido has opened beauty salons for children. These are located in downtown areas of the city and are oriented as small theme parks in which children can play while parents go shopping in the area.
Inside the parks children find all the necessary material to play make up exactly as adults do, and they can do so by representing the role of the clients or professionals of these saloons. Shiseido complements the offer with seminars and a specific online portal for kids


Sculpt with soap

Sudsy Dough Moldable Soap is an amazing bathroom toy. When it is submerged in the water it has a spongy touch, and it serves to rub and cleanse the body. It can be squeezed and stretched. In addition, it contains a small toy figure inside. When it is taken out of the tub and dried, it becomes a bar of soap with the last shape it has been given while in the water.
This amazing bath toy is especially aimed at babies and small children in the house. It does not contain toxic products because it is made with shea butter and beeswax, and gives off a pleasant smell of fruit. The price ranges from 12 to 14 dollars.

Sudsy Dough Moldable Soap

Temporary children tattoos

Children almost always want to look older than they are or imitate their older brothers and sisters. Now they have it very easy thanks to temporary non-toxic tattoos.
Several companies have released different lines of temporary tattoos for children. The illustrations range from the most classic and children’s (Hello Kitty, Paw Patrol or unicorns) to those that replicate adult tattoos (tribal, skulls, fantastic images or Baroque typographies). They can be purchased online from the main e-commerce operators or in specialized stores.


Toy like me

In the world there are 150 million children with disabilities. A reality that is completely ignored in the toy sector and, consequently, consolidates not very inclusive stereotypes. To denounce this situation has been born Toy Like Me, a non-profit association that struggles to integrate the difference in toys.

The idea came from two deaf mothers who began to viralize a campaign after finding that it was impossible to offer their creatures toys to represent them. The campaign was so popular that a company that makes custom 3D dolls (Maki) decided to incorporate three dolls with a disability into their catalog: Hetty, Eva and Melissa.


UBER for kids

While in our country carsharing services continue in battles of a legal nature, other countries take advantage of the accumulated experience to go much further. This is the case of the United States, where  in 2014 a group of mothers created a transport company for children aged 6 and above in private vehicles. These mothers have taken advantage of the fact that the popular Uber does not accept transport unaccompanied minors, to launch a service that covers this niche market.

The company is called HopSkipDrive and has started operating in Denver, Colorado. This company only hires drivers who have 100% of points in the card and who have a minimum of 5 years of experience taking care of children. To ensure safety, all drivers must leave their fingerprints. In addition, parents can know from their mobile device exactly where the vehicle is. The objective is to facilitate trips in school, in extra-curricular activities or home without needing the accompaniment of the father or mother.