- Filed under: Arts and Crafts, Earth Day, Featured, Messy art, Night and Day, Teaching Ideas Full Moon Art with Bottles and Toothbrushes by Cheryl Villareal on Nov 7th, 2016
When learning about Day and Night, there are a variety of activities the kids can do. For this article however, I'm going to focus on the art. Children are so used to the moon's crescent shape, that creating a full moon art was actually surprising to them. Some even told me the moon wasn't round. I of course grabbed this opportunity to talk about the different phases of the moon. An experiment with a styrofoam ball and a flashlight would also be ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Featured, Magic Art, Science Experiments, Teaching Ideas Science and Art: Marbled Milk Painting by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 26th, 2016
Kids get fascinated with the simplest things. They love magic and discovery, which is why it's always fun to do science experiments with them. So how about a science experiment which ends with a little art?
For our art and science combo, my co-teacher and I decided to let them have some fun with milk and food coloring.
What You Will Need:
Big and shallow container
Food coloring (more colors, more fun)
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- Filed under: Colors and Shapes, Featured, Teaching Ideas, Tips for Parents Gimbal’s Gourmet Jelly Beans: Yummy Jelly Beans Made with Real Fruit Juice by Cheryl Villareal on Sep 25th, 2016
Kids LOVE candy! And as much as we want them to stay healthy, a little junk food and sweets (in my personal opinion) is fine. I mean, it IS part of growing up... at least it was for me. Recently however, I learned of this new treat that's a tad bit healthier than most candies as it is not only made of real fruit juice, but rich in antioxidant and Vitamin C. Oooh, interesting right?
In 1898, Alexander Gimbal founded the Gimbal Candy Kitchen in ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Featured, Stories, Teaching Ideas, Tips for Parents Stevie Nicholson and the Superdudes Kick Off Their World Premiere in the Philippines! by Cheryl Villareal on Apr 5th, 2016
After almost a decade of entertaining young Filipinos as a member of the Australian pop group Hi-5, Stevie Nicholson returns to the Philippines for the World Premiere of Superdudes.
As a preschool teacher, I often get to see my students engage in dramatic play as they act out a scene from their favorite TV show, book or even from something that actually happened recently. Though you’d probably imagine young kids would just be busy building b... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Family and Parenting, Family Events, Featured, Fieldtrip Suggestions, Lifestyle and Events, People and Places, Teaching Ideas KidZania Manila Sneak Peek: Top 5 Reasons Why Every Child Should Check This Place Out by Cheryl Villareal on Aug 2nd, 2015
Ever since the announcement that KidZania was coming to Manila, kids, parents and teachers alike all got giddy and excited. Being a preschool teacher and child at heart, I too just couldn’t wait. It took more than a year, but finally, KidZania is opening its doors to the public this Aug. 7, 2015!
For those who have no idea what KidZania is all about, let me tell you all about it. KidZania is a place where kids rule. It’s a mini community whe... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )
- Filed under: Reading and Language, Teaching Ideas FarFaria: Digital Children’s Books for the iPad, iPhone and Android Devices by Cheryl Villareal on Dec 2nd, 2014
Through our ever evolving technology, knowledge is now at every child’s fingertips. Though some would still disagree on introducing gadgets to young children, I have to admit that it has its pros and cons. Just like all things in life, proper moderation and rules in using gadgets goes a long way.
Recently, I learned about a new app called FarFaria. Basically, it’s an app with a whole library of children’s books. Through this app, childre... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Lifestyle and Events, Math and Numbers, Schools and Learning Centers, Teaching Seminars, Tips for Parents, Workshops and Seminars Smart Senses: a 2-in-1 Talk by Learning Library and Mathemagis by Cheryl Villareal on Mar 15th, 2014
We all know how important it is for children to be exposed to books, but do you know what kind of books are right for your kids? This March 22, get tips on choosing the right books for your kids with Ms. Raissa Cortez-Calunsag from the Learning Library. Moreover, find out how we can make the dreadful Maths turn into a fun and more enjoyable experience with Ms. Ina Cuisa-Sehwani from Mathemagis. All this for free at Smart Senses!
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- Filed under: Family, Featured, Teaching Ideas, Tips for Parents Project Mom: Sharing Convenient and Successful Tips on Motherhood by Cheryl Villareal on Dec 21st, 2013
When I think of motherhood, the first image that comes to mind is that of a sweet baby peacefully sleeping in my arms – tiny little fingers, cute little nose, funny little giggle and more. We think of all these wonderful things and feel all giddy and excited, but we forget how much work also needs to be put in.
We were taught about the “baby-making” process in high school, and were even given detailed explanations of how babies are forme... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Featured, Fieldtrip Suggestions, Teaching Ideas Ocean Adventure Field Trip for All Ages by Cheryl Villareal on Mar 6th, 2013
I first went to Ocean Adventure in Subic back when I was still in high school. Back then, Ocean Adventure only had the sea lion and dolphin show. Today however, they’ve added 2 more attractions that will surely make both kids and adult not only have fun, but appreciate nature even more.
After roughly 8 years… I’m back! This time however, my friends and I got to spend the night at the Camayan Beach Resort! If you’re going to Subic... Read More » Tags Share Comments (3 )
- Filed under: Classroom Designs, Featured, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tales, Tips for Parents Safe Magnetic Boards for the Preschool Classroom by Cheryl Villareal on Feb 2nd, 2013
We preschool teachers have a lot on our plate and it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of things. We need to give out home works, prepare lesson plans, give out memos, prepare for events, etc. A cork board in the classroom is really becoming a necessity! I however, refuse to use one in fear that one of my students would play with it and hurt themselves with the thumbtacks or pushpins.
Well, guess what? I found the perfect solution! My bro... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )