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Tag: Empathy
DO-RE-ME!: our January Wishmakers
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January 28, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that 200 million children fail to reach their full potential by age 5?  UNICEF says it loud and clear on their site dedicated to Early Childhood Development, those first few years of life that are so crucial for their immediate wellbeing and their future. A good foundation in the early years makes a difference through adulthood and even gives the next generation a better start. 

Sheriff vs. Fetid Gas. What side are you on?
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January 20, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Surely you are familiar with those charismatic superheroes your son and daughter have so much fun playing with! The Mutant Busters – who already have their very own TV series and fun online games, also come in the shape of action toys so your kids can continue to learn while they play. And we´re not only talking about motor skills or cultivating their imaginations. We are talking about toys that allow them to think and make informed decisions, a necessary tool for life. The game we propose today is apparently simple but keep reading to find out what your kids will learn when they are given the chance to choose. Are they a member of La Resistance or one of the terrifying mutants that dominate Panic Island?

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.

Cyber bullying: 6 ways to detect it!
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January 13, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Cyber bullying is more frequent than we think. Did you know that some teenagers look at their social network profiles more than 100 times a day? That´s one of the most astonishing facts of #Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens, a recent study done by CNN.  But what is more worrisome is the reason behind this type of impulsive behaviour. Almost a fourth of these kids recognized they do it to make sure no one spoke badly about them online. Can parents do something about this? Are there ways to detect cyber bullying?

Discover Nenuco´s most beautiful clothes
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January 12, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Playing dress up with Nenuco provides 2 and three year old children many benefits. It helps them develop their fine motor skills and it also lays the foundations for personal hygiene. Just like we explained in this post, this type of play allows them to let their imagination and creativity run wild! Plus, it also teaches them about empathy and love. Don´t you think this is a toy every child should have? Check out Nenuco´s beautiful clothes right here.

Getting the house ready for the Three Wise Men
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January 5, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Whether you live in Spain or not, the story of the Three Wise Men is a beautiful one you can share with your children. You might even want to celebrate it, the Spanish way. A fun and different activity you can do with them at home. In Spain, kids get their presents from the Three Wise Men, not Santa Claus. And parents and children make sure their homes are ready to receive them. Even if you don’t celebrate the tradition, it´s good for the little ones to learn how Christmas is celebrated elsewhere. Keep reading to discover all the magic behind the Three Wise Men!

Famosa celebrates the premiere of Star Wars!
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December 18, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

There hasn´t been a saga like Star Wars in the history of film! And just yesterday, coinciding with was the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Famosa revealed adorable stuffed toys with the movie´s main characters.  . Never, until now, have grandparents, parents and kids been able to enjoy the same movie like this one. But in order to avoid simple passive entertainment, Famosa offers your favourite characters in the form of plush toys.

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.

Emotional Intelligence with Afectiva, our Wishmakers of the month!
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November 27, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

This month´s Wishmakers are Belén Robles, María García-Parrado and Raquel Burguillo, the three psychologists that founded Afectiva, A School of Emotional and Social Development.  After years of training and experience working with children, teenagers and families, they decided to share their vision of psychology and create this project. Their work method is based on close ties and trust as they want the people who come to the school to feel welcomed and offer them a place where they can express themselves freely. We asked them how parents could develop their children´s emotional intelligence as well as how to best manage emotions, cultivate empathy and avoid bullying.

Fun Activities to do on Universal Children´s Day
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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.