OMFLit Celebrates World Read Aloud Day

If you want to celebrate World Read Aloud Day, join OMF Literature’s activities and read aloud with your family!

On March 4, go to OMF Literatre book shop in Boni and spend an afternoon of storytelling, games, freebies for the kids and reading aloud to kids. This is a free event! Just send your names to omflitevents@gmail.com or 09178311325. You can also shop and get 20% off on all Hiyas titles on that day!

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Another way to celebrate is by creating your own #ReadAloudTogether video! Submit a video of you reading aloud to your kids to digital@omflit.com until March 6! You have a chance to win 1,000pesos worth of OMF Lit’s gift certificate!

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Battle of Manila Exhibit at Ayala Museum

My 5th grade student is currently studying about Philippine history particularly the Battle of Manila which happened 70 years ago. When I heard that Ayala Museum has a free exhibit at the 2nd floor until March 3, I tried to pass by last weekend while we were in Makati City already.

 

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Thank you to Ayala Museum for opening that 2nd floor to everyone so more people can appreciate and remember what has happened 70 years ago.

It was very informative and seeing all those pictures and exhibits made the war more real and made us appreciate the freedom we are enjoying now even more — than just by reading about it from the books.

 

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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.

 

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.