Showing posts with label Summer Activities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer Activities. Show all posts

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A Summer Checklist For Tweens by Mommy Blogger Pehpot

It is not easy to raise up a child as it requires a high-demand and lots of hard works to do. From the moment a child was born to toddlerhood, the challenges are double up as they become strong-willed and starting to learn things on their own. But wait, it is not yet over, from childhood, tween years will come. It is the moment when your child is not yet a kid anymore but not most likely a teen.


Courtesy: teensafe.com


Tween years is the most crucial time of your childs progress. How can you handle a not-so-child and not-so-teen? It is delicate to mess up with their tweenhood. Any parent knows the struggles. However, you can make it fun for your new tween to grow up and take small responsibilities by this time.

Summer may be the perfect season to start teaching your tween how to manage oneself, how to deal with people, how to be open to parents, how to handle responsibilities, and how to enjoy life. You can start by giving particular chores he is fond of, like for example planting the garden, taking care of small brother or sister, washing the dishes, or folding the laundry. The responsibility should not be a huge issue if he handles it well or not, what matter is how willing he is to take it. After he had learned it, it is now time to teach him how to aim for a fantastic result on his responsibility.

Make it slow, just one step at a time, it is not that hard to teach a tween. It may sound complicated at first, but eventually, when your tween is familiar with the changes he will embrace it. After responsibilities are excellently done, give him a reward. It may be something he strongly desires of or something big for him.

To help your child enhance his skills, attitude, talent, and make some discovery to himself, you can engage him in a summer activity. By doing so, he might enjoy while he learns. There are some summer workshop and courses perfect for tweens and teens who are growing up and developing oneself.

There are some business-related summer workshops that your kids can get into; some fast-food chains offered summer workshops to enhance the childs interest in working and engaging in business. It is a good start for your tween. I found a list of some exciting summer activities that can help enhance our childs capability which is very relevant to their age. Mommy Blogger Pehpot enlisted more than 20 schools and establishments offering fantastic summer courses for toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, and even for adults.

Now, heres a recap of our summer checklist for tweens:

·         Self-management
·         People Management
·         Transparency to parents
·         Handling responsibility
·         Enjoyment

Treat your tween at their age, remember that they are no longer a baby, but they are not already a grown-up who can take full responsibility for their action. They are fun-able but be sure to guide them all the way!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

La Vie Institute: Bloggers Day Event and Learning More About Its Programs

I was invited by Miss Grace of La Vie Institute to be part of  the Bloggers Day event that was held on April 11, 2015. As mentioned on the invite, blogger guests would be taught Advanced Personal Make-up Workshop and Fine Dining Etiquette. Despite living in the northern part of Metro Manila and Alabang was far from my place, Miss Grace got me on the topic that prompted me to say yes immediately since Papa would not be having his M.A. class on that date.



I had my first personal make-up workshop four years ago and La Vie Institute's advanced personal make-up workshop came at the right time because I was planning to put my make-up skills to the next level plus the fact that dining etiquette would be included in the course. Wow! Traveling for five hours back and forth would be all worth it! I heard about the institute before but on the day when I received the invite was the only chance for me to explore its website. 

Knowing La Vie Institute's background, programs, and facilities made me feel more and more excited!

A week before the event proper, I asked Papa if he wouldn't have commitments on the day of the workshop just to make sure. He said yes. Unfortunately, when I was all set on the day before the workshop, he told me that he would have a class the following day but he promised that he could make it at 10:00 AM. I wanted to allot at least three hours for traveling. I didn't want to be late. 

Isn't it obvious that I was so excited? I made sure that my my make-up and tools were complete the night before the event.  Miss Heather gave me the list on what to bring. Brushes were not included in the list but I still prepared them, just in case they would be needed.






On the day of the workshop, I was dressed-up before 10:00 AM, hoping that Papa would  arrive on time. But he came home at 12:00 PM. The event would start at 1:00 PM and obviously, I couldn't make it on the dot. My dilemma was canceling my attendance an hour before the event. It was very unethical, unprofessional, and embarrassing on my part. My slot could have been given to someone else if only I was able to know Papa' schedule ahead of time. But I had no choice but to do it. It would be more unethical if I didn't inform the institute about my predicament and just wouldn't show up on the venue. I called up Miss Heather and I was so glad that she understood my situation. She told me at 1:00 PM that I could still make it at 3:00 PM but I didn't want to take chances anymore.

In short, I wasn't able to attend the event that I was preparing for and looking forward to.  To console myself, I just thought that when I was taking B.S. Nursing as a second course, Papa was the one taking care of our eldest.  He also experienced turning down invitations and canceling scheduled commitments just to give way for my studies. It was time for me to return  the favor.

I still look forward to visit La Vie Institute and experience the fruitful learning process that one of my favorite mommy bloggers, Joy Gurtiza, had. 

When I read her article and saw the photos of the workshop , I felt so happy for her. She told me how she wished that I was there too. The workshop was worthwhile despite traveling for long hours according to her. 

Joy' smile was a proof that she really enjoyed the Personal Make-up Workshop at La Vie Institute. Joy was the lady on the left.

I should have been there sitting on that spot while listening to the Fine Dining Etiquette Class. :(





*Photos of Personal Make-up Application Class are found HERE.
*Photos of Fine Dining Etiquette Class are found HERE.
 

Why do I really want to experience studying at La Vie Institute? Here are the details. They are all lifted from its press kit and website. I don't want you to miss a thing.

"Working on Character Development doesn't stop at a given age but working on it NOW gives anyone a great advantage regardless of age. Ideally, traditional schooling should be able to intensively work on every student's character development, but due to the rigors of academic preparation, character development is forced to take a lower priority in most classrooms. With the ever-increasing demands of today's society to be competitive and become 'number one', growing up in this world is now taking a serious toll than ever before."

"Children are exposed to increased likelihood of being victim to bullying or becoming a bully themselves because of this generation's desensitization to violence. Parents are worried about being able to help foster their child when they have grown up in a totally different social landscape. Young adults are overwhelmed by the big decisions they face as they transition into the real world and feel unprepared when they face the stiff competition in the job market. More and more professionals are disillusioned by the rat race and this cycle ripples into growing numbers of discontented, unhappy and fearful individuals."

"It is to address these pressing needs that La Vie Institute was created. We are a learning facility focused solely on the thrust of developing character and personality. Our name, directly translated from French to English, means "The Life Institute". It is our mission to bring you programs that are designed to bring you the fruits of TOTAL Personality Development training to let you live "the life" you imagine for yourself and for your loved ones. Our program is the only one of its kind, featuring a multi-layered design that targets all aspects that enriches a person's habits, values, philosophy, confidence & communication skills. The program features workshops both on verbal and non-verbal communication, self-mastery, both the performing and fine arts as well as etiquette and protocol training, among others. Our programs are designed to equally develop both intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, set in a non-traditional learning space and taught in various approaches and structures."


"We keep our workshop sizes small (minimum of 4 and maximum of 10 participants) to make workshops as engaging, interactive and meaningful for all learners. Every session is designed with each attendee in mind, as activities and materials are designed to fit the profile of each student. This is due to our unique and comprehensive assessment process which every prospect student undergoes prior to their enrollment. We are serious in personalizing sessions to tailor to the needs of every participant so as to ensure that every learning experience is potent and applicable with their goals in mind."


La Vie Institute has facilities designed to stimulate learning of Total Personality Development.


"Our Institute's team of mentors is comprised of only the most innovative, and passionate experts who are determined to equip our students with the most relevant set of skills that every person must master to face life's ups and downs with persistence and renewed confidence. Our mentors come from diverse backgrounds: drawn from early childhood educators, fashion stylists and lecturers, leadership trainers, life coaches, communications specialists and management consultants. Most importantly, at the core of all our mentors is to inspire every individual to live a life of purpose and fulfillment."



"We believe that every individual is unique and has the inborn power within themselves to shine their brightest. It is by creating opportunities for these special, God-given traits to be tapped and explored, which makes a difference for a person to discover how they can contribute to the world. This is how we strive to create learning experiences and how La Vie Institute aims to contribute to our society as a whole. We are powered by a big dream."




*The following are the programs that La Vie Institute offers:

KIDS PROGRAM (Ages 4- 8)
 

Phase 1 (20 Hours)
  •  Knowing Myself & My Family
  •  Taking Care of My Body
  •  Expressing Myself (2 sessions)
  •  Making Friends
  •  Creativity in Harmony
  •  Table Manners and Etiquette
  •  Movement and Balance
  •  Multimedia Arts & Play
  •  First Aid & Safety
Phase 2 (20 Hours)
  •  Public Speaking (2 sessions)
  •  Good Morals & Values
  •  Expressing Myself (2 sessions)
  •  Conflict Resolution
  •  Introduction to Literature & the Arts
  •  Creativity in Harmony (2 sessions)
  •  Movement and Balance
Phase 3 (20 Hours)
  •  Public Speaking (2 sessions)
  •  Literature & the Arts
  •  Good Morals and Values
  •  Creativity in Harmony (2 sessions)
  •  Movement and Balance
  •  Confidence through the Performing Arts
  •  Photo projection
  •  Photo Shoot

 PRE-TEENS PROGRAM (Ages 9- 12)
 

Phase 1 (20 Hours)
  •  Knowing Myself and My Family
  •  Taking Care of My Body
  •  Expressing Myself (2 sessions)
  •  Making Friends
  •  Table Manners & Etiquette
  •  Movement and Balance
  •  Creativity in Harmony
  •  Multimedia Arts & Play
  •  First Aid/ Safety
Phase 2 (20 Hours)
  •  Public Speaking (2 sessions)
  •  Arts & Literature Circle (2 sessions)
  •  Good Morals & Values (2 sessions)
  •  Creativity in Harmony (2 sessions)
  •  Movement and Balance
  •  Confidence through the Performing Arts
Phase 3 (20 Hours)
  •  Public Speaking (3 sessions)
  •  Arts & Literature Circle
  •  The Attitude of Gratitude
  •  Creativity in Harmony
  •  Movement and Balance
  •  Confidence through the Performing Arts
  •  Photo Projection
  •  Photo Shoot

TEENS PROGRAM (Ages 13- 16)
 

Phase 1 (20 Hours)
  •  Self-Image
  •  Personal Grooming & Hygiene
  •  Image and Personal Style
  •  Mechanics of Communication (2 sessions)
  •  Interpersonal Relations
  •  Conflict resolution
  •  Table Manners & Etiquette
  •  Confidence through the Performing Arts
  •  First Aid/ Safety
Phase 2 (20 Hours)
  •  Public Speaking (2 sessions)
  •  Interpersonal Relations
  •  Cultures
  •  Social Awareness
  •  Literature & the Arts (2 sessions)
  •  Conflict Resolution 2
  •  Movement and Balance
  •  Confidence through the Performing Arts
Phase 3 (20 Hours)
  •  Public Speaking (2 sessions)
  •  Literature & the Arts
  •  Cultures
  •  Movement and Balance
  •  The Art of Happiness
  •  Confidence through the Performing Arts (2 sessions)
  •  Photo Projection
  •  Photo Shoot

YOUNG ADULTS PROGRAM/PRE-EMPLOYMENT (Ages 17- 19)

Phase 1 (20 Hours)
  •  Self Image
  •  Image Presentation & Personal Style (2 sessions)
  •  Personal Grooming & Hygiene
  •  Social & Business Etiquette
  •  Dining Etiquette
  •  Movement & Posture
  •  Introduction to Public Speaking
  •  Conflict Resolution
  •  Financial Behavior
  •  *Interview with Impact
  •  *Building a competitive Resume/ Portfolio
*Included only in the Pre-employment Program (total of 24 Hours)
 

Phase 2 (20 Hours)
  •  Public Speaking (2 sessions)
  •  Interpersonal Relations
  •  Social Awareness
  •  Cultures
  •  Literature & the Arts (2 sessions)
  •  Movement and Balance
  •  First Aid/ Safety
  •  Confidence through the Performing Arts
Phase 3 (20 Hours)
  •  Public Speaking (2 sessions)
  •  Cultures
  •  Literature & the Arts
  •  Conflict Resolution 2
  •  Purpose & Dream Creation
  •  Confidence through the Performing Arts
  •  Movement and Balance
  •  Photo Projection
  •  Photo Shoot

PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM
 

Phase 1 (20 Hours)
  •  Social & Business Etiquette
  •  Dining Etiquette
  •  Personal Grooming
  •  Wardrobe Essentials (Personal & Professional) (2 sessions)
  •  Movement, Balance & Presence
  •  Business Writing
  •  Goal Setting & Visualization
  •  Conflict Resolution 1
  •  Stress Management
Phase 2 (20 Hours)
  •  Personal Branding
  •  Effective Communication (2 sessions)
  •  Conflict Resolution 2
  •  Making Effective Presentations
  •  Dynamics of Leadership 1
  •  Discovering your Purpose
  •  Stress Management 2
  •  Literature and the Arts
  •  Confidence through the Performing Arts
Phase 3 (20 Hours)
  •  Public Speaking (2 sessions)
  •  Cultures
  •  Dynamics of Leadership 2
  •  Discovering your Purpose 2
  •  Literature and the Arts
  •  The Art of Happiness
  •  Confidence through the performing Arts
  •  Photo Projection
  •  Photo Shoot 
The links to THE MODERN WOMAN'S WORKSHOP is found HERE and OTHER PROGRAMS  HERE.

La Vie Institute is located at Unit 202 Bldg 1 Commercenter Bldg., Commerce Avenue, Filinvest Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

For more information, updates, rates, questions, and other concerns, here are La Vie Institute's contact details and social media sites:
 
Contact Number- 8317414


Photo Credit: La Vie Institute

Monday, March 30, 2015

MILO Opens 2015 Summer Sports Clinics

Manila, Philippines – MILO once again makes summer the perfect time for children to learn a new sport with the MILO Summer Sports Clinics, the most widely participated sports program in the country. With its commitment to discovering and developing tomorrow’s champion athletes, MILO encourages school children to make the most of their summer vacation by learning sports and taking on new challenges.

From April to May of this year, the MILO Summer Sports Clinics program offers immersive training in 14 sporting disciplines, namely Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Karatedo, Ice Skating, Tennis, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Touch Rugby, Chess, Football, and Swimming. Touch Rugby is the latest addition in MILO’s roster of sports this year. MILO has partnered with the Philippine Rugby Football Union in an effort to introduce the sport and provide children an avenue for training, with the hopes of serving as a springboard to the Youth Olympic Games, wherein Rugby 7s is a sport. The clinics will be available in over 700 venues to 30,000 students nationwide. 



Start your child’s champion journey today and enroll them in the MILO Summer Sports Clinics. Each sports clinic has an array of schedules and venues children and their parents can choose from. Training is handled by able and expert coaches and instructors who use the modern, scientific approach, with character-forming lessons incorporated in their program. Children will not only learn champion moves but also champion values such as determination, discipline, teamwork, perseverance, hard work, respect, and confidence, which will help them become winners on and off the court.


“The MILO Summer Sports Clinics is an avenue for children to learn the fundamentals of sports and be encouraged to lead an active lifestyle. They will be able to learn new skills, while making new friends along the way,” said Robbie De Vera, MILO Sports Executive.

MILO’s Summer Sports Clinics and sponsored programs have produced many athletes who have made their mark in both the local and international sporting scenes. The roster of alumni includes BEST Center graduates and UAAP phenoms Kiefer Ravena and Thirdy Ravena, Southeast Asian Games medalist Japoy Lizardo, and PBA star Chris Tiu.

For more information on MILO Philippines, log on to the official website (http://www.milo.com.ph) or the MILO Philippines Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/milo.ph). Follow MILO on Twitter (@MiloPH) and Instagram (@MiloPhilippines).



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About MILO

The MILO brand is the world’s leading chocolate malt beverage that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water. Given its popularity it is a “must have” product for food service operators particularly in Asia, Africa and Oceania.

MILO also promotes participation in sports through its Summer Sports Clinics, MILO-B.E.S.T. Center Training Program, MILO Marathon, and MILO Little Olympics. The leading beverage brand believes that these contribute to the holistic development of Filipino champions in sports and in life. 2014 marks MILO’s 50th year in the country. 



About Nestle Philippines

Over a hundred years after it first started operations in the country, Nestle Philippines, Inc. (NPI) today is a robust and stable organization, proud of its role in bringing the best food and beverage throughout the stages of the Filipino consumers’ lives. The Company employs more than 3,200 men and women nationwide, and is now among the country’s Top 10 Corporations. 

Driven by its mission to nurture generations of Filipino families, Nestle today produces and markets products under some of the country’s well known brands such as NESCAFE, NIDO, MILO, NESTEA, MAGGI, BEAR BRAND, NESTLE and PURINA, among others. Its product range has expanded to include coffee, milk, beverages, non-dairy creamer, food, infant nutrition, ice cream and chilled dairy, breakfast cereals, confectionery and pet care.



Acknowledgement
Strategic Edge, Inc.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Learn Ballet from Prima Ballerina Lisa Macuja- Elizalde


Nothing beats learning from the expert. When it comes to classical ballet, no one could ever surpass the achievements of Lisa Macuja- Elizalde.

Lisa started taking lessons in ballet at age 8. She would later become a scholar at the Vaganova Choreographic Institute also known as the Academy of Russian Ballet at Saint Petersburg, Russia. She is the first foreigner to join Russia's Kirov Ballet.

Lisa was the first artist-in-residence of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and in 1995 she established her very own company, Ballet Manila. The company recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

In 2014, Lisa celebrated 30 graceful years of stunning ballet performances. She has happily retired from performing and is now focused on mentoring future ballerinas as Directress of the School of Ballet Manila. Lisa's school is the only Philippine ballet school directly associated with the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

"What makes us different from other companies is our commitment to the highest standards of classical ballet based on our Russian Vaganova roots," Lisa explains.

One of the main training techniques of classical ballet, the distinct characteristic of this style is the ballerina's flexible shoulder motion as each step is executed. Other dancers simply move with "square" shoulders.

"The Vaganova method involves the entire body. Arms, legs and torso move in perfect harmony. Dancers trained by this method jump higher and do powerful turns. The technique require dancers to remain in the air for a long time, as if they are floating," she said.
If your children are showing interest in dance, why not send them to ballet classes during the summer vacation? Ballet Manila offers several novel and fun programs for young and talented dancers. Apart from the basics of the dance art, the classes follow a holistic approach by including fun activities for a more engaging summer endeavor.

For example, apart from ballet techniques taught in the baby ballet class, the students learn to play musical instruments and create props using fabrics. The intensive dance exercises in the intermediate class is combined with street dance, yoga and pilates. There will also be lectures on injury prevention, film screening about ballet and inter-active workshops with theater artists. 

Ballet Manila’s summer intensive program is composed of the following classes:

Maria Ballerina

The Maria Ballerina Class is for students from 3-5 years old. They will learn proper ballet techniques, develop motor skills, coordination, rhythm and musicality.  The students will also work with fabrics, props and musical instruments for a more enhanced learning experience. 




Fairy Tale Ballet

The Fairy Tale Ballet Class with Tap and Tumble is for students ages 6-8. Combined with magical fairy tale dances and stories, students learn to appreciate self-control, joy in movement, body awareness, rhythm, musicality along with the structure of classical ballet. It also includes classes in Tap Dance, Tumbling and Gymnastics for musicality and rhythm development.


Beginner

Beginner Ballet Class is for young dancers ages 7-12 with no or limited ballet experience or training. The springboard course for classical ballet, aside from basic movements, concepts of rhythm, space, direction and music patterns are reinforced.


Intermediate

The Intermediate level is for students ages 12-14 open to boys and girls with previous ballet training. The classes include advanced barre work, intensive exercises and combinations, partnering and classical variations. The students will also learn street dance, yoga, pilates plus enrichment workshops to boost their dance appreciation. 



Advanced

The Advance Level is for ages 14 years old and above with several years of ballet training. Also known as the pre-professional level, aside from the more complicated exercises and dance combinations it covers repertoire and variation learning which encourage students to become more expressive. The program includes additional classes in modern and contemporary dances like street dance, yoga and pilates, secondary classes in ballet technique and partnering and enrichment workshops.




Adult Classes

One is never too old to pursue a passion. Ballet Manila also offers classes for the young at heart. The adult ballet classes accept students who are willing to learn, including those minimal or zero dance background.



The summer workshop will run from April 6 - May 31;  with enrollment ongoing until April 19. All participants will be part of the summer recital on May 31 at the Aliw Theater, where students will have a chance to perform alongside senior Ballet Manila dancers.

Ballet Manila is located at 1915 Donada Street, Pasay City and has a satellite school in Crossfit Halcyon in Fisher Mall. 

Interested parties may enroll at Ticketworld outlets or via www.ticketworld.com.phAll BPI credit card holders are entitled to an exclusive 20-25% discount off tuition fees. 

For inquiries, email info@balletmanila.com.ph or call (+632) 400 0292 and (+632) 525 5967.


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