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Tag: Arts & Crafts
What is Nancy up to?
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October 23, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Nancy, a symbol of childhood for the generation of girls who were born in the 60´s and 70´s, still fascinates kids today. There is a huge legion of fans today that follow her on Facebook and through her fun-filled blog (available in English too!) in which she writes about the things that make her life happy such as friends, tricks, arts & crafts, hobbies and much more. Here at The Toy Blog, she´s come to tell us about school, the new edition of her magazine and surprising news!

What do we do with all the leftover gift-wrapping paper?
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December 23, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

According to last years poll, a billion Christmas cards were sent in the United Kingdom alone. 17 for every man, woman and child. And the majority were tossed in the bin after the holidays. If we think of all the gifts we receive and their packaging, imagine how much paper, ribbons and boxes will end up in the trash! However, there are many things we can do to recycle this and have a great time in doing so. Here, at The Toy Blog, we wrote about how we can help protect our environment. Today, we´d like to share some tips on creative crafts we can make at home with all the leftover paper.

 

Favorite Toys for Preschoolers
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April 21, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

There are so many toys in the market that it makes it difficult to figure out which ones are the best. Best as in a toy that entertains but also offers didactic, educational and learning values. Since each age is different, preschoolers need toys that help develop their physical, emotional, cognitive and motor skills.

The Importance of Creating
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February 11, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

First it was home improvement, then came IKEA and finally, Internet has managed to expand the DIY culture the world over. Arts & Crafts are not only fun but allows children to think creatively, find solutions to problems and improves their hand-eye coordination and abilities. Research and experts have proven that teaching children practical skills make them more capable, cosmopolitan and improves their self-esteem. Creating or building expands their ability to interact with the world around them. It also teaches them to express themselves and communicate better with others.