Categoría: KIDS & TIC’s
Play hide & go seek with Nenuco
November 3, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

When you were young, you probably spent many hours of the day playing hide & go seek. This universal game has been enjoyed by entire generations. In the digital era, however, this game has been adapted and now it can be played on a tablet. With whom? With none other than Nenuco. We want to introduce you to Famosa´s new free app, which combines tradition and new technologies. After your kids have played inside, perhaps they might feel enticed to engage in the real game outside.

Eat well with a smartphone!
October 28, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

A balanced diet is essential to help kids develop and grow healthy. Eating habits that children acquire in their first years can influence their lifestyle in the future. That´s why it’s crucial to teach them how to eat well. That is why we´d like to talk to you about the My Food app, which has been created for children to learn about nutrition and health in a fun interactive way. Thank to this app, they´ll understand where food comes from and what happens when food enters our bodies as well as how to cultivate their own gardens. Isn´t this great?

Kids Safe Video Player
October 21, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

It´s unquestionable! Kids today manage new technology with great skill and ease. How many times have your kids surprised you with their search capabilities? Although most parents understand the benefits that the 2.0 world has, some of us feel a bit insecure when it comes to Internet content. The first word of advice is to share those moments with them. Be by their side when they´re looking for something on the Internet to discover their online habits and teach them how to avoid risks. But, even so, sometimes this isn´t enough. While they are entertained, most of us wish for some time to ourselves. So, what´s the solution? Today, at The Toy Blog, we´ll talk about Kids Safe Video Player, an app designed to guarantee safety to children while watching videos on Internet.

Talking Faces, learning about emotions
October 5, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Cultivating emotional intelligence should be one of our priorities when it comes to raising our kids. Like we pointed out in this article, if children learn to manage their emotions, they come to accept themselves and others. Here, at The Toy Blog, we also mentioned how to cultivate this learning process in your day-to-day but now, we´d like to show you another way to get your kids to learn about emotions by analysing them with the fun game of Talking Faces. This app, available for iPhone and iPad will also get them thinking about their future, something kids love to do as they discover how the world works.

Discover the PinyPon website!
September 22, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

There is no doubt: the little PinyPon are adorable! You just have to take one good look at them and you´ll want to play. But PinyPons are much more than toys.  They have an entire world at their service, including online games and videos. At The Toy Blog we want you to discover their world and join us in this tour through the different sections to see how much fun you can have with PinyPon.

Simple Machines for little engineers
September 18, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Many parents wish their kids were engineers when they grew up. Just like we suggested in this article, “My children want to become artists. What should I do?”, jobs related with science are better considered than artistic professions because they are usually associated with a “better future.” But for artistic kids, math and physics at school can become a real nightmare. Before this happens, we should teach them how much fun science is at home. Here, at The Toy Blog, we´ve offered some ideas in this respect such as “How to cultivate a scientific mind” or “10 experiments that will make your kids love science“. Today, we´d like to tell you about Simple Machines, an educational app for iPad and iPhone that will get your kids to enjoy discovering the world of physics.

Learning with Technology
September 4, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Much has changed since we were little kids. Our toys, games and ways of playing are totally different now. And the way children learn today is quite different as well. Despite the fact that kids seem to be born knowing how to interact with technology, many parents and educators keep asking themselves whether it´s good for them, if they learn while they play videogames, for example and how do you know whether an app is really educational. Here, at The Toy Blog, we´ve answered some of these questions but today, we´d like to give you the key to choosing well when it comes to digital and technological tools.

The best apps for organizing your summer pics!
September 2, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If you´ve been following our blog this summer, you´ll know that we, at The Toy Blog, have been sharing app-related posts such as how to create your own orchestra at home or ones, which help cultivate their critical mind. Today, we´d like to share some apps that will entertain them and encourage them to let their creative juices flow. These 5 apps will get them to help you organize all your wonderful summer pictures and create amazing photo albums so you can keep enjoying the memories at home with family and friends. Just remember, kids also need to disconnect from technology and enjoy the outdoors and non-structured play.

With Typic Kids, they´ll decorate your summer pictures
August 21, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Sharing the passion of photography with kids is a wonderful chance to learn together. Their perspective can be surprising by their unique point of view and by how fast they learn to dominate technical issues. We already published a post here at The Toy Blog, recommending 10 apps for young photographers but today, we´d like to focus on something that will motivate them to express their emotions, thoughts and ideas. It will also give them a chance to decorate your summer pictures. Keep reading to discover Typic Kids.

The best books and games to enjoy before summer ends
August 12, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that reading to your children out loud reinforces your relationship with them? It also sets the base for basic learning, improves critical thinking and develops their social skills while activating their curiosity. Still not convinced that reading is important? Discover what other benefits reading and free play has right here. Plus, today we suggest 3 books and 3 games so they enjoy what´s left of the summer.