Saturday, November 11, 2017

Promil Four Enheartens Parents to Nurture the Gift of Every Child


I believe that every individual is a treasure chest with jewels inside, and there are rather more of it than we can imagine. This jewels can just be hidden away or can be polished often making it more, and more brilliant after every polishing.  A child may or may not know yet these jewels inside of them, it will however manifest, but without proper stimulation or nutriment, it may become dull, or perhaps it might just not be discovered at all.



Let's face it, we need people who will set sail into the future bearing, not just standards but unique gifts vital to that period and we are commissioned to equip our children so that they are ready to conquer the future.


In that light, I was just so elated to be part of an event and as one of the many mommy bloggers who was invited by Promil Philippines to have an idea of what they have in store for this year's celebration of the  Awareness Month.

PROMIL® Four and other Promil products have been partnering with many moms in giving optimum nutrition to our kids enabling them to develop and grow properly and making sure that the first 1000 days of these kids are properly nourished and educated not only with the foundational 3 R's, namely, reading, (w)riting and (a)rithmitic but also with another set of 3 R's, reason, resilience and responsibility.

Many parents and kids. even, have attested to the great help Promil had provided, which nurtured the gifts in them, all thanks to NUTRISSENTIALS®.  Gifted children have been popping here and there, showing off each of their talents and skills which made them a cut above the rest even at the youngest of age.

In partnership with the Philippine Center for Gifted Education (PCGE), Promil conducted a Learning Workshop, that featured expert speakers in the field of Developmental Pediatrics, Clinical Psychology, Obstetrics, Health & Wellness, Arts, and Nutrition.  This was held last November 7th at the Sofitel Philippines Plaza Manila in Pasay City.


Shaping the Gift to Build Tomorrow’s Greats

The above mentioned is the brand's theme of the event.


Celebrity and blogger parents gathered together and participated in 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. The event was hosted by Dimples Romana, who was admittedly cheeky when it comes to how she looks, even as a mom.

There were series of talks about how each child develops from pregnancy until the child is given birth and matures.  Breastfeeding was an essential factor in nurturing the babes and socio-intellectual activities come in handy as a child mature into independence.


According to Dra. Leticia Ho, Clinical Psychologist/Neurotherapist and President of Philippine Center for Gifted Education, the future will be different for children. In the face of an ever-changing world, they will need to learn a different set of skills.


The best period to nurture these abilities lies in the crucial first 1,000 days of the child, starting with the mother’s pregnancy.   It is during these days that the child responds and adapts to different interventions. This was given stress during the talk given by Dr. Christia Padolina, Ob-gyne, Associate Professor, UERM.

“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.”

PROMIL® Four’s Learning Workshop highlights 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.

3 Learning Zones

1.  Yoga

Hence, all of us moms and dads were requested to be five-year-olds on that day, as we do the activities tasked for us.

The physical activity focused on the importance of growth and immunity to strengthen physical agility through a yoga class. As a productive meditation activity, it showed how yoga can stimulate body movement and sensory experiences for children. It also promotes multi-dimensional learning as it encourages balance and coordination, focus and concentration, mind and body connection, and self-awareness and mindfulness.


2.  Painting a Plant

Meanwhile, 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.



I remember my pre-school teaching days in this activity.  Our teacher introduced as to painting a canvass using only basic primary colors.  I find his activity really suitable for pre-schoolers as it introduces learnings on nature, arts and discipline.

Many moms find this activity soothing and consider it as a fun me-time, while others rediscovered something in them and conjured up certain events in their past.


The above photo is my painting, the outcome of a 15-minute painting session, in a five-year old portrayal.

3. Tower-building, Silently


Lastly, the camp also has a social activity, through a giant block game, focused on the need of being socially adept for better learning. It underlined how an imaginative game can promote strong leadership qualities in children through imagination, communication, and collaboration.


This activity was led by Dr. Tippy Tanchanco, a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician.  Can you do an activity without talking? She asked us.  We were asked to build a strong house or the highest tower using giant cushion blocks, the challenge was to work all-together without talking or even whispering.


Meanwhile, PROMIL® Four’s Learning Camp also emphasized the importance nutrition plays 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.



To end the event, Dra. Leticia Penano-Ho, President of Phil Center for Gifted Education gave a key take away message and that is “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.”

Aside from the Learning Workshop, this year, PROMIL® Four is also partnering with Atlantis Production. They will be showcasing awe-inspiring talents in the local production of Matilda the Musical, a theater play that features the story of a gifted child.

The three child actors, who will portray the lead role of the play are 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.


The event was lovingly capped-off with a song delivered by three boys and ladies giving us pink rose blooms as Promil Phils. way of appreciating us moms for helping shape the future in developing great citizens.

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.

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