I left home early on a hot Saturday morning for Mandaluyong City where Mommy Mundo’s Expo Kid 5 was to be held. I love attending Mommy Mundo events and bazaars because they update me on the latest trends, information and products that could help me become a better homemaker and mom. This is my second Expo Kid attendance in a row.
The venue, 500 Shaw Events Pavilion wasn’t hard to find because it is just along Shaw Boulevard, more or less a kilometer away from EDSA. The on-duty security personnel at the main entrance of 500 Shaw was also kind enough to provide me with the exact location of the pavilion. I also noticed some Expo Kid signages posted near and inside the elevators to guide the participants.
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You would immediately see the registration table as soon as the elevator stops at the 3rd floor. When I approached it, I was warmly greeted by Jeanne and personally facilitated my registration. I was given my Media ID (so I could freely take photos) and an Ice Cream stub. Yay, free ice cream! The kid in me jumped for happiness. I appreciate simple treats like this.
Welcome to Expo Kid 5! Here’s how the entrance looked like. There was also an assigned security personnel to maintain the peace and order of the event.
When you enter the events hall, this huge freedom wall would greet you. Somebody would also approach you and hand over some colored pens so you could write on the wall any relevant message that you desire.
As a mom, it’s really nice to talk to the exhibitors one by one about the latest creative means for kids to learn. My daughter is only turning 20 months (tomorrow) and I couldn’t help but feel excited for her to try on one of these classes soon. At a very young age, I teach her about the importance of investing in her mind and that learning is a life-long process, and not just confined in the 4 corners of a classroom or ends with a diploma.
Wherever you look, you would see different activities intended for the kids. There were books, educational toys, arts & crafts and a whole lot more. If my daughter is only a bit bigger today, I’m sure she’d enjoy one of those.
These kids surely looked having fun, don’t you think? 🙂
One of my favorite encounters during the Expo Kid 5 was when I visited Aris of Jakenpoy.com. We talked about their portal and how beneficial it is for the children’s studies and busy moms alike.
Through its sister portal, Yellowpad, moms, can create reviewers for school kids in grades 2-6. The children have the option to answer these questions in the website itself or do the traditional way — print out and answer.
The kids could also visit the site and play productive and entertaining games that are related to the subjects that they have in school like English, Mathematics or Science. I was also told by Aris that they are now starting to develop materials for the Grade 1 pupils and it will be launched next school year. I also learned from our conversation that when they were starting to develop the website in 2009, they have the working moms in mind. I’d surely take note of Jakenpoy.com while I wait for my daughter’s school age.
I also dropped by the Bug&Kelly (B&K) Booth where I was warmly entertained by Daddy Bug & Mommy Racquel (Kelly) themselves.
I’ve come to know about B&K 2 years ago in a Mommy Mundo event also. I’ve always thought of B&K as a very creative, fun and unique store. Whenever I see their booth, my musical senses are put to the ultimate test. It’s very fun to guess the song titles and artists printed on the shirts they are selling.
Do you see the shirt down there with the print, “Call Me Baby” (inspired by Carly Rae Jepsen’s famous song, Call Me Maybe)? That’s what I chose for N because she dances to this song very often. When I was about to pay for it, Daddy Bug changed his mind and just gave it to me as a present for my daughter instead of giving me a discount. Thank you very much to you and Mommy Kelly! 🙂
B&K also sells soft-sole shoes from top infant apparel brands like Mothercare and Old Navy for only Php200.00. I always buy from them when N was still using soft-sole shoes. You can visit Bug&Kelly Music Inspired Kids Wear on Facebook for your orders and to know more about their other products.
The last and definitely not the least, and I should say my favorite exhibitor for this year’s Expo Kid is none other than Ant’s Pocket! I could just die for cuteness overload! 🙂
I had a major chitchat with its creative store owner, Anne, and she told me that the birth of Ant’s Pocket wasn’t planned. She just loved to make materials for her sons and little by little turned into a stash.
For the last few years, I always attend Mommy Mundo-organized events and I can already pinpoint in a heartbeat which exhibitor is new or not. This is my first time to see Ant’s Pocket in a Mommy Mundo event and as soon as I laid my eyes on the stall, my instinct told me to visit it and buy one of its products.
I’ll tell you more about my conversation with Anne & Ant’s Pocket in my next blog post. 🙂 Meanwhile, here are the other interesting products and deals that I’ve seen during my visit to the Expo Kid 5:
Disney Princess-inspired clippies by Celestina & Co. I bought the Snow White hair clip for N. 🙂
Philips Avent sippy cup for sale at Php600.00 for a set which already contains 2 sippy cups.
I’d also like to commend Mommy Mundo & Crystal Clear for always proving safe and plenty of drinking water for everyone to enjoy. Breastfeeding moms always appreciate this during your events. I even saw some chairs beside the drinking stations. 🙂
There was even a stroller parking just outside the events hall! How cool is that?! 🙂
Anne of Ant’s Pocket wants my readers to have a glimpse and experience her handmade products. So, I’m helping her and her promising business spread the word. Tomorrow, we will be giving away some samples of her products to one lucky reader of this blog. I will be posting the mechanics this week so please make sure to check back if my post is already up.
Congratulations again to Mommy Mundo and all the participants for a very successful Expo Kid Year 5! :)l