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Why playing while they learn is important
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January 19, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Different investigations reveal that the pressure on preschool kids to excel in academics increases every year. A number of recent programs are designed so children learn language and math in almost a formal setting, much like school. But in doing so, they lose the essence of learning through play, which according to the experts is critical during this phase of development. Have you ever wondered how your children are taught? Discover why it´s so important that they do so by playing.

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.

Baby Trike Evolution: a dream toy come true
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October 7, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

At The Toy Blog, we know there are toys appropriate for each age and phase of development. But thinking of parents and conscious of the practical side when it comes to offering our children different toys for different moments, Famosa and Feber have developed a unique toy-vehicle that adapts to every age, from 6 months up until they reach 4 years old. Yes, a toy that evolves while they do. Keep reading to discover the revolutionary Baby Trike Evolution.

10 outdoor plans to do with your kids
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June 22, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Summer is the best season to enjoy family plans. But sometimes, parents have a hard time coming up with new activities for outdoor fun. One way to spark the imagination is by remembering the games we used to play as kids, when technology wasn´t a key player but rather nature, exercise and creativity. Today, we bring you 10 outdoor plans to do with your kids this summer.

Let´s Fly a Kite!
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May 26, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Nice weather is the perfect chance to enjoy the outdoors with your kids playing with dirt, water and…air! Objects that fly, like the classic kites, attract adults and children alike. Easy to make, accessible in price and, most entertaining. Created in China around 1200 BC, kites were used as a military sign but already in the 12th century, European children enjoyed it as a pastime. Kites have also been used to measure atmosphere and Benjamin Franklin used one himself when he studied lightening and invented the lighting rod. So, why not have this toy in mind to engage in fun family time together? Keep reading to discover all the benefits that flying kites has.

Jogging with Nancy
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January 22, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Jogging  is now a trend. Now, more than ever, people put on their running shoes and join this healthy exercise. The famous Famosa doll Nancy has not doubted to join the fun. Several days ago, she commented on her blog that one of her favourite activities is running through the park. This doll loves to do exercise because she understands the benefits of feeling good. So we´ve asked her to give us some advice for young kids who love running. Many parents might ask themselves what age is appropriate for their children to begin this sport and what benefits does it have and what do they need.  Nancy has answered all these questions and more.

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.

Let´s go Ice-Skating!
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December 29, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Ice-skating has become a popular activity during the Christmas season. And it’s a great way to exercise but the best part about it is that you can ice skate together! A wonderful way to spend quality family time!  It´s healthy, fun and has tons of benefits. Keep reading to discover what ice-skating has to offer.

Should we practice a winter sport this year?
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October 15, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Winter is right around the corner but bad weather shouldn´t make your children stay at home and not get the exercise they need. Good role models  will get them to learn healthy eating habits and practice sports. But what if your children beg you to leave them at home, complaining about the bad weather? The solution might be winter sports. Keep reading to learn how to get them to practice, even though it’s only on the weekends.