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Tag: benefits
Discover Animal Babies Nursery
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February 9, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We all had a favourite toy when we were growing up. Whether it was a toy train, a doll or a teddy bear, they joined us at playtime and fed our imaginations. Today, although toys now come in different shapes, our children, like we did back then, will end up choosing their favourite, that best friend with whom they can confide in and be with them wherever they go. Today, with Valentines Day approaching, we´d like to talk about the adorable Animal Baby Nursery toys by Famosa.

How to travel while staying at home
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June 1, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Travelling is one of the best ways to disconnect, learn and discover. But travelling doesn’t necessarily imply taking a plane, sleeping at a hotel or going very far. In fact, you can still travel without leaving your city. Here are some ideas so you and your family can travel and enjoy a fun, activity packed summer while staying at home.

Is it a good idea to give kids digital devices?
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May 14, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Holy Communion season is approaching and one of the most demanded gifts is, without a doubt, a technologic device: laptop, smartphone, game console or tablet. However, as parents, we might ask ourselves if it´s a good idea. There are different opinions on the matter. We still don´t know what effects its and experts argue about the benefits and dangers. What we do know is that technology is here to stay and it seems counter productive for children to live in a bubble. The key is moderation and the decision is up to you.

What do children learn at the park?
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May 12, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Going to the park with kids is something parents do practically every day. While children consider it to be one of the best activities, parents also enjoy watching their children have fun. But, have you ever wondered what benefits playing in the park actually has? When they´re on swings, for example, it improves their physical and mental development. Keep reading to discover all the benefits that playing in the park offers. Here, at The Toy Blog, we recommend children play outdoors in winter and now, with spring right around the corner, we´d like to explain why it´s important for children to play in the park.

No Comparing: Difficult but not Impossible
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May 6, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

It´s difficult not to compare. We do it so often that we are rarely conscious of it. We compare headlines, jobs, relationships, experiences, friends, singers, tablets, clothes… Comparing is instinctive and an activity that, sometimes, helps us to decide what is best. But when we do it with our children, some experts believe it´s a recipe for disaster. Today, we would like to share what comparisons are toxic and how to compare so its actually beneficial.

Why Dads are so important
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March 19, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We all know how important moms are but we rarely speak about dad’s role. Today, we want to pay homage to them and reveal the decisive role they have in their children´s lives. Because fathers too, are vital in their education, development and emotional wellbeing. Plus, they influence how children see themselves in this world.

Why videogames are good for children
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February 17, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Year after year, we are cautioned by the presence of violence in videogames. It´s obvious that some are not appropriate for young children but many parents however, influenced by the negativity of this type of message, discard them completely. The truth is that certain videogames provide an enriching experience and even an educational one. Especially if we keep in mind that, in a society like ours, we should not discourage them from learning through technology. So, what benefits do videogames provide for children? And how can parents enhance the positive aspects of playing with them?

Let´s do a Play
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January 21, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Kids love theatre. In fact, they can spend hours pretending, role-playing and imitating real situations, learning how to adopt gestures, voices and vocabulary. It´s their way of learning. If we, as parents and educators, encourage them to tell their own stories or use existing plays for children, we´ll build their interest for drama and help them develop longer attention spans, increase their memory skills, enjoy teamwork and encourage them to make decisions. Today we´ll talk about the benefits of drama.

Let´s play a board game!
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December 25, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Have you ever wondered what benefits do board games have. They apparently are a good source of entertainment but they also stimulate their learning process. Just as we encourage our children to exercise, we should also help them exercise their minds (not only in school). The main advantage to playing with board games is that they allow children to acquire knowledge while they play. And they also learn to socialize. This Christmas, why not ask Santa for one that the entire family can enjoy?