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Tag: growing up
They don´t like their presents. Now what?
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January 7, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

It´s been a wonderful Christmas holiday and a fabulous winter break. But some days have also been hectic and perhaps even stressful. Between leaving things at work sorted, attending the kids´ winter performances at school, decorating the house, cooking and organizing activities with the kids as well as struggling to buy them their gifts, have left you running on empty. That’s why, the last thing you expected was to watch their disappointed faces when they opened their presents on Christmas day. Obviously, they didn´t like them or they didn’t think they were enough. If this is your case, here is a list of possible reasons and tips on how to best manage this situation.

Nenuco Baby for the little ones
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August 19, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Here at The Toy Blog, we´ve written about how playing is not only fun, but also an important learning tool for kids. And this begins during their first years. Through play, babies discover their own body. That is why we need to choose the appropriate toys for them to develop their motor skills and stimulate their senses. Along these lines, today we wanted to write about the Nenuco Baby line by Famosa, which we reviewed already in this post. It is a collection of toys designed for the little ones. But remember, what they enjoy the most is playing with the person next to them. Talk, caress, sing or tickle your baby. Only then will they start discovering how to relate to others.

How to help kids overcome shyness
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July 13, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

When kids turn six, they generally begin to feel shy. Eleonora Villegas-Reimers, an elementary teacher at Wheelock College in Boston, assures us that “at that age, kids start to become conscious of who they are and how they are seen by others and, being different, sometimes leads them to feeling shy.”  Besides, when they start a new level at school, they face new rules and challenges. But there is no need to worry. Feeling bashful or shy is a positive symptom (it indicates their personal standards of development).  The only thing we need to do as parents is teach them how to overcome it. Here are the most frequent situations they´ll face and some advice on how to help them.

How to make them stay in their bed?
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May 14, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

It´s been another long week and Friday has finally come. You´ve put your little girl to sleep and you run to your room, dreaming of sleeping at least 6 hours straight. However, you´re waken up three hours later but your daughter who pleads for you to let her sleep in your bed. You know you shouldn´t give in but you´re so tired that you make some room. Does this sound familiar? Don´t worry. It won´t be easy but changing habits is possible.

Learning while you grow
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April 30, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Every child is unique and learns according to his age and stage of development. During each stage your child will develop certain abilities and will only learn that which he can understand. While our children grow, it´s important to maintain your expectations (and his) real. Here is a guide of what to expect while your children continues on his wonderful, magical journey of growing up.