Zoomanity Group Christmas Gift Giving 2014 at Zoobic Safari and Zoocobia

We’ve been to Zoobic Safari a few years back. We enjoyed our family trip to this place. Naturally, children loves animals and I believe that they should be provided with a  safe and clean habitat. I am glad that the Zoomanity Group is taking this seriously. This is one of the reasons we loved our visit!

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This December 13, 2014, Zoomanity Group, is inviting everyone to experience and visit once again the only Tiger Safari in the Philippines.Experience the thrill of a close Tiger and Lion encounter, crocodile feeding, Zip Line, 4D realto and many more! There are new activities which will be launched by the end of 2014 or early 2015 that will surely amaze the youngsters and those young at heart.

As part of its advocacy, Zoomanity Group has a Christmas gift giving activity to indigent children. The upcoming event is a way of giving back to children who are not fortunate to visit zoos throughout the year. The gift giving activity will happen in four locations: Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zambales, Zoocobia in Clark, Pampanga, Residence Inn in Tagaytay & at Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite.

Make your Christmas season a memorable one! Visit any of the Zoomanity Group Zoos and enjoy the experience !

 

 

Babypalooza Bazaar

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I’ve featured Babypalooza Bazaar in the past and I am excited to let you know that on November 29, from 10 to 7pm,  there will be another Babypalooza Bazaar happening at the Walter Hogan Center in Ateneo de Manila University! This bazaar brings together a diverse group of sellers who will be showcasing unique and indispensable products, clothing and gear for babies, young kids and parents. The items include pre-loved (gently used) as well as brand new items. Visitors will also get a chance to bring home goodies and prizes from our event partners, like Huggies, Lactacyd Toddlertubs, Guard and Momble.

Sticking to their goal of being a family-friendly affair, Babypalooza will also provide special areas for play, relaxation, learning, diaper changing and fun. Mothers can nurse their babies at the Uyayi Philippines Breastfeeding Station, kids can have fun at the Little Bambushka Play Area.

The Great Leap Academy will once again join the festivities with more international programs to share with bazaar-goers and their families. Visit the Great Leap team at the Babypalooza Family Room to try out three of the best programs in the country! Babypalooza shoppers and trial class participants will also get a chance to win gift certificates and scholarships for the program of their choice! For inquiries, please send an email to thegreatleapacademy@gmail.com or call them at (0922) 883-0442.

Choose your preferred activity/ies below and send your details using this link: http://eepurl.com/7ADz1 on or before the 26th of November:

Mommy and Me by Little Ballet: This beginner Little Ballet class aims to teach young children to appreciate ballet with the help of one parent. Filled with half an hour of nursery rhymes and fun exercises, the Mommy and Me class is a class which both mom and child will surely enjoy!

Music Together by The Great Leap Academy: Music Together is the leading music and movement program in the US. Each 45-minute class is filled with musical experiences the whole family can enjoy and learn from.

Helen O’ Grady Developmental Drama: This unique program uses drama exercises and acting techniques to build creative thinking, performing arts skills and literary skills.  It also teaches students positive social skills, including effective team interaction, leadership, confidence and public speaking.

Since Christmas is just a few weeks away, Santa and his elf will be there from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to greet the kids, do photo sessions and listen to your Christmas wishes!

Entrance is FREE!

For more information, check out  www.facebook.com/babypalooza.com.ph.

 

KaHone, Discover the World in a Box

For our family, learning doesn’t just come from worksheets and textbooks but from experiments, researches and projects. That is why I am always on the lookout for fun and educational activities. I heard of KaHone  from The Learning Basket awhile back and have been fascinated with their monthly themed activity box!  Every box that one subscribes to already contains all the needed materials for 3-4 activities that a parent and child can do together!

KaHone turned 1 year old this month and they are celebrating with us with their November theme of “November’s Birthday and Me!” If you are wondering what sort of projects are included, check out the list :

Design your own birthday cake –

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Create your own growth chart –

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Assemble your personal time capsule

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A Balloon experiment –

A birthday surprise! –

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Isn’t it exciting? To double the fun, KaHone in partnership with Kesz and C3, brings to you a 1 for 1 birthday and Christmas giveaway!

Championing Community Children (C3) was borne out of an eight year old’s dream of creating change among street children.  And Kesz Valdez is our hero — at a young age, he has already committed himself to reaching out and empowering street children. He is Filipino awardee of the 2012 International Children’s Peace Prize, the first southeast Asian to receive such honor.

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During his birthday every December 26, Kesz gives out Hope Gifts to street kids.  These Hope Gifts are composed on slippers, toys, candies, clothing and basic personal hygiene items. This year, as KaHone celebrates their 1st birthday,  the KaHone team is joining Kesz and other C3 volunteers in giving out gifts to the street kids.

For every full priced single KaHone order (full or lite)* this November and December 2014, they will give a street child a KaHone of their own containing sanitary kit, school supplies, and a Jepoy Dyip book.
* including previous boxes

So if you are still thinking of fun Christmas gifts, why not order a Kahone box? With every box that you buy, you are making 2 children happy!!!

Note: This is not a sponsored post.

Great Finds at the Mommy Mundo Pre-Christmas Bazaar 2014

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Last November 8, my 2 kids and I went to Mommy Mundo’s Pre-Christmas bazaar at Glorietta. I wanted to see if there were any gift items I can get for my inaanaks. As soon as I registered and left our pre-loved clothes for the Electrolux and the Mommy Mundo #simpletoshare drive, I was given a pass so that I can claim my Mom 24/7 Planner starting on Nov 28 at Mommy Mundo office or the Nurture Nook shop.

The Mom 24/7 Planner is made especially for moms. There is ample space to record our schedules without mixing it with the schedule of the kids. There are also special planning pages for vacations, trips and parties! There are several discount coupons too. If you want to get a copy, you may do so by ordering online at www.mommymundo.com/shop or go to Mommy Mundo office, Nurture Nook shop and from your favorite bookstores.

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My kids and I aren’t strangers to Mommy Mundo’s bazaars and we immediately looked around for fun finds! This year’s mom bazaar featured more than 60 exhibitors and vendors! Here are some of our great finds:

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We didn’t get to see any of the on-stage talks and demos  but there were different activities lined up.

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Indeed, it has been a blessed year for Mommy Mundo. I’m thankful to have been part of their bazaars and activities too.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Mommy Mundo mailing list at www.mommymundo.com and follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to know about their 2015 activities.

The Daykeeper Journal

Now that the year is about to end, it signals a new year is about to begin. Each time a new year begins, we are offered new opportunities, new hopes and new dreams. But the blessings a new year brings only lasts until the first month of the year. Often, as the year brings us life’s busy schedules, we forget our goals, dreams and the blessings of each new day.

In line with my goal of living life more intentionally and becoming more grateful to the Lord each day, I believe that it is imperative that we have journals so we can record our dreams, plans and our journey throughout the year.

It doesn’t matter what sort of journal you use, as long as it prompts you to record whether through writing, mementos or photos then it has filled its purpose. It can be a notebook, special journal or a scrapbook. But I would like to share with you this special journal that I found which might interest you too.

As I was looking around, I found this very interesting and inspiring journal by Ms. Katrina San Juan, The Daykeeper. I first saw her journal in Instagram last year but I was too late since the journals were out of stock already.

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Looking at the pages, it inspires me to plan and be more intentional, be grateful and to create new adventures in the coming year!

For inquiries and orders, please email: thedaykeeperdatebook@gmail.com

Note: All photos are from Ms. Katrina San Juan. This is not a sponsored post.