Unique Summer Classes for Kids

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Summer’s coming up and as per usual we parents need to find new activities for our kids to try and learn. The usual classes and lessons include sports like basketball and martial arts, swimming, art and dancing. Though these are all worthwhile activities there are plenty more that kids can do and learn. These suggested unique summer classes can be both fun and educational yet provide kids an introduction to activities beyond the norm.

One thing we need to keep a watch on is our kid’s health especially when it comes to sunburn, sore eyes, and diarrhea. During the summer kids are out and about and are exposed to the sun most of the day, other kids and a variety of food. Make sure to have your kids drink their glass of Nido twice a day so they’re well protected and stay strong during play time.

Archery 

Classes for archery have been around for quite some time but doesn’t have as many attendees as your usual sports lessons. Archery teaches kids focus, coordination, and confidence. After the slew of popular movies such as the Hunger Games, Brave, and archers Hawkeye and the Arrow archery became much more popular.

Suggested venue: Kodanda Archery Range

Parkour

Another athletic pursuit is parkour. This needs careful consideration though but ideally if your child finds this interesting it’s better to have them learn from the best. An alternative to learning parkour on YouTube is having them attend lessons. Some benefits include improving physical strength, quick thinking skills and enhancing instincts.

Suggested venue: Ninja Academy

Animation

More and more Filipinos are becoming animators and have penetrated Hollywood with their unique talent. Notable Filipino animators are Nelson Bohol (Inside Out, Monsters University, Brave, WALL-E, Ratatouille, Cars, and Finding Nemo), Armand Serrano (Big Hero 6, Brother Bear, Hotel Transylvania), and Josie Trinidad (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled).

Suggested venue: Dream Play Dream Studio

Cooking

From baking pretzels to cupcakes there’s plenty of courses when it comes to learning how to cook. It’s a fun activity to do with your kids especially for moms like me who aren’t versed in the kitchen.

Jael is a very curious boy and often likes to try new things and food as long as it looks appealing. I’m not always there to see what kind of food he eats but with LACTOBACILLUS Protectus in every glass of milk that he drinks I know his body is prepared and ready for any illnesses that may try to invade.

Suggested venues: Brotzeit, The Maya Kitchen

Music

Knowing how to play at least one musical instrument is a strong suit. When I was younger I wanted to learn how to play the guitar. That never came to fruition though. My eldest learned how to play the ukelele on his own but I’m sure he would have loved to attend classes.

Suggested venue: Uke Box Caffe

Mermaid Swimming 

Why not have your kids learn swimming with a twist? Mermaid swimming is slowly becoming popular and a trending activity especially this summer. This will be a hit with The Little Mermaid fans and I’m one of them!

Suggested venue: Philippine Mermaid Swim Academy

*NIDO 3+ is not suitable for infant feeding and is not a breast milk substitute.”
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Fairview Terraces Halloween 2016 Featuring Kidzania!

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Halloween would not be complete for us without attending Fairview Terraces Halloween yearly event. Jael was very much looking forward to trick or treating while I was excited for Jael to try the Kidzania pop up.

This year their event was entitled Costume Holidays featuring Kidzania Go!, Fairy Land, Anime Land and Fright Night.

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We stayed most of the day at Fairview Terraces and whiled our time away at Chilis. Kianna had accompanied us and she stayed there while Jael and I went back and forth between events.

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First up was the trick or treating. There were still many stores that participated. Last year we had an awesome haul with Jael filling his pumpkin to the brim. This year Jael was not as hyper and when he was satisfied with what he got we took a break and had lunch at Chilis.

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When you participate at the Fairview Terraces Halloween event you get these loot bags!

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Though we’ve been to Kidzania a few times now but it’s always great fun when there’s an opportunity like this. We were lucky enough to have gotten slots even if we were walk-ins because the 1pm batch still had some free slots. They did the pop up in hourly batches where kids would get to try 4 different “careers”. Jael is too young right now to know what he wants to be when he grows up but it’s terrific that he gets to learn about the different opportunities out there.

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First stop was at Vita’s Garden where the kids put a plant in a small pot. The pocket activities were about 5 minutes long and everything was well prepared for them.

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At Beebop’s Gallery they ventured into a bit of painting. Jael liked mixing the colors.

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Jael was so fascinated with the experiment they did at Urbano’s Lab. Combining oil, water and food coloring to create a beautiful mix.

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Lastly, at Chika’s Bakery they decoated a cookie which Jael promptly ate.

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After the activities the kids were treated to a dance number by the Kidzania gang.

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We also enjoyed treats by Cara Mia and had their Cookie Dough and Cookies and Cream gelato.

Overall, the event was a success and we can’t wait for next year! Stay tuned to Fairview Terraces’ Facebook page for their weekly events and watch out for something special this Christmas!

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Fairview Terraces Halloween Event 2016

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It’s that time of year again! Halloween and trick or treating! I LOVE the Halloween activities at Fairview Terraces. Aside from the true to form trick or treating they have plenty of activities for the kids. Halloween for me has always and will forever be about trick or treating. I love that Jael gets to go from store to store, running to get the next piece of candy and yelling trick or treat as he goes.
This year the Fairview Terraces Halloween event will have the following activities:
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ANIME LAND (11AM – 1PM)
Show off your scariest costume while hunting for goodies during our trick-or-treat around the mall!
FAIRY LAND (3PM – 6PM)
Get your Halloween lootbag and your fill of sweet treats at our candy buffet plus Gelato from Cara Mia!
For mechanics visit here.
You can get free tickets with LITTLE FREE LIBRARY BOOK DONATIONS:
– The FIRST FIVE (5) book donors to reserve tickets for the Fairview Terraces Fairy Land Halloween by calling the Fairview Terraces Concierge Hotline at 956-3889 is entitled to one (1) ticket stub only. Reservations will only be accepted beginning October 26, 2016 at 11AM up to October 27, 2016 9PM.
– Only one book donor ticket reservation will be accepted per phone call.
– Each ticket stub entitles one (1) child and one (1) guardian to participate in the Fairview Terraces Fairy Land Halloween.
– When reserving tickets, the book donor will be required to name the ten (10) book titles of the books to be donated.
– Present the ten (10) books at the Fairview Terraces Main Concierge located at Level 1 (near the Activity Center) on October 28, 2016 from 11AM to 1PM to get your ticket stub. The book donation will be added to the Little Free Library.
– Claiming of lootbags begins on October 28, 2016 from 11AM to 1PM at the Fairview Terraces Activity Center.
– Ticket stubs that are unclaimed by 1PM on October 28, 2016 will be forfeited.
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