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Teamwork with Tickety Toc
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February 8, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Surely you are aware of the exciting educational program for kids called Tickety Toc, but did you know that Famosa created a line of toys inspired by the famous TV program? Like the characters and stories seen on the screen, Tickety Toc toys are designed specially for preschool children. With them, kids can explore important concepts such as commitment and social responsibility. But Tickety Toc also reinforces teamwork while they play and today we will explain how and why it is important.

Why playing while they learn is important
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January 19, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Different investigations reveal that the pressure on preschool kids to excel in academics increases every year. A number of recent programs are designed so children learn language and math in almost a formal setting, much like school. But in doing so, they lose the essence of learning through play, which according to the experts is critical during this phase of development. Have you ever wondered how your children are taught? Discover why it´s so important that they do so by playing.

Benefits of dressing their dolls
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December 30, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

One of the best moments for parents is observing, from behind the doors, how their children play, speak and invent stories on their own. While the adults think of innocence and the beauty of growing up, kids entertain themselves and learn how to understand the world they’re actively engaged in. Activities, simple in appearance, such as dressing their dolls, activate very complex social and motor skills they need to develop. Far from just playing, there are things to be gained. Today, we would like to tell you what kids get out of dressing their dolls.

How to take care of our planet with Mutant Busters
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December 28, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Part of what we do as parents is to teach our children values and cultivate their respect for our planet. Recycling, caring for the environment and ecological values have been an important subject matter in recent years. Especially now, when we are surrounded by so much holiday wrapping paper, packaging and gift boxes. But, isn´t there a fun way we can show our children how to take care of the planet? The answer is yes and today at The Toy Blog, we will teach you how with Mutant Busters.

Kids and mermaids: a magical combination
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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.

How to teach your children to write their name
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November 18, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Children start becoming familiar with reading and writing at an early age and when they do, it marks an important milestone. The first letter the majority of kids write is the one, which corresponds to the first letter of their name. But how can we encourage them to write their full name and then all the letters in the alphabet? Is there a right way to teach your kids to write?

A play with Famosa toys
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November 5, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

At The Toy Blog we want to help you do the hardest and most beautiful job in the world: be good parents. With that mission, each week we offer new ideas, original activities, advice and information on childhood education including recent scientific discoveries. Today, we´d like to talk to you about how your children can create a play with their favourite toys.

Why little girls love horses – discovering the new Nancy Caballo Funtastic
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October 26, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If you the parent of a little girl, you probably already know that horses are among her very favorite animals. In fact, they are so very fascinated by horses (well, unicorns and dolphins too!), that many experts have dedicated years of their life to studying this phenomenon. Keep reading to find out why and discover the new Nancy Caballo Funtastic by Famosa, a fun and educational toy that speaks to that desire. 

Kids Safe Video Player
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October 21, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

It´s unquestionable! Kids today manage new technology with great skill and ease. How many times have your kids surprised you with their search capabilities? Although most parents understand the benefits that the 2.0 world has, some of us feel a bit insecure when it comes to Internet content. The first word of advice is to share those moments with them. Be by their side when they´re looking for something on the Internet to discover their online habits and teach them how to avoid risks. But, even so, sometimes this isn´t enough. While they are entertained, most of us wish for some time to ourselves. So, what´s the solution? Today, at The Toy Blog, we´ll talk about Kids Safe Video Player, an app designed to guarantee safety to children while watching videos on Internet.

Create your own adventures with PinyPon House of Stories
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October 16, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Today we´re going on a tour of the new PinyPon House of Stories. How exciting! A soon as we arrive, our imaginations start to run wild. Stories here start at the end and make their way towards the beginning. And all storybook characters meet in the same story. Come with us on this tour to discover what awaits us in this fascinating house!