I remember my mother always says “NO” when I was growing up even when I was in my teenager age and to be honest, I hated her for being over strict. I taught that she doesn’t want me to go out and have fun, enjoy my childhood, she doesn’t trust me or she simply she doesn’t want me to be happy. She also told me that “You will never know what it’s like to be a parent until you become one yourself!” I did not mind it because I told myself that if I become a parent, I wouldn’t be a strict one. I will let my child enjoy her/his childhood. Until I became one..
Being a first time mom, it’s hard for me to not to say “no” and let go of my daughter. Because of that, I already understand my mother why she always says no to me. Our parents especially our mother’s love to us is unconditionally. It’s hard for them to let go of us because of their love, care and they don’t want us to get hurt.
As parents, we are put in the position of saying “no” to our children quite frequently. Most of the time when we say no, it’s with good reason. Part of a child’s developmental process is to explore, push boundaries, and indulge. Our role as parents is to protect, educate, and teach our children limits.
Just in time for National Children’s Month, NIDO® 3+ and 5+ in partnership with KidZania Manila presents the NIDO® 3+/5+ City Challenge. NIDO® 3+ and 5+ empowers parents to say YES and LET GO of their kids, letting them explore, learn, and appreciate the real world through fun, educational, role-playing activities.
The NIDO® 3+/5+ City Challenge features a series of strategically-designed activities that aimed to help parents guide their growing-up kids in performing basic to difficult tasks. The KidZania activities include the Bookstore, Window Washing, Acting Academy, Police Station and CSI, and Farm House. Each of these challenges come with three levels depending on who’s performing the task: parent and kid for Beginners, individual mom or dad and kid for Intermediate, and kid only for Expert. By going through each level, parents become more confident and accepting in letting go of their little ones, for them to slowly learn how to manage on their own, giving way for their self-help and adaptive skills to improve. A corresponding number of stamps is earned after successfully completing each level, and exciting prizes await those who can collect a total of ten stamps.
Activities within the NIDO® 3+/5+ City Challenge highlight specific learning processes important to kids in their crucial growing-up years, while giving parents the unique opportunity to be a part of it through their guidance. Socio-emotional development, for one, is promoted through challenges where parents and kids team up together, establishing good working relationships while teaching kids to manage their emotions.
Language skills are also promoted as parents and kids would need to effectively communicate with each other to complete the challenges, while cognitive skills are further enhanced through tasks the require problem solving, reasoning, memory, and decision making.
In addition, parents will also be able to aid their kids in exercising their motor skills with the various movements involved in the challenges, which range from dancing and carrying or delivering of goods, to fine motor movements such as writing.
“We really took into consideration the various learning aspects that growing kids need for their age bracket,” says Missy Ayson, Vice President and Lead Consumer Marketing Manager for NIDO®Growing-Up Milks. “And with the NIDO® 3+/5+ City Challenge, we are giving parents the opportunity to develop their children’s social skills, analytical comprehension, adaptability, and more while allowing them to bond together in the process.“
NIDO® 3+ and 5+ are the only growing-up milk brands developed with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, featuring L. Rhamnosus which is an advanced probiotic strain that helps protect children’s tummies and helps build their upper respiratory tract defense against germs that bring about common coughs and colds. Each glass of NIDO® 3+ and 5+ contains millions of this good bacteria, so parents are assured that their children receives the protection from within that they deserve and need.
To further boost their immune system, both NIDO® 3+ and 5+ contain Iron, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin C, as well as Vitamin A, B, D, Calcium, and Protein to promote proper growth and development. Not to mention DHA, a building block for the brain.
NIDO® 3+ and 5+ are tailored fit to meet the nutritional needs of kids in their crucial growing up years, packed with all the essential nutrients and more, giving parents the confidence to say yes and let go. Choose the #1 milk, choose NIDO® 3+ and 5+. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/
The NIDO® 3+/5+ City Challenge will run from November to December 2018 at KidZania Manila, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.