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Tools for kids with special needs
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February 5, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

For children with special needs, being prepared for school could prove to be a challenge. Fortunately, today there are tools in the form of apps, games and gadgets that can become their best allies, including those that will help them develop the social needs required to play and share with others. Here, at The Toy Blog, we´d like to help you discover the technology that is available for those children that need it most.

How to discipline kids without yelling
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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.

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. 

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.

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?

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.

At what age can they be left at home alone?
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January 14, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

The idea of leaving our kids at home alone can be worrisome, especially if they are between 9 and 12 years old, a stage in their life when they aren´t little kids nor are they teenagers. However, we must remember that being at home alone or taking care of their siblings gives them a great sense of responsibility. So, what age should they start being able to manage themselves alone? Experts say that it depends on their level of maturity.

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?

Discover Nenuco´s most beautiful clothes
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January 12, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Playing dress up with Nenuco provides 2 and three year old children many benefits. It helps them develop their fine motor skills and it also lays the foundations for personal hygiene. Just like we explained in this post, this type of play allows them to let their imagination and creativity run wild! Plus, it also teaches them about empathy and love. Don´t you think this is a toy every child should have? Check out Nenuco´s beautiful clothes right here.

Back to school after winter break
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January 4, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Most children will be back to school soon after their winter break. But getting them prepared will requiere some work. Don´t worry, it will be well worth the time and effort. In order to avoid stressful mornings and help your kids make a smooth transition, we want to give your some tips on how to slowly change your routine. Theirs and yours.