Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Pretending and dramatic play drives child development

 Being mom of two boys, now they have turned 12 years old and 7 years old. Time fly and I see that pretending and dramatic play improve child development. They have many roles to play in life as a child. Learning to make jewelry, it's not easy task but they tried by putting each bead and matching the color of beads turn it into beautiful bracelet.

Sean learning to be youtuber
 Importance of role play for kids is that kids learn to solve problems, coordinate, cooperate and think flexibly.
 Education are important but it's good to balance them out by giving them chance to express themselves. For example above Sean being a kid tour guide. He got to learn about the animal names and habitat sharing it with the tourists.
 Talking about tour guide, there was time where he and his brother pretend to be tour guide agent at the KidZania pretending they are making a field trip information.
 Pretending and dramatic play drives child development, the other day we went to a shopping mall. There's information on how to perform CPR and here goes my little one, hands on to learn on rescue and CPR process. It's not an easy tasks but at least he knows of how real real life issues, cultivate social and emotional intelligence. Kids learn about themselves and the world.

Role playing activities encourage children to learn about themselves and the world around them. It builds confidence, creativity, communication, physical development and problem-solving skills. Take example of above my little one, trying to cut up the banana into pieces it helps with improving his motor skills.

pretending that he's going to rescue someone at the top.

My personal ideas and tips on role-playing activities can be anywhere anytime even at home. Well, there's KidZania Kuala Lumpur which is an interactive learning edutainment theme park for kids that helps to prepare them for the real world by immersing them in simulated adult occupations and real-life situations andits role-play activities are aimed to helping kids to learn life today " - all of which support a child's social emotional resilience.

For more information of KidZania, you can click on the link to find out.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Taking Care Of Myself: Brush Your Gizzly Bear Grin

Busy parenting this week as Sean's UPSR soon and he has got school's tuition to attend. His brother however gets the time at home to read of this Taking Care Of Myself: Brush Your Grizzly Bear Grin. Its suitable for aged 3 - 8 years old, CANTATA Learning.

This book has got a music CD included that children get to sing along. It's important to teach children the important of oral care. This book is by DAVID I.A.MASON, Illustrated by DAN WIDDOWSON.

It has the guided learning activities like how long you should brush your teeth. How many times a day should you brush?

It can be a fun learning session together with little ones. Teaching them about new words too like cavities - holes in teeth caused by tooth decay.
chompers - another word for "teeth"
delight - a great feeling of happiness
healthy - fit and well, not sick
plaque - a coating on teeth that has tiny living things in it
squeeze- to press something firmly together
swish- to move water around in your closed mouth

My little one is not good with English language, good to have this book to learn about English language at the same time.

Friday, August 24, 2018


Everyone has got their busy lifestyle, even children as they have got to studies joining extra activities and even tuition. Children today are more attuned to technology than ever before, but there’s more to it than just smartphones, games and movies! From 18 August - 16 September, KidZania Kuala Lumpur brings the future of technology to life with KidZ & Tech 3.0, a month-long programme that allows kids to interact with tools and programmes that utilise Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics, which will greatly influence the way people play, learn and work in the years to come.

Thanks to KidZania Kuala Lumpur for inviting media blogger for attending the KidZania 'KidZ & Tech 3.0' Race! We get the chance to hands on learning and playing at the same time. Each person in the team is given a card which has 4 stamps on it, we need to complete it as fast as possible and we cannot do the same task as we have got the puzzle of frame to get. If we are doing the same task we might getting the same puzzle. This hands on experienced give me a the chance to know more about the KidZ & Tech 3.0, so next time my children are here in KidZania I will know what they have experienced. 

Group pic with team A, B,C and D on stage.

“Technology runs the modern world, and this will become even more prevalent as artificial intelligence- and robotics-based careers and industries become commonplace. As a parent, I’m motivated to ensure that my children are educated and prepared for a future where different forms of technology are seamlessly woven into the fabric of daily life. Virtual and robotic assistants, smart homes and self-driving cars already exist and there is so much more to come. Living and working with technology is inevitable and I hope that children experiencing KidZ & Tech 3.0 will be inspired by the infinite possibilities it brings,” said Shahrul Nizar Ahmad, Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

KidZ & Tech 3.0 gives children more opportunities to ‘Learn Life Today’ and one of the fastest-growing areas is AI. Google Malaysia puts it to use by taking kids on an entertaining Emoji Scavenger Hunt that the whole family can enjoy! Using experimental neural network AI to recognize real world objects, players are given an emoji which they must then find in the real world; each step of the hunt is completed when a picture is automatically snapped that corresponds to the prompted emoji. The game confirms it’s a match before they are given the next clue.

“At Google we're big on AI and making things smart, and the key to that is machine learning — teaching computers to recognize patterns by looking at many examples, rather than programming it with specific rules,” said Zeffri Yusof, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Google Malaysia. "Google uses machine learning for tasks like language understanding, translation, speech recognition, computer vision, ranking and recommendations at scale, and we hope experiencing this will make children more interested and curious about AI."

Team C has won the race for the day.

For more hands-on fun, Makeblock invites kids to build a robot of their own using mBots, a do-it-yourself kit that includes simple coding to create a personalised robotic friend. Kids can also test their piloting skills in the exciting Drone Obstacle Challenge, using Airblocks, a magnetically-assembled, programmable flying robot to navigate a customised aerial course!

Overall, KidZ & Tech 3.0 features activities across five areas: AI-inspired Emoji Scavenger Hunt activity, Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR games, Be Internet Awesome game, DIY AR Greeting Cards), Coding & Robotics, Forensic Science (UKM Forensics, which gives kids a look at crime scene investigation with its Fingerprint Dusting and UV Light Experiment), and Creative Photography (Canon Light Tail Photography, U Mobile Clone Photography).

Don’t miss these and many more interactive learning experiences at KidZ & Tech 3.0 - book tickets online now and get 20% off admission with the promo code

KidZ & Tech 3.0 is proudly supported by Canon Malaysia, Google Malaysia, MSP Systems (Makeblock), UKM Forensics and U Mobile.

For more information about activities and events at KidZania Kuala Lumpur, visit www.kidzania.com.my or www.facebook.com/KidZaniaKualaLumpur, or
call the KidZania Careline 1300 88 KIDZ (5439) from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Sunday.

About KidZania Kuala Lumpur
KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning indoor family edutainment centre that offers interactive learning and role-play experiences for kids. The first of its kind in providing edutainment fun, KidZania empowers and inspires kids to pursue their life’s dreams by providing them an avenue to explore what it’s like to live and work in a real functioning city. KidZania’s kid-sized city experience is targeted at kids aged between 4 to 14 years which allows them to choose from over 100 job related role-plays spread across 60 various city establishments. As in the real world, children perform "jobs" and are either paid for their work or pay to shop or to be entertained. KidZania is built as a replica of a real functioning child-sized city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy,and recognizable destinations in the form of "establishments" sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands.

Monday, August 20, 2018

bio-home:Malaysian Record for The Most Number of Participants in a Hand Towel Washing Event

Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd receiving the Malaysia Book of Records award from Mr. Edwin Yeoh, Business Development Manager, of Malaysia Book of Records Sdn Bhd.

Last Saturday bio-home, has entered the Malaysian Book of Records for the most participants in a hand towel washing event, at a fun-filled ‘WE CARE’ activation held at the Atria Mall Shopping Gallery.

More than 725 participants, mainly children and their parents set the record in less than an hour using bio-home laundry detergent at an educational roadshow that was held in conjunction with the bio-home ‘WE CARE' campaign.

Bio-home was certified as the record holder for Most Number of Participants in a Hand Towel Washing event by Malaysian Book of Records representatives.

bio-home, proudly developed and owned by homegrown heritage brand Lam Soon, encompasses a range of eco-friendly home cleaning solutions made from biodegradable and renewable plant-based active ingredients that are within reach of consumers who care for the environment, while creating a cleaner, greener and more pleasant home.
Mr Francis Ng leading the 725 participants to a Malaysian record.
The record number of participants were representatives from 100 kindergartens and 10 primary schools that bio-home had collaborated with this year, providing the children with insight into the environment, fostering recycling initiatives and teaching them life-skills such as helping with home chores. Members of the public also participated.

Every participant received a white cotton hand towel with a stain on it. Their task was to wash the hand towel using bio-home laundry detergent and water until the stain was completely removed. The speed with which the stain was removed showcased bio-home laundry detergent’s gentle yet effective cleaning power.

Effective and affordable, the bio-home laundry detergent is tested and proven to be safe and gentle on most delicate skin.

“The bio-home WE CARE initiative aims to educate families and especially young children on why and how we need to preserve the environment for our future. Sorting recyclable items for instance is a simple step that all of us could practise. Similarly using eco-friendly household detergents and cleaners such as those offered by bio-home is a good start,” said Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Household and Personal, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd.

Children and parents who participated were excited to have set a Malaysian record and enjoyed the educational aspects of the bio-home We CARE roadshow.

bio-home products include laundry detergent, delicate laundry detergent, dish washing liquid, kitchen cleaner, floor cleaner and multi-surface cleaner.

bio-home Laundry Detergent
bio-home laundry detergent contains non-toxic concentrates that deliver effective washing results. Its Plantmoist Technology helps to restore skins natural moisture barrier. In phthalates-free fragrance of Hyacinth and Nectarine.
Available in 1500ml, at RM27.35

bio-home Delicate Laundry Detergent
bio-home Delicate Laundry Detergent is a readily biodegradable formulation that is ideal for washing delicate clothing such as baby fabrics, silk, wool and underwear. Available in 1500ml, at RM27.35

bio-home Dish Washing Liquid
bio-home Dishwashing Liquid is gentle on the skin, with no harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients and is kinder to the environment, breaking down naturally when released into waterways. Available in 500ml, at RM7.45.

bio-home Kitchen Cleaner
Made from non-toxic ingredients that remove tough grease and grime stains effectively in kitchen areas. The kitchen cleaner is formulated to be rinse-free, making kitchen chores easier without a second round of wiping. Available in 500ml, at RM10.

bio-home Floor Cleaner
A baby-safe concentrated solution that cleans floors effectively without leaving any harsh chemicals behind. bio-home floor cleaner is also dermatologically tested to be gentle on skin. Available in 1500ml, at RM14.05.

bio-home Multi-Surface Cleaner
bio-home Multi-Surface Cleaner features a rinse-free formula that makes cleaning easy and ensures surfaces are free from dirt and dust. It can be used on all types of surfaces including wood, marble and veneer, Available in 500ml, at RM10.

About Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd

(from left) The bio-home team Mr. Francis Ng, Senior General Manager, Ms. Tan Joo In, Product Manager, and Mr.Wong Wee Kee, Marketing Manager, Household and Personal, Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd.

Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd (Lam Soon) has been an established manufacturer of edible foods, household and personal care products in Malaysia since the 1950s. In the household and personal care category, their selection of quality products include, Orchid Feminine Hygiene range, May personal care range, Fruitale FairWhite UV personal care range, Antabax antibacterial personal care range, ZIP homecare product range of dishwashing liquid, floor cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, powder and cream cleanser, Labour dishwashing liquid and paste, and bio-home dishwashing liquid, multi-surface cleaner, floor cleaner and laundry detergent.

As a renowned and trusted household brand among consumers, Lam Soon is dedicated to producing quality products for a healthier lifestyle and cleaner homes.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CJ WOW SHOP Set to Hit One Million Customers

From the left: Chef Fikree, Zaim Helmi, Kim Yang Hyun, Yana Samsudin, Lily Liyana, Diana Rusdi and Chef Brian.
In the lead-up to surpassing the 1 million customer mark, innovative home shopping network CJ WOW SHOP, has embarked on the “WOW in a Million” initiative to thank and reward its loyal customers.

“WOW in a Million” involves a month-long celebration, where a CJ WOW SHOP team comprising top executives, show hosts and crew members will be touring the nation to visit the Top 100 customers. Made up of among the highest spending customers, they are in for a surprise as the visiting team makes an appearance at their doorsteps to thank them with various gifts and rewards.
Mr. Kim Yang Hyun, Chief Executive Officer of CJ WOW SHOP who will be leading the convoy said, “Our success is paved by the trust and satisfaction of customers who have supported us throughout the years. They’re the reason we keep pushing our limits – reaching one milestone after the other. ‘WOW in a Million’ is an opportunity for us to honour our most important customers and fans with great savings, mystery rewards and exciting surprises that will truly wow their lives.”

CJ WOW SHOP is expecting to beat the 1 million customers target in September, a feat that comes at the back of an astounding year. To date, the network grew its customer base by 56 per cent since the end of 2017, validating CJ WOW SHOP as a proven home shopping service offering quality and innovative products that enrich people’s lives. Over the years, CJ WOW SHOP has secured a strong base of repeat customers, as evident by the Top 100 customers who spent close to an average of RM14,600 per person on their purchases.
From the left: Nadia Annuar, Chef Fikree, Lily Liyana, Chef Brian, Kim Yang Hyun, Yana Samsudin, Zaim Helmi and Diana Rusdi.

To complement the celebration, all shoppers will be rewarded with a RM20 shopping voucher each for their next purchase via CJ WOW SHOP’s e-commerce platform from 1 to 30 September 2018. Customers can also look forward to a special all-day live show featuring guest celebrities where CJ WOW SHOP will be bringing more engaging interaction and exciting deals for customers.
You can check out the video above for the best selling pan in CJ WOW SHOP. 

Delivering the complete media commerce experience 
Crossing the 1 million customer mark puts the home shopping network on stronger footing to be the leading media commerce platform that wows the lives of more Malaysians. This is an extension of CJ WOW SHOP’s commitment to deliver ‘shoppertainment’ – a satisfying shopping experience that is not just entertaining, but also one that customers can love, trust and rely on.
With this current focus, CJ WOW SHOP is poised to finish on a strong note as it aims to surpass the RM200 million annual revenue mark by end 2018. This is contributed by a slew of initiatives that it has successfully rolled-out throughout the year, starting with its second-year anniversary campaign, ‘2 Tahun, Lebih WOW!’, which recorded 3 times more customers than its daily average.

CJ WOW SHOP has also continuously improved its customer experience and broadened its merchant base which are largely home-grown. Providing shoppers with more choices, it expanded its offerings from 27 since launch to more than 450 items today, ranging from household products, electrical items, gadgets, beauty, fashion and many more.

In making selling on television more entertaining, the network introduced a signature programme with a fresh format ‘The WOW Show’, featuring Yana Samsudin as celebrity guest host. ‘The WOW Show’, which is also coming up on its one-year anniversary, has proven its indisputable success closing about RM12 million worth of sales throughout the 94 episodes aired across TV3 and TV9.
The innovative approach by CJ WOW SHOP also extended to collaboration with international entertainment personalities.

CJ WOW SHOP recently established a unique collaboration with Korean fashion brand ‘Ce&’ together with K-pop sensation Wanna One to bring audiences the band’s exclusive merchandise. The home shopping platform collaborated with Korean TV network Channel A as well to present ‘Sales King TV’, the first-of-its kind entertaining variety show combining selling on live television. The programme features wildly popular Korean personalities including cast members of all-time favourite variety show ‘Running Man’, Ji Suk-Jin and Yang Se-chan, who were joined by K-pop idols JeA from ‘Brown Eyed Girls’ and Sung-jong from ‘INFINITE’.

CJ WOW SHOP is a joint venture collaboration between Media Prima Berhad and South Korea’s CJO Shopping Co Ltd (CJO), Asia’s No 1 TV Home Shopping operator. Launched in April 2016, with much fanfare, CJ WOW SHOP’s strategic collaboration with home-grown brands such as Proton and Simplysiti led to the network’s regional recognition at The Spark Awards 2017 for Best Sales and Marketing Intelligence Solution (Gold) and Marketing PR Awards 2017 Southeast Asia for the Best Direct-to-Consumer PR Campaign (Bronze).

Customers will be able to purchase the products seen on television by calling the toll-free hotline at 1-800-18-0808. They can also make purchases online by logging on to http://www.cjwowshop.com. my or by downloading the CJ WOW SHOP mobile app via Android or iOS.

CJ WOW SHOP is an innovative home shopping network that is accessible across television, online and mobile platforms, bringing to Malaysians a uniquely visual, interactive and immersive experience. Established in 2016, the company provides high quality products and services aimed at enriching people’s lives. As the foremost customer-oriented media commerce company in Malaysia, we enable people to shop at their own comfort, whether it is at home or anytime, anywhere. CJ WOW SHOP makes home shopping perfect by synergising strengths and expertise of the joint-venture between Malaysia’s largest integrated media group, Media Prima Berhad and the global leader in the home shopping business from South Korea, CJ O Shopping Co. Ltd.

For more information, visit: www.cjwowshop.com.my.

Saturday, August 4, 2018


Why is math is so important so important to learn? It's because we need to use math every day. Math helps us when we shop, when we cook food, and even when we play with our friends.

This book comes with a music CD included. Math needs to be use during shopping groceries, cooking, baking, etc.

Guided Reading Activities.
  1. In this story, kids use math when they go to the grocery store, bake cookies, and play basketball. What are some other daily uses of math?
  2. On page 9, a girl is counting out change. How many pennies equal a dollar? How many nickels, dimes, or quarters equal a dollar?
  3. Do you have a friend or relative who you like to visit? Do you bike or get a ride to their house? Draw a map to their house. 
This edition is available for distribution in Asia only by Scholastic. 

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