My Top Picks for Kids’ Activities

One of my fave events to organize is Expo Kid! I created this concept 7 years ago because of my own challenges as a mom in encouraging my kids to take up classes to further develop their skills and talents. My kids, especially the youngest, is not the easiest to convince to take classes that I want her to take. If I had my way, she would be attending ballet or gymnastics, an art or crafts-related activity, guitar lessons and a math program among others. However, this would be quite impossible not only because of time constraints, maybe even budget limitations, but also because she wouldn’t agree. She would be the type to say “NO” even if she has not even tried the activity yet, and so I came up with Expo Kid so that the kids get to try all the different options available to them in one event, then by the end of the day tell mom and dad what they want. For the activity providers, it is a way to showcase what their sessions are like and market their offerings in one go.

The last Expo Kid was the best yet! So many, if not almost all my favorite activity providers said yes to my invitation! It felt good to hear moms thanking us after for coming up with this expo. These positive comments make our hard work so worthwhile:)

Expo Kid #bestsummereverExhibitors Expo Kid #bestsummereverSuper hands on mommy Annemac checking out the booths

Here are my top picks of kids’ activities for 2015:

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Engineering for Kids Expo KidReady Steady Go Kids

Expo Kid #bestsummereverCMA   Expo Kid #bestsummereverEnderun Extension

Expo Kid #bestsummereverGalileo Enrichment   Expo Kid #bestsummereverSOFA Design Institute

Expo Kid #bestsummereverBelasco Unlimited   Expo Kid #bestsummereverDMC

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SparkleLab and its founder, Rosanna

Expo Kid #bestsummereverChelsea Football Camp   Expo Kid #bestsummereverAqualogic Swim Co.

Expo Kid #bestsummereverThe Learning Library Expo Kid #bestsummereverBentoMommas

Expo Kid #bestsummereverImagineNation Photography The booths were interactive and provided fun and learning in one! Expo Kid #bestsummereverKids enjoyed the crafts activities provided by Party Painters

Expo Kid #bestsummereverMom and kids bonded while doing crafts together A highlight of the event was the booth of Holy Carabao and The Fun Farm at Sta. Elena which is owned and run by Hindy Weber-Tantoco Expo Kid #bestsummereverHoly Carabao’s mini organic market. Even the veggies were of the baby variety! So awesome!

Expo Kid #bestsummereverExpo Kid #bestsummereverKids crowded the booth to take turns to feed the adorable bunnies

Expo Kid #bestsummereverReese loved the Holy Carabao Booth! We also had a mini bazaar with cool kids’ stuff: Expo Kid #bestsummereverSand Puff and Fatty Brain Toys

Expo Kid #bestsummereverLearning Time Expo Kid #bestsummereverR-Trevi

Expo Kid #bestsummereverFun Poly Dots Expo Kid #bestsummereverWonderworld Toys

Expo Kid #bestsummereverOur kidpreneurs, Reese and friends Expo Kid #bestsummereverPrincess and the Pea

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Tomatoberry   Expo Kid #bestsummereverPottly N’ Tubby

Expo Kid #bestsummereverNurture Nook Expo Kid #bestsummereverParty Souvenirs and Magic Therapy Pack

Our sponsors added fun and value to the event:

Expo Kid #bestsummereverFern-C Expo Kid #bestsummereverGoody Gulp was also there to provide chocolate drink samples

Expo Kid #bestsummereverFun Ranch Also thankful to Mary Ann Unay of Super Mommy parties for providing the balloon decor! We also had a program for workshops/ demos and some fun talks and games Expo Kid #bestsummereverAnalog Mornings started off our morning with a super entertaining storytelling activity

Expo Kid #bestsummereverMaricel Laxa-Pangilinan also graced the event by giving a talk for Huggies diapers Expo Kid #bestsummereverHuggies also did fun game activities and a dance contest for kids

Expo Kid #bestsummereverHuggies winner with our event host Expo Kid #bestsummereverTeam Belasco headed by Nic Belasco demonstrated their basketball program

Love being with friends at my events! I count this as one of the perks of my job:)

Expo KidWith Rossana the super creative genius behind Sparkelab and my beautiful mompreneur friend Carla Britanico of Princess and the Pea Expo Kid #bestsummereverwith Maricel and Hindy

Expo Kid #bestsummereverKaye Catral of at Holy Carabao’s mini organic market   

Expo Kid #bestsummereverCai of and her kids Expo Kid #bestsummereverand also to Em Sulit of and family!

Expo KidJJ and Cres (not in photo) Yulo of and kids Expo Kid #bestsummereverand of course my cousin and partner, Candy Yaw

Expo Kid #bestsummereverGary with our friend Stella of Analog Mornings

Expo KidThe Learning Library team! Love these passionate teachers and educators! Expo Kid
Model mama Mafae Belasco and kids. Pleasure reconnecting with you!

Expo KidReese and I with friends Summer and her mom Mocs, Patris and her mom Nikka. The kids are showing off their handmade purses by Sparklelab —- These are my top picks for kids’ activities for 2015. Thankfully they all joined my kids’ activity fair, Expo Kid which was held at The Loft in Rockwell.  Expo Kid 2015

Till the next one!

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