Baby Blast 4 of Outbox Media Production Agency, DSWD and PPS rediscovers outdoor fun play with kids!
Less time with kids outdoors can hamper growth and maturity. On its 4th year, Outbox Media Production Agency in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Philippine Pediatric Society once again celebrated the benefits of bonding with children outdoors thru "Baby Blast Year 4: Discover, Create, Imagine and Explore" last April 14 at the Trinoma Activity Center. Getting kids to play outdoors seems to be hard these days in the computer and internet age and it was proven in the studies that children especially aged 3 and below who play outdoors regularly grow up happier, healthier and stronger. Since 2010, Baby Blast had been instrumental in making more children happier with fun games and surprises. This year's event hosted by Toni Aquino of DZMM, Jackie Go of gojackiego.com, pre-school teacher and TV host, Nikki Veron Cruz, celebrity moms Snooky Serna and Jenny Miller, sportscaster Anthony Suntay and journalist Peach Mascariñas, together with the tandem of Anthony and Rossel Taberna gathered advocates, teachers, experts, parents and children together in a day of discovery and exploration.
Gail Blanco, Paolo Santos, Patricia Bermudez-Hizon and Tintin Bersola-Babao gave performances and messages of support for early education that inspired the onlookers in Trinoma Activity Center to motivate more parents to play with their kids outdoors.
Talented child singer Pauline Agupitan together with the Neutron Acrobats and OBM Dancers graced the event in this year's program highlighting the importance of allowing babies and kids to experience the outdoors and engage in physical activities to better benefit their social, mental, physical and emotional development.
DSWD's Child and Welfare Specialist Ms. Glenda Derla along with Dra. Cynthia Cuayo-Juico of the PPS School Health Committee gave significant parenting and health talks to the participants of this year's Baby Blast. Echo Store owner, Sharon Chua shared interesting talks on being a "green mom" or "eco-mom" discussing how kids can become more environmentally conscious and giving a recycling demo called "From Trash to Toys". Life coach Ms. Maricel Moreno-Laraya also gave a message to parents on "How to Keep A Loving Relationship With Your Partner". Essential Newborn Care was also discussed by the Consultant of the MMC and CSMC Pediatrics Department, Dra. Lourraine Co, MD, FPPS.
Everyone enjoyed the traditional Filipino street games kids these days may not be familiar with. It was discussed and demonstrated by TV host Patty Nuguid-Santos of Buhay Pinoy promoting the benefits of fun play and culture immersion. On ground areas like the World of Discover, Beyond Your Imagination, Baby Explorers and Creativity Corner allowed kids to play and interact with other kids, browse through books, play with toys, draw art materials and get hands-on with the educational gadgets and activities available today. They also held contests for the whole family to enjoy and winners were announced during the program. Baby Magazine held the "Brilliant Babies Video Contest" where parents sent videos of their babies showing advanced development. The winning entry took home a 1-year subscription of Baby Magazine along with other prizes.
Baby Blast's official print partner, Baby Magazine also held a Search for the Cutest Babies and they were awarded at various times during the program with a special treat of being featured in the magazine's next issues. Pre-schools like Dynamic Recall, Playlab, LinxProvi8, H.A.N.D.S. of Children, Filway Marketing and First Robotics also presented their EHS Programs for parents in search of better schools to enroll this coming school year. Mascots of Ainon Baby, Bibbo Hotdogs, Robby Rabbit and TJ Hotdogs and cool science experiments by Mad Science captivated the kids the whole day. Diliman Preparatory School also had their taekwondo team onstage to demo a routine.
Self-defense techniques to stop bullying were also presented by International Krav Maga Federation (KMF). Free face painting and kiddie hairstyling were also enjoyed by everyone along with booths and other fun activities courtesy of Outbox Media. Baby Blast is an annual event that aims to enlighten parents that enjoyable, unforced learning as well as hands-on play and parent-child bonding at an early age is the key to an intelligent well-rounded and well-mannered individuals. The event was made possible by Purefoods Crispy Chicken Burger, Purefoods Crispy and Juicy Drummets, Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs, Magnolia Frozen Delights, Bounty Fresh Chicken, Regent Foods Corporation, Refresh Big Sip, "Big Sip Sarap for Big Thirst", Jack N'Jill Candies, Rite Med, Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel, Bibbo Cheesedog, Ferna Hotcakes, Bye-Bye Fever, Uratex Foam, Robby Rabbit, Ainon Babies, Lock and Lock, Oishi Choco Flakes, Unilever, New San Jose Builders, LinxProvi8, Ahavia Spa, Transfer It, I Clickz Photo Booth, Fax, Parcel and Print, 18 Days Coffee Roaster, Dental First, Guard Protect, The Blounge High Tech Salon, Tunying's Sarap Tinapay To The Max, together with Baby Magazine, official media partner, Studio 23, 96.3 Easy Rock, DZMM Teleradyo, Moms Today, Health Today, Moms and Kids, MOD Magazine, Woman Today, Q Asia, Parenting TV, WhenInManila and ManilaLife.com. For more information on this event and upcoming events please visit www.outboxmedia.com.ph.