In our recent vacation in Hong Kong, we decided to try renting a home at Airbnb instead of staying in a hotel. We traveled in a group of 4 adults (me, Daddy S, my mom and my sister) and two kids. We figured that it will be more costly if we book a hotel since we would not all fit in one room, unless we get a suite which is way above our budget, thus airbnb became a good option.
This summer, we did away from the usual sports activities, and instead opted for a more academic experience, so we enrolled EA in the Kumon Math program.
What is Kumon, you may ask? And how does it work? I took an excerpt from their website just to give you a glimpse of how Kumon works:
The following four strengths enable Kumon to achieve its learning objectives:
1. Individualized Instruction
Kumon is an individualized learning method that allows each student to study at a comfortable level, regardless of age or school grade, and advance beyond his or her current school grade level. At Kumon, students become enthusiastic for learning and experience a sense of accomplishment as they increase their academic ability and develop their potential to the maximum.
I finally decided to try shopping at Zalora Philippines. I’ve been wanting to go mall shopping but it takes a lot of time and right now, with no nanny for Little H, I just do not have much to spare.
When Little H was confined to the hospital due to Dengue (see my post about it here), he slept almost the entire first night that we were there. To while away the time, I browsed on my Instagram account and came across this suggestion from a fellow mom to actress Cheska Garcia of a great biblical site in YouTube, named the Bible Project. I checked it out and liked it immediately!
From July to October 2015, Hendrix attended the Cuddle and Bounce class at Kindermusik in Capitol Hills (near Ayala East Side village). Cuddle and Bounce is the program for kids six months to 2 years old. This is ideal for kids who are already crawling or those who just started walking.
Allow me to share my observations of Kindermusik class that we attended. Please note that this is applicable only to the one that attended in Capitol Greenstreet and not of the entire Kindermusik franchise.
For our Sunday family activity, we decided to visit Dreamplay by Dream Works, located at City of Dreams in Manila. The amusement center mainly features well loved characters from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and Dinotrux. Unlike most theme parks, Dreamplay does not have exciting rides or thrilling booths. But rather, they have different activities to awaken the mind and body of the kids and the kids-at-heart.
Below are some tidbits about our family experience, and some tips on how to make the most of your visit to Dreamplay.
From the time Heinel was in preschool until now that he is in big school, I am often asked by fellow parents who live in our area as to whether his school, Creative Explorers School for Children, is a good (progressive) pre-school. Heinel started at the age of 3, and for me, that is relatively young because in my time I took preschool when I was 6. Given his young age, it was important for me that he will be in a school where he will be guided in all aspects and not just in academics. Heinel was with them for 3 years and I have nothing but good words for the school. Here are my major reasons why we love Creative Explorers (Heinel).
It is my second time to go on a detox program. The first one was last year (read about my post here), after the holidays. This time I detox prior to our family vacation. Since it was no longer my first time, I considered not blogging about it anymore, but since many of you are still interested in the whole experience, here I compiled (and answered) the most frequently asked questions: