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Tag: Costumes
5 types of play every child needs
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March 24, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We know children need to play. Not only because it´s fun but playing helps them develop language skills, cultivates their imagination and creativity as well as their problem-solving, motor and social skills, which are all necessary steps in their learning process. But sometimes we ask ourselves what exactly do they learn when tossing a ball or talking to their imaginary friends. Is it important? Is it necessary? The answer is YES. Playing provides the basis for learning. We just have to make sure we give them the necessary tools and encourage them to engage in the 5 types of play they need.

Let´s Eat with Nenuco!
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February 24, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Parents with children who have a hard time getting them to eat, know how frustrating this situation can become. But before you lose your temper, experts suggest parents start off by discovering why their kids refuse to eat and find ways to make eating easier and more appealing. At The Toy Blog we recommend you use a toy like ‘Nenuco’ so children feel identified while they keep playing.

How PinyPon can help you make great costumes
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February 6, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

With Carnival and Mardi Gras right around the corner, do you know what your children will dress up as? If you haven’t got the time to think of an original costume, don´t worry. Here, at The Toy Blog, we encourage you to get inspired with four PinyPon figures. All you need are some pieces of old fabric and some good old DIY skills. More importantly, your children can help you decide and make them too. Keep reading so you can enjoy a wonderful afternoon together.

Things we can provide when playing with our kids
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January 23, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Make the best out of playing with your children. Your experience, knowledge of their tastes and a little bit of imagination will make them see their toys in a different way and they´ll keep learning. Keep reading to discover the things you can do as a parent or teacher in order to stimulate, encourage and cultivate their imagination, creativity, language, observation and motor skills. This will also teach you what they might not tell you at home.

Encourage them to do what they love best with Club Hello Kitty
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January 5, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

The Toy Blog had the fortunate chance to interview four girls who share the same admiration for Hello Kitty. But they each have different tastes and hobbies. One of them is a musician. Another has cultivated a knack for sports. A third loves to cook and the fourth gets a thrill out of fashion and design. Surely your daughter shares one of even more of these same interests. As parents, we must learn to encourage our little rock stars chef, fashionista or athlete to do what she loves best.  So she continues to learn, create her own personality and enjoy the process.

Technology and Kids: 6 ways to disconnect
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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.

Family Christmas plans, activities and games
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December 17, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Last year, during this same month of December, we shared some tricks and advice on how to survive the Christmas season and make it memorable for your children. This year, we´d like to share some ideas, activities and plans that you´ll be able to enjoy with them as a family. From decorating ideas to arts and crafts, games and outdoor fun. Keep reading to discover the best plans and games for a great family Christmas.

Become a Fashion Designer at Club Hello Kitty
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December 8, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Yanina, Isabella, Telma and Kelly are four very different friends who share a common passion: Hello Kitty. Together they’ve created Club Hello Kitty so fans from all over the world can join together. We had the privilege of interviewing them here at The Toy Blog and discovered not only how much fun these dolls are, but how they help improve children´s creativity. The proof is that each doll has their own online design game at Famosa. If your kids love to create, draw and decorate, make sure you introduce them to these four fabulous dolls.

Should children believe in fairy tales?
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November 24, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Fairy tales teach children about the world they live in and what people are really like. Fairy tales speak about important issues such as knowing who we are and what the consequence of our behaviour entails. They do not however offer concrete solutions. Instead, children must rely on their imagination in order to decide how to apply the lesson in their own life.  Fairy tales use the same language as children do and adopt their way of thinking about the world, which in turn makes children learn, in an attractive and easy way. But, how do children benefit from them?

How Famosa´s Toys Celebrate Halloween
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October 31, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Today, October 31st, is Halloween. While many children add the final touches to their costumes and decor, others have already begun to trick or treat. This morning, some of Famosa´s toys have stopped by The Toy Blog to tell u show they live this scary night. Keep Reading to learn what they like to do and what plans they have for Halloween.