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Whatsapp groups for parents, yes or no?
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January 27, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

New technology can undoubtedly become good allies for parents and we must take advantage of them. Whatsapp chat groups, for example allows them to be in touch with other parents so everyone knows what is going on at school, if there is homework or activities such as day trips or PTA meetings. The use of Whatsapp chat groups is beneficial when used as a tool but depending on the situation at hand, it can also become detrimental. Keep reading to learn when to use it and when not.

Inside Out, a movie to talk to with kids
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January 18, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

One of our favourite movies of 2015 was, without a doubt, Inside Out, from the Pixar and Disney Factory. Although many believe it is a film that speaks more to adults, Inside Out is a fantastic opportunity to talk to our children about emotions. Being able to manage them is what will make them grow up to become happier individuals because learning about emotions, how they work and how to manage them is far more important than learning math and English. Now, thanks to Famosa, you will be able to help them learn by playing with the new collection of stuffed toys, inspired by the characters in the movie.

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.

Dads do it different
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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.

The best movies to watch this summer
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July 16, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Summer is the best season to play and enjoy family quality time and one of kids’ favourite evening activities is enjoying a movie together. Keep reading to discover which are the best films to watch this summer. And remember, besides being entertaining, it´s a wonderful opportunity to talk about what you´ve seen and engage in constructive criticism,  an excellent skill that will stimulate the kids to practice giving their opinion and point of view.

I´m expecting twins, now what?
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May 28, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Many parents go into shock when they discover they´re expecting twins. But having two is easier than you think. Did you know that there are more twins born today than ever before? It has to do with fertility treatments, genetics and even preferences of food. Today, at The Toy Blog, we´d like to help you prepare for their arrival and clue you in on the benefits of having twins.

Talking to Strangers
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May 13, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

“Don´t speak with strangers” is probably the one thing that parents all over the world repeat to their children over and over again. But recent studies reveal that if we want to protect our children, we need to teach them how to talk to strangers.  Keep reading to discover how you can teach them to react, use their common sense and say NO the next time they are in this type of situation.

8 ways to say NO without saying NO
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May 4, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

It might sound ridiculous but saying “no” is not the best way to discipline children. Some experts believe that if the use of negation is practiced often enough, we can build resentment in our children and even lay the grounds for a future rebel. According to Audrey Ricker, PHD in psychology and author of ‘Back Talk’, if we constantly say “no”, the word will lose its significance. Instead, it’s preferable to use short, clear and concise sentences to explain to children why they should not do something. Try the following 10 sentences and let us know if they work.

6 apps to learn shapes and colours
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April 28, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that learning shapes is the base for geometry and spatial reasoning? According to experts, this allows children to learn better. On the other hand, Scholastic believes that language, description, observation and experimental skills are inherent to learning colours. Two necessary and fun activities that will help our little ones to think better and understand the world they live in. Today, at The Toy Blog, we recommend 6 apps that will help them engage in activities, which revolve around shapes and colours.

Why Dads are so important
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March 19, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We all know how important moms are but we rarely speak about dad’s role. Today, we want to pay homage to them and reveal the decisive role they have in their children´s lives. Because fathers too, are vital in their education, development and emotional wellbeing. Plus, they influence how children see themselves in this world.