Showing posts with label Games and Toys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Games and Toys. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Flute Players

  Playing a musical instrument is one of the most wonderful activities any kids can do. It can bring about advantages such as helping to develop motor skills, creativity and  patience. Experts believe, that although there's no age for playing musical instruments, children are better at learning than adults. So, I think that a good option is encourage kids to make their own musical instruments. Why? you may wonder... Because they can shape it in the way they decide and make really but... REALLY unique.
The flute is a wind instrument. Its sound is produced when the player blows air across an opening in the mouthpiece.  The flute is  easy to carry and light, so every child can have one in his/her backpack.
1st step
Get a plastic tube, not to wider nor too narrow.
2nd step
Use a hammer and nails to make the different holes.
3rd step
Make a hole in the upper part of the tube, separated from the rest row of holes.
4th step
Be sure the end of the tube is not sharp, so that kids would not hurts their moutsh while blowing.
Important! If the edges are sharp, just put scotch tape around and protect the area.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Are video games dangerous?

  Most of the people believe that video games are bad for kids, while there are others who think just the opposite. Video games can teach kids many skills, which can be useful in the long run. Video games help children to develop eye coordination. That is to say, while they are concentrated on pressing the joystick button, they are looking at every corner of the screen. They can see EVERYTHING! I don't know how, but they develop this strategy of being alert to what happens on the upper corner, while their character is in the other corner. Secondly, some games teach children to get involved into cooperative activities. That means, some games demand kids to become part of a team. The team's goal is to defeat their opponent, and for that purpose they must "gather" their powers and abilities. This teaches youngsters, that being part of a group, is very important when you want to achieve a difficult goal, which otherwise it would be impossible. Moreover, they learn to respect turns, since in this kind of games, one member plays at a time. 

As we said before, while we find these advantages, there may be others who think video games are really dangerous for kids. These people claim that playing too much video games, causes kids to avoid playing outside which is both fun and healthy. traditional games such as hide and seek, or jumping the rope, may alse be interesting at a certain age, and they may also bring about benefits in kids' health, since they are using their bodies to get engaged. Then, there may be virtual games which ONLY concentrate on shooting and killing, and this is seen as a total drawback. Kids tend to believe that, as in video games, l engaging in violent situations in the only way to solve problems, and this belief leaves aside the idea that "talking" can be a good alternative for sorting  obstacles. Lastly, the fact of being too much into video games, make kids "forget" about their homework and duties, and this may result in serious and poor academic results. Morever, children who spend long hours using their game consoles, may oversleep and turn into school late comers. As a conclusion, parents should be the ones who supervise the relation children-videogames, since they are the grown ups who know what's right and what's not. Kids are kids, and if you let them be all day long in front of the computer, they will definitely be there ALL DAY.

What's your opinion? Share it with us!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Inflatable houses !

                            Casas de bolas

Mundo Inflable has been the first company in Argentina, which since the year 1990, has been into designing, manufacturing and selling bounce houses and inflatable games. This company has a wide variety of inflatable games for all needs.
Their products are exported to more than 20 countries around the world. On top of that, they show their own products in international exhibitions.
If I were you, I would visit their site. There you'll see what I briefly explained here. For pictures and further information go to:

Mundo inflable : 

And have fun! =)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Winter Activities


Winter is usually a season when most of outdoor activies cannot be done because of weather conditions. However, kids are fascinated by the idea of going out to the yard and making huge snowballs as well as going sledding.
Of course, there are even more activities to do in winter. Let's find out which they are:

  • Making hot chocolate together and baking some cookies can be a perfect activity for a freezing afternoon at home.
  • Visiting the local library and checking all the books with Winter themes, can encourage them to learn more about this incredible season.
  • Going ise-skating or sledding together can be perfect for a snowy day.
  • Building a fort inside the house, using chairs, tables and even blankets! Tey may feel thrilled doing this!
  • Making a snowman using grandpa's clothes and glasses can be total fun. 
    Can you think of any other? Please let us know!

Lego: Choosing quality

LEGO is a private company settled in Billund, Denmark. The company belongs to Kirk Kristainsen family, who founded the company in 1932.
Lego's mission is to foster kids' creativity through playing and learning. Based on the wideworld known brick LEGO, the company provides toys, experiences and educational materials for kids in more than 130 countries.
You can learn more about this company, entering into its site.
Surf the web and you'll discover that playing can perfeclty go hand in hand with learning.