Thursday, November 16, 2017

PROMIL® Four, Nurturing Every Child’s Gift



Nurturing your child is very important because it has so much impact when they grow old. Wyeth Philippines turned back time and let mommy bloggers experience to become child again and learn new things like a kid!

Last November 7, 2017, PROMIL® Four, in partnership with the Philippine Center for Gifted Education (PCGE), conducted a Learning Workshop, that features expert speakers in the field of Developmental Pediatrics, Clinical Psychology, Obstetrics, Health & Wellness, Arts, and Nutrition as part of this year's celebration of the Gifted Awareness Month. The event was held at Sofitel Philippines Plaza Manila in Pasay City and was hosted by Ms. Dimples Romana.

The event is in line with the brand’s theme of “Shaping the Gift to Build Tomorrow’s Greats.” It gathered with celebrity and blogger parents, who participated in a series of workshops and activities in a bid to educate them on the importance of building a strong foundation for their child’s learning abilities.


According to Dra. Leticia Ho, Clinical Psychologist/Neurotherapist and President of Philippine Center for Gifted Education, the future will be different for children. In the face of an ever-changing world, they will need to learn a different set of skills. The best period to nurture these abilities lies in the crucial first 1,000 days of the child, starting with the mother’s pregnancy. It is during these days that the child responds and adapts to different interventions.

“A child’s development results from an ongoing and cumulative process of nurturing. This means that your child’s brain development can be affected by both environmental and intrinsic factors,” added Ho. “This event aims to educate the parents on the proper tools and approach to help shape their child’s gift. With the proper parenting, proper stimulation, and proper nutrition we believe that your child can reach his full potential.”

PROMIL® Four’s Learning Workshop highlights three different activities that show the advantage of multi-dimensional development in nurturing a child’s gift to its full potential. These activities are based on three learning zones focused on the physical, mental, and socio-emotional development.


The physical activity focused on the importance of growth and immunity to strengthen physical agility through a yoga class. As a productive meditation activity, it showed how yoga can stimulate body movement and sensory experiences for children. It also promotes multi-dimensional learning as it encourages balance and coordination, focus and concentration, mind and body connection, and self-awareness and mindfulness.


Meanwhile, the mental activity featured an art workshop developed to encourage recognition and memory. This activity focused on bringing the experience on how art can develop a child’s memory through storytelling and painting while inculcating repetitive practices and rhythms.


Lastly, the camp also has a social activity, through a giant block game, focused on the need of being socially adept for better learning. It underlined how an imaginative game can promote strong leadership qualities in children through imagination, communication, and collaboration.

Meanwhile, PROMIL® Four’s Learning Camp also emphasized the importance nutrition plays in supporting a child’s advanced learning abilities. “Proper nutrition plays an essential role in your child’s brain development. With the right nutrients, it can further support a child’s advanced learning abilities,” added Ma. Neva Luna Batayola, Medical Director.

To end the event, Dra. Leticia Penano-Ho, President of Phil Center for Gifted Education gave a key take away message and that is “Every child has the talent which can be a Gift if discovered and nurtured early. It is the parent’s role to make the child’s talent reach his full potential, or else that gift could just be there untapped and undiscovered.”

Aside from the Learning Workshop, this year, PROMIL® Four is also partnering with Atlantis Production. They will be showcasing awe-inspiring talents in the local production of Matilda the Musical, a theater play that features the story of a gifted child.

The three child actors, who will portray the lead role of the play are Esang De Torres of ABS-CBN’s “The Voice Kids” and “Les Miserables” Asian Tour; Uma Naomi Martin of “A Little Princess”; and Gawad Musika’s Outstanding Child Performer, Felicity Kyle Napuli. This musical play will run from November 10 to December 10, 2017. Promil Four is raffling out free Matilda tickets, visit www.promilfour-matilda.com for more information.

PROMIL® Four has long been known for nurturing the young Filipino’s gift. It is specially formulated for children above three years old and is the only brand that contains NUTRISSENTIALS®—the combination of the unique and important nutrients that help support mental & physical development to help Nurture the Gift, together with balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

To know more about PROMIL® and its other variants, visit its website at www.wyeth.com.ph.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sharper, clearer vision at the prime of life


Although it is said that “life begins at 40,” many people still dread reaching the so-called prime of their lives. This is the time when undesirable physical changes start to appear. One of the most telling signs of being 40 is the beginning of eye problems like presbyopia or near-vision blurriness.

But do people really have to suffer poor vision as they age? Top actor Piolo Pascual does not think so.

Piolo, who recently turned 40, continues to charm audiences on the silver screen and television with his expressive eyes, which light up in romances, pierce through rivals in action-thrillers and brim with tears in dramas.

Piolo emphasizes the importance of taking care of one’s health and ensuring and protecting clear eyesight. For people who enter their 40s and start to experience near-vision blurriness, he recommends having the eyes checked regularly. He says that the key to keeping the eyes healthy midlife are prevention, protection and correction. He recommends Varilux® lenses for his fellow forty-somethings with presbyopia.

Varilux® progressive lenses are recognized worldwide as an optimal solution to achieving natural, sharper vision in any distance, with smooth transition in between. Using patented W.A.V.E 2.0 and Binocular Booster™ lens technologies, Varilux® lenses help those in the prime of their lives see effortlessly in any distance, and also help boost their active lifestyles.

Pascual says, “Turning 40 is one of the greatest milestones in life that we should embrace and appreciate. We need healthy vision to see and enjoy every moment in our life, which is why it’s important that we take care of our eyes. With healthy vision, we can live our lives to the fullest.”

Feel good and look good while enjoying the prime of your life with healthy eyesight. Use Varilux® to achieve sharper and clearer vision. For more information, visit Essilor’s website at www.essilor.com.ph, and follow @EssilorPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

###

About Essilor

The world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. Its corporate mission is to enable everyone around the world to access lenses that meet his or her unique visual requirements. To support this vision, the Company allocates over €160 million to research and development every year, in a commitment to continuously bring new, more effective products to market. Essilor’s flagship brands are Varilux®, Crizal®, Xperio® and OptifogTM.
It also develops and markets equipment, instruments and services for eyecare professionals.
Essilor reported consolidated revenue of €4.9 billion in 2012 and employs around 50,700 people in some 100 countries. It operates 19 plants, a total of 390 prescription laboratories and edging facilities, as well as several research and development centers around the world.
Essilor was classified by Forbes magazine as being among the world’s 30 most innovative companies.

For more information, please visit www.essilor.com.ph.

Friday, November 10, 2017

#BicToSchool for a Brighter Future




BIC Product Asia launched "Bright Future are Written by Hand" as its back-to-school campaign in the Philippines in partnership with their exclusive distributor in the country, the Filstar Distributors Corporation.

You migh ask why is BIC still emphasizing on handwriting given the proliferation of technology. It is true that we are living in a changing world and while handwriting might seem trivial for some, let us not forget that handwriting is still essential to a child's development. The act of handwriting alone helps develop a child's cognitive and motor skills, helps boost memory and creativity as well as promotes self-confidence and interpersonal skills 

Last October 26, 2017, BIC Product Asia celebrated the importance of handwriting and education together with the friends from media and bloggers. BIC Product Asia kicked off its biggest social campaign in Asia, #BICBrightFuture in cooperation with Filstar Distributors Corporation.

As Champions of Education, BIC® believes that a bright future is for everyone. As such, BIC® will be having a half million of Stationery products - the biggest donation in Asia to date - to Children's Hour, Yellow Boat of Hope and Kariton Klasrum to help kids as they pursue their dreams.

The campaign of #BICBrightFuture happened at KidZania Manila in BGC for a fun day and learning and playing with the company's estimated 200 children beneficiaries from Children's Hour, Kariton Klasrum and Yellow Boat of Hope.

For one day, the children are encouraged to have fun while exploring the adult world by immersing themselves in over 100 role-play activities in the play city Using BIC® pens, they will also plot out their goals and dreams in a special BIC® Bright Futures workbook.



 My baby Jam excited to explore #KidZaniaManila and have #BICBrightFuture!



The event was hosted by Ms. Issa Litton, #BICBrightFutures event encourages Fipino children to love handwriting again and emphasizes that education is very important to have a brighter future.


Mr. Efren Penaflorida, founder of Kariton Klasrum, an education advocate, teacher, and social worker, talked to the kids about the importance of going back to school and how it will help them build a brighter future. He also shared the best valuable lesson in life.

"Out main focus, since Kariton Klasrum's inception, has always been about bringing  education to less-fortunate children. Through this event, we will be able to show them that a bright future is possible for them as long as they plan for it and persevere to achieve it," said Efren Penaflorida.

Ms. Net Garcia, Children's Hour Executive Director said that "Many children are in great need of encouragement from the adults in their lives in order to push themselves to work hard for a better future. We are happy that our kids will walk away with a sneak peak at what their own futures can hold, as well as a new hope."



"We have always believed that bright futures are written by hand. As adults, many of us have become what are we today because we put pen to paper and wrote down our ambitions. That act of writing down our aspirations makes the dream seem real. Today, we want to inspire less-fortune children to dream and work for their futures, because after all, everyone deserves a bright future." said Frederic Dumon, BIC Asia Deputy General Manager.

BIC® feels strongly about giving back to communities where the Group i7s present in the form of product or financial donations and volunteering. As part of its strong societal commitment, the BIC® Corporate Foundation for Education was launched in 2016 focusing on fighting for universal access of education as a basic human right. Through this foundation, BIC® is engaged in the fight against school drop-outs, access to education for girls and women and environmental education. In te same year, the global company has made 112 donations to promote education giving more than 6 million pens to children in need.


BIC is family-owned company listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and a world leader in stationery, lighters and shavers. For more than 60 years, BIC has honored the tradition of providing high-quality, simple, inventive and reliable choices for everyone, everywhere, everytime. A world leader in the consumer goods, 30.9 million BIC® products are purchased everyday worldwide (18.9 million stationery products, 4.2 million lighters, 7.1 million shavers and 0.7 million promotional products).

Filstar Distributors Corporation pride itself as having been the exclusive licensee of Hallmark in the Philippines since 1974 and the exclusive distributor of BIC®  Stationery products since 2001. Since then, Filstar has evolved to be a distributor of not just these two distinguished brands but of other world class brands that supplement and eWnhance the self-expression industry. In 2013, Filstar expanded its partnership with BIC® to cover BIC© Lighters ans Shavers categories.

Find more about BIC® from the following online references.

Website: https://www.bicworld.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bicstationeryphilippines
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BicGroup
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bicbrand
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bic_group/

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...