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Tag: learning
Drive a Range Rover with a cell phone
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February 10, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

At The Toy Blog, we´ve suggested how toy cars can have tremendous benefits for children. To start, they help them learn concepts such as speed, space and distances. They also allow them to socialize, express themselves and learn about road safety, all very important things to learn. It also teaches them to use their motor skills and coordination as well as learning to differentiate left from right, forwards and backwards. Today, we´d like to tell you all about the new Range Rover by Feber, and how to direct it with the use of a cell phone.

Discover Animal Babies Nursery
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February 9, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We all had a favourite toy when we were growing up. Whether it was a toy train, a doll or a teddy bear, they joined us at playtime and fed our imaginations. Today, although toys now come in different shapes, our children, like we did back then, will end up choosing their favourite, that best friend with whom they can confide in and be with them wherever they go. Today, with Valentines Day approaching, we´d like to talk about the adorable Animal Baby Nursery toys by Famosa.

7 ideas for a Star Wars party
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February 4, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Carnival is right around the corner and is one of the most awaited events for kids and adults alike. We all love to dress in costume or become someone else we admire, even if it’s for a short while. It can be real or imagined characters as well as creatures form another planet. This year, during Carnival, and after premiere of the latest Star Wars movie, many kids will ask their parents for help organizing a theme party inspired by their favourite movies. Keep reading to know how to prepare the party of the year!

Making school fun with Barriguitas Olé Qué Cole
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February 2, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that teachers are one of children´s favourite professions? It might have to do with the fact that, after their parents, teachers are the most important role models for them. Whether it´s this or just a matter of vocation, kids love to role-play at being teachers. Conscious of this, Famosa, creators of the best educational toys for children, like Barriguitas, decided to launch a very didactic and entertaining play set that will give them the chance to become a teacher! It´s called Ole Qué Cole and here we will tell you all about it!

DO-RE-ME!: our January Wishmakers
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January 28, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that 200 million children fail to reach their full potential by age 5?  UNICEF says it loud and clear on their site dedicated to Early Childhood Development, those first few years of life that are so crucial for their immediate wellbeing and their future. A good foundation in the early years makes a difference through adulthood and even gives the next generation a better start. 

Reinforcing their vocabulary with My Life in English!
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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.

Cyber bullying: 6 ways to detect it!
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January 13, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Cyber bullying is more frequent than we think. Did you know that some teenagers look at their social network profiles more than 100 times a day? That´s one of the most astonishing facts of #Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens, a recent study done by CNN.  But what is more worrisome is the reason behind this type of impulsive behaviour. Almost a fourth of these kids recognized they do it to make sure no one spoke badly about them online. Can parents do something about this? Are there ways to detect cyber bullying?

Getting the house ready for the Three Wise Men
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January 5, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Whether you live in Spain or not, the story of the Three Wise Men is a beautiful one you can share with your children. You might even want to celebrate it, the Spanish way. A fun and different activity you can do with them at home. In Spain, kids get their presents from the Three Wise Men, not Santa Claus. And parents and children make sure their homes are ready to receive them. Even if you don’t celebrate the tradition, it´s good for the little ones to learn how Christmas is celebrated elsewhere. Keep reading to discover all the magic behind the Three Wise Men!

Personalized stories by Mumablue
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December 29, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Our Wishmaker this month is Mumablue, a publishing house dedicated to create personalized stories for children. The idea was born as a way to motivate children to read. Cristina Rodríguez Blanco, founding partner of this magical initiative realized that digital media put storybooks at risk. She was also aware of the numerous studies on the importance of reading as a means to develop intellectually, expand horizons and encourage empathy and culture. So she decided to partner up with computer engineer, Manuel Córdoba, and create Mumablue. Later, designer Julio Morales and communications director Ro Venegas joined the team and together they sought to create a reading habit in children through personalized stories, as a way of cultivating future great readers. Because “what child wouldn’t want to travel on a unicorn, speak with gnomes or create magic?,” says Cristina.

Celebrating Christmas at the PinyPon Villa
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December 24, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Today is Christmas Eve and we´ve been invited to a banquet in the new PinyPon Villa. It´s going to be so much fun! We put on our party clothes and got into our car, arriving a bit before scheduled so we could see the Villa and help our hosts with the final touches before the guests arrive. The Villa, on the outside is beautiful. It has large bay windows, a fuchsia coloured roof and a terrace with colourful flowers. We can´t wait to go inside so we knock on the door and to our surprise, the doorbell really does ring! The door opens and Piny Boy welcomes us in.