Celebrating the Spirit of Exploration with Doki #DiscoveryFamilia [ + Giveaway ]

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Disclosure: This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Discovery Familia.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

 

Growing up, my siblings & I didn't have many toys. It was a rare treat to get one so using our imagination was what we did best. My son just turned 5 a couple of months ago & since he's been born, I admit, I've spoiled him rotten with toys I sometimes wish I had. I've noticed recently though that regardless of all the toys that he has, my son prefers building forts & using his imagination rather than playing with gadgets. He also loves educational shows so when a show comes along that reflects preschoolers’ natural tendency toward fantasy and curiosity and motivates them to use their imagination? Of course I support it & let my son watch!

 

Doki Discovery Familia Series

 

The DOKI series on Discovery Familia teaches basic concepts in such subjects as biology, astronomy, geography, art and music while inspiring children to ask questions about their daily lives, solve problems and not let obstacles discourage them from their goals.

The show follows Doki, Fico, Oto, Anabella, Mundi and Gabi where they search to find the answers to questions about subjects such as science, nature, art and music. The six friends climb aboard their plane and set out on fun adventures that lead them to new lands, peoples and cultures.  Whether it’s finding out where silk comes from, how gravity works, what a time zone is or whether there is light at the bottom of the ocean, nothing can stop these intrepid explorers as they travel to the depths of the sea, the summit of Everest or beyond the Earth itself to the International Space Station in search of knowledge.

Discovery Familia’s children programming is educational and 100 percent in Spanish – which is great because my son's been asking for more shows in Spanish so he can learn to speak it more ( he understands Spanish 80% of the time but has a hard time speaking it fluently). I learned Spanish by listening to everyone around me speak it & by Spanish speaking TV programs & it's been working so far on my son as well.

 

Doki Discovery Familia Series

 

Doki Discovery Familia Series

 

To help my son use his imagination and spirit of exploration, we get together on the weekends & have family scavenger hunts and one of our favorite things to do weekly, mostly during bedtime, is make up silly stories together – we take turns & tell a story. I start it off & he tells me what happens next & so forth. I also mentioned how he loves to build forts & we pretend to be different characters & for Christmas, he wants a kitchen for more pretend play fun. To help motivate him to continue to use his imagination, I make sure to always join in with his Dad as well. He seems to get a kick out of that when we join in & we have so much fun together – plus, I can see a light in his eyes when he's pretending – I love it! I highly recommend setting time for imaginative play with your kids!

The Doki series looks like it's going to be SO much fun & that it's going to help him continue on with wanting to use his imagination so I can't wait! To celebrate the series premiere, we're going to be giving away a Branded Discovery Familia Goody Bag with Doki character that includes:

  • A bag (which is a cooler)
  • A Doki plush toy
  • A music CD
  • Notebook
  • Frisbee
  • Discovery pins
  • $10 Itunes Card

All you have to do is enter to win below! The new Doki series will air Monday through Friday at 5:30PM EST/ 2:30PM PST, starting November 11 on Discovery Familia! We hope you tune in along with us as well! 😀

Doki Discovery Familia Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Damaris

Damaris is a 30 year old Latina Mom who loves to review & talk about products that she knows that families, not just moms, will love on Life According to Damaris. She strives to give honest & thorough reviews & only recommends products that she or her family would use. Damaris currently lives in the State of Georgia with her husband, son and daughter.

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    Michelle D. Garrett says:

    My kids have a fantastic imagination! I encourage it by allowing them the freedom to express themselves through stories they tell to me, drawing pictures and letting their imaginations run wild during playtime.
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    I encourage them to read, draw, build, PLAY, and spend lots of time outside!

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    I encourage them by reading to them 😉
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    Cricket Sosa says:

    I read to my lil guy and we have drawing time daily!!

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    My kids love to play pretend and I think this type of play develops their imagination and thinking skills.

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    I sing to my kids silly songs, make up stories with them, encourage them to play with their toys and draw pictures. I could do a lot more though and I'm looking for new ways to encourage exploration and using their imagination!
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