Tag: children
Tools for kids with special needs
February 5, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

For children with special needs, being prepared for school could prove to be a challenge. Fortunately, today there are tools in the form of apps, games and gadgets that can become their best allies, including those that will help them develop the social needs required to play and share with others. Here, at The Toy Blog, we´d like to help you discover the technology that is available for those children that need it most.

A magical visit to Famosa´s dream factory
December 3, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If you still harbour the joy and excitement of when you were a child, you´ve surely asked yourself, at some point, where and how toys are made. We certainly do. That´s why when Famosa invited us to visit their factory, we immediately travelled towards the Valley of Toys. We wanted to know what happens behind the scenes, especially now, right before Christmas. Join us today to discover who is behind each Famosa toy, doll and play set.

Fun Activities to do on Universal Children´s Day
November 20, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Universal Children´s Day was first established in 1954 by the United Nations on a day like today, November 20th, in order to promote unity and international awareness of children´s rights. UNICEF coordinates this special day and encourages us to participate in improving the welfare of children all over the world. There are still too many who  do not enjoy their full rights and there is still a lot to do. We, as parents, should help our children become aware.

Famosa & Theodora Foundation provide smiles for kids at hospitals
July 10, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Famosa has teamed up with Fundación Theodora in a solidary campaign called #FelicesPorNarices (something like Forced to be Happy, in English). This wonderful initiative consists in uploading photographs wearing a clown´s nose to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag above or through this Facebook app.

I´m expecting twins, now what?
May 28, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Many parents go into shock when they discover they´re expecting twins. But having two is easier than you think. Did you know that there are more twins born today than ever before? It has to do with fertility treatments, genetics and even preferences of food. Today, at The Toy Blog, we´d like to help you prepare for their arrival and clue you in on the benefits of having twins.

Vine Kids, a new child-friendly version of Vine
April 22, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Ever since Google launched YouTube Kids, an app designed for the small, curious minds, which offers them a world to discover, learn and have fun, Vine hasn´t stayed behind. What is it about this new free app that is causing so much commotion? Keep reading to find out.

Our Toy Testers Sophia and Julia share a review about Nenuco with us!
April 16, 2015  |  Written by Marta García López

Today we want to share with you the review of two of our Toy Testers! They had a lot of fun playing with Nenuco bath time and Nenuco and her little sister! Take a look!

Seasonal Allergies. How do I explain it to my children?
March 25, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Achoo! Achoo! Your son has been sneezing all morning and while you hand him yet another Kleenex, you´re probably asking yourself whether he has allergies? Each year, when spring blossoms, allergies do too and children are no exception when it comes down to developing them. Juan Casado, Head of Paediatrics at the Niño Jesus Hospital in Madrid, assures parents that children do not show signs of allergies until they are at least four or five years old. But how do we know for sure? And how can we explain it to our children so they understand?

The right tech for each age
March 16, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Much has changed since we were little. If technology consisted in having a TV and a record player, children today own that and much more. Personal computers, electronic games, tablets, smartphones and videogames to name just a few. According to a study by Lori Takeuchi, from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, households with children between 4 and 14 have an average of 11 digital and technological devices. The experts plead us to be cautious about having them spend too much time in front of the screens but we agree that electronic games, computers and digital media help expand their learning and knowledge. Here is the right tech for each age.

6 Things we can learn from our children
November 3, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Do you realise we spend the majority of our adult life wishing we were more like children? Being more like children is something that teachers, psychiatrists, gurus and great thinkers encourage. The truth is, children know what many adults have forgotten: they live in the moment, have more confidence in themselves, are braver and enjoy life with far more intensity. There is no doubt that there are many things that we can learn from them. Here are 6 lessons that our children teach us on a daily basis.  Lessons that, when put into practice, will help us be more like them; be happier. Or at least, allow us to live life to its fullest.