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Tag: Empathy
What to do when you´re feeling overwhelmed
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November 9, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If there are days in which you too feel overwhelmed by being a parent, you´ll be happy to know that you´re not alone. Just like we informed you in this post, “in the art of educating, sometimes we have to do things we don’t like or enjoy.” That´s why, when we feel overwhelmed, we must be careful not say or do things we might regret later on. Remember, we are the mirrors in which they see themselves. Today, we want to provide some tips on how to have your kids entertained while mommy or daddy take a break.

CONI, our Wishmakers of the month celebrate solitary birthdays
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October 30, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Our wishmaker of the month is Alex Sebastián, founder of CONI. This non-profit organization was born among a group of young voluntary workers, who decided to coordinate their skills and focus on Guatemala. CONI, declared as Public Use in 2014, does not receive money from the State. Since their expenses are taken care of in Spain by private members, they guarantee that the support they receive is entirely invested in their projects in Guatemala. Imagination, hope, energy and enthusiasm are the tools they employ to search for new ways to get people involved. Proof of this is muchosmas.org, an original idea with which they propose to turn birthday parties into solidary events, which also teaches our children to be aware of inequalities worldwide. It´s not a question of helping but of having kids participate in the solutions.

Why little girls love horses – discovering the new Nancy Caballo Funtastic
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October 26, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If you the parent of a little girl, you probably already know that horses are among her very favorite animals. In fact, they are so very fascinated by horses (well, unicorns and dolphins too!), that many experts have dedicated years of their life to studying this phenomenon. Keep reading to find out why and discover the new Nancy Caballo Funtastic by Famosa, a fun and educational toy that speaks to that desire. 

School is more fun with this Barriguitas game
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October 14, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

There are many children who just don’t want to go back to school and parents’ don´t really know what to do to control their anger or temper tantrums they suffer every morning. Even though this type of behaviour is normal until they adapt to this new situation, it´s important to determine the cause of this negativity. Possible reasons include lack of motivation, tiredness, and problems with classmates or even being victims of bullying. Another reason could be that your kids are required to do more than last year and have to be more autonomous in class, especially for those who transition into elementary school. Towards the end of this post, we offer some tips for those kids who refuse to go to school but before we do: we´d like to show you about a free new online game -Barriguitas School- which will help you motivate them to see school in an entertaining way.

Heidi is back and here to stay!
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October 12, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We´re celebrating the news at Famosa! Like all of us, surely you´ve spent a good part of your childhood enjoying the adventures of Heidi, that adorable orphan who love with her dear grandfather in the Alps. Just like them now, our children will be able to keep enjoying Heidi thanks to Famosa and Studio 100 International. Spain´s famous toy company has just signed a deal to make and distribute dolls and other toys of the popular cartoon series. Plus, the launch coincides with the new TV version! Keep reading to hear all about the exclusive news!

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.

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.

Learning with Technology
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September 4, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Much has changed since we were little kids. Our toys, games and ways of playing are totally different now. And the way children learn today is quite different as well. Despite the fact that kids seem to be born knowing how to interact with technology, many parents and educators keep asking themselves whether it´s good for them, if they learn while they play videogames, for example and how do you know whether an app is really educational. Here, at The Toy Blog, we´ve answered some of these questions but today, we´d like to give you the key to choosing well when it comes to digital and technological tools.

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.

Overcoming their fear of the doctor with Famosa
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August 18, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Children don´t like going to the doctor’s office but some get terribly afraid just thinking about it. Don´t worry, this is absolutely normal. Remember, the vast majority of people don´t like the idea of being exposed to a stranger. From a child´s perspective, seeing needles or other medical tools or instruments can terrify them because they don´t know what´s going on. Now, thanks to Famosa toys, you can explain what will happen at the doctor´s office before you go so they´ll know what to expect.