Tag: role play
Why playing while they learn is important
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.

Discover Nenuco´s most beautiful clothes
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.

Learning to ice skate with Barriguitas
December 16, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Now that winter is here, it´s time to enjoy one of the many outdoor activities with our kids like skiing and ice-skating! But before you head out to the rink, you must prepare your kids so they´re ready to get the most out of the thrilling experience of gliding through ice. Today, The Toy Blog would like to offer some tips and show you how your kids can even continue to enjoy this fun-packed and healthy sport at home with Barriguitas.

Nenuco Chef – how to prepare delicious baby food for their favourite baby doll?
October 19, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Pretending to be all grown up is one of our children´s favourite pastimes. With Nenuco, our little ones have the chance to interpret different characters and learn many things such as how to be doctors, provide tender loving care, take care of a baby, tell time and even overcome their fears of the doctor. Today, we´d like to present Nenuco Chef, a perfect toy that will get your children to play while they prepare delicious baby food and learn all about eating healthy.

High heels suit & tie… Why do my kids play to be me?
October 9, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Surely your children at one point, have put your lipstick on or dressed up in a suit and tie or worn your high heels… Playing dress up is one of kids´ favourite pastimes. Because it responds to their need to search for their own identity and with how they are influenced by different genders. This type of role play are copied from watching you get dressed up or looking at how dad shaves or how anyone in their close environment engages in these daily rituals.

Learning as they play with Doctors and Teachers by Nenuco
September 15, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that when they play is when they learn the most? According to Angie Rupan, Educator and Coordinator of the Childhood Development Centre in San Francisco, “playing is the way kids begin to understand and process the world they live in.” That´s why they must have time to alternate between free play and role-play: two of the best forms of entertainment.  Playing to be all grown up is a great opportunity to interpret different roles and just as we suggested in this post, two of their favourite professions areteacher and doctor. Today, we´d like to offer you some ideas and activities you can use to motivate them to keep learning as they play.

Camping with the PinyPon Camper Van
August 26, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Summer is almost over but before the good weather changes, the cute PinyPons have decided to spend a weekend travelling in their camper van. How much fun! Piny, the driver, invited us to come along so we could learn all the cool things their super vehicle offers. But before we start the engine, she tells us we´ll be going to a lake nearby. That way we can all enjoy a nice refreshing swim! But, where will be sleep? “No need to worry. The PinyPon camper van is like a house with two beds and everything we need for a weekend getaway!”

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.


Pepi Bath 2, an app that will make hygiene fun for kids
June 16, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

The last thing parents want is a smelly child but making them see how important it is to bathe and brush their teeth can become a daily challenge. And a frustrating one at that. Kids tend to roll their eyes, invent excuses or ignore what parents say when it comes to hygiene. In many cases they see it as a waste of time and something that keeps them from doing what they enjoy the most: playing. But, what if there was something that could make brushing their teeth and taking a shower or bath, fun? The good news is that it exists. It´s called Peppi Bath and it´s available for iPhone, iPad and Android. After the third successful year, this app now offers a second, more complete version.

What children want to be when they grow up
May 27, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Astronaut, fireman, ballerina, teacher, doctor, singer… Children can spend hours playing at pretending to be grown ups. Through role-playing, they get to interpret different characters doing different things, including jobs or tasks they find interesting. With our help, we can teach them what different jobs entail and spark their interests. Keep reading to discover what their dream jobs are and how you can help them make the right decisions.