Thursday, March 31, 2011

Johnson's Baby Presko Play

Video by Futkalero

Futkal is the hero activity of the day at Johnson's Baby Presko Play at the main promenade at the Market, Market in Fort Bonifacio. Futkal is the current rage among the young in local barangays. Futkal is the street kid's version of soccer, it gets its name from football and kalye (street).

Johnson's Baby has gathered kids from all walks of life to participate in a day long activity session which includes Futkal training and other pawisin-yet-fun activities for kids like my fave Chinese garter and my son's fave bouncing ball.

We got there around 10:45am and was whisk off to Trellis by one of the friendly event coordinators. Here we shared the same lunch table with Chic Sassy Mom and Mommy Peach. Please check out her post since she has adorable pics of the Presko Play event :)

My son was giddy with excitement he wanted to skip lunch and just go try all the games. He actually signed himself alone at the bouncy ball booth, after a couple of rounds hopping on the ball, he started giving me this helpless look when the nice J&J booth ladies started to powder him (haha). Di bale presko na baby ko! Unfortunately, we ran out of camera batteries at the event, still we had lots of fun watching the Drill Demos and Futkaleros.

Ooh and I finally got my long-awaited J&J bassinet which is just LOVELY :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Makati Preschool and Nursery: Saint Vincent Center

I'm very excited and looking forward to my son's preschool graduation next week. For moms looking for a preschool in Makati, do check out the Saint Vincent Center during your school hunt. Its a very small school, mind you, but the teachers here are really BIG on teaching and caring for the kids.

Saint Vincent Center

Lower Ground Unit 11
Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower, Makati City
Phone number: 894-4498 / 0916 493 8554

  • Pre-Nursery - 2 to 3 years old
  • Nursery - 3 to 4 years old
  • Junior Casa - 4 to 5 years old
  • Advance Casa - 5 to 6 years old

Class Schedule:
  • 7:30 am to 10am
  • 10:30 am to 1 pm
  • 1:30 pm to 4pm

Two 1x1 pictures
Photocopy of Birth Certificate
They accept transferees and late enrollees all-year round especially kids coming in from abroad

Administrative office:
Open from 9am to 7pm
Saturdays by appointment

Ideal for parents working in the Legaspi Village area and Pasong Tamo area. The preschool is situated inside Cityland Pasong Tamo tower, its in front of Don Bosco Makati and near Waltermart Supermarket.

There's a small teacher-to-student ratio per class; bilingual environment; teaching methods involves worksheets, singing, dancing and playing.

My son's social skills really improved here and he's learn to share and take turns when playing with kids his age. They have annual field trips too, this year we went to the Zoobic Safari.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

School Yard Songs and other Pinoy Rhymes

Pattycake rhymes and other songs I remember from first grade:

  • Sen, Sen, Sen playmates come on and play with me, are you my darling friend? For ever mo-mooore! (very catchy and gets faster after every patty cake level, though I no longer recall the whole song)
  • Monkey monkey anabelle, how many monkeys do you see?
  • Si Pepito natutulog walang kulambo, walang kumot...
  • 123 Asawa ni Marie Araw Gabi Walang Panty! (Hmm...kaya pala napapataas ng kilay Mommy ko noon)
  • Tong Tong pakitong kitong, alimango sa dagat malaki at masarap...
  • Sasara ang Bulaklak, Bubuka ang bulaklak, lalabas ang reyna, pakendeng kendeng pa...
  • Sweet Violet, sweeter than the roses are red, over and over and over again... sweet violet!
  • Shaggedy Shaggedy Sha Po Po!
  • Siritsit Kawali...
  • langit-lupa impiyerno, imp-imp-yernoooo!