- Colectivo Primera Infancia and Kinedu join forces to enhance the development of thousands of boys and girls in Mexico.
- Jugando en Colectivo is an initiative of development through play, which promotes child development and interaction between mothers, fathers and caregivers and their little ones in a fun way with 25 game capsules.
- Kinedu is the world’s leading early stimulation and parenting application, with more than millions of downloads in the US, Latin America and Brazil.
Mexico. December 15, 2021. – In order to promote child development and interactions between mothers, fathers and caregivers and their children, Kinedu, a digital platform for child development, and Colectivo Primera Infancia, a group of six corporate foundations that work for children: Cinépolis Foundation, CMR Foundation, Compartamos Foundation, FEMSA Foundation, LEGO Foundation and Televisa Foundation, come together to spread the Jugando en Colectivo collection for free to families in Mexico.
Jugando en Colectivo is a game manual that encourages child development activities through play in public spaces and at home, as well as healthy coexistence between adults and children. The manual is made to be flexible and guide play without being rigid, allowing games to be adapted to family spaces, ages, and preferences.
“Children’s interactions with the adults around them are key to their development during the first years of their life. Jugando en Colectivo gives very practical game ideas to parents and caregivers, which allow them to interact with children in a fun way, creating affective bonds that favor their well-being, health and learning”, said Eva Fernández, Manager of Social Investment in Early Childhood of FEMSA Foundation and a member of the Colectivo Primera Infancia.
Through the Kinedu application, users will be able to access the 25 available video capsules of the Jugando en Colectivo collection, in addition to the content available from Kinedu. By following the activities, users will be able to promote physical, social, cognitive, emotional and creative skills in a fun way. The games are designed to suit children of all ages. In addition to this, they will have access to weekly early stimulation activities selected specifically for the developmental stage of children from a catalog of 1,800 games and interactions between adults and babies. They will also be able to track developmental milestones and achievements with the tools offered by the App, including the kinedu® early childhood development skills assessment.
“We are very excited to enter this alliance and complement the content of the application with these 25 capsules. With this and our catalog of 1,800 activities, as well as hundreds of classes of experts in parenting, sleep, nutrition, and other topics, we are convinced that we are collaborating to a better start for all the boys and girls of the country”, said Luis Garza, Founder and CEO of Kinedu
One of Colectivo Primera Infancia’s priorities is to create alliances that provide tools and strengthen the knowledge of those who are in charge of children in early childhood. By making the collection available to all through the Kinedu platform, all mothers and fathers will have access to the activities for free by simply downloading the iOS application from the Apple App Store or Android from the Google Play Store.
FEMSA is a leading company that creates economic and social value through companies and institutions and seeks to be the best employer and neighbor of the communities where it has a presence. It participates in retail trade through FEMSA Comercio, which includes the Proximity Division and of which OXXO, a chain of small format stores, is a part of. It also has a Health Division that includes pharmacies and related activities as well as a Fuel Division that operates the service stations chain, OXXO Gas. In the beverage industry it operates Coca-Cola FEMSA, public bottler of Coca-Cola products; in the beer sector, as the second largest shareholder of HEINEKEN, one of the world’s leading beer companies with a presence in more than 70 countries. Additionally, through FEMSA’s Strategic Businesses Business Unit, it offers logistics services, point-of-sale refrigeration solutions and plastics solutions to FEMSA companies and external clients. FEMSA also participates in the cleaning products and consumables distribution industry in the United States. Through its Business Units, it employs approximately 320 thousand employees in 13 countries. FEMSA is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and the Mexican Stock Exchange Sustainable IPC, among other indexes that evaluate its performance in sustainability.
About FEMSA Foundation
In FEMSA Foundation our goal is to create positive impacts on people and communities through social investment projects for sustainability. We make a better future for all by working in three strategic areas: the promotion of efficient resource management for sustainable development, the promotion of the integral development of early childhood and the dissemination of Latin American art and culture. For more information, visit us at www.fundacionfemsa.org or follow us on Facebook (/ FundacionFEMSA) and Twitter (@FundacionFEMSA).
About Kinedu App
Kinedu is a digital platform for the development of babies, created in 2013. Kinedu offers more than 1,800 early stimulation activities that work on the physical, cognitive, linguistic and socio-affective areas depending on the skills and materials available to each user. Kinedu understands that genetics, environment and experiences during the first years of a person’s life, forge the basis of their future, their health and their ability to learn and seeks to improve the development of an entire generation through their application. www.kinedu.com.
About Colectivo Primera Infancia
Colectivo Primera Infancia is a group made up of six business foundations: Cinépolis Foundation, CMR Foundation, Compartamos Foundation, FEMSA Foundation, LEGO Foundation and Televisa Foundation, which work together so that all boys and girls in Mexico have a full integral development by positioning early childhood as a priority issue for the country’s growth. Its mission is to sensitize parents and caregivers about the importance of early childhood and enable them to take personal and systematic action to promote full integral development. Learn more at: https://colectivoprimerainfancia.org/