- 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, 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: 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 Events, Lifestyle and Events Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards Preview Party by Cheryl Villareal on Apr 13th, 2013
I’m a Nick Kid! I grew up watching cartoons on Nickelodeon like Rugrats, Hey Arnold, Kenan and Kel, the Amanda Show and more! 10 years later, I’m still a fan! I still watch Spongebob Squarepants, iCarly and Fairly Odd Parents! I’m just a kid at heart!
Last week, I had the privilege to attend my first ever Kid’s Choice Awards Preview Party at SM Megamall! It was a day full of fun, games, prizes and surprises! It made me wish I wer... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- 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 )
- Filed under: Christmas, Classroom Designs, Featured, Holiday crafts, Teaching Ideas Classroom Fireplace Decor for Christmas by Cheryl Villareal on Dec 24th, 2012
We didn't have a Christmas tree nor any big Christmas lanterns, so where could we put the gifts on Christmas Day? Hmm.... why not build a fireplace!
What you will need:
White Cartolina or Bond Paper
Brown, red and black paint
Red, orange and yellow paper
What you will do:
Step 1: To get that "wood" effect, we painted on white cartolina using the colors Re... Read More » Tags Share Comments (1 )
- Filed under: Faith and Religion, Family Events, Lifestyle and Events, People and Places, Shows in Manila Superbook Reimagined: A Special Screening and Family Fun Day by Cheryl Villareal on Dec 7th, 2012
Do the names Gizmo, Chris and Joy sound familiar? Well what about the cartoon SUPERBOOK? Ring a bell? Well, if you're a 90's kid, then you should know it. It was one of the most popular cartoons of our time, and the best part about it... it's a bible series.
This Christmas season, spend some time with the entire family while engaging yourselves in a different kind of bonding. Get ready as Superbook, the highly-acclaimed animated Bible ser... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Bazaars, Featured, Lifestyle and Events The Kiddo-Preneur Christmas Bazaar: Entrepreneurship for the Young Minds by Cheryl Villareal on Dec 1st, 2012
Nowadays, having a job is no longer enough to be financially stable. Often times, our 9 to 5 jobs are only enough to pay the bills, but does not leave room for us to enjoy life anymore. In short, we get stuck in the rate race. We work harder for a company to earn more. So why not be our own bosses? Having our own businesses may be as easy as 1-2-3 or as difficult as chemistry, but I know one thing for sure... we won't get anywhere unless we start... Read More » Tags Share Comments (0 )
- Filed under: Featured, Fieldtrip Suggestions, Schools and Learning Centers, Science Experiments, Teaching Ideas, Tips for Parents First Robotics Learning Center: Math, Science and Engineering for Preschoolers by Cheryl Villareal on Oct 11th, 2012
Kids love playing with robots! They play with a variety of these each day. They play with simple robots like toy cars to more complicated robots that walk, talk or even fly. The world of science fascinates them without any of us even realizing how deep this fascination could go.
I personally am very much fascinated with robots, however, playing with them and learning to make them are two very different things. The idea of learning robotics is ... Read More » Tags Share Comments (2 )