Tag: language skills
Reinforcing their vocabulary with My Life in English!
January 15, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Do your kids need a bit of motivation to expand their knowledge of English and vocabulary? Well, we might have the solution! Although My Life in English is designed to get non-English speaking kids energized to learn a second language, we believe it can help English-speaking kids to expand their vocabulary. The app, created for kids between 9 and 11 years old also emphasizes pronunciation through the use of educational games. But in your case, the app can be used by younger children to boost their language development skills.

Reading is important! International Children´s Book Day
April 2, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

April 2nd marks the International Children´s Book Day. Coinciding with the birth of writer Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875) the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Organization promotes and encourages children all around the world to read. This year, the chosen topic is “Many cultures, one story “ included in the 2015 sign created by writer Marwa Obaid and illustrator Nasim Abaeiam, both from United Arab Emirates. The website offers information on activities and programs you and your children can take part in and enjoy. A perfect plan to cultivate their love for reading.

Why are toys important in childhood development?
October 9, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Do you remember your favourite toy growing up? It didn´t matter whether it was a doll, a stuffed bear or a plastic soldier. That was your favourite toy and you loved it more than anything else in this world. What you probably don´t know is how it influenced your education and how, over the years, toys continue to improve the abilities and skills children need to prepare them for life. Here at The Toy Blog we wanted to unveil  why toys are so important in childhood development.