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Swingball: a summer favourite
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August 3, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

All summer long, here at The Toy Blog, we´ve shared great ideas and activities so you can make the most of your time with your children in the pool or at the sea. Today, we´d like to talk about a fantastic toy that stimulates exercise, motor skills and increases self esteem and team work. It´s called Swingball. Keep reading to discover the benefits that this fun summer toy by Famosa has.

Interview with Nancy the Swimming Champion
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July 27, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Nancy, Famosa´s most famous doll, is already enjoying what she´s learned all year long at her swimming lessons. This summer she´s practicing the different swimming styles at the pool and the sea with her friends and family. We traveled there and sat down to interview her in the shade. She told us what she likes best about swimming and how this sport has turned her into a champion.

7 Best Toys for the Beach
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July 21, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

During the summer we all try fighting the heat and protecting ourselves from the sun so we can give into the pleasure of play and spending quality time with our kids. Especially if we are at the beach where the sea, the waves and the sand make up a fascinating playground. Keep reading to discover which toys are the best for the summer. Not only will the kids have fun but they´ll also keep learning and developing important skills such as patience and teamwork.

The 6 best European beaches for a relaxing family vacation
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July 6, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If you´re looking to spend some relaxing time with your family this summer, the best option is the beach. But, given the time of year, most beaches are full of noise and people. Fortunately, there are still some places along the European coastlines that are still peaceful. Keep reading to discover Europe´s best family beaches for a relaxing vacation.

What toys should we take on vacation?
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July 2, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Family trips are wonderful no matter what you do. But there are destinations and plans that are especially fun when children are still children. Theme parks, hotels designed for kids and places, which are not only entertaining and educational but also magical if seen through the eyes of a child. Whatever you do, to make your summer even more special, when it comes time to packing your bags, there are certain kinds of toys, which shouldn’t be left behind. Keep reading to find out which ones we should take on vacation.

How to celebrate St. John´s Eve with children
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June 23, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Saint John´s Eve or Midsummer (June Solstice) is celebrated on the 23rd of June. The shortest night of the entire year and a date which marks the beginning of summer. Even if you don´t usually celebrate it, it´s a wonderful occasion to do something fun with the kids. In some parts of the world, people celebrate it by jumping over bomb fires and engaging in other fun rituals, which were intended to chase the evil spirits away. So, what activities and games can we do with our children? Here are some ideas.

Why family vacations must be planned together
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June 10, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

At The Toy Blog, we work to offer you advice, ideas, information and debates on childhood education so you can be informed and keep doing the most difficult job in the world: be good parents. But being good parents implies being a good team. That´s why, we would like to encourage you to keep your kids in mind when planning your family vacation this summer. Their ideas might surprise you and they´ll feel respected and considered when it´s time to decide.

The 4 Best Water Parks in Spain
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May 19, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

When summer kicks in, we have to face the heat and protect ourselves from the sun, especially in countries like Spain where temperatures escalate during the months of June, July and August.  But if we know how to protect our children from being over exposed to the heat, we can encourage them to keep playing outdoors, learn, improve their skills and enjoy the best water parks in Europe, which happen to be in Spain. If Spain is on your list of possible destinations, here are the 4 Best Water Parks for the summer.

Let your kids pay for the hotel with Pinypon
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July 30, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Until September 15th, all Pinypon enthusiasts will be able to participate in a fun contest to win 2 nights for 4 people at any hotel in the world. It´s very easy. You only have to upload your Pinypon photo to Instagram using the hashtag #PinyponTour and follow @famosatoys in Instagram. Continue reading to find out about all the details!

5 Tips for a Great Family Summer Vacation
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July 11, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Family vacations can become memorable experiences or a real headache. It´s not easy to plan activities that will entertain your kids and entice you as well. Luckily, this has an easy solution. The important thing to keep in mind is balancing schedules, choosing common interests and experiencing travel from a child´s point of view. If you don´t know how, keep reading to get 5 Tips for a great family summer vacation.