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Reinforcing their vocabulary with My Life in English!
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January 15, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Do your kids need a bit of motivation to expand their knowledge of English and vocabulary? Well, we might have the solution! Although My Life in English is designed to get non-English speaking kids energized to learn a second language, we believe it can help English-speaking kids to expand their vocabulary. The app, created for kids between 9 and 11 years old also emphasizes pronunciation through the use of educational games. But in your case, the app can be used by younger children to boost their language development skills.

Make your Christmas an unforgettable one with 1 Second Everyday
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December 11, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Do you want to spend an unforgettable Christmas? We propose you create an advent calendar full of memories. It´s really easy with the app 1 Second Everyday, which allows you to make a 1 second video every day in order to generate an entire movie. What a great idea! You´ll be able to capture the best moments of this Christmas holiday. And in less than a month, you´ll be able to reminisce on all the good times you´ve spent as a family.

Discover Pinypon Play World, the new app in 3D!
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December 3, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Pinypon has just launched a new game, the PinyPon Play World and they are celebrating it! This app, available for iPhone and iPad, gives children the chance to build their own virtual world. A world inspired by the cute PinyPon toys. Plus, this app offers something new with respect to other Famosa apps. Do you what it is? Exactly! The game is in 3d! Your children will be amazed when they see the PinyPon figures pop up from behind the screen. Plus, they´ll be able to look and explore the Play World with their very own avatar, talk to other PinyPons and invite their friends to participate. With Pinypon Play World, they´ll spend hours developing their creativity in a safe and fun environment. Keep reading to discover more about Pinypon Play World!

Play hide & go seek with Nenuco
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November 3, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

When you were young, you probably spent many hours of the day playing hide & go seek. This universal game has been enjoyed by entire generations. In the digital era, however, this game has been adapted and now it can be played on a tablet. With whom? With none other than Nenuco. We want to introduce you to Famosa´s new free app, which combines tradition and new technologies. After your kids have played inside, perhaps they might feel enticed to engage in the real game outside.

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.

Getting them ready for a new school year
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August 27, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Summer is the time of year to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors and non-structured play. Now that summer is coming o tan end however, it´s also important that kids integrate their fun activities while they get ready to go back to school and keep learning. Vocabulary, Reading, math, languages… There are thousands of educational apps out there intended for little ones to have fun while they learn. We´ve done our homework and we offer you our selection of the best apps for a great back-to-school.

With Typic Kids, they´ll decorate your summer pictures
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August 21, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Sharing the passion of photography with kids is a wonderful chance to learn together. Their perspective can be surprising by their unique point of view and by how fast they learn to dominate technical issues. We already published a post here at The Toy Blog, recommending 10 apps for young photographers but today, we´d like to focus on something that will motivate them to express their emotions, thoughts and ideas. It will also give them a chance to decorate your summer pictures. Keep reading to discover Typic Kids.

Blue Planet Tales
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July 3, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Reality is often times, harder to believe than fantasy, including our very own. And although we know that the history of Earth and its civilizations is full of adventures, discoveries, findings and outstanding characters we have to be very good at storytelling to get children interested. This is the premise with which Blue Planet Tales was born, an educational app, which offers interactive stories so kids can appreciate, understand and learn about real, passionate subjects found in nature, science and history.

 

Nancy dresses up with Look My Look
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March 23, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Nancy is thrilled and she has every reason to feel happy. Famosa has created a new line of clothing called Look My Look just for her. As you know, Nancy loves trying on and wearing different outfits to pick the best for each occasion. Not because she´s a diva but because deciding what to wear is a way of expressing her individuality and reinforcing her self-esteem. This month, we were invited to her home to see and admire her new dresses. Her wardrobe, the enormous mirror and her dressing room, full of exciting clothes and accessories, delighted us.

The right tech for each age
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March 16, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Much has changed since we were little. If technology consisted in having a TV and a record player, children today own that and much more. Personal computers, electronic games, tablets, smartphones and videogames to name just a few. According to a study by Lori Takeuchi, from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, households with children between 4 and 14 have an average of 11 digital and technological devices. The experts plead us to be cautious about having them spend too much time in front of the screens but we agree that electronic games, computers and digital media help expand their learning and knowledge. Here is the right tech for each age.