Kids’ Corner: Dominic Uses Disney Eskulin Kids

As mothers, I know we love to see our kids enjoy every moment of their childhood. Seeing them giggle with joy while playing with other kids under the dancing rays of sun, makes us realize that we should let them experience life with nature on its finest. But at the end of the day, I know most of us are troubled with the aroma of sweat that dries up on our kids hair. For our son, Dominic, we bought him Disney Eskulin Kids. Disney Eskulin Kids is a shampoo and conditioner which gives a silky effect on hair and leaving it with mild fragrant scent. Even at night, we can still smell the scent of it on Dominic’s hair. Give your kids shampoo and conditioner that are only suitable for their age because you will never know what harmful effects it will cause to your kids because of the ingredients that only adults can bear. Try using Disney Eskulin Kids, especially this summer season, you can still kiss and smell your kids’ hair even after a long day exposed to the sun.

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Dominic’s Nursery Life at Minds that Matter

April 9, 2013 when our son, Dominic, entered the door of our chosen pre-school, the Minds that Matter Tutorial and Pre-school. Being our only child, my husband and I were really afraid then that our son will be facing a new chapter in his life, his Nursery Life. I could not stand the scene during Dominic’s first day in school, too see tears rolling down his cheeks and begging us not to leave him there. Good thing that the crying only happen on the first day. Brave little Dominic, came to school everyday so that he won’t miss any lesson. In fact he’s near a hundred percent perfect attendance. Minds as Minds that Matter is fondly called, taught the basic things a child should know. What is important is that a student of Minds should learn to read and write by heart and everything that needs to learn in life will follow. Children with little steps at first will have big leaps in the future with the right and proper foundation in the beginning.

My husband and I once talked to a psychiatric pediatrician and she told us that since kids are starting at early age during these years, we should find a school where kids will enjoy their stay and at the same time learn the basics in life. And there, we found Minds that Matter, and Dominic’s journey to Nursery Life began.

August 2013. The kids had two activities last August. They had the ‘Pagsungko ni Ina’ and their ‘Buwan ng Wika Celebration’. During the Pagsungko ni Ina, even though Minds is not a Catholic School, still the importance of religion matters to them. Our Lady of Penafrancia, Patroness of Bicolandia or simply ‘Ina’, visited the school. Children offered something during the mass held at the Immaculate Conception Parish. The Grade School students lead the vigil. And since we already introduced ‘Ina’ to Dominic at an early age of 1 where he used to wave his white bib or hanky every time he sees ‘Ina’, he enjoyed the activity because with limited knowledge of ‘Ina’, he is adoring her. Dominic even managed to walk just to join the procession. Another activity was the Buwan ng Wika. Dominic’s experience on Buwan ng Wika celebration is really a fresh start. We got to see that our son can perform on crowds. They danced and sang their hearts out showcasing some Filipino songs that they hardly memorized at first but in the end, they managed to perform it very well. My husband and I became his number 1 fans and indeed certified proud parents.

December 2013. Dominic experienced his first-ever Christmas Party. He got the chance to mingle with his classmates. He told us that they danced, sang, played games, ate their snacks and exchanged their gifts. He really enjoyed that party but after he asked me, why is it that it is not the same gift that he gave and what happened to it? Hahaha..

 They also had their Christmas presentation. Five performances composed of singing, dancing and poem recital were done by the nursery class. And luckily, Dominic played as Santa so we dressed him like one. That was one memorable event for us, we got to see what talents he has and what he is good at. The songs that they memorized for the said event were still repeatedly sang by Dominic until now even if Christmas is over.

January 2014. The kids had two activities. The first one is their 1st Educational City Tour. They visited the Raul Roco Library, the Naga City Science Centrum and the Chin Po Tong Fire Station. The kids had a lot of fun especially when they reached the fire station where they were requested to do a fire drill and demonstrate how to oust a fire in the body. I’m so glad that Dominic participated and volunteered to do the demo. Another activity is the NCERIES. During classes, the solar system were introduced unto them what more if they had the chance of seeing vivid images of the outer space, that amazed our son. When they entered the inflated dome, mixed emotions were seen but surely the kids where all in awe to see the wonders of outer space. And as expected, after that activity, I can’t stop my son from telling us his wonderful experience.

March 2014. To be exact, March 15, 2014, when our son graduated from Nursery. Like their other activities, the kids offered songs for everyone in attendance but what we truly liked to witness during that day is when they had in their hands their framed certificate of completion and taking a vow in front of everyone in the hall. That simple gestures that they rehearsed and perfectly executed by our son makes us truly proud because still in the end, he followed every instructions that his teachers taught him and with that he deserves to receive that certificate. Truly Minds that Matter will be an indelible part of him.

Thank you Minds that Matter. See you next school year. 🙂

Kids’ Corner: Enfagrow A+ Kid presents Discovery Kids Animation-Maker Kit

My son loves drinking Enfagrow A+ Kid and he will love this milk more because of what is free in every pack of it. Just this Saturday my son was very happy when he saw this Animation-Maker kit. So when we reached home, he immediately opened the box and asked me to help him make this do-it-yourself animation-maker. And he was amazed to see how the pictures moved.

We already received a number of freebies from Enfagrow A+ Kid and they are very educational in form which really enhanced the creativity and mental alertness of kids. Before, he got Art Attack pastel coloring materials and also puzzles with designs of maps of the world. Continue buying Enfagrow A+ Kid and be surprised and delighted of what next significant freebie that they have to offer.

Enfakid A+ to Enfagrow A+ Kid

Mead Johnson changes Enfakid A+ to Enfagrow A+ Kid. My son has been using Mead Johnson’s products since birth from Enfalac A+ to Enfapro A+ to Enfagrow A+ and then Enfakid A+. I can say that until now we trust Mead Johnson’s milk for our son. Our son seldom gets sick and is obviously healthy. Although the price of these milk is somewhat higher than the others, what is important is that we are giving the best milk which offers a lot of nutrients for our son. And whatever be Enfakid’s name today, still we will continue to patronize it.

Kids’ Corner: We always have honey in our house

Yes! We always have honey in our house. Do you know why? It’s not that we put it as sweetener on our cup of coffee or a syrup on top of our pancakes, we need to have honey at all times because this helps a lot whenever our son is having colds and cough. As a mom, I am very much worried every time my son is not feeling well  and uneasy due to simple colds. When I heard of the benefits of honey that it is a good relief for colds, it has been our practice in our house to prepare a warm milk with 1 teaspoon of honey in it. And truly, my son’s cough will be reduced and gone by then. But I advised all of you mothers out there to have a basin near you because your kid will throw up most of the phlegm inside him. That’s our experience with our son, maybe it will also work for your kids too. 

Other than the one I mentioned above that it reduces cough and sore throat, there are other benefits of honey bee:

  1. It is said to help regulate blood sugar. It may sound contradicting because it is naturally sweet, but it is true due its exact combination of fructose and glucose which is suitable to regulate blood sugar level. 
  2. When you have wounds, it aids to heal your aching wounds faster because it has a distinct drying effect and anti-bacterial content. Apply a bit of honey on the surface of your wound after cleaning it with soap and water.
  3. Because of the anti-bacterial content, by having a sip of honey helps reduce ulcers and gastro-intestinal problems. It helps promote good digestion.
  4. For people on the go, it is necessary to take honey everyday to keep going from sunrise to sunset. Honey bee is far better than artificial sweetener because it maintains glycogen levels in the body.
  5. It helps to prevent cancer and heart disease or disorder. Flavanoids and anti-oxidants are present in honey which are said to reduce the risk of having these deadly diseases.
  6. Apply honey bee on parts of your body that you believe are caused by bacterial and fungal infections. Bees release an enzyme that produces hydrogen peroxide which as we all know is a good cleanser of wounds.
  7. Those who cares much on staying beautiful, a natural way to moisturize and nourish our skin. Apply honey bee on your face and leave it there for minutes. By this you can achieve the right nourishment for  your body.
  8. And like what I said, honey helps reduce colds and throat irritation.

Honey bee is available in all leading groceries and supermarkets nationwide. What we bought is this CEM Honey Superior, so far, my son loves its taste. By the way this post is not connected to CEM company. I just want to share with you what we are using at home.

With those benefits, if I were you, I will also maintain a honey bee in the house. Love the taste, love the benefits of it. 🙂

Kids’ Corner: Oggy and the Cockroaches

Media nowadays play a very vital role in kids’ growth and development. At an early age, a child is exposed to various shows that show violence and the like. And I admit, this show from CartoonNetwork depicts a bit of violence. And since my son is very much entertained with Oggy and the Cockroaches, all we are doing is to guide him that what he sees in the show is only fictional and should not be done in real life. Oggy is a cat who is very much annoyed with the three cockroaches namely Deedee, Joey and Marky. These three annoying cockroaches cause so much trouble in Oggy’s daily life thus we can usually Oggy having a fly tap on his hand chasing these three away. With the help of Oggy’s friend Jack, together they survive their life over these three cockroaches. 

Personally, if I were to ask whether this show teaches lesson for the youngsters, I would say yes. There are episodes in thr cartoon series that show love for nature, friendship, cleanlines and the likes. So just sit beside your children when they are watching this so that they will learn and enjoy while watching. 

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Kids’ Corner: Ceelin Plus for kids

It is necessarily that we provide the best nutrition for our kids. From birth, pediatricians have assorted vitamins recommended for kids. And we as parents we bought the vitamins knowing that our son needs these. But as time goes by, our son gained weight and we decided to choose vitamins that we like and he likes in terms of nutritional content and taste. So we chose Ceelin Plus because Vitamin C is a very vital vitamin for kids plus it has Zinc that will boost our son’s immune system.

We usually buy the 120 ml. bottle but we noticed that it is cheaper if we buy the 240 ml. There’s really a great value for money. Dominic loves the apple flavor which makes it easy for us to let him drink it. 

Ceelin Plus is a product of Unilab under the technology of PediaTech. We trust Unilab products because most of our son’s medicine is from them like when my son have allergies, he drinks Allerkid.

Entrust your family’s health to Unilab. And for our son’s daily vitamins, Ceelin Plus is the best for him.

Kid’s Corner: DC Comics’ Raincoat

When opening of classes begins in the Philippines along with it, rainy season has also started. That’s one problem of most parents here. Definitely, we don’t want our children to be soaked wet during rainy days. So, when shopping for school supplies, add in your list some rain gears for your kids. For my 3-year-old son, he chose to have this DC Comic’s raincoat. He loves the colorful design on it and as of the same time feeling inspired that he is wearing a super hero designed-coat.

 

There are sizes and designs to choose from. He preferred to have this Superman design, inspired by his father’s choice in super heroes. That big letter “S” is really striking and he easily recognized it when we let him chose what he wants. The size of this one is small and it fits perfectly on my son. Worry not about rainy days because DC Comics’ raincoat is one of the necessities for your kids.

Kid’s Corner: Oatmeal helped us a lot

Before, my husband and I were really worried about the appetite of my son. He didn’t want to eat rice. He is now 3 years old and still he is not a rice-lover unless the rice is perfectly-cooked. Maybe he is having a hard time swallowing the food because he’s a lazy bone when it comes to chewing foods. When we noticed this attitude of our son on foods, we think of ways and foods to eat that will boost our son’s appetite. And that’s when Quaker Oatmeal came to the scene. We used Quaker Oatmeal as a rice substitute. And after 2 to 3 months our son noticeably gained weight.

 

Oatmeal is rich in fiber which will reduce the risk of heart disease and help digestion. It is also a good source of carbohydrates that will energize you. Your child will be gaining weight and at the same time his body will be enriched with necessary fiber and energy boosting carbohydrates to last a tiring whole day.

What did we do to make our son eat oatmeal? Easy, we shred, grinned, cut nutritious foods like green and yellow leafy vegetables and mixed it with the oatmeal while it is being cooked. And also fruits, those that he doesn’t want to eat, we mixed it with the oatmeal.

We are very much thankful that we thought of oatmeal to be our son’s rice substitute. Through the years we’ve been using Quaker Oatmeal. And my son really loves the taste. Who says that oatmeal is only meant for those on diet? For us, oatmeal is very important to keep our son’s body fit and strong.

Kids’ Corner: Entrusting Our Son’s Early Education at Minds That Matter

When our son turned 3 years old, we eventually look for possible schools where he can spend his early education. And it was really a tough decision because a child’s first years in school is a very crucial stage. Good thing that our friends introduced to us Minds that Matter. Actually we already heard of the school years before but it is better to learn it more from those who experienced what kind of teaching methods do they have. And with the stories gathered from our friends, we later chose Minds that Matter.

And like most kids, our son was hesitant to enter the classroom because as he said, he’s shy and afraid. We are glad that after two days, our son is very much willing to go to school. And until now, he would usually remind us that he doesn’t want to be transferred to other school because he’s enjoying his stay at Minds that Matter.

He spent one summer on them, and we noticed a positive development on him. That’s our reason why we are entrusting our child’s early education at Minds that Matter.

For inquiries visit their facebook page at Minds that Matter Tutorial and Preschool.