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How to stop biting their nails with Nancy Nails School
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February 15, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Does your son or daughter bite their nails? According to WebMD in their article on How to Stop Nail Biting, 30% of children and 15% of teenagers bite their nails. There are many possible reasons: curiosity, boredom, stress relief or imitation. But whatever it is, it´s the most common of nervous habits, a group in which thumb sucking, nose picking, hair playing and grinding teeth are included. If your children bite their nails, however, don´t worry. There are ways to get them to stop. And one of them is by playing with Nancy Nails School!

Show your love with I Love You plush toys
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February 12, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Last year we published an article on how to show kids what love means, in which we suggested that “it´s not a matter of buying them things but rather giving themselves to others and that empathy is needed to do that.” Why is this important? Because it’s a behavioural model that is key to experiencing social relationships. If you haven´t been able to read it, we suggest you to do now that Valentine´s Day is right around the corner. Plus, by playing with these I Love You Plush toys by Famosa, you´ll be sure they get the message. 

Teamwork with Tickety Toc
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February 8, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Surely you are aware of the exciting educational program for kids called Tickety Toc, but did you know that Famosa created a line of toys inspired by the famous TV program? Like the characters and stories seen on the screen, Tickety Toc toys are designed specially for preschool children. With them, kids can explore important concepts such as commitment and social responsibility. But Tickety Toc also reinforces teamwork while they play and today we will explain how and why it is important.

Tools for kids with special needs
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February 5, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

For children with special needs, being prepared for school could prove to be a challenge. Fortunately, today there are tools in the form of apps, games and gadgets that can become their best allies, including those that will help them develop the social needs required to play and share with others. Here, at The Toy Blog, we´d like to help you discover the technology that is available for those children that need it most.

Kids advice to parents
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February 3, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

We spend our days thinking what else can we offer our children. They are who we love so we strive to give them the very best. At times, however, its good to take a step back and observe, listen and pay attention to what they need and ask for, even if they do through feelings, gestures and affection instead of words. Today, we´d like to suggest you be the child, in the sense of paying attention and discovering the advice kids give adults so they are better parents.

How to discipline kids without yelling
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February 1, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

It´s difficult, we know. In fact, being a parent is probably one of the hardest jobs in the world. But, you aren´t alone. At The To Blog, our mission is to help. We understand that there are days in which it is virtually impossibly to keep calm, be patient and not get become irate at the fact that you need to repeat everything a million times. It is then, at these precise moments, when we feel overwhelmed, that we tend to raise our voice or yell. But, as you have probably already discovered, it leads to nowhere. Today, we will give you some clues as to how to discipline without yelling.

Whatsapp groups for parents, yes or no?
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January 27, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

New technology can undoubtedly become good allies for parents and we must take advantage of them. Whatsapp chat groups, for example allows them to be in touch with other parents so everyone knows what is going on at school, if there is homework or activities such as day trips or PTA meetings. The use of Whatsapp chat groups is beneficial when used as a tool but depending on the situation at hand, it can also become detrimental. Keep reading to learn when to use it and when not.

Bilingual Apps and what science is saying
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January 26, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If you a bilingual family or have decided to learn another language this year or even perfect the second language you already know, congratulations!  It is one of the best gifts you can give your children. Today, at The Toy Blog, we offer you the latest scientific studies related to learning other languages and a list of the best bilingual apps.

Nenuco Baby: Toys for 1-year olds
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January 25, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Searching for toys for a one-year old could present a difficult task for parents. Even though every child is different, innumerable physical and mental changes occur during this age so it´s crucial to choose the best toys that will challenge them as well as reinforce what they already know. A healthy development depends on the environment in which they live in and their experiences but there are common factors among babies who have just turned 1. Today, we will let you know what they need and offer you a selection of Nenuco baby toys, especially created for one-year olds.

Sheriff vs. Fetid Gas. What side are you on?
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January 20, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Surely you are familiar with those charismatic superheroes your son and daughter have so much fun playing with! The Mutant Busters – who already have their very own TV series and fun online games, also come in the shape of action toys so your kids can continue to learn while they play. And we´re not only talking about motor skills or cultivating their imaginations. We are talking about toys that allow them to think and make informed decisions, a necessary tool for life. The game we propose today is apparently simple but keep reading to find out what your kids will learn when they are given the chance to choose. Are they a member of La Resistance or one of the terrifying mutants that dominate Panic Island?