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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.

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.

Eat well with a smartphone!
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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?

Learning as they play with Doctors and Teachers by Nenuco
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September 15, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that when they play is when they learn the most? According to Angie Rupan, Educator and Coordinator of the Childhood Development Centre in San Francisco, “playing is the way kids begin to understand and process the world they live in.” That´s why they must have time to alternate between free play and role-play: two of the best forms of entertainment.  Playing to be all grown up is a great opportunity to interpret different roles and just as we suggested in this post, two of their favourite professions areteacher and doctor. Today, we´d like to offer you some ideas and activities you can use to motivate them to keep learning as they play.

New App – Create your own orchestra with everyday objects
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July 20, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Here, at The Toy Blog, we´ve written about the powerful benefits that music has on children. Among other things, music builds their self-esteem, improves their concentration and helps their academic performance. In our article titled “6 Reasons your Kids should Learn to Play an Instrument”, several experts recommend children take music lessons but now that summer is here, and we´re on vacation, we propose a musical app called Duckie Deck Homemade Orchestra, a game that encourages toddlers to create their very own orchestra with everyday objects.

Become a designer with the Nancy Look my Look app
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July 7, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Remember when you were a little girl and played with paper dolls and cut outs? We all spent hours designing clothes with paper, scissors and coloured pencils or markers. But times have changed and kids now demand electronic and digital toys. The good news is that if they are into fashion or enjoy designing clothes, they can do it by using the Nancy Look My Look app right on their cell phone or yours.

Fluff, this month’s Wishmakers
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January 27, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Alberto Romero and Marta Rueda, our Wishmakers this month, are two young entrepreneurs from Madrid who founded the company named Fluff. He is a designer and she is a child psychologist and together they have joined forces with a common goal: to help children manage their emotions by playing. Although their initial idea was to open a toy store, Fluff took another route. In 2010, they created four amusing stuffed animals or toys that have become the brand image of their company: Colchón (Mattress), Edredón (Comforter), Culito Rana (Frog) and Gamberro (Troublemaker). Each stuffed toy, along with a practical guide, helps parents teach their kids to overcome their fears, temper tantrums or insecurities.

Mutant Busters at The Toy Blog
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November 27, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

By now, surely you know who the Mutant Busters are. Thanks to them thousands of children are busy playing, imagining they are one of these charismatic superheroes who battle against the Mutants. While they play, they also learn how to be conscious of the environment, imitating their heroes who are trying to save a contaminated planet. The Mutant Busters, created by Famosa, have caused such an uproar that they even have their own website, free videogames and a fantastic new app. Today, we´ve been lucky enough to interview some of the members of La Resistance, to discover what these kids with super powers are really like.