Did you know that ‘Kidulting’ can be a parenting style?

Gone are the days when fun is reserved only for kids.

Guess what?! Adults are now trying to recapture their childhood experiences through playing console games or visiting their favorite kid theme park or having a spontaneous night of pajama party. This trend, known as kidulting, is a way to relive the best childhood memories, to temporarily escape adult activities, and to remember the good, old days of being carefree… because who does not want to, right?

But is kidulting for single adults only? Of course not! In fact, kidulting can also be a method of parenting where adults and kids bond together in activities they can both playfully participate. Isn’t it adorable to see a whole family infusing fun in their lifestyle just to create joyful memories for their kids, and at the same time, unleash the “kid-in-me” of the parents?

Here are some kidulting ideas that are simple, accessible, and affordable but worth the try!

  • Paint and Create

Creating art together with your children is definitely a proven stress-buster while fueling the creativity of your kids. It’s hitting two birds in one stone! If you think simple patterns will bore you as an adult, try creating thematic artworks like an “under the sea” painting or a “secret garden” coloring.

  • Play the Role

Seeing your kids play as a doctor or an engineer or a lawyer inspire you to work harder to give them a better future, right? But what if you join the fun? Try to pretend as the doctor’s patient or the engineer’s client or the lawyer’s colleague. You will see how promising your kids are with their witty reasoning. Plus, you can also guide them as early as now in choosing the career they want to have someday.

  • Bake it free

Remember the times when you did “pretend play” with cooking or baking? You can actually play again with your kids or level up and teach them to bake and maybe you’ll discover the genius baker within them. You may choose recipes which your kids can also do easily and conveniently. It is also an avenue to teach them healthy-eating habits.

Bonus tips: While doing these activities, make sure you already prepared on-the-go snacks that you and your kids can munch anywhere. Of course, you don’t want to spoil the momentum of your bonding, in case your kids get hungry in the middle of your activity. So, bring Gardenia Pocket Sandwich for a pocket full of fun bonding moments! For only Php12, you are assured of an innovative, fresh and yummy goodness that is available in 4 flavors: chocolate, peanut butter, cheese, and strawberry pastillas, that your kids and kid-in-you will love!

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Kidulting as a parenting style will enable your family to practice the sense of familial inclusivity for a home treasured by everybody. After all, family team work makes the dream work. 

Stay tuned for my next blog about our Gardenia Workshop.   🙂                                                                                          

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Summer Rhythm Hip Hop and Ballet Dances for Kids

Moms and dads out there, still looking for a summer activity for your kid? How about Ballet and Hip Hop Class? Bet?

Last April 10, Araneta Center together with Dance Plus Philippines launched their Summer Dance Program – Summer Rhythm. These workshops will be held every Tuesday and Friday from April 10 – May 18, for kids 4-15 years old. Sessions are held at the Ali Mall Activity Area their space is great for the workshop because of the spacious area where kids can easily move and groove.

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Classes are facilitated by the dance instructors from Dance Plus. Dance Plus, also known as ‘your studio without walls’ partners with schools, malls, and condominiums to share the gift of dance to as many children as possible. Leaving children priceless memories this summer.

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Raix was very excited once I told him about the hip-hop class. He loves dancing and his favorite moves are from Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and ‘Beat It’. At first, he was really shy to show his moves but eventually got the hang of it. 🙂 He may not still get the ‘angst’ of hip-hop dancing but still, Raix is a great dancer.

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As a “stage mom” I don’t just watch my son but also the instructor. I was very impressed actually, Teacher Arlene started their class with a warm-up and slowly introduced a few steps after. What really surprised me is that before ending the session kids also cooled down. I danced during my school days but never taught about that. Great job Dance Plus!

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Thank you Teacher Arlene!

Thank you so much to Mommy Bloggers Philippines and Araneta Center for the wonderful opportunity.

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Team Mommy Bloggers!

Here’s How to Join:
From April 10 – May 18, 2018 every P1000 single receipt from any Araneta Center establishment ( Gateway Mall, Gateway Tower Mall, Ali Mall, Farmers Plaza, Farmers Market, Novotel, Coliseum Circle Restaurants, KIA Theatre Arcade, Telus Arcade, Cyberpark Tower 1, Shopwise Arcade Restaurants, Araneta Center Bus Station & Busport, and Manhattan Parkway, Parkview, and Heights Arcade), four (4) Cineplex tickets (Gateway Cineplex 10 or Ali Mall Cineplex 4) entitles the customer to one (1) FREE Ballet Dance Class and one (1) free Hip Hop Dance Class at Ali Mall Activity Area.

Customers must present their receipts at the concierge booth located at the ground floor of Ali Mall to claim their free dance class stubs.

Strictly one transaction per receipt only. For receipts exceeding P 1000, only a maximum of 1 free Ballet Dance and one (1) free Hip Hop Dance Class stubs shall be given.

Schedule of classes:

April 10,13,17,20,24,27
May 1,4,8,11,15 &18

Ballet Class – 10am – 11am (4-7 yrs old)
11am – 12 nn ( 8-15 yrs old)

Hip Hop Class -1pm- 2pm (4-15 yrs old)
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Raix at the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew 2018 Media Launch

It’s summer once again! Kids are excited to go out and play while moms and dads think of ways on how to make summer fun and educational at the same time. Nothing to worry, because McDonald’s offers both!

Luckily for us, Raix got invited to be part of the coolest team this Summer – McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop. It was a one day activity where they were able to experience unique exciting activities.

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This annual summer program is now on it’s 26th year. It is for kids 6-12 years old. Here our kids will experience all the fun things that make up McDonald’s through play-based activities, allowing them to learn good values, build confidence and discover new talents, all in the company of new friends!

The Kiddie Crew Workshop will teach our kids what it is like to be working at McDonald’s. My son Raix had so much fun making his own cheeseburger and greeting customers at the drive-thru and front counter as he gets their orders.

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His very own cheeseburger. Yummy!

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His first time to experience working in the drive-thru area.

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Ready to serve the order! 🙂

Aside from experiencing work done at McDonald’s, children will also get the opportunity to express their talent in arts and dancing.

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His very own Happy Meal Box.

By being part of the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew, Raix learned new skills, gained new friends and experienced a lot of learning and FUN! So what are you waiting for? Enroll your kids in the nearest McDonald’s store and give them an unforgettable summer experience!

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Raix and his new found friends loves McDo! 🙂

Here is the list of activities you kids will be doing during this workshop.

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Are you worried that you cannot join this workshop because of the 5-weekday schedule? Good news! This year McDonald’s offering a 2-day Weekend Workshop.

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For a complete schedule and list of branches you may visit their link: http://mcdokiddiecrew.com/

You may also watch Raix’ Kiddie Crew Experience

Paw Patrol Fan

My little one is a fan of Nick Jr. TV shows. He’ll start to watch by 8 am till noon. This is a part of our morning routine everyday for over a year now. It’s what keeps him busy as I do my chores. His fave among the shows is Paw Patrol, and two of his most fave pups are Chase and Marshall. Last week, when I saw Toy Kingdom’s ads about the upcoming  paw Patrol Meet & Greet, I got excited and told my son about it. Raix was so excited that we even counted how many sleeps left before the event day. 🙂

Sharing with you mommies some photos taken during the event. It was a two day event held at SM MOA, Music Hall.

Just outside the event area Toy Kingdom has Paw Patrol Merchandises up for grabs.

Upon purchase of an item worth 500 Php and above one (1) kid and a parent can get inside the event area. Kids are a given a certificate, this certificate are to be presented at each activity for stamp completion. Once completed a small prize awaits the kids.

This is Rocky’s Don’t Lose it, Reuse it booth. A kid needs to get 5 recyclable items and put it in the recyclable bin.

Rubble’s  booth. To get a stamp, a kid needs to get hollow blocks and place it in the big crate.

Skye’s Salon. Face painting booth. Kids get to choose which pup/badge they want to be painted on their hand.

Zuma’s Pop Pop Boogie Booth. To get a stamp, just spin the roulette and do as it says! 🙂

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Lastly, Chase and Marshall’s Booth. Kids need to catch the three animals. And yes! you get a stamp!

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Rais got his 1st stamp! Yey!

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Raix’ certificate of completion.

Moms with their kids are greeted by these pups.

There is also a replica of the Paw Patrol’s Lookout and the pups’ cars. They allow kids to ride it and have their pics taken.

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The stage.

Kids also get to play fun games for awesome prizes from Oishi and Toy Kingdom.

They also played 2 episodes of Paw Patrol cartoons while kids are waiting for Chase and Marshall (unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture it).

Finally! The stars of the Meet & Greet!!!

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Of course! Photo with these pups!

The smile on every child’s face during this event is priceless. Thank you so much for this PAW-rrific opportunity Toy Kingdom, SM Mall of Asia, and Nickelodeon. Looking forward to more events from you.

Mommies were you at the event too? Comment below your pics and share your wonderful ecperience. 🙂