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Bring home the celebration with the new Mcdo Party Box!

July 20, 2020


Bring home the celebration with the new Mcdo Party Box!

Your McDonald’s favorites plus party amenities in one box for hassle-free party planning




JULY 2020 - PHILIPPINES - Celebrate the family’s milestones with an exciting party to remember - even right in the comforts of your home! Party planning is now easier than ever with the accessible, hassle-free, and convenient way of setting up a celebration whenever and wherever with the all-in-one McDo Party Box, now available for as low as Php 1,699. The McDo Party Box is complete with food and party amenities for the whole family to enjoy moments and milestones worth cherishing, plus it does not require advance ordering or pre-booking, so you can easily get your party essentials in a snap via the McDelivery App, website, Drive-thru, Take-out and Pick-up!


Aside from enjoying your McDonald's favorites to feast on, the McDo Party Box is the party planner’s ultimate starter pack because it also comes with exciting amenities such as party hats, activity tray mats, assorted mystery classic Happy Meal toys, balloons, and a limited edition McDo pillow as a special treat especially for the celebrant!


There’s a McDo Party Box bundle for every kind of celebration, and there are up to four (4) bundles to choose from - two (2) sets are good for five (5) pax available at PHP 1,699, and the other two (2) sets are good for ten (10) pax priced at PHP 2,999. You can indulge in some of the well-loved favorites by taking your pick between the McSpaghetti bundle, or the Chicken McNuggets bundle, both of which also comes with the original Chicken McDo, BFF Fries, and Regular Coke. 



Don’t miss out, and experience fun-filled celebrations made easy with the McDo Party Box that’s now available in select stores nationwide. You can simply order via Drive Thru, Take Out, or McDelivery (bit.ly/McDeliveryPartyBox), App, Chatbot, or by calling the hotline 8888-6236 (for NCR), without the need to do any advance ordering or pre-booking.


For more information, visit the link bit.ly/McDoPartyBox. For updates, follow McDonald’s Philippines’ official Facebook at fb.com/McDo.ph, Twitter at twitter.com/McDo_PH, Instagram at instagram.com/mcdo_ph, and Viber Community group at McDo PH.

Specially made for breastfeeding moms: Nestle MommaLove Lactation Milk

June 24, 2020



Hiya, rookie mommas!

I received a very special gift today coming from our friends from Nestle and it made me reminisce back to when I was breastfeeding Arya.

It wasn’t easy.

I struggled a lot and I was in such a depressed state because I was just really all over the place when I started my motherhood journey. I remember the days when I would consume a lot of malunggay leaves, eat loads of Tinola, and bought a lot of malunggay capsules. - Nothing really helped me. I was just not happy with the result and it made me more depressed and thus my milk supply slowed down. 

I decided to stop breastfeeding at 4 months but I still did try to mix feed until the 6th month mark.


That was 5 years ago. If I have the chance to do it all over again, I will not give up that easily.


There weren't enough options at that time when it comes to lactation aids which is why I find the moms of today’s generation are really lucky to have so many options to help them with breastfeeding.




Nestle has recently released the new MommaLove Lactation Milk and I was beyond excited! I honestly wish I was pregnant again.

The new Nestle MommaLove Lactation Milk are specially for our breastfeeding mommas who want to get more out of their milk aids. It can also be your other source of Iron, Folate, Calcium, and Fiber.

It is a low-fat powdered milk drink with wheat flakes and has 1,200mg of Malunggay - a known galactogogue which may help in lactation and comes in two variants: Vanilla and my fave, Choco. Yum!




A box of Nestle MommaLove Lactation Milk has 10 sachets that is good for single serving at 28 grams.



Since I love anything that’s Chocolate, I had to try it for myself and honestly even though I’m not pregnant nor breastfeeding as of the moment, I still enjoyed it.







It wasn’t super sweet. Just okay for my liking. It tasted like a cocoa type of chocolate drink and I’d love it as a hot and cold beverage.

One thing that I love about this is that since they come in a form of sachets and not big boxes or tin cans, it’s perfect for moms on the go and for those who need to travel with their kids. It’s not a hassle to just slip it inside your office bag or momma bag.

If I had the Nestle MommaLove Milk Lactation 5 years ago, I swear I would have thrived in breastfeeding.

Maybe next time, when another tiny human came along, I’d hoard this product for sure!


The Nestle MommaLove Milk Lactation is now available in Mercury Drug Nationwide and Shopee at SRP of P35.00 per sachet, or P350.00 per box with 10 sachets.

I’m happy and thankful to Nestle for sending these over and sharing these to the moms of First Time Moms PH. 

If you’re a pregnant momma who’s looking for an awesome tribe online, you can find the First Time Moms PH on Facebook by clicking here. Find out more about Nestle MommaLove by visiting their website! https://www.starthealthy.nestle.com.ph/brand/mommalove.


Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Happy breastfeeding!


















How to get germ protection that is gentle for your sensitive skin



How to get germ protection that is gentle for your sensitive skin
Dermatologist reveals why micellar technology a vital ingredient you should add to your skin regime


Do you have sensitive skin? A lot of people who have this experience reactions such as itching, burning, or redness when it comes into contact with skin care products that trigger their skin’s sensitivities. Antibacterial products may not be the first thing that comes to mind but areas of dry, flaky skin or swollen skin can actually be an entry point for germs. 

Given today’s uncertain times, we need to be able to give our skin the germ protection it deserves. Thankfully, the new breakthrough Safeguard Gentle Micellar Face and Body Cleanser is here so we no longer need to compromise between getting gentle skin care and germ protection for our face and body!

The Safeguard Gentle Micellar series is paraben free, offers 99.9% germ protection and is as gentle as fresh water on the skin with its Micellar technology. It also has three variants:  Unscented, Berries & Pear and Coconut & Peach to suit your sensitive skin needs.

As we continue to navigate through our new normal, here are simple ways you can keep your sensitive skin happy, germ protected, and functioning at its healthiest according to  board-certified dermatologist, founder of Derm HQ and co-founder of BeautiqueMD Dr. Gaile Robredo-Vitas.

  1. Less is always more. One of the best ways you can care for your sensitive skin is to make sure you don’t overuse your face and body. Washing or exfoliating it too much may weaken your skin’s barrier, allowing external irritants such as dirt, dust and other bacteria to penetrate the skin easily.
  2. Make sure to read the ingredients in the products you want to try. The best way to manage sensitive skin is to identify and avoid products that contain ingredients that trigger its sensitivity. Products that are paraben free and dermatologically tested can be considered. If you’re experiencing pre-existing skin conditions, it is also important to consult with your doctor or dermatologist. 
  3. Strengthen your skin’s first line of defense with Micellar technology. Micellar consists of purified water, hydrating moisturizers and gentle surfactants that amply work on sensitive skin too. One of the most vital ingredients in Micellar water is micelles—these are minuscule concentrated molecules that are both water-loving and oil-loving. These help ensure the skin’s moisture remains intact as it cleanses one’s skin.

Give your skin the #GentleGermProtection it needs today! Check it out in Lazada http://tiny.cc/SafeguardGentle and supermarkets nationwide.

Find out more on the Safeguard Gentle Micellar series on Safeguard’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SafeguardPhilippines/.

Collect all Trolls World Tour toys and Happy Meal Readers books for as low as Php35 each with NEW Add-On Promos

June 8, 2020


June 2020 - PHILIPPINES - Get ready for more family fun and enjoy exciting bonding moments over play time with McDonald’s all-new Trolls World Tour toys and Happy Meal Readers books. Now available as a Happy Meal or McShare Box add-on for as low as php35 each!


Join in on the fun of the Trolls World Tour


It’s an explosion of colorful hair and unending fun as our favorite little creatures return! If you loved the last Trolls movie, then you’ll surely love McDonald’s new Trolls World Tour toys with every Happy Meal. Kids can choose from over ten (10) playful and colorful characters like the fierce and lovable Poppy, the blue gentle giant Biggie with Mr. Dinkles, and many more!


The TreeTop Twins return with new adventures


Launched just this February, the Happy Meal Readers program offers a book or toy option for every Happy Meal purchase. The books encourage bonding moments for families through storytelling, made even more enjoyable and educational thanks to the Happy Meal Readers books written by world-renowned author Cressida Cowell.


The books tell the story of the Treetop Twins and their parents as they go through exhilarating adventures by traveling in their time machine. For our newly released books this month, parents and kids are in for a blast as they join the Treetop Twins in exploring the world back in time and meeting some of the most unique animals like the Dodo and the pink dolphin! 


Get double the fun with both the Trolls and the Treetop Twins!


It’s a tough choice between the Happy Meal toys and Happy Meal Readers books so McDonald’s is making it easier for families to enjoy both! Through the Happy Meal Add-On Promo, an extra book or toy of choice can be added to the purchase for just Php35! The promo allows kids to include as many add-ons as they like, so they can build their collection sooner. Customers can avail of this promo starting today until July 30, 2020. 


We know that the Trolls can be hard to resist, so McDonald’s is also offering the Happy Meal Complete Set Add-On Promo! With every purchase of a McShare Box, adding just Php330 will include the complete set of ten (10) Trolls World Tour toys. Hurry soon, because this limited time offer is available until June 11, 2020 only.


Make the most out of every moment at home with the whole family, and create memorable moments together with the quirky Trolls World Tour characters and the Happy Meal Readers books’ adventurous Treetop Twins! Purchase these in the safety of your home through the McDelivery Website or App, or the hotline 8888-6236. Starting June 13, 2020, you can also enjoy the Php 35 Happy Meal Add-On Promo via McDo Messenger, GrabFood, and FoodPanda.


For more information, follow McDonald’s Philippines official Facebook at fb.com/McDo.ph, Twitter at twitter.com/McDo_PH, Instagram at instagram.com/mcdo_ph, join the McDo PH Viber Community, as well as the following link for store updates: mcdonalds.com.ph/store-locator

Tired of cooking? Check out Kitchen City Frozen Meals!

June 3, 2020


Hiya, mommies! How are and your family doing while we are under GCQ? Hope everything is well on your end.

Just dropping by for a quick blog post, in case you are like me who have been cooking nonstop since the beginning of lock down, I am guessing that we are all tired or wanted to take a break form our own personal cooking.

I came across Kitchen City Frozen Meals on Facebook two days ago. It was a recommendation of my Father-in-law and so I immediate checked them out and discovered that they offer wide menu of frozen meals! Since my husband goes back to work this week, I'll only be cooking mostly for me and Arya at home and my husband would prepare his packed meals every night. So I thought, we could try Kitchen City Frozen Meals for a day or two.

And so, I've been craving for LAING for a very looong time and was very pleased that they have it on their menu.




LAING WITH CRISPY PORK - 600 grams - Php 250.00
The serving is really BIG. This would actually last me for more than a week!
It's good that they provide an expiration date on the label as well.




BEEF SALPICAO - 600 grams - Php 425.00

There is a corresponding delivery fee for each city. See below:



The payment options: BPI/BDO Online, GCASH, PAYPAL, and COD. Here's the rest of their menu as of June 2, 2020


I am impressed by how fast their delivery is. I placed the order before the 5pm cut-off yesterday (June 2, 2020) around 4:50PM, made the payment via online-mobile bank deposit. I was told that delivery will arrive anytime between 9am - 7pm the next day. (June 3, 2020). My order arrived 10:30am. Perfect for lunch time!

As for the taste? I'll keep you guys posted on my Instagram stories! *wink

You can check out their website at https://www.kitchencity.ph/
and Facebook page by clicking here.


Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Taking a break from cooking!



Why we signed-up with CFA Homeschool for SY2020-2021 + Rates + Tips

May 23, 2020


Hiya, rookie mommas!
I know, I've been away far too long.
Heck, aren't we all stuck at home?

No, I did not quit blogging. I just stopped and took a rest for a while. If you've been following our social media pages, you'd know that I am still very active online. It's just that when all of the news about COVID-19 and the whole Philippines locking down broke out - me and my family are enjoying our sandy butts off the clear, pristine waters of Boracay. - Yes, that day, when the President announced that there will be a lock down, it was only our Day 2 in Boracay and I had to get ourselves together to book the earliest possible flight so that we get to go home. 



And yes, of course, we made it home. After spending thousands of pesos to rebook our flights - we.made.it.home
And are now stuck inside our house for the last 3 months and counting.

And so, a LOT of things happened. And although the world literally stopped working. Mine did not. I celebrated my year 2 at Cyberbacker last April and this year also marks my 4th year of working from home full time. I've been busy as ever because we are getting huge influx of clients as well as applicants - and of course, my heart is just as happy since I am able to help out fellow Filipinos who wants to work from home, find jobs, and provide for their family even if we are in a very sticky situation. 

Okay. Let me shush now, cos other than the title of this blog that got your attention, you might have also seen my recent update about our family finally joining the CFA Homeschool family! Yay!


A little back story:
Arya was supposed to be an incoming Kinder this SY2020-2021 at Benedictine International School. All that's left for us to do was for her to attend the two weeks open house trial classes after our Boracay trip and after that, the plan was for her to enroll already. But again, COVID-19 happened.

I was in constant communication with the school and I honestly would love for Arya to go there. but with everything worsening, physical classes is not possible, and we will not allow it too. It's just too risky. And so the school's plan is to adapt into an online and distanced learning - which was okay for me. I mean, I've been working from home, me and Arya have been doing our little homeschooling ourselves ever since so I didn't bother at first. I was still onboard with the school's decision.

However, my thoughts about it changed when I talked to fellow work at home mommas who are my office mates, as well as friends who have been homeschooling since the beginning of time.



My thoughts exactly is that, why would I enroll my child to a school that is only trying to adapt to homeschooling/online schooling today due to the Pandemic IF there are obviously better homeschool providers that are thriving and has been really successful throughout the years?

And so, I did a LOT of research, asked around, discussed it with my husband who have been by the way, super 100% supportive on homeschooling our child, attended zoom meetings about CFA - and finally made our proud and happy decision that yes - we are finally homeschooling this year. We are fully 101% committed to make it work. Because it does work.

CFA - Catholic Filipino Academy Homeschool - accredited by DEPED

They have been around for 15 years and have been home to the best and successful homeschooled students. Whenever you search "best homeschool providers in the philippines" they are for sure will appear on the top and front page of Google.

Now, I'm still learning and I'm not really here to convince you to homeschool your kids. I'm just here to give you some advices as well as the information I have about CFA.

If you are interested with CFA Homeschool -  the first thing that you need to do is to schedule and attend their online Discovery Class. (Please visit the CFA Facebook page here.)

The CFA Discovery Class will allow you and help you learn about what their school is all about. All the questions that you probably have at the back of your mind will be answered during that class. You will be joined by other parents who are interested to enroll at CFA. For me, the class took 3 hours, and we were more than 300 attendees - this was done via Zoom.

The next step after the Discovery Class is if you feel like you want to take things further, you may now schedule your interview and assessment with CFA. Submit a photocopy or a scanned copy or take a photo of your child's NSO Birth Certificate and send it to them. Right after the Discovery Class, you will be emailed about the next steps. Basically, you just need to reply to them that you are pushing through with the interview/assessment. - wait for a couple of days and you will receive a call form their Admissions about the date and time of your call - this was done via Zoom.

Full list of CFA Homeschool Requirements



The interview/assessment with CFA was by far the best one I've ever done so far when it comes to being assessed by the schools for Kinder. Now, just to manage your expectation, the interview and assessment will be mostly focused on you. yes, YOU as a parent who will become the main TEACHER to your child. Of course, if your child can interact with the Coach who will be assigned to you, that is better as well so that CFA will know your child better.

During the interview/assessment with CFA I was asked about our routine, my work from home set-up, our homeschooling / worksheets schedule, challenges that we have learning at home, fears, etc. It was not difficult for me to answer because they are very friendly and you'll also be able to related to each other in some way. And that call actually did seal the deal for me. It made me more confident that we can easily do homeschooling.

After the interview/assessment with CFA, you will now then receive the email result of your interview and assessment, as well as the rates and next steps that you need to do should you wish to proceed.

The CFA Homeschool Acceptance Letter



And so, allow me to share your most awaited part. 

CFA Homeschool Tuition Fee for Kinder

Depending on your finances, you have 3 options - you can either pay in Full, or have a 2 payment option or a 4 payment option.



Once you've decided, all that's left to do is to make a deposit to their BDO Savings Bank Account, submit the deposit slip and you are good to go! Enrolment is on going until June 24, 2020, Start of class is on July 6, 2020.

If you need other information about CFA Homeschool just visit their website at https://cfa.edu.ph/

I sincerely hoped that all of the above info helped you decide on your homeschooling journey.
From here on out, I'll be updating our blog and social media pages of our homeschooling life.

As always,
Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Parents are the first teachers. God bless!

6 Healthy Habits for Mature Adults that can Lower their Risk of Acquiring COVID-19

March 24, 2020

If you are 60 and above, read this. The coronavirus can affect anyone but it’s older adults, ages 60 and up, who are more at risk of getting seriously sick from it. Is there a cure for it? None at the moment, but over 80,000 worldwide have already survived it.

Entertainment Journalists Cristy Fermin & Lolit Solis count on So Sure’s affordable protection for their leaky bladder

Internist-cardiologist Willie Ong says that a total of 26.4% of the total cases in the Philippines comprise patients belonging to the said population. That’s why mature adults are particularly encouraged to keep calm and follow recommendations from the experts.

So Sure Bladder Leakage Pads, a product that’s designed to manage a mature adult’s leaky bladder, presents these health tips to help you remain level-headed in this season of uncertainty:


  1. Practice social distancing. Do everything you can to reduce exposure to the virus. Avoid crowds, mass transit systems, and other non-essential social gatherings. Of course, this does not mean social isolation. You can still opt for family game nights, reading a book, cooking a meal, indoor exercises, and group video calls. Since families have been among the most significant hotspots of transmission, avoid sharing utensils or any means that may acquire another’s saliva. Younger and healthier family members should be encouraged to practice distancing from mature household members as they may be asymptomatic carriers. Separate towels, bags, ballpens and anything that may carry unwelcome viruses.
  2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. You know where to find them. Avoid hospitals except in emergency cases. If possible, call ahead before visiting your doctor. According to St. Luke’s Medical Center’s oncologist Denky Dela Rosa, MD, senior citizens who have the following conditions are at higher risk: asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, tuberculosis, or any lung disease, diabetes, heart and kidney problems especially those undergoing dialysis, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or any liver problems, an autoimmune system like lupus. Those who are taking Prednisone, Dexamethasone, Decilone, or Medrol, and those diagnosed with any cancer at any stage are also most vulnerable and are strictly advised to self-quarantine.
  3. Minimize news consumption. It’s good to stay informed but don’t get too obsessed with the news. Research shows that chronic TV watchers and news followers have increased fear because everything they see starts to feel like occurring outside their very door. Filter information. Keep yourselves away not only from the virus but also from negativity and fake news. Maximize the use of technology by connecting with family and friends to minimize anxiety. Find time to clear your mind through prayers and meditation. Do some light exercises and sunlight exposure. Read positive books and articles. Or go for activities that stimulate your cerebellum, the part of the brain that coordinates balance, posture, and movement. This part of the brain works closely with the cerebrum, the thinking center of the brain. When these two work properly, learning and movements are seamless and easier. You can go writing, drawing, catching a ball, or sewing.
  4. Be proactive and keep your immune system strong. Get ample sleep, exercise, and eat well. Plan your meals to include immune system boosters such as citrus fruits, garlic, broccoli, spinach, turmeric, green tea, papaya, poultry, and shellfish and zinc sources like beef, oyster, asparagus, and malunggay. Go for a quick sunlight exposure just at your doorsteps between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. for your daily dose of Vitamin D. Load up on water. And of course, keep in mind your dietary limitations as advised by your doctor. 
  5. Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Should there be a need to go out, quickly take a shower as the virus can thrive for a few hours on the clothes. Wear a face mask around people and pets. Refrain from handshaking and touching your face. Cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard it immediately. Use a tissue or your elbow to touch switches and elevator buttons. Sanitize phones, doorknobs, and other items that you usually touch. Members of the household should also practice the same. 
  6. Avoid public toilets. COVID-19 is transmitted through droplets. In some public toilets, we can smell the stink even before entering. In other toilets, the floors are wet, the toilet bowls are soiled, and the sinks are dirty. Your risk of exposure here is elevated. 

However, for some who experience incontinence, you may have to go to the toilet all the time. Others have overactive bladders and cannot make it to the toilet because of weak bladder control. Needs vary from one individual to another. Good thing, So Sure made its pads available to fit comfortably for urine leaks. Whether it’s a light or moderate incontinence condition, So Sure Bladder Leakage Pad is here to provide comfort and protection. So Sure 340mm Pads are designed for light flow while So Sure 450mm Pads are made to cater to moderate incontinence.

Talk show host Cristy Fermin makes sure her sleep is undisturbed to keep her mood up for her daily grind. She trusts So Sure 450mm pads because they absorb heavy amounts of urine and guide it through the inner layers of the pad while keeping her fresh. “What I like most about it is its ability to eliminate urine’s strong scent. I love waking up every day free from odor and irritation”, she says.

Entertainment journalist Lolit Solis’ bladders tend to overreact and sometimes, sneezing, laughing, or coughing result in light drips. She uses So Sure 340mm pads made of high quality, super absorbent cotton that keeps her sensitive area free from moisture and bacteria. According to her, “incontinence can no longer affect my daily living and busy work schedule because I have discovered So Sure that provides me my much-needed protection against discomfort and embarrassment”.




With So Sure Pads, you can be sure incontinence does not hinder you from doing the things you love while experiencing antibacterial, antifungal, and odor control protection. 

Unisex and available in two sizes, 340 mm is for light drips or spurts while the 450 mm for burst or surges. Buy now at all Watsons, Mercury Drug, Waltermart, selected Robinson Department Store health & beauty section nationwide for only P204 (340 mm) and P294 (450 mm). Each pack contains two pieces or 24 pieces per box. To know more, visit www.sosurepads.ph and like/follow at @sosurepadsph on Facebook and Instagram. For a hassle-free shopping with delivery straight to your doorstep, shop now at www.lazada.com.ph. For inquiries, email: info@sosurepads.ph or call (02) 4701294.

Join First Time Moms PH and score 15% off discount at Kidscompany.com.ph

February 19, 2020

Hiya, mommies!

I'm back with another good news! Join my growing community of moms at First Time Moms PH with over 19,000 active mom members and score 15% off discount when you shop at www.kidscompany.com.ph!

How to get a coupon code:
  1. Join First Time Moms PH - https://www.facebook.com/groups/firsttimemomsph
  2. View the Announcements Tab and look for the poster similar to the photo above.
  3. Send a message to the Admins to claim your FREE 15% coupon code for www.kidscompany.com.ph
The 15% off coupon code is only valid for regular priced items.


Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Happy Shopping!


TIPS: Teaching young kids how to start writing

February 10, 2020

Hiya, rookie mommas!

We are finally at this stage! Ang bilis nga naan talaga ng panahon. 

Me and Arya have been very busy learning and practicing our handwriting skills. I have been preparing her for her future assessments in Preschool for this year, 2020.

So far, we have been practicing everyday, and I have come up with a few tips to help her improve her handwriting skills and I would love to share them with you!

Tip #1
Don't force your little ones to write if they don't want to. Often times, me and Arya get to a lot of argument because she easily gets bored and I always forget not to push her because it will be a negative experience for her and we don't want that to happen. Kids should enjoy and make handwriting a fun experience so if we stress them out they might end up not writing because they will associate a bad experience to the activity being done.

Tip #2 - If your little ones expresses an interest in writing,
The best place to start is by giving them big - or chunky crayons and papers to use. Let them draw and doodle whatever they want since this will also serve as their practice.

Tip #3 - you may want to strengthen and build more muscles into their little hands
There are a lot of hand exercises that your child can do to improve their grips as well as hand coordination. Like, playing with play dough, or kinetic sand, as well as using thongs to pick-up little things and move them aside.



Tip #4 - if your little ones starts makings rounds and lines,
Then the best path to do now is to start them with pre-writing exercises. There is a proper order on how a child should learn how to draw or write letters and numbers. They might not be able to learn how to write their names immediately without mastering how lines and curves are done first. We usually start with circles and straight lines.


Tip #5 - Once your littles ones can keep up with the activities,
Stick to the routine. Make time and do it everyday. It doesn't have to be an hour or more of handwriting but do it mostly on when the child is interested and relaxed - also not distracted - turn off the TV/radio and avoid using gadgets while both of you are doing the activities

Tip #6 - Reward system,
This is something that works for me and Arya. She loves watching Netflix cartoons and playing Roblux on my phone. So, I make it to a point that she cannot do any of those things if she will not finish 1 - 2 worksheets. It's effective for us because I'm able to set up a boundary that she already understands that she can only play and watch after doing her homework. Of course, this may not work for everyone.



Tip #7 - Once you got the routine all set up,
It's time to be more creative with your worksheets! I Googled some customised worksheets and have asked my sister to print them out for me because I don't have a printer at home and having 100+ pages be printed in malls or computer shops will be very expensive.

Here are the websites that I used to customised Arya's worksheets:



Tip #8 - helping them with the grip
One thing I found very helpful was the pencil grips that I bought from Shopee. Arya's pencil grip is not yet strong and she has her own way of handling a pencil but it's also the best time to correct that since it is still developing. So, I got these pencil grips for only P29.000 (for the 4 pcs) and P49.00 (for the 2 finger pencil grip). Click here and here to buy.


Tip #9 - make things colorful.
Writing with pencils is not as fun as writing with colored pens. BUT getting used to writing with pencils is your priority to teach them before moving into colored pens or gel pens because they need to get used to the feeling of how writing with led pens on a paper feels like versus using pens. I bought these for P29.00 from Shopee. Click here to buy.


Tip #10 - Don't set high goals and expectations on your child.
One thing I learned about this on-going journey is that, one day they are very very good with drawing lines and curves, and then the next day they don't know what to do. And for us moms, that can be very frustrating. It takes a lot of time, practice, hard work, and patience from both the parent and the child to be successful on their handwriting journey.



Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Good luck and I hope I was able to help you out!