Most people know that reading to their children is important. What many people don’t know is that even when your children are babies, they can benefit a great deal from regular reading with their parents. Even at very young ages, children can learn about language and the world around them by using books within play.
Through identification with characters in a book, children learn social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and cooperation. Reading also allows children to learn about their environment. As they begin to point out places and objects that are new, they learn the concepts of shape, color, and size. A child and caregiver bond in a warm and loving way through the experience of sharing a book.
1st Philippine GUNPLA EXPO
Come witness the grandeur of the Gundam at the 1st Philippine GUNPLA EXPO, the biggest Gundam event of the year.
Take selfies with an 3 Meter high Gundam RX-78-2 Statue and Bearguy Filipino Version Diorama, and see MG Gundam masterpieces and a wide range of Gundam model kits on sale and display at the SM Mall of Asia, Main Atrium on Feb 25-Mar 5, 2017.
GUNPLA EXPO limited edition item will also be on sale onsite!
Free admission! Free Raffle! FREE Gundam Model Kits!
What are you waiting for?
For more info, visit our Facebook Page for more details or call the GUNDAM Hotline at 225-8502.
It’s also Back to School for The Sylvanians!
It’s back to St. John’s School for all Sylvanian kids. It’s also time to ride the Nursery School Bus with their pals, attend music lessons and have lunch at the St. John’s lunch hall where everything is just oh-so-yummy!
Epoch, the creator of these adorable furry friends, has launched its school playsets, just in time for the opening of classes.
These amazing playsets include, St. John’s School, a two-storey school house complete with all the school essentials. A nursery school which they fondly call “The Rainbow Nursery School”, a Music School, complete with a grand piano, a drum set, among nine other musical instruments. A Nursery School Bus that has interchangeable seats for up to 7 babies, pull-out trampoline with picnic food and table. And of course, a Lunch Hall with all the goodies for all Sylvanian kids to enjoy. Lastly, a Sylvanian school toilet shaped like a tree!
How can anything be more fun than this? Get these playsets from all leading toy stores and department stores nationwide, awesome additions to your Sylvanian Families collection!
Exclusively distributed by Ban Kee Trading, Inc.
Micro Games America (MGA) Entertainment, a California based company, most famously known for its Bratz line, recently launched its current hit toy line – the Lalaloopsy Doll, showing great appeal among young girls, ages 6 – 12 years old.
Lalaloopsy dolls were once rag dolls who magically came to life, taking on the personalities of the fabrics that were used to make them. They live in a colorful world and whoever adopts them must keep the magic of their world alive!
Hailed as the ‘hottest toy of the season” by CBS The Early Show and placed #1 in Google’s Hottest Internet Searches, these small plastic 13-inch dolls are designed to look like hand sewn rag dolls and have their own individual personalities with silly but adorable names. They each wear colorful and fashionable outfits. Because each Lalaloopsy doll is said to be made from special fabric that gives each doll its personality, the story is that it is with the final stitch that gave them life and developed a personality based on the clothes they are wearing. Each was born on a special day in history.
There are currently 8 individual Lalaloopsy dolls in line. With such a variety of Lalaloopsy personalities available, and with whimsical and silly names like “Mittens Fluff ‘n’ Stuff” and “Pillow Featherbed”, each comes with a pet who are just as silly and wacky, from pink striped zebra to an elephant with a top hat. It will sure ignite a young girl’s imagination and creativity. Any young girl looking for a doll is sure to find a character that matches her personality and interests. There’s one to fit every young girl, whether she’s a starry eyed science enthusiast gazing at the constellations, a performing diva who always takes centerstage and loves to dance and sing, or anything in between. Learning the background story behind each character is great fun and that’s one of the many reasons why little girls from all over are falling in love with these dolls.
MGA Entertainment certainly does have a hit on its hands this year with its line of Lalaloopsy Dolls. Well-built and well-conceived, Lalaloopsy is certain to become one of the best toys this year, with its broad appeal and designed to encourage a child’s imagination and creativity. It teaches important life lessons such as diversity, individuality and the idea that everything can be recycled and nothing should ever go to waste.
Lalaloopsy dolls were recently launched in the Philippines and are available at all leading department stores and toystores nationwide. Exclusively distributed by Ban Kee Trading, Inc. For inquiries, call the Ban Kee hotline at 3739600.