Jollibee Opens Its Doors To Kid Managers This Summer

If you are looking for something fun + educational to do this summer, check out Jollibee’s Mini Managers Camp. Read on to know more about this:

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This summer, Jollibee is letting kids take on the lead and experience one-of-a-kind fun learning with the Mini Managers Camp, now on its second year.

Exclusive to Jollibee Kids Club members, the six-day camp is designed to build the values of responsibility, creativity, and teamwork in kids ages 4 to 12 years old. Fun activities are set to get these leaders-in-training excited to try on their very own Jollibee store manager’s uniform and busy themselves with making friends, storytelling, arts and crafts, and Jollibee core values exercises.

“Kids hold a lot of potential, and they are at their best when they are having fun. Jollibee’s Mini Managers Camp builds on that and uses enjoyable activities to cultivate among children the values of teamwork, humility, responsibility, and excellence,” said Charisse Sumulong, Jollibee Senior Brand Manager for Channels & Kids Marketing.

For only P600, parents and guardians of Jollibee Kids Club members can enroll their young managers at any participating Jollibee store nationwide. Non-members, on the other hand, can sign up as a Jollibee Kids Club member for just P100 to get a JKC Happy Plus card and be eligible for the Mini Managers Camp.

Jollibee’s Mini Managers’ package includes a set of manager uniform, a camp kit complete with activity materials and a sling eco bag, snacks for the entire duration of the program, and an invitation to the regional culminating activity of the Jollibee Mini Managers Camp.

Sign up your kid boss for the Jollibee Mini Managers Camp today and bring them over to the jolliest place, where children learn leadership by having fun. Visit your nearest Jollibee store or follow JollibeePhilippines on Facebook.

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how to prevent obesity in children

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According to Wikipedia, obesity in children is a condition wherein the excessive body fat affects the child’s health + well-being in a negative way. The rate of obesity in children has alarmingly increased in the past few years worldwide + if left unchecked, it may lead to serious emotional + psychological problems + life-threatening ailments + diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes + cancer, as well as other other serious conditions like eating disorders + liver diseases. 

We all ought to put stock on our health + well-being + must take it upon ourselves to be healthy all the time. Battling obesity in children is no simple matter to deal with, but here are a few ways on how you can prevent it:

  • avoid sugary drinks ~ as their name suggests, these drinks are high in sugar + best to be avoided. For children, it is most ideal to opt for water + natural unsweetened juices each time you drink.
  • steer clear of fast food ~ fast food treats are often laden with oil, salt + sugar, that it will be best to avoid them as much as possible. It is probably okay to give in a couple of times a week, but make sure to limit your fast food visits.
  • say goodbye to those unhealthy snack items ~ if you want to prevent obesity from harming your children, it will be best to instill in them a good eating habit, starting with healthy snack items. Instead of stocking up on chips + sweets, offer fresh fruits + vegetables during snack time. Create charming bento meals out of them + am sure even the pickiest of eater will like it!
  • limit TV time ~ living a very inactive life is one surefire way to get those unwanted pounds, so make sure you limit your little one’s time in front of the telly. It is also ideal to not allow them to sit in front of the TV for longer periods of time. You can suggest that they play outside, read a book, explore the outdoors, ride a bike, go for a swim or go on a jog together, in between.
  • get enough sleep ~ younger children nowadays do stay up very late in the evening trying to mimic the ways of the adults, but getting less sleep is also a sure way to get those pounds that it is best to train them to sleep early to get just the adequate amount of sleep their growing bodies need.
  • have a healthy diet ~ it might be difficult to put any growing child on a diet but if it is something that his pedia recommends, it is best for parents + children to abide by it. The key is to have a very balanced meal every single time. Avoid fried, fatty + processed food and opt for fresh greens + veggies. If all else fails, good thing parents can now also consider other types of diet that might be beneficial to their children. You may also want to explore other ways to lose weight, like considering, for example, but it is best to consult with medical practitioners when starting any type of diets or weight loss solutions, as they have the most ideal recommendations, as well as give you invaluable inputs + suggestions.
  • be up on your feet ~ nothing works better at melting those fats than being up on your feet + moving around. This summer, instead of lying in the couch for hours on end, enroll your little ones to sports clinics + summer classes, so they will be sure to be up on their toes even when they take a break from school. Sports is one perfect form of exercise + a great way to stay fit + healthy, the children can also learn independence, self-reliance + discipline. As a bonus, they can also gain new friends! :Aerobics:

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toddler talk #1

mum stumbled upon this cool meme from another blog she visited a few days ago + cannot wait for us to join! she asked me these questions + wrote down my answers with her insights. read on + let me know what you think 🙂

1.  What are you going to be for Halloween?
batman {good thing, since i did not have to buy him a new one! :)}

2. Sing a line from your favorite song.
Flashturmers more than meets the eye! {he then went on to sing it a number of times, substituting “eye” with letters of the alphabet, yep, from a-z! i think the little man thought i was referring to the letter, instead of the body part 😉
3. What is your favorite toy?  
Lightning Mcqueen remote control {now, we do not have this yet, so am betting this is more of a gentle reminder for me to buy him this toy for Christmas 🙂

4. What is your favorite snack?

5. What is your favorite animal?
joining here for the first time:
Jessie Jo At Home
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How Much Does it Cost to Raise a Child in Britain?

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It is entirely possible that the birth rate in Britain would fall dramatically if more prospective parents were fully aware of the real costs of raising a child. There has been much research on this subject recently with the various organisations involved arriving at different figures but, in truth, the results have not shown a great deal of variation. Every piece of research has revealed the same basic answer to the big question and that is that raising a child is very costly and more expensive in real terms than ever before.

Basic Costs

A recent survey by revealed the cost of raising a child from birth to 18 years of age to be £51,000 but this figure only included food, clothes, toys, games, gifts, books and hobbies etc. and not the costs of childcare and other factors which can elevate the overall expenditure dramatically.

Real Costs

Research by the Child Poverty Action Group published in July 2013 suggests that the true cost is a whopping £143,000 and this figure is in keeping with the results from similar research by several other bodies. This more comprehensive research factored in less obvious expenditure like larger housing, additional furniture and higher heating and transport costs together with the enormous price of childcare which is an essential for many families. The costs have risen dramatically in real terms in recent years and have not been helped by youngsters’ increasing demands for electronics and participation in costly hobbies.

Further Education

It is worthy of note that these statistics relate only to the years from birth to the age of 18 because things don’t usually stop there for parents. With a high proportion of young people now entering further education the expenditure can get even worse after the age of 18. Even those youngsters who do not go to university present an on-going cost as few can afford to move out of the family home immediately and many struggle to find work.

Early Years

When a child is born families are presented with the difficult situation of rising costs and falling income as the birth of a child will always result in at least some time off work. Things will seem very tough from the outset as a new baby results in a great deal of expenditure in a short space of time with the purchase of all the necessary furniture and equipment. Recent research by AXA has suggested that families need to accumulate a buffer of £5464 before having a baby in order to cope with the costs and drop in income but, if that seems like a lot of money, parents should consider that it only gets worse! As they struggle to buy the cot, feeding equipment and car seat for their child they should be mindful that the early years are actually the cheapest. As the child grows it will eat more, require school uniform and want to pursue hobbies and so the costs will start to mount up. They will then start pestering for a iPhone and Xbox!

The truth is that the real cost of raising a child if they do proceed to University is north of £220,000 and rising. It is also entirely possible that a child will leave university and still require some level of support whilst they are looking for employment. Scary isn’t it?

Jared Quips

I guess this goes true in every country, if parents will think more about the actual cost that child-raising entails, they will think twice about having multiple children. Sure it is one enjoyable and fulfilling experience to raise a number of kids, but wouldn’t it make you sad and miserable realizing you cannot provide for your children’s needs and wants just because you decided to have one child too many?

Sally Stacey is a keen writer who divides her time between blogging and running her retail business.

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