Sunday, August 19, 2018

Kids Pasta with Prego Buddies

Do you agreed with me that parents nowadays are struggling to get our kids to eat vegetables ? With Prego Buddies, the first fun shaped dry pasta for kids by Prego which is made from natural tomato and spinach powder to help busy Moms like me to prepare a wholesome and fun pasta meals for my kids in just 10 minutes.
Prego has been delighting families since over a decade by offering its wide range of pasta sauces and dry pasta and now expanded its dry pasta to Prego Buddies in response to our kids' love for pasta and our desire to made our kid's mealtime to be excited.
Michelle Nunis, Marketing Director of Campbell Soup Shoutheast Asia said that Prego has an enduring commitment in bringing mealtime happiness to family. They constantly finding ways to excite home cooks with delicious, fun and easy to prepare meals.
Michelle Nunis, Marketing Director of Campbell Soup Shoutheast Asia
Michelle further explained that as a mother, she know the challenge is real in getting our kids especially those aged between 3 to 12 years old to finish their meal and eat vegetables bit with Prego Buddies, Moms could get the goodness of vegetables and make meal time fun. Prego also supports Moms to be creative in preparing Western or Malaysian themed meals for our little ones with pasta meal recipe using Prego Buddies with any of the Prego pasta sauces.
The ingredients which will make our Prego Buddies Pasta more healthy and delicious for everyone
Scha Alyahya, Malaysian celebrity and actress with her daughter Lara Alana, Gan Mei Yan, Astro Announcer and her son Jo, Danish Harraz, Self-Taught Kid Baker and Cooking Enthusiast, Prego Buddies mascot, Buddies and BoBoiBoy, from the popular Malaysian animation series were present at the launched celebration held at Sunway Pyramid.
11-year old Danish had showcased one of his 2 recipes i.e. Chicken Cheese Buddies that he had created using the Prego Buddies and Prego pasta sauce. It was done in a short time with just a few simple ingredients. Do get the recipes of his Chicken Cheese Buddies and Buddies Chicken Fritters on his website.
Danish Harraz with the Emcee, Jihan Muse 

Gan Mei Yan getting Jo's help to cook the pasta with her. Jo loves adventure and with the space shaped pasta, he was excited to try it out. Gan normally will add chicken and additional vegetables for him 
Both of them happily showing off the Prego Buddies meal that they had prepared together. Yummy Yummy Yummy !!!
Scha with her daughter Lara enjoying their Prego Buddies pasta using the sports shape. Scha felt great serving Lara with something new knowing that she is getting her veggies at the same time

Prego Buddies comes in 2 different variants i.e. sports shaped and space shaped pasta for kids aged 3 years old and above. It is made from natural tomato and spinach powder and available in 200g at the suggested retail price of RM2.35 and it is available nationwide.
For more information and to get a variety of quick to prepare and delicious recipes, do visit their website at www.pregobuddies.com. Remember to like and follow their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PregoMalaysia for more updates and promotions. Check out my video on the event below...

After the launched, my Little Angels proceed to join the variety of the fun activities and not forgetting to try out the Prego Buddies pasta which were available in Traditional Pasta sauce and Carbonara sauce. They love the taste so much that Mommy Jane had bought 8 packets home together with the sauce. The promotion pack is only at RM1.89 at the roadshow and for every purchase of RM20, we could redeem a set of lunch box.
Prego Buddies Truck to try out the new pasta. Children and adult love the taste and the cute shape
Promotion packs with free lunch set
Enjoying their slide at the space ship
Sports Challenge with Prego Buddies to win a set of Prego Buddies stickers
Learn to be creative by colouring their favourite Prego Buddies mascot with the pasta
Count how many types of sports and space shapes
Thanks to Prego Buddies for the creative kids pasta to encourage our kids to eat vegetables to stay healthy. Mommy Jane and Little Angels love the shape and the taste so much. They had also enjoyed themselves so much with the fun activities on that day. With Prego Buddies, Mommy Jane could easily cook a meal for my Little Angels in just 10 minutes. To all parents, let's enjoy our cooking with Prego Buddies and our kids will sure love it.









Thursday, August 9, 2018

Kids Sports Day Activities

Do you remember your School Sports Day ? Mommy Jane miss it so much and for every Sports Day event that my Little Angels participated, Mommy Jane will be there to support. Last weekend, Mommy Jane and Little Angels attended the Kids Sports Day organised by WJ's kindergarden. 

The Sports day was held for half a day only from 8 a.m  to 12.15 p.m. The weather that day is cooling and there is mist at that area. Means that it is going to rain soon but the sports still proceed and when it comes to almost the end of the event, the rain had started to fall heavily.
The event was start off with some warm-up and dancing session before the sports begin. All parents are there to support their children. WH and WT were there too to support WJ.
The spirit of friendly competition comes alive on every Sports Day. My Little Angel and his friends had participated a wide range of different competitions and learn the valuable lessons in sportsmanship. Everyone are the winner with children guaranteed to win at least a medal for their efforts.
On Your Mark, Get Set and Go....
WJ a bit playful while waiting for the Double Relay to begin
Events chosen are fun, safe and easy to participate and all the children had been trained 2 weeks before the actual day. Events like relays, obstacles course, jumping jack and lots more. 
Teacher helping WJ to wear the jack bag

Jump Jump Jump... Who is the first to jump to the finish line ?
Check out the video of the activities below...
Congrats to WJ for winning 4 medals on that day. Mommy Jane was so proud of your achievement and hope you will succeed not only at academy but also at sports. Stay Healthy by Stay Active. Go all your way out to achieve your dreams. Hope you had enjoyed your Kindergarten sports day and another few months, you will be entering primary school soon. Jia you !!!


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Dyslexia Intervention with Orton-Gillingham Approach at Altuz Academy

What is Dyslexia ? Dyslexia is the most common learning disability. Individuals with this condition have difficulty in the areas of language processing which include spelling words, reading quickly, writing words. sounding out words in the head, pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what one reads. 1 in 5 peoples are suffering from with Dyslexia in Malaysia and about 70 to 85% of children who are placed in special education for learning disabilities are dyslexic. To understand more on the Orton-Gillingham ("OG") Approach, Mommy Jane and Little Angels had attended the Altuz Academy's Open Day last weekend.
The lack of expert instruction and proper intervention to rectify the ready problems of dyslexic children before they fall behind in traditional schooling can lead to irreparable harm, low self-esteem and a widening gap that becomes increasingly difficult to close. This has negative societal implications and we, as parents need to ensure that our dyslexic children are able to read proficiently to ensure their quality of life.
The opening of Altuz Academy, a premier education centre for dyslexia intervention is a remedy for all parents who had children with dyslexia. Using the OG Approach, it is a highly structured evidence-based approach to teach reading. It is also recognised by the International Dyslexia Association ("IDA").
The OG approach was developed in the 1920s by Dr Samuel Orton, a doctor who first discovered dyslexia together with Anna Gillingham, a gifted teacher and psychologist. This approach has been further supported by over 100,000 scientific studies over the period of 70 years conclusively showed that a reading approach should include 5 important pillars i.e. phonemic, awareness, systematic phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
The OG approach uses all the learning pathways i.e. seeing, hearing, feeling and awareness of motion to be brought together by the thinking brain. The instructor engages in multisensory teaching to convey curricular content in the most understandable way to the student. Step by step learners move from the simple, well-learned material to that which is more and more complex as they master each level of language skills. Each lesson was carefully builds upon the previous lesson. This includes constant and consistent review of previous taught concepts.
The approach is most often associated with a one-on-one teacher-student instructional model or just a small group of students. It provides for a close teacher-student relationship that builds self-confidence based on success. The unique needs of each student are met. The English is simplified by teaching letters and letter combinations known as phonograms. The students are taught exactly what they need to know in a clear and straightforward fashion. The OG approach had benefited students of all ages and abilities so that learning had became a rewarding experience.
Dr. Choy Su-Ling, the founder of Altuz Academy said that it is critically important that remedial specialists, educators and teachers working with dyslexic students be vetted, highly trained in an evidence-based approach with oversight and accountability. Literacy training should be comprehensive, accredited by an international organisation and include a supervised practicum period. There should also be ongoing professional development for the sake of the children whom they work with.
All Academic Language Therapists at Altuz Academy had received the vigorous training and were supervised practicum accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators ("AOGPE") and IDA.
Dr Choy, together with centre manager Yap Jo Ling, created history in the international dyslexia community by being the first two AOGPE-trained academic language therapists from Malaysia. They will continue to be observed and audited by the AOGPE to meet and maintain the high standards of teaching.
Mommy Jane with all the Parents who wanted to know more on the OG approach at Altuz Academy
Altuz Academy is located at 3rd Floor, Solaris Mont Kiara, Jalan Solaris, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Contact no. 03-23892265. For more information, do visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/altuzacademy. A short video of the open day as below...
Mommy Jane believes that early intervention is vital for a child to learn to deal with their learning disability so that they too able to have the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life like Einstein, Edison and Da Vinci. With the powerful instructional approach in the hands of skilled instructors, the OG approach will benefits students of all ages and abilities so that learning will becomes a rewarding experience to all the Children with Dyslexia.
Mommy Jane, 2 Little Angels with Dr Choy Su-Ling, the Founder of Altuz Academy








Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Kids Birthday Party at Ice Age Alive

Let's begin with a question, who doesn't like parties ? Obviously everyone likes to have fun especially our kids. It is a day they reach a new milestone filled with new opportunities and more possibilities. We as parents always wanted to make this special day the best one for our kids since birthday celebrations are important for a healthy child development. Since my Little Angel, WH will be 12 years old and will end his primary school soon, Mommy Jane had organised a Dinosaur theme birthday party at Ice Age Alive Exhibition recently.
WH had invited his friends to discover an epic exhibit of creatures who roamed our Earth millions of years ago, Ice Age Alive brings Earth's coldest period and extinct megafauna back to life. From Giant Wooly Mammoths to Saber-Toothed Tigers, this exhibition is the coolest show in town and it is the best place to organise our kids' birthday party.
Come to say Hi to Manny, his wife Ellie and their kid, Peaches, the wooly mammoth that lived about 200,000 years ago
Diego, the saber-toothed tiger delivered a quick, powerful and deep stabbing bite to the throat or upper neck of their prey
Meet the Giants that once roamed America and travel back in time to explore the 5 immersive eras. Discover the Lost Ice Age Adventures from Europe and walk amongst the mega-beast of Australia and New Zealand in the coolest ever exhibition and hear their Roaring sound as you passed by each of them.  
Meet the Megatherium, one of the largest mammals to walk the earth mostly on its hind legs. It had such long claws that couldn't put its feet flat on the ground and had to walk on the sides of its feet to move around 
Gavin, the misguided dinobird who proudly trained his kids the fine art of stealing eggs. He is the main antagonist-turned-supporting character of Ice Age
  
Besides visiting the Giant animals from the Ice Age, do explore an immersive world with a fun day of action-packed activities which include Jumping Castles, Ice Skating Rink, Snowpool, Games & Amusement activities.




To add in the fun for the birthday party, the organiser will organise some dancing activities for the kids and if you're lucky enough, do expect appearance the crew from our favourite radio station, Fly FM who will organise some games to play with the children to win some prizes. Your kids able to get near to Tyrannosaurus in their meet and greet session too.


Customised Birthday Cake, Party Packs, Goodie Bags with limited Ice Age Merchandise, Themed Food & Beverages and even Dino hat can be requested with additional charges if you want to held a perfect birthday party for your kids without any mess.

Ice Age Live Exhibition is located at Pusat Pelancongan Malaysia (MATIC), 50450 Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition is open till 31st December 2018 from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. (Tues to Sunday and All Public Holidays. For more information, do visit their website at www.iceagealive.com, facebook page at www.facebook.com/malaysiacreativealliance or contact them at 03-21706333/6222. Check out my video of the party below...

If you're looking for a Dino or Ice Age Alive theme party, do contact them to arrange the perfect birthday party for your kids. My Little Angel, WH and his friends had enjoyed themselves so much with all the activities at Ice Age Alive. Mommy Jane also save all the hassle and bustle to do all the preparations to put up the best birthday party ever for WH to celebrate his 12th Birthday.
Thanks to Ice Age Alive for organising such a great party for all the kids to enjoyed