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Kids advice to parents
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February 3, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We spend our days thinking what else can we offer our children. They are who we love so we strive to give them the very best. At times, however, its good to take a step back and observe, listen and pay attention to what they need and ask for, even if they do through feelings, gestures and affection instead of words. Today, we´d like to suggest you be the child, in the sense of paying attention and discovering the advice kids give adults so they are better parents.

How to get your kids ready for preschool
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August 24, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Starting preschool is a big step for a chid and parents play an important role in preparing them for this new experience. You may not know everything it entails but don´t worry. Here, at The Toy Blog, we´ve come up with a series of strategies so this transition will be remembered as fantastic one for the entire family! We also recommend you read this post, which offers ideas on how to deal with stressful mornings. Because our first tip has to do with waking up with a big smile on everyone’s face.

How to get them to behave in the car
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June 11, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

A car can become a true battlefield if there are children inside it, especially during long trips and when you´re on the way to enjoy your summer vacation. Kids get bored and if there´s little room for them to move around, they tend to get restless and all this can interfere with your driving. That´s why it´s important to make sure you set some rules and teach them to behave in the car.

Talking to Strangers
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May 13, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

“Don´t speak with strangers” is probably the one thing that parents all over the world repeat to their children over and over again. But recent studies reveal that if we want to protect our children, we need to teach them how to talk to strangers.  Keep reading to discover how you can teach them to react, use their common sense and say NO the next time they are in this type of situation.

Pacifier or no pacifier?
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April 13, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Pacifiers are good for babies. Among other things, it reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. As they grow however, it becomes a habit. Although doctors at the American Academy of Paediatrics as well as the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend limiting the use of pacifiers for babies 6 months and older, the majority of children do not let go until the are two. Habits aren´t easy to quit but it can be done. How and what can we do, as parents, to help them let go of their pacifier?

Why Kids should play outside this winter
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January 20, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Even if it´s cold outside, don´t let that keep you in. Children need to play outdoors, even during the winter months. For those of you who believe they´ll catch a cold or the flu, keep reading. You’ll be surprised to learn that being outside and in contact with nature actually helps the build their immune system and much more. Discover all the advantages that playing outdoors, engaged in non-structured activities are the best thing they can do. Just make sure they´re bundled up and ready.

I´ve just had a Baby, now what? Part II
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June 27, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

The first weeks at home with a newborn can be quite frenetic, especially if it´s your first baby. Several months ago, here at Famosa´s Toy Blog we shared some advice on the basic care for new-borns that no one tells you about and the article focused on Hygiene and Feeding. So you too can enjoy these precious moments with your newborn, we´ve decided to write a second part that focuses on Where should your new-born sleep and what clothes he or she should wear.

Does your child really need a cell phone?
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April 3, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If your child had a cell phone, you could send him a text or call him to see where he is or make sure he was aware of a change of plans. Parental surveillance is one of the most important reasons parents  consider buying their children a cell phone. Your son or daughter will also feel more secure and protected knowing you are there, on the other side of the line, especially in case of an emergency. Undoubtedly it´s very convenient for your children to have one but  but nowadays a cell phone is not just a phone. It takes pictures, entertains and is a social tool. Every child wants one and increasingly at a younger age.  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation,  69% of 11-14 year olds and 31% of kids aged 8-10 have cell phones. Experts say that having a cell phone isn´t a question of age, but of necessity. Does your child really need a phone? Is he prepared to have one?