Keeping it Healthy and Fun: Valentines Day Activities for Kids

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It’s such a sweet experience when children discover the concept of love for those other than their parents and siblings. Valentines Day is the perfect time to explore the idea and innocence of love with them. Keep it healthy and fun with these suggested Valentines Day activities.

Paper your home with hearts

The mere sight of hearts brings about happy feelings and positive emotions. Paper your home with all kinds of decorated hearts to boost a happy and healthy outlook towards love.

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“Spread the Love” lollipop cards

What better way to celebrate love than to share it? These Lollipop cards are too cute for words. Aside from it being a personalized gesture they’re also getting a sweet treat!

There’s definitely no way around kids having some sweets on Valentines but you can make sure they’re protected with Nido 5+ because it’s the only milk brand with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS® millions of live good bacteria that helps build your child’s bodily defenses.

See tutorial here.

Hand Painted Hearts

Getting down and dirty with paint is fun for the kids (less fun for us!). They enjoy a great art activity and also get to share a special project they’ve made with someone they love.

Activity here.

Heart Shaped Toast

Start the day off right with heart shaped toast! A full and healthy breakfast will give your child the energy they need to enjoy Valentines Day. Don’t forget to add some fruit and a glass of milk for a well rounded breakfast of champions.

Recipe here.

Heart Shaped Healthy Snacks

You can definitely keep this sweet holiday healthy by having heart shaped snacks such as fruit. Fruit Heart Kebabs are nutritious and fun to eat!

A combination of Nido 5+ and fruits makes my youngest a Laking Nido Protektado kid armed with CALCI-N® and DHA plus ALA, LA, Folic Acid and Taurine for healthy bones and brain structure development.

How to here.

Watch a movie

There’s nothing like a good love story to celebrate Valentines Day. For kids we have to be careful of what we have them watch especially since they are still very impressionable. Some notable and age appropriate suggestions:

My Girl- Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is “allergic to everything”, and sticks with Vada despite her hangups. When Vada’s father hires Shelly, a makeup expert, in his funeral parlor, and begins to fall in love with her, Vada is outraged and does everything in her power to split them up.

Enchanted- The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn’t operate on a “happily ever after” basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment. But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer who has come to her aid – even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince back home – she has to wonder: Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

Forever Young- A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn’t have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that he’s been awoken in 1992.

Summaries from IMDb
*NIDO 3+ is not suitable for infant feeding and is not a breast milk substitute.”
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Gearing up for a Healthy Holiday Season

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The most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us! When the “ber” months come along we start to feel the Christmas spirit as the weather winds down to cooler weather, Christmas songs and holiday decorations wherever you go. Come December we start the activities on our advent calendar and count the days down to the big day.

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It’s a festive season for kids with parties and various holiday events. The colder weather though can be a drain as they’re more prone to getting sick. Kids can also be exposed to unhealthy food be it at school and gatherings.

To make sure Jael is geared up for a healthy holiday season I remind him about the food he can safely eat. We’ve had a lengthy discussion about how his stomach reacts to different foods. The best way to teach the importance of this is by watching the Nido 3+ video where the good and bad germs battle it out. It’s fun for the kids yet informative.

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Aside from watching what he eats, I make sure Jael plays in safe and clean places. Though I can’t be with him every minute of the day I hope he’s absorbed our hygienic practices at home.  A comforting thought is that he’s healthy and protected with the milk he drinks so letting him get a little dirty isn’t all bad!

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It’s hard to keep track of where Jael plays especially when he’s in school. The food he might have eaten and the things he might have touched. Thinking about all of that can stress me out. By drinking his milk twice a day I’m assured he’s protected from within.

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Having just turned 6 years old, Jael needs his daily dose of vitamins and CALCI-N to build his bones up while DHA plus ALA, LA, Folic Acid and Taurine is for his brain development. Being his first year of school, he’s not as caught up as his classmates but he’s learning! I’m so happy to see my growing boy happy and healthy because he’s a Laking NIDO, Protektado kid!

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A glass of milk daily will help your kids gear up for a healthy holiday. I’d love to hear about your fun and memorable holiday stories!

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* NIDO 3+ is not suitable for infant feeding and is not a breast milk substitute.

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The Nido Mommy Carnival and New and Improved Nido Protectus 3 Plus

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We celebrated the weekend with a mommy carnival held by our favorite milk brand, Nido. I psyched Jael up for the Nido Protectus 3 Plus Mommy Carnival by telling him about the games and fun he’d have and he wasn’t disappointed. He played and won a few prizes, made some new friends and most importantly we got to spend the day together.

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If you’ve been reading the blog then you’ll know Jael is a Nido 5+ drinker. The only milk that he likes to drink and has proven its claim of being healthy and protecting Jael from within.

The first sign that this milk was the perfect choice for Jael was that he started to have an appetite. It used to be a challenge getting him to eat but after he started drinking Nido 5+ his appetite increased and now it’s hard to stop him from eating especially when he likes a particular meal or snack.

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Jael and I made our mark at the event with a handprint from Jael and a pledge from me. The carnival was a fun filled event and included treats like popcorn, cotton candy and marshmallow puffs. No wonder the kids were hyper and excited!

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We were also introduced to the new and improved NIDO® PROTECTUS® 3+. Young children should drink age appropriate milk and Nido has gone a step further clearly outlining the benefits for each growing up milk.

“We understand the ever-changing needs of mothers for their children, that’s why we continuously improve our products. And in line with our advocacy to make checking food labels a habit among moms so they make smarter and healthier choices for their kids, we simplified our pack and made it more informative,” said April Apsay, Consumer Marketing Lead for NIDO® PROTECTUS® 3+ .

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NIDO® PROTECTUS® 3+, contains DHA, PREBIO® 3, Iron, Zinc, and other essential vitamins and minerals that help support immunity, growth, and development. It also comes with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, now with Lactobacillus rhamnosus, a different strain of probiotics that helps support digestive defenses.

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The release of NIDO® PROTECTUS® 3+ following the launch of the Check the Label campaign is a testimony to the commitment of the brand to support moms who aspire to raise kids who are happy, healthy, and capable of reaching their full potential through their love and support.

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To continuously remind moms to #CheckTheLabel, NIDO® PROTECTUS® 3+ also recently released a catchy jingle headlined by Sarah Lahbati and son, Zion.

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