Galileo Enrichment Learning Program And Power Mac Center Launch Of Digital Summer Camp

Summer is near and parents are excited to know the best ways for their kids to spend their time while having a break from schooling. For sure, most of us are worried that they will burn their hours in front of the computer or their tablets, but at the same time, we don’t want to take out all the fun in them from playing with digital media. Good news to us parents since Galileo Enrichment Learning Program,  an after-school enrichment program, partnered with Power Mac Center, to bring a worthwhile summer for our kids when they can still have fun with their gadgets while learning new and exciting digital skills using Mac desktop and Ipads.

Mommy Bloggers Philippines had been fortunate to try some of the subjects of that the students will be learning in the digital summer camp. We’ve tried out making some simple Stop Motion Videos using iPad, programmed some games in their Game Creation segment, and had fun making Sphero move via code programming. We could imagine the kids brainstorming and getting fully creative when they attend these programs. Teachers of the programs will all be certified by Power Mac Center.

In the digital summer camp, the kids will be learning 5 different types of programming courses and each course will be 2-hours long.  These courses will be open for 9-14 years old and Non-Galileo students will be accepted. 10-12 students will be accommodated per group. See the posters below for the schedules and program modules.

stop motion animation

Parents trying out stop motion animation using various art materials for reference

digital coding

learning basic coding – game creation

Code programming

Trying out Sphero code programming

 

Aside from the digital summer camp, you may be also interested in Galileo Summer Learning Camp which is a summer program meant to bring the fun and learning to the streets through its theme: Celebrating Filipino Games and Culture.  There will be art activities, creative storytelling, interactive songs and cooperative playing. This will students 1.5-3 years old. Galileo will also be having Wikang Filipino, Summer Math Club and the Junior Robotics: Creative Engineering programs. For inquiries, get in touch with Galileo through their website and social media page.

Galileo Enrichment Learning Program Website
Galileo Enrichment Learning Program Facebook Page

Power Mac Center will also be having equally exciting but more intensive courses for the kids. After they attend the Galileo digital summer camp and wish to pursue and gain more skills in a specific programming course, Power Mac Center also offers summer courses that may peak your child’s interest in digital programming. See course schedules below.

Power Mac Center Summer Workshop 2017 (9-13 years old)

Power Mac Center Website
Power Mac Center Facebook

Game Design & Development April 17-21
3D Architecture Design April 24-26
Graphic Design & Photo Editing May 1-5
Cartooning & Animation May 6-12
Stop Motion Animation & Digital Storytelling May 16-19
Kiddie Cooking Class May 22-26
Drawing & Painting May 22-26
Non-Digital Courses 10-12PM, 2-4PM

 

 

Moms And Babies From Around The World Benefit In Nursing Slings

One of the best opportunities given to mothers with infants and young children these days is the ability to breastfeed and carry the baby as often as possible. And we are all aware that these don’t benefit the babies alone, but the mothers as well.  The nourishment and the bond being developed between the mom and the baby when they are carried and breastfed are attested not only by medical professionals but by millions of parents as well. Lucky for the moms, fashion had a way to catch up. All over the world, certain styles of clothing had been making breastfeeding and baby carrying as easy, comfortable and good looking as they can be. Let’s see some of the baby wearing styles from different countries :

Africa

Kenya


Angola

Asia

Borneo


China

North America

Guatemala – woman from Lake Atitlan


USA

Oceania

Australia

South America

Colombia

Europe

Italy

Notice that baby wearing, using baby carriers or nursing in a ring sling, all these have these 5 things in common :

  1. Ample space for the baby
  2. Strong hold or attachment to mommy
  3. Sturdy fiber or clothing material
  4. Enough back support for mommy
  5. Made of colorful materials

How do mothers pick the carriers that are perfect for them? Here are some  ideas how to choose a suitable nursing sling :

1. It should be easily adjusted. When you have the baby with you in your sling, the last thing you’d want to happen is to suffocate your child. There should be enough space to carry the baby but it should be still easily folded or fixed to let the child see you or the surroundings.

2. It should be made with quality and sturdy material but still comfortable. The fabric should not be abrasive on the skin or the outer clothing.

3. Choose a nursing sling with the proper length. It should be enough to give ample support for the baby and not too long that it will make the mom feel uncomfortable.

4. It should be easy to wash and the color shouldn’t fade easily from frequent washing. When mommy and baby are always on the go, a good quality nursing sling will look bright and colorful for a long time.

There are mothers who prefer to make their own nursing slings baby carriers and fortunately, for some of us who don’t have skills in cloth making and styling, there are many reliable stores and online shops which have beautiful supplies we can choose from.

While millions of mothers from around the world already benefit from using nursing slings to breastfeed their babies discreetly in public, there are still some who are quite adamant and insist that breastfeeding should only be done at home.  Our stand is that breastfeeding should be done as freely as possible, whenever and wherever needed. A mother’s milk is nature’s food that can give all the nutrients a child needs so a mother who is able to breastfeed can give her milk discreetly wherever possible. We are glad that in most countries, laws had been passed to promote breastfeeding even in public places and working places.

 

JOLLY University Year 4 Culinary Competition – It’s More JOLLY in the Philippines

Celebrating this year’s theme “It’s More JOLLY in the Philippines,” the fourth edition of JU once more ignites palates and young minds with JOLLY Congress, an interactive learning platform that gathers some of the country’s top industry practitioners and leaders in various fields who will share their inspirational experiences and expertise. For its fourth run, this year’s Congress will feature key speakers such as Leo de Leon of Allegro Beverage, Karla Reyes of La Petite Fromagerie, Liza Morales of CCA Manila, Kian Kazemi of Persian Grill, Marilyn Perion of UCPB, Rebecca Lee of wheninmanila.com, Ms. Earth 2015 Angelia Ong and Bryan Kong of Crazy Katsu.

With a primary goal to build better future opportunities for today’s youth through business leadership and competency training, the country’s highly successful campus-wide culinary search  — the JOLLY University (JU) Year 4 — returns with a full line of fun enriching activities this March 3, 2017 at the Le Pavilion Tent Metrobank Avenue cor. EDSA Extension and Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City.

Jolly University Year 4 delivers yet another impactful fitting finale as the much-awaited Grand Cook-Off is also happening at the congress. 31 participating universities will undergo an intensive training from the JU Boot Camp that will determine the best and finest culinarians.

For this year, the culinary competitions will feature four categories:   Individual Category (featuring Luzon Cuisines made easy, healthy and baon ready); Team Main Dish Category (Visayas Cuisines Made Easy, Healthy and Jolly); Team Pasta Category (Mindanao Cuisines made Pastariffic) and Team Mocktail Category (Capture the Jolly Vibe of the Philippines in a Sip). Vying for the championship titles are the student representatives from Metro Manila, South and Central Luzon.

On top of the prestige and pride of becoming JU student ambassadors, this year’s batch of grand winners will be awarded Php50,000 worth of cash and prizes, trophies, culinary training workshop under CCA Manila and an internship program under Fly Ace Corporation where they will receive comprehensive, job-ready skills development training only from the industry’s best practitioners. Apart from gaining new knowledge from the youth seminars, JOLLY Congress guests will also be entertained by the many stage games, exciting booth activities, as well as, food and product samplings.

A campaign spearheaded in 2013 by JOLLY Food Line, the No. 1 canned vegetable brand in the country, JOLLY University is a campus-wide culinary competition that aims to enhance the competency of students in becoming the next generation food industry champions. The program also seeks to harness students’ skills and creativity in developing food concepts that will cater to consumers and the food industry. To date, JU has evolved into one of the biggest and highly successful culinary search events and pivotal learning platform for the Filipino youth.

To join the activities of the Jolly University Congress on March 3, simply bring any label from the wide array of Jolly Food Line Products and also get a chance to win exciting raffle prizes. For more updates on JOLLY University, visit jolly.com.ph. Also like its official Facebook fanpage (Jolly Eats) or follow via Twitter and Instagram (@jollyeatsph).

The JOLLY University Year 4 Congress is made possible with the support of event sponsors CCA Manila, Fujidenzo, Masflex, Whirlpool, Technogas, UCPB, and media partners Appetite Magazine, Breakfast Magazine, Food Magazine, Chinatown TV, Malaya Business Insight, Manila Bulletin and wheninmanila.com.