Tag: boys
What my son learns when playing with dolls
November 16, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Dolls are wonderful toys that all children (including boys) should engage with. They allow kids to understand themselves better and the world that surrounds them. However, when we see boys playing with dolls, we get all anxious. Just like Jonathan Alpert states in this interesting article published by the Huffington Post, this is very common among parents. And it has to do with fear. Fear that if they feel a desire to brush Nancy´s hair, dress a Barriguitas or take care of a Nenuco, they´ll be inclined towards homosexuality. But, rest assured, children, all children, like to play with dolls and that is perfectly normal.

The power of motorcycles and the benefits of riding
July 9, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

The wonderful sensation of freedom and movement that you get when riding a motorcycle seduces adults and children alike. Kids love them because it allows them to feel all grown up and independent. But, riding motorcycles also stimulates their motor skills and coordination too. Just like we suggested in this post, toy motorcycles and cars are excellent tools to teach children basic concepts such as left, right, forwards and back. These toys are also a great excuse to help them understand road safety. Keep reading to discover which are the best options for your little ones this summer.

Pepi Bath 2, an app that will make hygiene fun for kids
June 16, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

The last thing parents want is a smelly child but making them see how important it is to bathe and brush their teeth can become a daily challenge. And a frustrating one at that. Kids tend to roll their eyes, invent excuses or ignore what parents say when it comes to hygiene. In many cases they see it as a waste of time and something that keeps them from doing what they enjoy the most: playing. But, what if there was something that could make brushing their teeth and taking a shower or bath, fun? The good news is that it exists. It´s called Peppi Bath and it´s available for iPhone, iPad and Android. After the third successful year, this app now offers a second, more complete version.

Let´s learn to ride a bike with Barriguitas!
April 17, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

The new Barriguitas has just learned to ride a bicycle. The most difficult thing to learn was keeping her balance but in one single afternoon she has mastered it. The best part is that she´ll never forget how. She knows it’s a great way to exercise and something fun to do at the park. We asked her for some advice so we can teach other children how to ride a bike. Barriguitas followed the REI´s outdoor lessons, which you can apply with your kids.

Why Dads are so important
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.

Look before you cross! Learning about road safety with Feber
March 13, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

The majority of parents know how important it is for children to learn how things work at home but what about road safety? Teaching them about this will give them the tools they need to move about safely when they are outside. But how do is this done? The best way is to show them by playing. With that in mind, Famosa and Feber have created a series of activities and toys, which will help children get organize and learn about road safety.

Get them to enjoy their bath with Nenuco
February 27, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

It´s bath time. And once again, your child has a temper tantrum because he refuses to get wet or wash his hair. Up until recently there was never a problem getting him into the bath so why now? Many children go thru this phase but you should make sure it´s just a phase and not fear of the water. Aside from nailing down the reasons why he wont get into the bathtub or near the shower, encourage him to play with toys that will help him enjoy his bath time and overcome his fears.

Discovering the World Step by Step with Feber
February 12, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Feber has created a wonderful world where boys and girls can play at being all grown up. From becoming the best drivers to owning slides, swings and houses. It doesn´t matter what age they are because each Feber toy is designed for a specific stage of their development. That way, children ages 1 to 5, can enjoy the toys that correspond to their age and discover the world step by step. Keep reading to learn what toy is best suited for their age.

My children want to become artists. What should I do?
January 2, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Some children, starting at a very young age, show they have a special talent for the arts. Whether it´s painting, ballet, theatre or music, the majority of parents might feel a bit hesitant, anticipating the day they tell us they want to become artists. As parents we might prefer they choose a profession that will lead them to a steady job in the future. So, if this is the case, how should we approach this issue? Today we will clue you in on how to view it and support your children in case they do indeed make the decision to become artists.

Technology and Kids: 6 ways to disconnect
December 19, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

New technologies provide many benefits to our children. Today, there are innumerable apps that are created to stimulate their learning process and are broken down into different subjects such as math, languages, art, etc. They also serve as great tools to increase their reading skills and self esteem as children have to face challenges. With all these advantages, why are we told they shouldn’t use tablets, smartphones or computers so often? Like all other aspects of life, it´s not good to spend too much time on one thing as it could provoke addiction, sleeping disorders and a lack of social skills. Our mission as parents should be to teach our children to use technology in moderation. So how do we do it? Keep reading to discover 6 ways to disconnect.