Monday, February 25, 2019

McDonald’s unveils Happy Meal Readers Programme

Good day to dear readers and visitors, how did you spend your weekend? It's Monday and I love to share with you about McDonald’s unveils Happy Meal Readers Programme.
McDonald’s has partnered with Cressida Cowell, world-renowned author of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon’ books. Cowell has written an exclusive series of 12 hardback books for McDonald’s that will not be available anywhere else in retail. The books will be available in both English and Bahasa Malaysia specifically for the Malaysian market. McDonald’s is using its Scale for Good to instil a passion for reading and to provide a moment of closeness for families. 

By making reading fun, it is possible to inspire a lifelong love of reading among kids.
My son is turning 8 years old this June, it's about time he starts reading more and good to know the books will be available in both English and Bahasa Malaysia specifically for the Malaysian market. My son reading the book series in English. 

It's good bonding time for parent and child get together. We can share our thoughts on the books we read and talk about it. By making reading fun,it is possible to inspire a lifelong love of reading among kids.
To inculcate the culture of reading among Malaysians from a young age, it starts from parents. We can make a different, we are the models to our children. Remember the saying of what monkey see, what monkey do. We can set good example to our children, they are our future and leaders.
It's importance of carving out family reading time, explaining and learning on new words together. It would be fun learning on types of dragons we can find in the Treetop Twin Adventures. The book series, exclusive to McDonald's.

Good news to book worms as now you can find throughout 2019, McDonald’s will be releasing one book every month. Families have the option to choose a book or a toy with every Happy Meal purchased. Now you can opt for the book instead of toy, when you ordered the Happy Meal, you can informed the staff that you prefer the book. The choice is yours you prefer the English Language or Bahasa Malaysia. 

The first book of this series was released on 10 January this year, while the second book was released on 1 February.

To make the reading experience more fun, digital versions of the books are also made available through the Happy Studio app that can be downloaded on both the Google Play Store and Apple Store. Using the app, families can read along with the story and bring the book illustrations to life.

For more infoabout Happy Meal Readers, please visit
We can balance up our life as we know there's time where children need a break. The Happy Studio app is rated for children 3 years old and above.
You can select the country of Malaysia
Select the language English or Bahasa Malaysia, we selected the English.

There are fun games in the Happy Studio app that you can have fun playing naming a few. The making the of rocket, car, and pin ball. Fun time as parent and child can together explore the games.
I am happy seeing my son having a good time, playing making rocket and cars that he likes and think of how to pass the level.
 Don't worry it's not harsh for them, this given them the thinking hat to explore and create them. You'll be amazed on how they will react. 

There maybe chances of failing in the games but no worry we can encourage them to try again. This way we can think of what is the mistake and solutions of it. 
Just check out the video below where my son has done fail in a game but he didn't give up trying. He tried again and again until he succeed. 

Video link :

Using the app, families can read and interact together I am happy that my son showing me on how he loves playing the app.
We can spend the time of togetherness before nap time, sleep time or 
tea break time
even before the outing. 
Talk about outing, do you know the Treetop Twins Adventures book series,
are hard back covers. It's also just nice for keeping it in our bags or mini backpack.

This book series, which chronicles the colourful adventures of the Treetop Twins
Being a parent, spending time with my boy is the most important thing for me. My boy is now soon to be 8 years old and I want him to start a reading habit. He studies most of the time and I find it's important for parent and child bonding time together.  

So it was to our pleasant surprise that, McDonald's started introducing exciting and exclusive books with every purchase of a Happy Meal. 

There will be a new book introduced every 3-4 weeks throughout this year! 
This means that there will be 12 different books in this series to collect from! These books will definitely be great additions to our mini library at home! This book series, which chronicles the colourful adventures of the Treetop Twins is written exclusively for McDonald’sHappy Meal Readers Programme by renowned author Cressida Cowell you won’t get these books at retail stores. 

So guys, don’t miss out on getting these exclusive books for your kids, and let’s join McDonald’s in its quest to inculcate a reading culture among the young by promoting family togetherness.
About the books Treetop Twin Adventures: The Treetop Twins Alfie 
and Asha, and Tulip and Ted are the luckiest twins in the world. 
Their parents, Professor Penelope Treetop and Professor Pablo Treetop, have built a time machine, and they are the first family EVER to go back in time to study the age of the dinosaurs. 
Share with them in their adventures of a lifetime!
This means that there will be 12 different books in this series 
 to collect from
Let's collect them all. 
Exclusively at McDonald's Happy Meal Readers Programme.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Raising resilient kids - role play helps

 Everyone has got a busy lifestyle, we need to find time to balance our life and find bonding time with our children. Do you ever feel that sometimes our kids experience disappointment, frustration and failure? You are not alone, kids also experience criticism and disapproval; and/or exclusion/bullying by peers.

As parent we need to be there for our children, childhood is important stage of growing up. My sons would be frustrated at times if they didn't achieve in the result they wanted for example examination that they had.

Having healthy lifestyle is important don't just sit at home, bring them out for the park or playground.

 Nowadays kids have many to learn and studies, tuition and other activities if there's any. My kids would be frustrated if they are constantly studies and attending to tuition. That's why we need to have balance in lifestyle, giving our moral support and bonding with them. 

My son Sean would be shy on stage and lack of self confidence, looking at the video my son didn't feel shy at all because there's KidZania staff that guided him. He overcome his fear and feeling nervous of standing on stage by believing himself that he can do it, also attended a few classes of Kids Public Speaking during his school holidays. That's not all, he says sometimes he still having fear when standing on stage, but he has overcome it slowly by gaining self confidence. Sean says that he got to be good model for his little brother who is 5 years younger than him. He's turning 13 years old next month, being Form 1 student he's also active in school's activities namely being a Police Cadet, Japanese Language Learning Class and Basketball player. He didn't feel shy to speak up too, as he can communicate easily with his classmate with varies language Mandarin, English and Malay.

There are many good opportunity to learn and have fun at KidZania where they can have the fun experienced of learning together at the same time. I like to bring my kids to KidZania because this is an interactive learning edutainment theme park for kids that helps prepare them for the real world by immersing them in simulated adult occupations and real-life situations; it's role-play activities and (variable) programme are aimed to help kids "know, create, care, share and play", which support a child's social-emotional resilience.

The YouTube link of modelling:

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