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Benefits of dressing their dolls
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December 30, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

One of the best moments for parents is observing, from behind the doors, how their children play, speak and invent stories on their own. While the adults think of innocence and the beauty of growing up, kids entertain themselves and learn how to understand the world they’re actively engaged in. Activities, simple in appearance, such as dressing their dolls, activate very complex social and motor skills they need to develop. Far from just playing, there are things to be gained. Today, we would like to tell you what kids get out of dressing their dolls.

What my son learns when playing with dolls
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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 Toy Blog visits the Doll Museum
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November 10, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that Spain had its very own Doll Museum? In fact, there is an entire village dedicated to them in Onil, Alicante, where 80% of the dolls manufactured in Spain are made. The Toy Blog went on the road to spend a day learning how they are made and enjoying an entertaining tour through the fascinating exhibit of the world´s most mythical dolls. Join us now to discover what we saw.

Sweet Dreams Nenuco helps get them to sleep
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November 4, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Some children have no trouble getting into bed at night. Some even do it on their own. But that isn’t the majority of kids. Parents all around the world try different techniques to try to get their children to sleep at night and sometimes it works. But sometimes it doesn’t and this can cause frustration, sleepless night and unnecessary arguments. If you´ve tried it all and are still finding it hard to get your baby to go to bed, keep reading to discover how you can begin to enjoy peaceful nights together.

 

Learning about Good vs. Evil with Nancy
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September 17, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Although child psychology experts assure us that children are not born with a sense of moral justice, learning to distinguish the good from the bad is necessary in order to live in society. Knowing how to differentiate between both and act accordingly is part of our job as parents and educators. And because the best way to learn is by playing, today, at The Toy Blog, we´d like to offer you advice so you can help your kids think before they act and develop the necessary empathy to become responsible adults.

Discover Nancy´s Facebook page
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August 11, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Nancy is a doll that likes to be in on all the new technology available: she loves to look things up on the computer; she plays online and shares her universe via social networks. She even has her own blog, Nancy´s Diary, mentioned here at The Toy Blog, where she offers fantastic ideas. But today we´d like to talk to you about Nancy´s Facebook page, where she shares news, contests, photographs and videos and she has a fan base of more than 93.600. Become a fan today so you and your children can be the first to know what´s going on in Nancy´s world.

Why is emotional intelligence so important?
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June 30, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Cultivating emotional intelligence in our children has so many benefits that it should be one of our main parenting goals. When kids develop this type of intelligence, they are able to manage their emotions and learn to accept themselves and others. Besides, did you know that children who learn emotional intelligence are better prepared for the future? Keep reading to discover why and how to teach our children to be smart with their feelings.

 

Nancy dresses up with Look My Look
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March 23, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Nancy is thrilled and she has every reason to feel happy. Famosa has created a new line of clothing called Look My Look just for her. As you know, Nancy loves trying on and wearing different outfits to pick the best for each occasion. Not because she´s a diva but because deciding what to wear is a way of expressing her individuality and reinforcing her self-esteem. This month, we were invited to her home to see and admire her new dresses. Her wardrobe, the enormous mirror and her dressing room, full of exciting clothes and accessories, delighted us.

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.

Role Play teaches them how to become the best siblings ever
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November 19, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Even if it´s not your first, the months prior to giving birth are very exciting. Nevertheless, before your new-born arrives, there´s a lot to do and prepare, especially if you already have children at home. In our previous post “How to prepare your child for a new baby”, we wrote about how important it is to get them ready by having them understand the situation and feel valued. But this waiting period is also a great opportunity to motivate and teach them how to take care of the new baby, something that will make them feel all grown up and enjoy the new experience. All you need to do is get them to play, role play, using their favourite toys.