Johnson & Johnson Philippines supports the DOH in Batang Bida program

Johnson & Johnson Philippines supports the Department of Health (DOH) in advocating hygiene and physical play to thousands of Filipino Households through the Batang Bida program.

Through the years, one of Johnson’s main advocacies has been learning through play. The brand firmly believes in the importance of play to every child’s physical and emotional development.  This is why in 2012, the brand launched their legacy campaign Play Days and the Di Lang Laro ang Laro advocacy, together with the Department of Education and NGO Play Pilipinas, to create greater awareness around the benefits of physical play and encourage children to go play outdoors and get away from their “screens” and gadgets. 

This advocacy went through several iterations in the years that followed, including Play Days: Play for Real in 2015; Di Lang Laro Ang Laro in 2018 emphasizing joint active play between parents and their kids as a critical part of every child’s holistic development; and “Sa Laro Natututo” in 2019, which empowered parents with home-based activities to push the idea of learning through play.

“Our company has always believed in the power of play and the positive impact that physical play brings to a child’s development. Play needs to be better supported at home which is why Johnson’s is working to fully empower our moms with the knowledge, tools, and products to make play significant for their children,” says senior marketing manager Crismer Tiria.

In 2020, the Johnson’s Batang Bida Campaign was launched to communicate and demonstrate how physical play was still possible despite necessary health restrictions through the practice of proper hygiene.

The campaign was made possible through a partnership between Johnson and Johnson Philippines, Inc. and the Department of Health’s (DOH) BIDA Program, which worked with local public healthcare workers to reach out and educate more moms on the importance of proper hygiene for kids.

Reaching 31,600 households and 500 sari-sari stores in NCR and Davao even through quarantine, the Batang Bida house-to-house caravan was a huge success.

Now on its second year, Johnson’s continues to advocate proper hygiene, health, and playful learning by continuing to support the Department of Health’s (DOH) BIDA Health Program, which aims to provide Filipinos access to credible health information.

The Johnson’s Batang Bida Caravan promotes the adoption of proactive health habits to keep the family 100% protected through practicing the 3K’s– Kalinisan, Kalusugan at Karunungan (hygiene, health, and knowledge).

Here, play is a key element not only in every child’s learning but also in the continued education of the family in the importance of good hygiene habits, good nutrition, and the important role of physical play for growing kids. 

The Batang Bida Caravan is on track to reach 100,000 households in Philippine key cities by the end of 2021, with 56,000 households across four cities reached by the end of August.

To know more about the new Johnson’s Baby products and to get more tips on babies’ and children’s skincare, visit https://johnsonsbaby.com.ph, like Johnson’s Baby PH on Facebook , and follow Johnson’s Instagram account @johnsonsbabyph.

To read more on the Department of Health’s BIDA Campaign, visit https://doh.gov.ph/bidasolusyon.

Great 7.7 deals at Toy World Official on Shopee

Kids on a school break? Make their days brighter with brand new toys that can perk up their creativity and imagination.

This 7.7, get great deals on select toys from the Toy World official store on Shopee.

Take your kids to the enchanted world of Ekinia, a world of horses bound to the elements!

Quickly open the Ekinia Unicorn Box Collectable Surprise Box for Girls and discover your horse. Is it a horse of air, nature, fire, or water?

You’ll only know once you open the magical box!

Give your horse a unique personality by playing around with its interchangeable accessories including shoes, wings, and crowns.

Discover your horse’s magic secret. Does it have a tattoo, glow-in-the-dark wings, or mane that changes color underwater?

Collect them all to have fun personalizing your horse as you desire.

Keep the box, too, as it also serves as a home for your horse. Awesome!

Get your kids started on art with the Sneak’ Artz Starter Shoe Box.

Let them express their creativity and be unique with this starter art kit that comes with 1 mini sneaker, 3 charms, 1 stickers sheet, 1 keychain, and 3 washable pens.

Collect all 24 sneakers (each sold separately) and personalize them just the way you want them.

Use your artistic touch and fully customize your own mini sneaker: paint it, spray it and stick it, with the washable pens, charms, and stickers.

Attach your fully customized sneaker onto the keychain included and bring your style wherever you go.

Who knows? This might be a prelude to your kid’s future as a shoe designer!

Shop more toys for kids of all ages at the Toy World official store on Shopee.

Shop Toy Kingdom online and enjoy indoor summer fun

We may have all missed going outdoors this season because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the summer fun at home.

In fact, this makes it a perfect opportunity to take a break, rest and spend some quality time with the whole family.

Stay at home and let Toy Kingdom bring the fun into your doorstep with their wide variety of amazing toy finds now available for purchase at the Toy Kingdom Official Lazada Store.

Little chefs will love the Kid’s Dough Cooking Set, Ice Cream Set, and Motion Air Sand Deluxe Cookie Maker.

Ryan’s World Treasure Chest, on the other hand, will surely thrill the little pirates.

Keep your kids’ minds creative and inspired with games from Cogo in city and farm themes.

Board games like Uno, Monopoly, and Pictionary Air are great for family bonding and fun; while table games like Air Spring’s pinball shoot and air soccer will keep kids active and sporty.

By the way, Uno has a limited edition BTS version, too, which comes with a special rule. For K-pop fans out there, this one is definitely going to give you twice the fun!

Tech-savyy kids, on the other hand, can also enjoy an ultimate home entertainment experience with Toy Kingdom’s PS4 mega pack and various home video games.

Experience an enjoyable summer fun at home with these toys from Toy Kingdom. Check out these amazing finds and more available at https://www.lazada.com.ph/ and wait for your items to be delivered right into your doorsteps.

For more updates visit www.toykingdom.ph and follow ToyKingdomPH at Facebook and Instagram.

Experience Singapore’s top attractions for kids right from your home

Being forced to stay at home doesn’t mean we stop exploring the world. Thanks to technology, the internet, and the initiative of some organizations, we’ve been able to watch concerts, musicals, and other international events through platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and more. Museums and exhibits across the globe have also begun hosting virtual tours to make art and culture easily accessible to anyone.

Singapore, a country known for its child-friendly destinations, has made its gamut of attractions that inspire creativity and a sense of wonder among the little ones accessible for discovery and learning online.

For one, the Singapore Tourism Board has released a drawing tutorial of its iconic character, Merli, to help kids create and learn more about the country’s representative symbol, the Merlion. And this is just one of the many other online activities that Singapore has made available for the entire family to enjoy and take advantage of these days.

From museums to works of nature, and more—Singapore is opening its virtual doors for your family’s enjoyment.

Art, Science, and more!

Keep the momentum going after the Merli drawing tutorial. Expose the young minds to more hands-on arts and crafts, and a museum experience at the same time.

Help your child discover ways to experiment, play and create with every day, recyclable materials easily found at home such as cardboard toilet rolls, and rubber bands. Playeum, a center in Singapore that champions children through play, holds a live, guided craft session every week. This is an ideal choice for regular play dates for the little ones. One can also give the usual story time a boost and twist, with some puppet play at home with DIY instructions from the group C!puppets.

Get them to know more about the Indian heritage and culture of Singapore through online jigsaw puzzles and charades, even, provided by the Indian Heritage Center. Or let the kids marvel in the space where art meets science: ArtScience Museum currently has limited time online offerings—from virtual tours to workshops and performances.

Love video games? It may not necessarily be a bad thing. Learning also takes place when kids play, and Sentosa has taken the island adventure in the popular Nintendo Switch game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so kids can get a glimpse of the exciting experience possible there.

Get around Singapore

If the virtual island experience piques their interest, then let them further explore!

Singapore’s famed awe-inspiring green space in the heart of the city, Gardens by the Bay, has launched #StayHomeWithGB, to allow people to still learn about the art of horticulture, along with other edutainment content that are perfect for parents looking for new things to introduce to their kids.

Meanwhile, Google Street View has also made it possible to carry-on sightseeing in the Lion City through the virtual tours of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Mount Faber Park, and MacRitchie Reservoir.

All these fun activities that Singapore makes available online are but a reflection of the many attractions the island nation has to offer. And even while we are in quarantine, there are still opportunities for kids to pursue creative and imaginative activities. In fact, it might be the best opportunity and time to bond and share precious moments together.

Keep checking Visit Singapore PH on Facebook for more online activities to enjoy!

Turn your printer into a kiddie fun machine

The enhanced comunity quarantine to fight COVID-19 has definitely got parents working double time to come up with ideas to keep the kids entertained and educated at home.

It is during this time that having your own printer at home can work to your advantage, so you can print your own DIY play and craft tools for kids.

Whether you are looking for content to support your child’s home-based learning or trying to juggle work and play, you can find printable arts and crafts to create fun and engaging experiences to bond with your kids.

HP, through its Print & Play onlie platform, has curated a number of activities made for children aged 2 to 12. Parents can choose from a range of printable files–from cute and colorful animal face masks, coloring sheets, cutout puzzles and crafts, and more.

Millennial parents are constantly reminded about the dangers of exposing our kids–especially those who are in their crucial brain development stages–too much on digital play, so these print and play activities can definitely help a lot in keeping your kids’ minds active and stimulated.

According to HP’s New Asian Learning Experience Study, while print and digital each have their own strengths, a combination of digital and print is most beneficial in helping children stay focused and engaged while they learn.

Parents in the Philippines said that printed materials were better used for activities related to art (61%), math (60%), and memorization (50%), whereas electronic materials better facilitated learning in music or auditory skills (60%).

HP Print & Play was created from a need to help parents bridge the gap between education in school and learning at home by supplementing their child’s learning while making playtime at home more engaging.

To access HP Print & Play, go to www8.hp.com. For best results in making your print and play tools, use your ever-reliable HP Ink Advantage or HP Smart Tank printers.

For more information on how to keep learning, keep working and keep going, visit your nearest HP Authorized Premier Reseller or log on to HP.com. You may also visit the official HP flagship store at Lazada and Shopee.