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Tag: self-esteem
Tidy and clean? Yes, it is possible!
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October 15, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Our mission at The Toy Blog is to help you do the most difficult and beautiful job in the world: be good parents and enjoy the process. Like all jobs, sometimes the art of educating, is more fun than others. Today, we´d like to tell you how to do something that might not seem like much fun but it will take a burden off your shoulders while the little ones learn to boost their self esteem and become more independent: learn to be tidy and clean. Plus, if you follow these tips, you´ll also be able to teach them while playing. Are you ready?

Talking Faces, learning about emotions
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October 5, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Cultivating emotional intelligence should be one of our priorities when it comes to raising our kids. Like we pointed out in this article, if children learn to manage their emotions, they come to accept themselves and others. Here, at The Toy Blog, we also mentioned how to cultivate this learning process in your day-to-day but now, we´d like to show you another way to get your kids to learn about emotions by analysing them with the fun game of Talking Faces. This app, available for iPhone and iPad will also get them thinking about their future, something kids love to do as they discover how the world works.

Berta Dominguez & Little Big Kids: our Wishmakers this month!
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September 28, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Our Wishmaker this month is Berta Dominguez, founder of Little Big Kids, a creative centre for children located in a cosy, magical house in Madrid, Spain. Ascribed to the Spanish Pedagogy Society, their main mission is to develop innovative thematic workshops (ancient Egypt, Sherlock Holmes, Space Adventures, Art, etc.) where the little ones´ imagination and knowledge is stimulated while they learn about respecting the environment. Although Dominguez spent many years helping companies market products to children (Disney was one of her clients), her dream was to set up a company of her own, where she could offer her “vision of how to interact with kids in a more creative and stimulating way.” Five years later, Little Big Kids is a reality and their core curriculum consists of tailored made activities for schools but it also offers a fantastic alternative to the classic birthday parties! Your kids will probably have never experienced something like it before. As the founder says: “there are nothing like it”. Little Big Kids is a wonderful space. Join us by reading our interview and discover Little Big Kids!

Back to school with stickers!
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September 24, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

School has started and we need to celebrate it! What better way than helping your kids decorate their notebooks, backpacks and cell phones, if they have them. Apart from being fun and improving their fine motor skills, this type of activity awakens their imagination and creativity. Keep reading to discover everything you can do with Glitza´s super stickers.

Discover the PinyPon website!
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September 22, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

There is no doubt: the little PinyPon are adorable! You just have to take one good look at them and you´ll want to play. But PinyPons are much more than toys.  They have an entire world at their service, including online games and videos. At The Toy Blog we want you to discover their world and join us in this tour through the different sections to see how much fun you can have with PinyPon.

Organize a race for kids with Feber
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September 21, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Parents are always looking for fun activities, ones which will keep their kids entertained as well as help them in their development. But it´s not easy to come up with different plans for our children, especially if you have to organize it for 5 or 6 children.  If this is your case, and their birthday is right around the corner or you don’t want to spend another typical Sunday afternoon at the park, we suggest you organize a car race with Feber.

7 things we can do to avoid bullying
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September 10, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Bullying is not a game. Recent studies prove that 1 out of every 3 kids are directly involved (as aggressor, victim or both) in bullying at school. And many of those who are not directly related, are unfortunate witnesses. No child is left immune from this problem and it affects all races, genders, grades and socioeconomic levels. But we, as parents, can work together to win the battle. Here are 7 things we can do to avoid bullying.

Super fun ideas for a family gathering
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September 8, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Family is very important for a child´s healthy development. It´s where they are raised, where they learn who they are, where their personality is shaped and where they learn the important emotional values. When we speak of family, we are not only referring to parents. Just like to we suggested in the post, Not without my grandparents, they also play a major role in protecting our children and giving them the advice, love and affection they need.

The best apps for organizing your summer pics!
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September 2, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If you´ve been following our blog this summer, you´ll know that we, at The Toy Blog, have been sharing app-related posts such as how to create your own orchestra at home or ones, which help cultivate their critical mind. Today, we´d like to share some apps that will entertain them and encourage them to let their creative juices flow. These 5 apps will get them to help you organize all your wonderful summer pictures and create amazing photo albums so you can keep enjoying the memories at home with family and friends. Just remember, kids also need to disconnect from technology and enjoy the outdoors and non-structured play.

How to get your kids ready for preschool
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August 24, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Starting preschool is a big step for a chid and parents play an important role in preparing them for this new experience. You may not know everything it entails but don´t worry. Here, at The Toy Blog, we´ve come up with a series of strategies so this transition will be remembered as fantastic one for the entire family! We also recommend you read this post, which offers ideas on how to deal with stressful mornings. Because our first tip has to do with waking up with a big smile on everyone’s face.