Tag: activity
Why playing while they learn is important
January 19, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Different investigations reveal that the pressure on preschool kids to excel in academics increases every year. A number of recent programs are designed so children learn language and math in almost a formal setting, much like school. But in doing so, they lose the essence of learning through play, which according to the experts is critical during this phase of development. Have you ever wondered how your children are taught? Discover why it´s so important that they do so by playing.

Inside Out, a movie to talk to with kids
January 18, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

One of our favourite movies of 2015 was, without a doubt, Inside Out, from the Pixar and Disney Factory. Although many believe it is a film that speaks more to adults, Inside Out is a fantastic opportunity to talk to our children about emotions. Being able to manage them is what will make them grow up to become happier individuals because learning about emotions, how they work and how to manage them is far more important than learning math and English. Now, thanks to Famosa, you will be able to help them learn by playing with the new collection of stuffed toys, inspired by the characters in the movie.

Going skiing with Barriguitas
December 25, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Even if it´s cold this winter season, there are so many fun things to do as a family! In this post, we spoke about how healthy it is for kids to play outside even during the cold winter days. We´ve also published several articles about winter sport activities such as Ice Skating. But today, we´d like to focus on skiing. Skiing with children shouldn’t be complicated or dangerous but there are certain things you must keep in mind. Barriguitas knows best as she is an expert skier. That´s why we asked her to share some tips for mommys and daddys who want to take their kids skiing this winter.

Famosa celebrates the premiere of Star Wars!
December 18, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

There hasn´t been a saga like Star Wars in the history of film! And just yesterday, coinciding with was the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Famosa revealed adorable stuffed toys with the movie´s main characters.  . Never, until now, have grandparents, parents and kids been able to enjoy the same movie like this one. But in order to avoid simple passive entertainment, Famosa offers your favourite characters in the form of plush toys.

Learning to ice skate with Barriguitas
December 16, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Now that winter is here, it´s time to enjoy one of the many outdoor activities with our kids like skiing and ice-skating! But before you head out to the rink, you must prepare your kids so they´re ready to get the most out of the thrilling experience of gliding through ice. Today, The Toy Blog would like to offer some tips and show you how your kids can even continue to enjoy this fun-packed and healthy sport at home with Barriguitas.

Participate and Win with Feber Green, Famosa´s new contest
August 5, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Playing outdoors is one of the best plans you can offer your children. While they have fun, they also improve their physical growth and personal development. With that intention, since 1956, Feber has been designing amazing toys that stimulate all these things. Thanks to the wonderful world of Feber, FAMOSA has just launched another contest that will have your kids putting their creative skills to test so they can win their favourite Feber Toy. Yes, any toy they like in the Feber catalogue on our online store. Keep reading to discover how to participate. Hurry, the contest starts now!

7 reasons to sit the family down for dinner
May 20, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

During the last 20 years, a dozen or so studies have confirmed what parents have intuitively believed forever: sitting the family down at dinnertime is positive. Research has proved that sharing this special moment with our children helps them to choose their meals and eat better, improves their self -esteem and their learning. Younger children, who share food and participate in family conversations at mealtime, enhance their vocabulary and are less prone to eating disorders, including obesity.  If you need more reasons, keep reading.

Cuentosmonos are April’s Wishmakers
April 29, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Our Wishmakers this month, Suani Armisen and Ana Caillabet, are the creators of Cuentosmonos, (Spanish for Cute or Monkey Stories) a site full of collaborative stories. But before it all began, both women worked in different fields: Ana on web design and Suani on online training. A casual conversation over lunch with their husbands led them to write a story together to help the Fundación Mona, a non- profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of primates.

Do kids today have too many social commitments?
November 4, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Last month we spoke about how parents should be aware and recognize whether their children are overwhelmed by too much activity and homework in a post called  “Extracurricular classes, are they really that good?” and “Homework after School”Overwhelmed children tend to feel tired, anxious and sad. They complain about headaches or stomachaches, they don´t sleep well, lose their appetite and they fall behind at school. Too many extra curricular classes and too much homework not only affects their grades but the quality time they spend with family and friends, something they need for their emotional wellbeing.

How to deal with stressful mornings
September 8, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Back to school means getting up early, breakfast express and rushing out of the house. For some parents, this is the worst moment of the day and by far, the most stressful. David Code, author of the book “Kids Pick Up On Everything: How Parental Stress Is Toxic To Kids” believes parents transmit stress to their children and this can make them more irritable and frustrated. The Toy Blog would like to offer you a series of ideas to make your mornings more enjoyable and stress-free.