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Tag: emotions
How to discipline kids without yelling
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February 1, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

It´s difficult, we know. In fact, being a parent is probably one of the hardest jobs in the world. But, you aren´t alone. At The To Blog, our mission is to help. We understand that there are days in which it is virtually impossibly to keep calm, be patient and not get become irate at the fact that you need to repeat everything a million times. It is then, at these precise moments, when we feel overwhelmed, that we tend to raise our voice or yell. But, as you have probably already discovered, it leads to nowhere. Today, we will give you some clues as to how to discipline without yelling.

Inside Out, a movie to talk to with kids
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January 18, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

One of our favourite movies of 2015 was, without a doubt, Inside Out, from the Pixar and Disney Factory. Although many believe it is a film that speaks more to adults, Inside Out is a fantastic opportunity to talk to our children about emotions. Being able to manage them is what will make them grow up to become happier individuals because learning about emotions, how they work and how to manage them is far more important than learning math and English. Now, thanks to Famosa, you will be able to help them learn by playing with the new collection of stuffed toys, inspired by the characters in the movie.

My son is afraid of Santa Claus
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December 8, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Going to visit Santa this Christmas will be mission impossible. Just the notion of having to sit on the lap of the man with the white beard and red suit and hand him a letter, makes your son cry and plead for you to take him in your arms. While you thought it was a good idea, let´s face it, your son is afraid of Santa Claus! So, what can we do to help him overcome this situation? Keep reading. Here, at The Toy Blog, you´ll find out.

Talking Faces, learning about emotions
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October 5, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Cultivating emotional intelligence should be one of our priorities when it comes to raising our kids. Like we pointed out in this article, if children learn to manage their emotions, they come to accept themselves and others. Here, at The Toy Blog, we also mentioned how to cultivate this learning process in your day-to-day but now, we´d like to show you another way to get your kids to learn about emotions by analysing them with the fun game of Talking Faces. This app, available for iPhone and iPad will also get them thinking about their future, something kids love to do as they discover how the world works.

Toys that Help Kids Wind Down
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September 25, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Playing is important and it´s best if kids can do it in the outdoors, but playing does not always imply running around, jumping and playing in a frenzied manner. Especially if your kids are hyperactive by nature. They must also learn to play calmly. In fact, if we encourage this type of play towards the end of the day, we´ll be teaching them how to calm down, manage their emotions and get to bed. Today, at The Toy Blog, we´d like to give your some tips on how to usetoys to help them wind down.

How to get your kids ready for preschool
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August 24, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Starting preschool is a big step for a chid and parents play an important role in preparing them for this new experience. You may not know everything it entails but don´t worry. Here, at The Toy Blog, we´ve come up with a series of strategies so this transition will be remembered as fantastic one for the entire family! We also recommend you read this post, which offers ideas on how to deal with stressful mornings. Because our first tip has to do with waking up with a big smile on everyone’s face.

International Childhood Cancer Day
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February 16, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Childhood cancer is the first cause of death in children, after accidents. In developed countries such as The United Kingdom, 4000 children and young people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. And currently, there are 10,000 children and teenagers receiving treatment for cancer in the UK. Although their survival rate has increased, thanks to advanced medicine and research, there is still of work to do. The 15th of February marks the day to make people, young and old, more aware of childhood cancer. Today, we´d like to tell you, which organizations fight to keep researching, widening our knowledge on cancer and helping affected children and their families.

Fluff, this month’s Wishmakers
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January 27, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Alberto Romero and Marta Rueda, our Wishmakers this month, are two young entrepreneurs from Madrid who founded the company named Fluff. He is a designer and she is a child psychologist and together they have joined forces with a common goal: to help children manage their emotions by playing. Although their initial idea was to open a toy store, Fluff took another route. In 2010, they created four amusing stuffed animals or toys that have become the brand image of their company: Colchón (Mattress), Edredón (Comforter), Culito Rana (Frog) and Gamberro (Troublemaker). Each stuffed toy, along with a practical guide, helps parents teach their kids to overcome their fears, temper tantrums or insecurities.