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Tag: toddlers
Let´s learn our colours with Barriguitas
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July 28, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Many parents worry when their toddlers take heir time learning to differentiate colours. They´re capable of doing so with letters and are able to count to 10 but some children say “Blue” no matter what colour you ask them to identify. But there´s no need to worry. Paediatrician and author of the blog KC Kids Doc, assures us that “there are cases of children, younger than 18 months old, who can identify every single crayon that comes in the box. But kids aren´t really capable of correctly identifying a colour until they are three.”

New App – Create your own orchestra with everyday objects
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July 20, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Here, at The Toy Blog, we´ve written about the powerful benefits that music has on children. Among other things, music builds their self-esteem, improves their concentration and helps their academic performance. In our article titled “6 Reasons your Kids should Learn to Play an Instrument”, several experts recommend children take music lessons but now that summer is here, and we´re on vacation, we propose a musical app called Duckie Deck Homemade Orchestra, a game that encourages toddlers to create their very own orchestra with everyday objects.

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.

Pacifier or no pacifier?
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April 13, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Pacifiers are good for babies. Among other things, it reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. As they grow however, it becomes a habit. Although doctors at the American Academy of Paediatrics as well as the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend limiting the use of pacifiers for babies 6 months and older, the majority of children do not let go until the are two. Habits aren´t easy to quit but it can be done. How and what can we do, as parents, to help them let go of their pacifier?

The 6 Best Stay at Home Toys
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December 11, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Cold weather shouldn´t be a reason to stay inside this winter and not practice a sport, do exercise and play outdoors. In our post “My Children Don´t Exercise”, we pointed out how kids need it to help them grow and about the social and physical benefits exercise has such as improving their balance, developing their self esteem and encouraging team work.  But there are days when it´s simply impossible. Whether it´s because our kids don´t feel good or because of the terrible weather, if they stay inside just make sure they never stop playing. With these 6 toys, they will not miss being outdoors and continue developing other abilities and skills.

How to Prevent Common Accidents at Home
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December 9, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Each year, numerous reports list the most common accidents suffered by children in their own home. The good news is that these accidents, far from being attributed to destiny or bad luck, can actually be avoided. So you can start 2015 with a smile, we´ve gathered all the necessary information, provided by experts, so you are aware of the most common household dangers and how you can steer clear of them.

Welcome to the Feber Cup! Are you ready to race?
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November 17, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Here at The Toy Blog we wanted to introduce you to the Feber Cup, a free online videogame where your little pilot will be able to race his car or motorcycle while improving his hand-eye coordination and visual attention.  Developing these two abilities is key when it comes down to stimulating our children´s intelligence since it improves their observation and concentration skills. Children need both in order to explore the world that surrounds them. And by doing so, they acquire hands-on skills to improve their performance at sports or music. Are you ready to learn by playing? 3, 2, 1…May the race begin!

Afraid of monsters? How to deal with them this Halloween
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October 23, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Halloween is right around the corner and most kids have great fun celebrating it. There are children, however, who see their worst nightmares come true right before their eyes. If this is the case of your kids, don´t be alarmed. Being scared of monsters is normal and a part of childhood development. All you need to do is keep calm and add a bit of patience and understanding so you can help your child deal with their fears and slowly see them disappear. You can also use toys as another alternative to confront fears or phobias. Keep reading to discover how you can help your kids overcome theirs  this Halloween.

 

Learning while you grow
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April 30, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Every child is unique and learns according to his age and stage of development. During each stage your child will develop certain abilities and will only learn that which he can understand. While our children grow, it´s important to maintain your expectations (and his) real. Here is a guide of what to expect while your children continues on his wonderful, magical journey of growing up.

8 unbelievable apps for babies and you
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April 16, 2014  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Nowadays it´s hard to keep up with all the new apps that are created and when you finally sit down and begin to research, one often wonders: “Do I really need this?” The answer is usually no. However, there are apps that change the way you think. This week we´ve discovered 4 apps for babies and 4 for new parents that are practical, educational and entertaining.