Tag: chores
Tidy and clean? Yes, it is possible!
October 15, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Our mission at The Toy Blog is to help you do the most difficult and beautiful job in the world: be good parents and enjoy the process. Like all jobs, sometimes the art of educating, is more fun than others. Today, we´d like to tell you how to do something that might not seem like much fun but it will take a burden off your shoulders while the little ones learn to boost their self esteem and become more independent: learn to be tidy and clean. Plus, if you follow these tips, you´ll also be able to teach them while playing. Are you ready?

Barriguitas teaches kids to take care of their pets
July 15, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

The majority of children will promise you anything in exchange for having a pet. But when it finally arrives and the newness wears off, kids tend to neglect their “new best friend.” Barriguitas Child and Pet knows a lot about this from experience. Her own daughter acted this way when her dog Blanca got home. So, how did Barriguitas solve it? We asked her and this is what she said: “Organization, participation and communication between parents and children is crucial so the entire family can enjoy their new pet.“ After listening to Barriguitas, we asked for some more advice. Barriguitas dog, Barriguitas cat and Barriguitas bunny, also participated in the conversation.

Toys need cleaning too!
February 23, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Teaching them to take care of their toys is part of our job as parents and teachers. Not only because they learn to value and preserve what they have but also because children need to assume certain responsibilities and become better organized. And one of the ways to do this is teach them to keep their toys clean. Keep reading to find out why it´s important and how to clean and sanitize their toys. And remember, this is something they should learn to do.

Make-A-Wish, our Wishmakers of the month!
February 20, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Make-A-Wish® with a presence in nearly 50 countries worldwide, grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life threatening illnesses,  enrichening their lives thru personal experiences full of hope, strength and happiness. These wishes contribute to the child and the family´s resilience, enabling them to face physical and emotional suffering.  It´s affiliate in Spain has the support of 200 medical professionals, 30 hospitals, 1000 private sector professionals and almost 400 companies who actively collaborate with them. Together, they take wishes very seriously. In fact, Make-A-Wish Spain is accredited by Fundación Lealtad, an independent organism that evaluates accountability, financial health and transparency. This month, The Toy Blog had the chance to interview Carmela Fernandez Piera, a Patron of  Make-A-Wish Spain. Keep reading to discover the incredible work thy do and the impact that generating wishes has on children.

Why Being Bored is Actually Good
October 3, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

“Mom, I´m bored!” How many times have we heard this? Three simple words that make us feel like such bad parents that we try “fixing it” by organizing activities, signing them up to extra curricular classes and letting them consume passive entertainment. This, however, is not the solution. In fact, allowing children to be bored is important and necessary. Teresa Bolton, expert on the impact that emotions have on behaviour and learning, believes that if we are constantly keeping them entertained, it can actually harm their imagination and how it develops. Keep reading to learn why it´s good for them to be bored and how you can take advantage of those moments to raise creative and independent children with critical minds.

Teaching your Children how to get Organized
July 29, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Children today are busier and more distracted than ever before. Between school, extra curricular classes and activities, homework and social commitments, kids face an overwhelming amount of stimuli and demands that make paying attention and completing tasks almost impossible. That´s why it´s important to teach them how to get organized, a skill that will make them more responsible in the present and future. It only requires some help, supervision and practice. Continue reading to learn how.

Chores you should share with children
June 16, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Household chores are one of the most tedious responsibilities we assume each and every day.  They hover over us, our efforts many times go by unnoticed and on occasions, they are the very reason of too many arguments. That´s why it´s very important everyone pitch in to the common good. However, this isn’t the only reason why your children should share everyday chores at home. The main reason is that it´s good for their personal development: it improves their self-esteem; it makes them more independent and allows for their social integration.