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How to stop biting their nails with Nancy Nails School
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February 15, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Does your son or daughter bite their nails? According to WebMD in their article on How to Stop Nail Biting, 30% of children and 15% of teenagers bite their nails. There are many possible reasons: curiosity, boredom, stress relief or imitation. But whatever it is, it´s the most common of nervous habits, a group in which thumb sucking, nose picking, hair playing and grinding teeth are included. If your children bite their nails, however, don´t worry. There are ways to get them to stop. And one of them is by playing with Nancy Nails School!

Show your love with I Love You plush toys
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February 12, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Last year we published an article on how to show kids what love means, in which we suggested that “it´s not a matter of buying them things but rather giving themselves to others and that empathy is needed to do that.” Why is this important? Because it’s a behavioural model that is key to experiencing social relationships. If you haven´t been able to read it, we suggest you to do now that Valentine´s Day is right around the corner. Plus, by playing with these I Love You Plush toys by Famosa, you´ll be sure they get the message. 

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!

Kids advice to parents
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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.

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. 

Sheriff vs. Fetid Gas. What side are you on?
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January 20, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Surely you are familiar with those charismatic superheroes your son and daughter have so much fun playing with! The Mutant Busters – who already have their very own TV series and fun online games, also come in the shape of action toys so your kids can continue to learn while they play. And we´re not only talking about motor skills or cultivating their imaginations. We are talking about toys that allow them to think and make informed decisions, a necessary tool for life. The game we propose today is apparently simple but keep reading to find out what your kids will learn when they are given the chance to choose. Are they a member of La Resistance or one of the terrifying mutants that dominate Panic Island?

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.