A child’s first 1000 days is the most important stage of his or her life. This is the time where nurturing takes place and the child responds and adapts to different interventions. This is what PROMIL® Four have in mind as they gathered celebrity and blogger parents for a series of workshops and activities in a bid to educate them on the importance of building a strong foundation for their child’s learning abilities.
To celebrate the Gifted Awareness Month, PROMIL® Four partnered with the Philippine Center for Gifted Education (PCGE), in conducting a Learning Workshop, featuring expert speakers in the field of Developmental Pediatrics, Clinical Psychology, Obstetrics, Health & Wellness, Arts, and Nutrition, tackling on the brand’s theme of “Shaping the Gift to Build Tomorrow’s Greats.” The event was held at the Sofitel Philippines Plaza Manila in Pasay City.
During the workshop, Dra. Leticia Ho, Clinical Psychologist/Neurotherapist and President of Philippine Center for Gifted Education emphasized how the future will be different for children especially in the face of an ever-changing world where they will need to learn a different set of skills.
“A child’s development results from an ongoing and cumulative process of nurturing. This means that your child’s brain development can be affected by both environmental and intrinsic factors,” added Ho. “This event aims to educate the parents on the proper tools and approach to help shape their child’s gift. With the proper parenting, proper stimulation, and proper nutrition we believe that your child can reach his full potential.”
Attendees participated in the three different activities that show the advantage of multi-dimensional development in nurturing a child’s gift to its full potential. These activities are based on three learning zones focused on the physical, mental, and socio-emotional development and to think how a five year-old would act in a given situation.
The yoga activity manifest the importance of growth and immunity to strengthen physical agility. Yoga as a productive meditation activity, can stimulate body movement and sensory experiences for children. It also encourages balance and coordination, focus and concentration, mind and body connection, and self-awareness and mindfulness.
The mental activity featured an art workshop developed to encourage recognition and memory. This activity focused on bringing the experience on how art can develop a child’s memory through storytelling and painting while inculcating repetitive practices and rhythms.
The most exciting activity was the giant block game which taught parents how to be socially adept for better learning. It underlined how an imaginative game can promote strong leadership qualities in children through imagination, communication, and collaboration.
During a series of talks that followed after the three activities, the experts stressed on nutrition and its importance in supporting a child’s advanced learning abilities. “Proper nutrition plays an essential role in your child’s brain development. With the right nutrients, it can further support a child’s advanced learning abilities,” added Ma. Neva Luna Batayola, Medical Director.
At the end of the event, there was only one message that reverberated to all the attendees: “Every child has the talent which can be a Gift if discovered and nurtured early. It is the parent’s role to make the child’s talent reach his full potential, or else that gift could just be there untapped and undiscovered,” Dra. Leticia Penano-Ho, President of Phil Center for Gifted Education said.
Aside from the Learning Workshop, this year, PROMIL® Four is also partnering with Atlantis Production, showcasing awe-inspiring talents in the local production of Matilda the Musical, a theater play that features the story of a gifted child.
Three child actors will portray Matilda alternately; Esang De Torres of ABS-CBN’s “The Voice Kids” and “Les Miserables” Asian Tour; Uma Naomi Martin of “A Little Princess”; and Gawad Musika’s Outstanding Child Performer, Felicity Kyle Napuli. This musical play will run from November 10 to December 10, 2017. Promil Four is raffling out free Matilda tickets, visit www.promilfour-matilda.com for more information.
PROMIL® Four has long been known for nurturing the young Filipino’s gift. It is specially formulated for children above three years old and is the only brand that contains NUTRISSENTIALS®—the combination of the unique and important nutrients that help support mental & physical development to help Nurture the Gift, together with balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
To know more about PROMIL® and its other variants, visit its website at www.wyeth.com.ph.