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Tag: values
They don´t like their presents. Now what?
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January 7, 2016  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

It´s been a wonderful Christmas holiday and a fabulous winter break. But some days have also been hectic and perhaps even stressful. Between leaving things at work sorted, attending the kids´ winter performances at school, decorating the house, cooking and organizing activities with the kids as well as struggling to buy them their gifts, have left you running on empty. That’s why, the last thing you expected was to watch their disappointed faces when they opened their presents on Christmas day. Obviously, they didn´t like them or they didn’t think they were enough. If this is your case, here is a list of possible reasons and tips on how to best manage this situation.

How to take care of our planet with Mutant Busters
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December 28, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Part of what we do as parents is to teach our children values and cultivate their respect for our planet. Recycling, caring for the environment and ecological values have been an important subject matter in recent years. Especially now, when we are surrounded by so much holiday wrapping paper, packaging and gift boxes. But, isn´t there a fun way we can show our children how to take care of the planet? The answer is yes and today at The Toy Blog, we will teach you how with Mutant Busters.

Why little girls love horses – discovering the new Nancy Caballo Funtastic
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October 26, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If you the parent of a little girl, you probably already know that horses are among her very favorite animals. In fact, they are so very fascinated by horses (well, unicorns and dolphins too!), that many experts have dedicated years of their life to studying this phenomenon. Keep reading to find out why and discover the new Nancy Caballo Funtastic by Famosa, a fun and educational toy that speaks to that desire. 

The best apps for organizing your summer pics!
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September 2, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

If you´ve been following our blog this summer, you´ll know that we, at The Toy Blog, have been sharing app-related posts such as how to create your own orchestra at home or ones, which help cultivate their critical mind. Today, we´d like to share some apps that will entertain them and encourage them to let their creative juices flow. These 5 apps will get them to help you organize all your wonderful summer pictures and create amazing photo albums so you can keep enjoying the memories at home with family and friends. Just remember, kids also need to disconnect from technology and enjoy the outdoors and non-structured play.

Family resolutions for the new school year
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September 1, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

The majority of us wait until December 31st to write our resolutions. Writing out our goals is great but we don´t have to limit it to doing it once a year. Here, at The Toy Blog, we suggest you write your list now and as a family. Not only is it fun but it´s a great way to get the kids to be involved while they learn to be responsible and work as a team.

How to enjoy the last days of summer with your kids
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August 25, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

There are just a few days left of summer vacation and the team at The Toy Blog would like you to take full advantage of them. Remember that these are the moments that will stand out and become part of the family´s memories. In order to help you enjoy your kids before the school year begins, here are some ideas, fun games and clues as to how to connect the child we all have in us.

Interview with Barriguitas Pet Look
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August 20, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Did you know that Barriguitas was inspired by a real 4 year old? And that the entire Barriguitas family helps kids learn by pretend-playing? Role-playing is an excellent tool for their healthy development and one, which helps them, improve their language and creativity skills as well as cultivate their Independence and their very own personality. By playing with Barriguitas, they´ll be practising their motor skills and coordination too. Here, at The Toy Blog, we´ve had the chance to talk to Barriguitas. She gives us the run down on what kids will learn with the Barriguitas Pet Look.

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.

The best movies to watch this summer
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July 16, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Summer is the best season to play and enjoy family quality time and one of kids’ favourite evening activities is enjoying a movie together. Keep reading to discover which are the best films to watch this summer. And remember, besides being entertaining, it´s a wonderful opportunity to talk about what you´ve seen and engage in constructive criticism,  an excellent skill that will stimulate the kids to practice giving their opinion and point of view.

The Key to Being Patient with kids
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June 2, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

You´ve surely lost your temper with your kids more than once. But you are no exception. Children have that way of exasperating parents even though we know we shouldn’t be impatient. Sometimes, we even tend to lose our cool when kids can´t make up their mind. So we decide for them, take away the little independence they have and in the end, they become used to having adults solve their problems. Like a hobby, the good news is that we can learn to be patient. Just follow these tips.