Tag: role-playing
Let´s go shopping with Barriguitas!
September 7, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Did you know that Barriguitas has two new stores in their city? The pet store and the pastry shop! Two playsets designed to develop language, imagination, creativity, motor and coordination skills for children 3 to 7 years old. But, these two playsets will also help your kids learn to value things better. Since we live in a consumer world (which encourages us to purchase), we need to teach the little ones to understand the effort required to shop as well as learn to establish priorities when it comes to investing. It may seem like a hard concept to teach the little ones but we can slowly show them as they play. At The Toy Blog, we´d like to share some tips on how to do it with Barriguitas.

How do talk to our kids about the news
August 5, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

There´s not much we can do to avoid it. Kids today witness images of natural disasters and international conflicts on TV screens or computers. If they´re very young, we can try toning it down but as they grow older, it´s best not to keep them isolated but rather have them understand what is going on in the world. So what do we do when our kids watch tragic news reports on TV? Experts Eric Rossen, director of the National Association of School Psychologists and Margret Nickels, director of the Erikson Institute Center for Children and Families have offered their advice on the subject.

Talking to Strangers
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.

Little Live Pets: Best Interactive Toy of the Year
April 10, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

The moment they discover them, your kids will go crazy with excitement! The new Little Live Pets sing, whistle and respond when the little ones caress them. And the more they play with them, the happier these little birds become. Besides, Little Live Pets record your children´s voice and repeat what they´ve said. With a bird voice, that is. They are ideal for children to play with and to learn new skills. Here goes one more fact: Little Live Pets won the Best Interactive Toy at this year´s London Toy Industry Awards.

Look before you cross! Learning about road safety with Feber
March 13, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

The majority of parents know how important it is for children to learn how things work at home but what about road safety? Teaching them about this will give them the tools they need to move about safely when they are outside. But how do is this done? The best way is to show them by playing. With that in mind, Famosa and Feber have created a series of activities and toys, which will help children get organize and learn about road safety.

How to be a Good Big Brother
March 5, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

At The Toy Blog, we´ve written about how to get your kids ready for the new baby. From teaching them how to hold their baby sister or brother to helping bathe and feed the little one. In our post titled “How to Prepare your child for the new baby”, we saw how important it is to encourage children to feel useful as this helps build their self esteem and they learn to become responsible. Today, we´d like to share some tips on how to teach your children to become a great older brother or sister and enjoy it.

Discovering the World Step by Step with Feber
February 12, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Feber has created a wonderful world where boys and girls can play at being all grown up. From becoming the best drivers to owning slides, swings and houses. It doesn´t matter what age they are because each Feber toy is designed for a specific stage of their development. That way, children ages 1 to 5, can enjoy the toys that correspond to their age and discover the world step by step. Keep reading to learn what toy is best suited for their age.

Things we can provide when playing with our kids
January 23, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Make the best out of playing with your children. Your experience, knowledge of their tastes and a little bit of imagination will make them see their toys in a different way and they´ll keep learning. Keep reading to discover the things you can do as a parent or teacher in order to stimulate, encourage and cultivate their imagination, creativity, language, observation and motor skills. This will also teach you what they might not tell you at home.

The Benefits of Playing with Teddy Bears
January 12, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

As children, we all had our own favourite toy. Whether it was a train, a doll or a teddy bear, that particular toy joined us in our games and fed our imaginations. Today, toys might come in different shapes but our children, just like us, always end up choosing that special toy, that inseparable friend who they can speak to, who listens to them and goes wherever they do. Curiously, the majority of children choose stuffed animals, usually in the form of a teddy bear or a dog, as their favourite friend. Through them, children can express emotions and feelings they cannot otherwise do with words. Today we will explore the benefits of playing with teddy bears and how we can further enhance our children´s experience as parents.

Has your Princess turned into a Diva?
July 9, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Like adults, each child is different. Shy, brave, optimists, methodical, disorganized, fearful and fearless, timid, extroverts… These personality traits help define who we are and are generally rooted in our own genetics, environmental factors and the direct influence of our parents. Some children, however, have personalities that seem to come from “nowhere” as they are surprisingly different form our own. There are cases of extroverted parents with very shy children and vice-versa: children who look to stand out having parents who´d rather be a few step behind the limelight. But what happens if being the star starts to turn into arrogance or bossiness? If your princess is turning into a diva, here are some suggestions on to how to handle it wisely.