Tag: independence
Look before you cross! Learning about road safety with Feber
March 13, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

The majority of parents know how important it is for children to learn how things work at home but what about road safety? Teaching them about this will give them the tools they need to move about safely when they are outside. But how do is this done? The best way is to show them by playing. With that in mind, Famosa and Feber have created a series of activities and toys, which will help children get organize and learn about road safety.

Why Kids should play outside this winter
January 20, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Even if it´s cold outside, don´t let that keep you in. Children need to play outdoors, even during the winter months. For those of you who believe they´ll catch a cold or the flu, keep reading. You’ll be surprised to learn that being outside and in contact with nature actually helps the build their immune system and much more. Discover all the advantages that playing outdoors, engaged in non-structured activities are the best thing they can do. Just make sure they´re bundled up and ready.

“Mom, I don´t want to wear that.”
November 25, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

There comes an age in which children start choosing their own clothes. Until they acquire their tastes and favourite looks, sometimes the way they dress or the combination of colours they choose can be amusing, absurd and even inadequate. How many times has your daughter pleaded you to let her wear her Princess costume to school? How many times has your son wanted to take his rain boots out for a summer stroll? How many times have they worn two different coloured socks? As parents we can suggest what they should wear but in the end, they should be the ones who decide. Being able to choose helps them become more independent as they learn to combine colours and patterns and create their own style.

Halloween Pyjama Party
October 28, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

The countdown for Halloween has begun and this year we wanted to suggest you celebrate it by organizing a pyjama party. Children love the idea of a sleep over because they enjoy that feeling of being a little bit more independent and “all grown up” by staying up late and becoming hosts at their very own social event. Keep reading to learn how you can organize an unforgettable Halloween pyjama party at home.

Fear can be contagious
October 14, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Fear is a natural reaction that nearly everyone experiences when they feel insecure or vulnerable. It´s the way our mind and body has of protecting us, of alerting us of possible danger. Fear can be somewhat fleeting like the kind that most children feel when it comes to darkness, being left alone or ugly imaginary creatures. But as they mature and with their parents´ help these fears cease to exist.

There are other fears however, that are more dangerous as they stick with us and produce anxiety and phobias. A recent study, published by Nature Neuroscience, confirms that some fears can be inherited or transmitted to our children thru our words, behaviour and beliefs. If your daughter is afraid of spiders for example, or she hides every time she hears thunder, you might have something to do with it. Keep reading to discover how you can overcome your fears and avoid transmitting it to your kids.

5 Tips for Raising an Only Child
August 20, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

If you´re raising an only child, he or she is undoubtedly the apple of your eye. The best thing that´s happened to you. Your pride, love and happiness. For good or bad, your child receives all your love and attention. But is this bad? Well, it doesn´t have to be. Many times it makes children mature earlier, crave to please others and develops their innate leadership qualities. In order to keep these personality traits positive and in line, it´s important to reinforce determined aspects of the child-parent relationship. At The Toy Blog, we wanted to give you 5 tips on how to raise an only child.

Learning while you grow
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.