Tag: parenting
Kids advice to parents
February 3, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We spend our days thinking what else can we offer our children. They are who we love so we strive to give them the very best. At times, however, its good to take a step back and observe, listen and pay attention to what they need and ask for, even if they do through feelings, gestures and affection instead of words. Today, we´d like to suggest you be the child, in the sense of paying attention and discovering the advice kids give adults so they are better parents.

How to discipline kids without yelling
February 1, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

It´s difficult, we know. In fact, being a parent is probably one of the hardest jobs in the world. But, you aren´t alone. At The To Blog, our mission is to help. We understand that there are days in which it is virtually impossibly to keep calm, be patient and not get become irate at the fact that you need to repeat everything a million times. It is then, at these precise moments, when we feel overwhelmed, that we tend to raise our voice or yell. But, as you have probably already discovered, it leads to nowhere. Today, we will give you some clues as to how to discipline without yelling.

Kids and mermaids: a magical combination
December 14, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

The first written testimony of them is found in Homer´s Odyssey but there already were artistic representations in ancient Greece. Today we will talk about mermaids, that mythological being, half fish, half woman, that has fascinated us and has served as inspiration to poems, novels, legends, literature, films and toys. At The Toy Blog, we´d like to propose your kids play in the Kingdom of Mermaids with PinyPon using these fun activities as a starting point. Ideas that combine history and entertainment.

Emotional Intelligence with Afectiva, our Wishmakers of the month!
November 27, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

This month´s Wishmakers are Belén Robles, María García-Parrado and Raquel Burguillo, the three psychologists that founded Afectiva, A School of Emotional and Social Development.  After years of training and experience working with children, teenagers and families, they decided to share their vision of psychology and create this project. Their work method is based on close ties and trust as they want the people who come to the school to feel welcomed and offer them a place where they can express themselves freely. We asked them how parents could develop their children´s emotional intelligence as well as how to best manage emotions, cultivate empathy and avoid bullying.

Dads do it different
November 24, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

At The Toy Blog, we believe in the importance of fathers when it comes to parenting and their decisive role in the life of their children. Just we like pointed out in this post, “they are vital in their kids education, development and emotional health as well as influence how they see the world.” Now thanks to scientific research and technology, now we also know that the absence of fathers during the critical periods of a child´s life can impair their social and behavioural skills in the future. Discover what science and experts are saying in this post.

How to help kids get organized with Nancy
November 17, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Being organized at school is crucial to avoid distractions and place their energy into really soaking in what they learn in class. How are your children doing this year? If teachers at school have suggested they are lacking in the organizational department, don´t worry! Nancy is an expert in this field. After reading the interesting article she published in her blog, we asked her to share some advice. Because sometimes it´s best if their favourite toy  does the talking! Aside from being fun, these tips will help your kids improve. But remember, we as parents and educators must be good role models and be careful about how we teach them these lessons. Faraway from becoming angry, we must suggest and guide them.

What my son learns when playing with dolls
November 16, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Dolls are wonderful toys that all children (including boys) should engage with. They allow kids to understand themselves better and the world that surrounds them. However, when we see boys playing with dolls, we get all anxious. Just like Jonathan Alpert states in this interesting article published by the Huffington Post, this is very common among parents. And it has to do with fear. Fear that if they feel a desire to brush Nancy´s hair, dress a Barriguitas or take care of a Nenuco, they´ll be inclined towards homosexuality. But, rest assured, children, all children, like to play with dolls and that is perfectly normal.

Why is emotional intelligence so important?
June 30, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Cultivating emotional intelligence in our children has so many benefits that it should be one of our main parenting goals. When kids develop this type of intelligence, they are able to manage their emotions and learn to accept themselves and others. Besides, did you know that children who learn emotional intelligence are better prepared for the future? Keep reading to discover why and how to teach our children to be smart with their feelings.


10 outdoor plans to do with your kids
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.

Discover Famosa´s new website!
April 6, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

At Famosa, we believe tradition and innovation should go hand in hand so we´ve decided to change our online window to the world. Now, apart from its appealing look, our new website is intuitive and user friendly. In line with our company´s philosophy and commitment, we have decided to make an exciting place where you can now learn and discover, first hand, all the information and news related to our brand. Famosa, Spain´s leading toy manufacturer, has been a point of reference in Spain for over 50 years. Today, we invite you to browse through our new site and all its different sections. Keep reading to learn more about what you´ll discover.