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Teamwork with Tickety Toc
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February 8, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Surely you are aware of the exciting educational program for kids called Tickety Toc, but did you know that Famosa created a line of toys inspired by the famous TV program? Like the characters and stories seen on the screen, Tickety Toc toys are designed specially for preschool children. With them, kids can explore important concepts such as commitment and social responsibility. But Tickety Toc also reinforces teamwork while they play and today we will explain how and why it is important.

Whatsapp groups for parents, yes or no?
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January 27, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

New technology can undoubtedly become good allies for parents and we must take advantage of them. Whatsapp chat groups, for example allows them to be in touch with other parents so everyone knows what is going on at school, if there is homework or activities such as day trips or PTA meetings. The use of Whatsapp chat groups is beneficial when used as a tool but depending on the situation at hand, it can also become detrimental. Keep reading to learn when to use it and when not.

Bilingual Apps and what science is saying
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January 26, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If you a bilingual family or have decided to learn another language this year or even perfect the second language you already know, congratulations!  It is one of the best gifts you can give your children. Today, at The Toy Blog, we offer you the latest scientific studies related to learning other languages and a list of the best bilingual apps.

Reinforcing their vocabulary with My Life in English!
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January 15, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Do your kids need a bit of motivation to expand their knowledge of English and vocabulary? Well, we might have the solution! Although My Life in English is designed to get non-English speaking kids energized to learn a second language, we believe it can help English-speaking kids to expand their vocabulary. The app, created for kids between 9 and 11 years old also emphasizes pronunciation through the use of educational games. But in your case, the app can be used by younger children to boost their language development skills.

How to organize a birthday party with Nancy
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January 11, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

If you´ve run out of ideas on how to organize a fun birthday party for your kids, Nancy has a great solution. Under the Your Birthday heading on her website, this world famous doll offers recipes, crafts, invitation and activity ideas you can take as an inspiration. You can even decide to throw a costume party and have everyone dress up as Nancy!

How to take care of our planet with Mutant Busters
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December 28, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Part of what we do as parents is to teach our children values and cultivate their respect for our planet. Recycling, caring for the environment and ecological values have been an important subject matter in recent years. Especially now, when we are surrounded by so much holiday wrapping paper, packaging and gift boxes. But, isn´t there a fun way we can show our children how to take care of the planet? The answer is yes and today at The Toy Blog, we will teach you how with Mutant Busters.

Make your Christmas an unforgettable one with 1 Second Everyday
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December 11, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Do you want to spend an unforgettable Christmas? We propose you create an advent calendar full of memories. It´s really easy with the app 1 Second Everyday, which allows you to make a 1 second video every day in order to generate an entire movie. What a great idea! You´ll be able to capture the best moments of this Christmas holiday. And in less than a month, you´ll be able to reminisce on all the good times you´ve spent as a family.

Discover Pinypon Play World, the new app in 3D!
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December 3, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Pinypon has just launched a new game, the PinyPon Play World and they are celebrating it! This app, available for iPhone and iPad, gives children the chance to build their own virtual world. A world inspired by the cute PinyPon toys. Plus, this app offers something new with respect to other Famosa apps. Do you what it is? Exactly! The game is in 3d! Your children will be amazed when they see the PinyPon figures pop up from behind the screen. Plus, they´ll be able to look and explore the Play World with their very own avatar, talk to other PinyPons and invite their friends to participate. With Pinypon Play World, they´ll spend hours developing their creativity in a safe and fun environment. Keep reading to discover more about Pinypon Play World!

Thunder and lightening! This is my weather, a meteorology app for kids!
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November 23, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Kids are fascinated by the weather. Whether it is how water drops from the sky, or how fog is created and why the sun heats up seems magical to them. But because they don’t understand and want to learn more, they innate curiosity becomes activated and they begin to ask many questions. So, how do we explain basic concepts in a fun entertaining way? At The Toy Blog, we suggest the This is my Weather app for iPhone and iPad, designed by Urbn Pockets and targeted to kids 4 years old and over.

The Best Podcasts for Kids
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November 11, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Surely you´ve heard the word podcast before. It´s like a radio cannel on the Internet, which creates visual and audio content.  You might even have a favourite one you listen to and follow. But did you know that there are hundreds of podcast specially created for kids? Today, at The Toy Blog, we´d like to share our list of favourite podcasts for them and the entire family. All you have to do now is take your Smartphone or computer and create your very own playlist, an excellent idea for road trips or even the ride to school each morning.