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How to enjoy the last days of summer with your kids
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August 25, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

There are just a few days left of summer vacation and the team at The Toy Blog would like you to take full advantage of them. Remember that these are the moments that will stand out and become part of the family´s memories. In order to help you enjoy your kids before the school year begins, here are some ideas, fun games and clues as to how to connect the child we all have in us.

How to get them to behave in the car
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June 11, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

A car can become a true battlefield if there are children inside it, especially during long trips and when you´re on the way to enjoy your summer vacation. Kids get bored and if there´s little room for them to move around, they tend to get restless and all this can interfere with your driving. That´s why it´s important to make sure you set some rules and teach them to behave in the car.

Cuentosmonos are April’s Wishmakers
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April 29, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Our Wishmakers this month, Suani Armisen and Ana Caillabet, are the creators of Cuentosmonos, (Spanish for Cute or Monkey Stories) a site full of collaborative stories. But before it all began, both women worked in different fields: Ana on web design and Suani on online training. A casual conversation over lunch with their husbands led them to write a story together to help the Fundación Mona, a non- profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of primates.

A Day at the PinyPon Theme Park
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April 21, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

PinyPon Best Friends have a fabulous idea. They want to celebrate such a beautiful sunny day by going to the Theme Park and we´ve been invited! We can´t wait to see all the attractions and rides.  PinyPon Yellow Hair has decided to ride the tallest rollercoaster because he wants to impress PinyPon Purple Hair. Would you like us to share a secret? He´s in love with her but she doesn´t know yet. Maybe at the end of the day, when he plans on surprising her with a gift, she´ll discover his true feelings. But until then, why not try all the rides at the PinyPon Theme Park?

Best toys for different personalities
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March 9, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Children begin to define their character and personality once they turn one. Educating a shy child is different than raising an extrovert.  That is why it´s important for parents to discover their personality at an early stage. Although it will evolve depending on their experience, surrounding environment and the people they relate to, part of their personality comes when they are born, independently of the education they receive. This is what psychologists call temperament. And this we can help them manage it through playToday we will give you an insight into what toys are best according to their personality.

Toys need cleaning too!
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February 23, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Teaching them to take care of their toys is part of our job as parents and teachers. Not only because they learn to value and preserve what they have but also because children need to assume certain responsibilities and become better organized. And one of the ways to do this is teach them to keep their toys clean. Keep reading to find out why it´s important and how to clean and sanitize their toys. And remember, this is something they should learn to do.

Can we prevent sibling rivalry?
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October 8, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Recently, we published an article on how to solve sibling rivalry. Today we will discover that some of the fighting can actually be avoided. Keep reading to learn how to prevent, or at least help ease the fights our children get into.

 

Learning to Make Friends
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September 4, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Babies establish their first emotional links with their immediate family but as they grow older, their social group becomes increasingly more important. At school, making friends and belonging to a group is vital but not all children have the natural ability to be a social butterfly.

Some children invest so much time and energy in making friends that it´s devastating when they complain about not having anyone to play with or when they haven´t been invited to a birthday party or a sleepover. If your son is shy or he has a hard time making friends, there are things you can do to help him cultivate important social skills such as being empathetic, learn to share and respecting others. Keep reading to discover how you can help your children make friends.

Chores you should share with children
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June 16, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Household chores are one of the most tedious responsibilities we assume each and every day.  They hover over us, our efforts many times go by unnoticed and on occasions, they are the very reason of too many arguments. That´s why it´s very important everyone pitch in to the common good. However, this isn’t the only reason why your children should share everyday chores at home. The main reason is that it´s good for their personal development: it improves their self-esteem; it makes them more independent and allows for their social integration.

Create, record and share with Barriguitas
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June 3, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Since Famosa was founded in 1957, its mission is still the same in 2014: to offer children hopes, dreams, thrills and excitement. Since 1969, and throughout three generations, one of Famosa´s most popular brands has helped little ones develop their imagination, verbal expression and social skills. We´re talking about the famous Barriguitas. Conscious that we learn by playing and that spending time with children is priceless, Famosa has just launched a new initiative to get parents and children to share fantastic activities, create projects and present them thru videos and pictures. The project is called Children who Don´t Stop (Niños que no Paran, in Spanish). Read all about it here.