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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.

Kids Safe Video Player
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October 21, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

It´s unquestionable! Kids today manage new technology with great skill and ease. How many times have your kids surprised you with their search capabilities? Although most parents understand the benefits that the 2.0 world has, some of us feel a bit insecure when it comes to Internet content. The first word of advice is to share those moments with them. Be by their side when they´re looking for something on the Internet to discover their online habits and teach them how to avoid risks. But, even so, sometimes this isn´t enough. While they are entertained, most of us wish for some time to ourselves. So, what´s the solution? Today, at The Toy Blog, we´ll talk about Kids Safe Video Player, an app designed to guarantee safety to children while watching videos on Internet.

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.

 

Is it a good idea to give kids digital devices?
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May 14, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Holy Communion season is approaching and one of the most demanded gifts is, without a doubt, a technologic device: laptop, smartphone, game console or tablet. However, as parents, we might ask ourselves if it´s a good idea. There are different opinions on the matter. We still don´t know what effects its and experts argue about the benefits and dangers. What we do know is that technology is here to stay and it seems counter productive for children to live in a bubble. The key is moderation and the decision is up to you.

6 apps to learn shapes and colours
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April 28, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that learning shapes is the base for geometry and spatial reasoning? According to experts, this allows children to learn better. On the other hand, Scholastic believes that language, description, observation and experimental skills are inherent to learning colours. Two necessary and fun activities that will help our little ones to think better and understand the world they live in. Today, at The Toy Blog, we recommend 6 apps that will help them engage in activities, which revolve around shapes and colours.

Tablets in the classroom, yes or no?
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April 27, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We live in a world very different to the one we grew up in. And one of the places where this change is evident is in school. Just as we suggested in this article, published here at The Toy Blog, today there are many different ways to educate and one of the on going debates is whether new technologies should share a space with traditional learning. Tablets, for example, should they be introduced at schools as an educational tool? We´ve spoken with the experts and we now share the pros and cons so you have all the information you deserve.