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Oli Oli Edutainment Center

Oli Oli Edutainment Center

OLi OLI EDUTAINMENT CENTER

It was a pleasure to be invited to the sneak peak preview of Oli Oli before it opened its doors to the public 2 weeks ago.There are only a few places in Dubai that the whole family can enjoy indoors during Summer and Oli Oli (meaning Joy in Hawaii), has become one of them.Dubai’s first interactive museum and located in Al Quoz (beside Oasis Center) is hours of fun.Me,my sister and my 4 year old princess had a great time exploring and experiencing the activities through the 8 galleries of Oli Oli museum

Read through and you will know why spending three and an half hour there was the best time investment of our day.

When we entered the museum our first stop was the Air Gallery,where we learned about the power of Air.The main attraction of this gallery was the wall of tubes which was all about putting in pieces of orange and pink pieces of fabric,through one side of the tube and seeing them being blown away through and out of the tubes.Not only this there were many more interesting things to do like flying away paper planes,getting a ball through a circle with the power of air,the hurricane stimulater and much more.

Making Her Way To The Air Fan

 

The Main Attraction of The Air Gallery
Princess Z and I Trying The Hurricane Stimulater

Our next stop was the Toshi Net.Built by the Japanese artist Toshiko MacAdam.This structure took almost an year to built and is made out of brightly colored crocheted and knitted nylon weighting almost a 1000 kilos in total. I wasn’t allowed to go inside (no adults are allowed inside the structure due to weight and height restrictions) but it was great to msee Princess Z enjoying her time jumping,climbing and swinging around it.

The Handmade Toshi’s Net
Princess Z Making Her Way Through

Next came the Creative Lab where princess Z and I built a robot 🤖 to draw on the page for us while my sister made one for herself on the other side of the table.How we built one was the interesting part..Firstly we chose a base (a plastic jar or a little box),them taped around markers (as many colors as we like) then came in the machine which made the robot move around.Once we were done we moved on to the other section of the lab the Construction Section where we built a star together using sticks and rubber bands.

The Robot We Created
The Beautiful Creations
The Star We Created With Sticks & Rubber Bands
All The Different Creations

Before moving on we grabbed a bit at the La Petite Tree House Cafe.

The Tree House Cafe
Loved The Interiors Specially The Hanging Plant Crates

Then we made our way to the upper floor of the museum…moving in towards the room with black curtains called Future Park.This room was all about spending time coloring pictures of sea animals or cars scanning them on a scanner and seeing them appear on the digital wall.Princess Z had a lot of fun spotting her creation and following their journey from one end to another swirling,twirling and moving along with them .Not only this we also played with the glow in the dark balls on the other side of the room.

Princess Z Coloring Her Page
Getting Her Picture Scanned For The Digital Wall
Following Along

The room where we spent the most time was Cars&Ramps, where we build Cars from Lego to slide them down the ramps and hoops.Unfortunately we didn’t succeed in getting our cars through the hoop but it was great to see the effort my daughter and the other kids around were putting in to modeling  their cars.

Princess z and My Creation 🇦🇪
Ready To Be Tested

Next on the other side was the Toddler Room.Even though my daughter is not a toddler anymore she enjoyed her time playing around with wooden toys and building a house with the material provided (like pieces of textiles,hooks and ropes).Not to forget the Quiet Room where the little ones can take a nap whenever necessary.

Toddler Play Area
Building A house With the Extra Friendly Staff

The last space we visited was the Water Space where Princess Z had a blast playing around with water.This place was all about washing cars,shooting canon balls with the force of water,watching whirlpools and getting soaked in the rain 🌧.

Car Washing 💦
Experimenting With Water

IMP Note: its always great to carry extra pair of clothing as there are high chances of getting wet while having fun.

Here are some more pictures of us from the day

Every Corner Is Full Of Fun
Enjoying Playing Her Xylophone

Oli Oli is surely an entertaining place with lots of edutainment things in every corner for the whole family.The prices might be a bit high but worth all the fun.

Every Corner Is Full Of Art -Bird Houses
Jelly Fish Umbrellas ☂

Recommended ages for children : 2-11 years old

Ticket Prices:
AED 120 for 2 hours or 150 for 3 hours
Toddlers pay half and children 1-2 years enter free..
Accompanying adults pay AED 40

Opening Hours:
Sat-Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
Thurs-Friday 9:00am-9:00pm

Visit website to know more http://www.olioli.ae

CrystalPure Beauty Collagen drink Ex

CrystalPure Beauty Collagen drink Ex

CRYSTALPURE BEAUTY COLLAGEN DRINK EX

A few days ago I was selected as a winner for the box of 12 bottles of CrystalPure Beauty Collagen drink Ex by @collagenuae and @fboxxwomen. I have heard a lot about these kinds of drinks,but I was never a big fan.When I won I was happy and glad  to receive my prize but was afraid to give them a try by the way they looked and smelled.Before sipping in one of the bottles I decided to do a bit of research myself and find out more about the CrystalPure Collagen drink Ex and its facts.Here are some of the information I found out.

– Crystal Pure Beauty Collagen Drink Ex contains 12,000mg of hydrolyzed collagen (highest than any other collagen drink in the market) to help increase suppleness of the skin

-Designed for rejuvenate and helps fight against aging

-It helps improve skins suppleness,tonicity and brightness.

-Promotes skin whitening.

-Helps fight against dark spots and freckles.

Not only this,this collagen drink is made of auxiliary ingredients such as patented Glutathione (commonly used to boost the immune system), Coenzyme Q10 (a distance naturally found in the body and helps convert food into energy), and Vitamin C .Its free from preservatives and coloring.Contains no fat and cholesterol and is clinically proven.The best part is that this product is HALAL certified.

500ml bottles in every box of 10

I was really impressed with the research and drank one of the bottles the very next morning.To tell you the truth the drink tasted really bitter 😖(like you’re having fish oil tablets).Are these drinks suppose to taste like this? or is it because this was my first time and I am not a fan anything that contains or tasts like fish oil 🐟 not only this the drink is quite thick so take breaks while swallowing but as they say that every/any drink that tastes horrible works best.Im gonna give it a try anyway,Im down with 2 bottles and have 8 more to go.(will be continuing after Ramadan (as it leaves a taste in your mouth).Lets see what affects it has on me and how it goes!!.
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10 Common Words

10 Common Words

10 COMMON WORDS TO SAY TO KIDS EVERYDAY 

Use these 10 words of encouragement and affirmations to inspire your kids throughout the day.Making them feel confident and as well as help them take on new challenges in life.

I LOVE YOU ❤️- During bedtime or during the day this is something that need to be said several times of the day,everyday.When the kids know they are loved, they know they have someone to trust and protect them. In short ‘LOVE IS ALL THEY NEED’ 😊.

YOUR THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED – We (moms) know that giving birth 🤰is the best feeling and the best thing that every happened to us,why not let our kids know that as well.

IM PROUD OF YOU – One of the best ways to let our kids know we are proud of them more often is to intentionally see them doing something good. For example finding their improvement in anything they do ,play sports, practice an instrument etc.It would be great if we showed them pride on a regular basis.

YOUR SO GOOD! – Did an activity on their own and the right way.Praising them on their achievements increases their motivation.

YOU CAN ASK FOR HELP? – Asking for help comes naturally. They need help with everything.But as they grow up, it can become warped.Children need to learn to voice their needs at home.Those kids are more likely to stand up for themselves in other situations and are also less likely to be taken advantage of.They need to understand that they can always seek support and comfort for their frustration,helping them learn how to self-regulate their emotions and stay calmer.

WE ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN? RIGHT? – If you find a way to make the most of every moment that you have with your kids, you will not only be a wonderful parent, but you will also be teaching your kids how to be good adults and wonderful parents themselves someday.Show your children how important your time with them is,making them remember the fun times they spend with you.

IM LISTENING 👂🏻 – No matter how busy we are throughout the day listening to our kids is the most important thing of all. If you want them to listen to you, you’ll need to first listen to them.Listen to your children when they want to talk, have strong feelings or have a problem.Listening is a skill that will help any parent communicate better with his or her child.

NEVER BE AFRAIDIM HERE  – Caressing them and telling them that there is nothing to be afraid of will leave a huge impact on them (letting them know that mom/dad are always there to protect them (even in their dreams).

YOUR SO HELPFUL – We wouldn’t mind a few helping hands..would we? 😵I know chores for kids is less cleaning and more messing around 🙈 but appreciating,even their little help can make a difference in their lives.No matter if it’s not done properly we can always make it right and make them learn later.

WHAT A GREAT JOB YOU HAVE DONE 👍🏻- Whether it’s just finishing a puzzle or a coloring page. Kids love being appreciated.The smile and the proudness they will have on their face after these words will surely be capturing. 🙂

Mother’s Day Event

Mother’s Day Event

MOTHERS DAY EVENT AT TALENTS_HQ

It was a pleasure to be invited to the Mother’s Day Event @ Talent HQ.This was my very first visit and I was impressed with this small place offering so much.

To tell you a little about it.Talents HQ is all about fun and creativity.Offering classes for both kids and adults like pottery,decoupage,painting and many more.This is one place surely to be enrolled in to spend sometime together with kids.

Visit http://www.talentshq.com for more information.

The event was a Mother’s Day special event where all lovely ladies and mamas were invited to enjoy and have some fun with the activities around.

Once the function started.All the ladies were handed over a card at random with a room color on it.(green,blue or purple).Once the cards were given out they were escorted to that specific room (if for example they got a green card they will be in the painting room and vice versa…)Activities included Sushi Rolling by @okkudxb (Blue Room),Canvas Painting by @mylittlepainter_uae (Green Room)and a make-up workshop hosted by the beautiful @danakalaoui (Purple Room).Not only this ,there was unlimited access to snacks and drinks by @koitafood @jasminandvanilla as well 😋🥐🍕🍪🥛

The Green Room= Canvas Painting
Purple Room= Make-Up Workshop
Single Red Roses for All the Lovely Ladies
Yummy In My Tummy! Koita Milk
Yummy Cookies 🍪 by Jasmine and Vanilla
Snack Time 😋

I was lucky to be one of the students of the Canvas painting class 🎨(I got the green room card 🙂).Here our task was to follow the steps and paint 🎨 a vase with hydrangea flowers using the colors red,yellow,blue,white and green.I love painting and tried to do my best,in the end creating a mess around me this is how my turned out to be.

Getting Ready With My Painting Skills
My Final Piece 🙈

Each activity was held for about 30 mins.And it was all about having fun and communicating with the other mommies .As I was getting late I had to rush out (had to pick Princess Z from her nursery)so had to leave early and on my way out I was handed a goodie bag 💼 and a red rose 🌹🙂(to mark Mother’s Day ❤️which I thought was really sweet).

Thank you TalentsHQ for having me.I totally enjoyed my time as well as it was pleasure meeting the other lovely ladies.

Wipe-Clean Books

Wipe-Clean Books

WIPE CLEANS BOOKS FROM BIRGIN MEGASTORE 

In her school these days Princess Z is learning how to write down her ABC’s and her name.Shes a fast learner but I know every child in the beginning have difficulties and struggle to hold the pencil the right way and it’s the same for Princess Z.

Her teacher has been telling her to practice once a week or twice (putting no pressure on her).As I know how bored she gets on doing the same thing for a long time 🙈🙊.I don’t know about others but Princess Z has a funny style of holding a pencil (like serial killers hold a knife wanting to stab someone 🤣).She even sometimes hold pencil with both hands (pretending to be Rajinikanth (south Indian superstar) to get work done quickly 😂.

I knew she needed a lot of practicing on the grip so that’s when I decided to order some books online.

A few days ago I had been through the Virgin Megastore website online and saw some books 📚 that would help Princess Z with her writing skills so since they were offering free delivery for a few days i took the opportunity to order online.Below are the books I bought

Wipe-Clean Pen Control

The first step to the basics of learning how to write.This was the book I wanted for Princess Z.Pen Control book is all about Simple and fun activities,such as tracing simple lines, shapes, drawings and much more.This wipe-clean book will definitely help her practice tracing and pen control skills, not only this it will help her improve her hand-coordination,fine motor and writing skills.The best part I love about this books is that once your done practicing just wipe and clean it off with a damp cloth and start all over again. 🙂.

To Start With….Simple Lines
Different Activities To Help Them Learn As Well As Have Fun

The second thing I ordered were the Wipe- Clean ABC Flash Cards.These are great to teach the basic of writing,and the formation of letters.Consisting of 28 alphabets,with each card being two-sided, both lower and upper case letter practicing.What other better way of learning.

Directions To Help Practice
A Great Way To Learn Upper and Lower Case Letters

The third and the last item I ordered was the Wipe-Clean 123 Number Flash Cards.These number cards are very good to improve her number skills as well as counting skills.Not only this,besides the 1-20,50, and 100 number flash cards there are a few other activities cards included in it (like counting food,how many?,dot to dot and many more).

Direction To start Off Practicing
Other Different Number Actitivites

The delivery does take 2-3 days and there’s a 25 AED delivery charge but it’s definitely hassle free.(No more struggle,driving around,searching and buying books.No matter how many times you practice on these Wipe-Clean books 📚 they will always stay brand new 😁.

Definitely a few must buy items to prepare the kids for their foundation stage.

Check out www.virginmegastore.ae for more books or visit a store near you.