Summer time is usually for kids to do activities they like. Be it playing outdoors, learning a new skill or developing a talent they never thought they have. As a parent I’ve always been on the lookout for fun summer activities for my kids which is why I was eager to attend the press preview of iShine Talent Camp Year 6 held last weekend.
Toni Gonzaga-Soriano hosted the event. I can’t believe she’s now a mom herself.
The program opened with a panel of experts in their respective fields.
from left: Dr. Tippy Tanchanco, Dr. Leticia Ho, host Toni Gonzaga-Soriano, actress Dimples Romana, and Mary Jude Icasiano
The panelists answered a few questions to guide us parents when it comes to raising our kids and letting them nurture their gifts.
Gift versus talent
Dr. Leticia Ho, President and founder of Philippine Centre for Gifted Education explained that gift is usually an above average level of a child’s academic performance. While talent is a child’s above average level in human performance.
How do you know if your child is gifted?
Children give cues early on. They can be showing signs of what they’re naturally inclined to just a few months of age. It could be music, motor skills, or language.
When is the best time to expose your child to camps or workshops?
There is no set age for it but as a parent, you need to look for signs that your child is developmentally ready. If you want to hone his athletic abilities, make sure he’s physically ready (as such sport requires a child to be at a certain age). Same way goes for academic abilities. If your child shows signs of absorbing information and learning, then he’s ready.
Why is proper nutrition important in nurturing your child’s gift?
Jong Icasiano, Food Scientist and Nutritionist firmly believes that proper diet plays an important role in nurturing one’s gift or talent. It’s like a fuel to one’s body and it is needed in order for the body and brain to properly function. And Promil 4 has Nutrissentials, a unique combination of nutrients & essential ingredients that is formulated for age appropriate kids to help unleash talents for optimum growth and development.
Parents role in nurturing the gift
Aside from taking care of the child by giving him proper nutrition, good hygiene and enough sleep. Dr. Tippy Tanchanco, Clinic director and Consultant Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician of MedMom Institutde for Human Development, Consultant on Developmental Behavioral Pedia at The Medical City, Associate Professor of Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, emphasized the important role of parents to their child: to give them the opportunity to develop his gift or talent.
This is where iShine® Talent Camp comes in. This year, the talent camp is bigger and better with four different camps to choose from.
i-Shiners from year 4 Yessha dela Calzada and Claire Geonzon serenaded us that afternoon. I wish I can sing as great as them!
i-Shiner Sean Bermudez showed his dance moves! Again, I wish I can dance like him. Heehee.
i-Shiners from year 4 Yessha dela Calzada,Sean Bermudez, Claire Geonzon and Seth Salada.
Yvette Villegas, brand manager of PROMIL® Four was excited to share how this year PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 brings a whole new fun, and learning experience for parents and their kids with four camps to choose from: Music, Dance, Arts, and Engineering.
“This year, we are also bringing back our camp masters on board, who will help discover, nurture, and inspire their talents so that they will shine brightly.”
Teacher Georcelle Sy, of the G-Force Dance School for the Dance Workshop,
The PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 will run from April 2 to May 3, 2018. It will be conducted in different locations in Metro Manila and will be concluded through a recital on May 11, 2018 where the participants of all four workshops will perform.
The PROMIL Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 will also visit key cities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao via road shows to allow children outside Metro Manila to experience the thrill of the workshops.
My son likes singing and dancing and has always been fascinated with musical instruments. Maybe I’ll enroll him in music or dance? But he also likes art and is very fond of building things so maybe he can also do art and engineering? Hala na! I guess I’ll let him decide on what camp to pick.
Sharing with your our i-Shine® Talent Camp journey soon!
In the meantime, you can now register your child for PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 is now accepting enrollees for the summer activity. To enroll, parents should purchase any of the participating PROMIL Gold® Four or PROMIL® Four variants, which has a corresponding discount to any of the kid’s chosen talent workshop. The pre-registration, on the other hand, will be done online through PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp 6 website www.ishine.ph
Since its inception, the PROMIL® Four i-Shine® Talent Camp helped discover and nurture the young Filipinos’ gift in partnership with parents. It is initiated by PROMIL® Four, a milk brand, specially formulated for children above three years old. It is also the only brand that contains NUTRISSENTIALS®—the combination of the unique and important nutrients that help support mental and physical development to help Nurture the Gift, together with balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.