Shakira is all smiles as she makes her way inside the Crosby Street Hotel to attend The Happy Factor Forum hosted by Fisher-Price on Thursday (September 24) in New York City.
The 38-year-old singer helped Fisher-Price debut the Moms’ Hopes & Wishes Study and previewed a new app to assist teachers and educators.
“I’ve been an advocate for education long before I became a mother, so imagine how I feel now,” Shakira expressed during her speech at the event (via Yahoo). “I’ve been focusing on education for other kids and now that I’m a mother, my kids’ education is such an important topic of conversation, such an important thing in my life.”
“Sometimes when we buy a toy for our kids, it’s not that we are spoiling them. A toy is not frivolous, superfluous thing. A toy is such an important tool for a kid to develop his senses, sight, touch, auditory senses, coordination, motor skills, fine and gross motor skills,” Shakira added. “A child’s most primary obligation is to play and to discover the world around him and to know how the world works, and sometimes a toy plays a significant role in that.”