As parents, we want our children to learn about the environment and how to take care of it. It’s never too early to start teaching them about sustainability and the importance of recycling. However, it can be challenging to find engaging and educational resources that will capture their attention. Luckily, there are fun games that parents can use to teach their kids about the environment while having fun at the same time.
Wind And Solar
One game that stands out is the sustainable energy game called Wind And Solar. This game allows players to adjust the placements of windmills and solar panels to maximize energy production. Kids will learn how wind and solar power can generate electricity and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As they play the game, they will need to pay attention to the wind lines on the screen and move the blades on the windmill up or down to catch the wind. If they are catching the wind, the windmill blades will spin, and if they are not, they will stop.
They also need to look at the clouds in the sky and their movement, moving the solar cells left or right as needed to maximize sun exposure while minimizing the time spent under clouds. The game has a timer and a total energy meter, showing how much energy they have created.
Sort The Trash
Another game that is worth playing is Sort The Trash, a recycling game where players move the recycling bin across the screen to collect recyclables while avoiding other garbage. This game will teach kids about the importance of recycling and proper waste disposal. They will need to drag the bin side to side to collect recyclables, including bottles, cartons, and cans.
On the other hand, they need to avoid collecting batteries, straws, plastic bags, and compost items like apples, eggs, bananas, or used paper coffee cups. Missing recyclables or collecting non-recyclable items will result in a strike, and when they get three strikes, the game is over. As they advance through the game, the items fall faster, making it more challenging.
I enjoyed playing these games while taking a rest from my daily chores. Since my kids are adults now, I will tell my younger nieces and nephews about these fun and educational games. These environmentally-friendly games for kids are perfect for parents who want their children to learn about sustainability and the environment in a fun and engaging way.
By introducing these fun educational games for kids, parents can help their children develop an interest in environmental issues at an early age. Playing these games can instill a sense of responsibility for the planet and encourage kids to think about their actions and their impact on the environment. These games can also promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills as children learn to adjust the placements of windmills and solar panels or sort out recyclables from other garbage.
In conclusion, Wind and Solar and Sort The Trash are two games that parents can use to teach their kids about the environment while having fun at the same time. These games are perfect for kids who love playing games and learning about sustainability and environmental issues. As parents, we can help our children develop an interest in the environment by introducing them to these fun and educational games.
After overcoming the challenges brought by the pandemic and online classes, our child has successfully completed their degree in Multimedia Arts with flying colors. As proud parents, my husband and I are taking a moment of respite from the expenses and shifting our focus to other financial concerns.
We are truly grateful for this milestone in our child’s life. #GratefulParents #BachelorOfMultimediaArts #GraphicDesign #CumLaude #CIITPhilippines”
I updated the article to include information about my son’s college graduation.
Blogging has been a therapeutic outlet for me since I quit my job in 2007. Maintaining an online diary has helped me cope with the stresses of everyday life.
Through blogging, I’ve met new friends online who are fellow moms like me. They were the ones who introduced me to the idea that I can earn from blogging in the comfort of my own home.
I started to earn from blogging in 2010, and since then, I’ve registered with several blogging networks and have been working with them for years. While some of these companies are no longer in operation, I’m grateful for the opportunities they’ve given me.
For the past 11 years, blogging has helped me pay our bills, buy groceries, pay for my kids’ monthly tuition, purchase personal items for my family, and even cover some of my kids’ hospital bills back in 2011.
My son has since graduated from college, and I couldn’t be prouder. Blogging was a huge part of how I was able to support him through his education.
While the blogging landscape may not be as lucrative as it once was, I’m still not planning to retire from it. To young aspiring bloggers, I would recommend trying it out, growing from it, and thriving in the world of blogging.
If you do not want to enroll your child in public school, there are many other options to choose from. With these alternatives, you are sure to find the educational system that best suits your child’s needs.Â
Homeschooling is a popular choice for those who want to spend more time with their children during the day. It can also be great if your child is in sports or activities that require travel and flexible scheduling. You can choose the material that your child learns and pace it appropriately in case they are struggling in certain subject areas. It is even great for accelerated learners, so that your child does not feel bored during the school day.
A private school is a great option for parents who are willing to pay more for a top grade education. It is also often religion based, so it may be a better option if you are a Christian family and want your child to be around good morals and values. To find a school in your area, you can search on the internet. For instance, a query for “christian elementary school in florida” will give you a list of institutions to explore in your area.
Perhaps a happy medium between public and private education, a charter school offers many of the benefits of private school without the financial burden. Parents can choose to send their child to a charter school, which is good for advocates of school choice. Many charter schools are often specialized in different subject areas or potential career paths, such as science and technology or performing arts.
Whatever you choose, with these options, your child will be guaranteed to have an optimal education, and you can ensure that he or she is fully prepared for college and beyond.
On October 17, 2019, Lamudi successfully held
The Outlook Real Estate Conference 2019 at the Makati Shangri-La, bringing
together industry thought leaders from all over the country to talk about the
hot topics in the Philippine real estate sector.
The Outlook: Philippine Real Estate Conference
2019, with co-presenters Philippine Daily Inquirer Property and Holcim
Philippines, provided an avenue for insightful discussion spanning a wide range
of topics from sustainability to alternative ways of investing in real estate.
The major sponsors for the event are the
International Workplace Group and SMDC, and the official TV partner is Cignal
TV. The Outlook Conference has also teamed up with event partner Subdivision
and Housing Developers Association (SHDA), and media partners Philippine Daily
Inquirer Property, Business Mirror, Business World, Malaya Business Insight,
Manila Standard, and Philippine Star.
The Role of Developers in Making
the Philippines More Sustainable
The Outlook Conference started strong with its
first track, â€œTaking Sustainable Action: Addressing Climate Change Through Real
Estate,â€ where moderator Cathy SaldaÃ±a, Managing Director of PDP Architects,
steered the conversation into a topic dear to her heart. The panel revealed
that though different companies are already pioneering efforts to use solar
energy, waste management, and water recycling to be more sustainable, there is
a need to adopt a more global, top-down approach to initiate change that will
The panelists for this track were Cecilia
Domingo, Vice-President and Head of Meralco; Gian Carlo Valerio, Chief
Executive Officer of Solana Land; Ram Maganti, SVP for Marketing and
Innovations of Holcim Philippines Inc.; and Gay Santos, a financial inclusion
The Philippines is blessed with sun and rain,
SaldaÃ±a noted, both of which can be harnessed as sources of energy. Maganti
also mentioned the scarcity of fresh water, prompting the company to use
recycled water as part of their sustainability efforts. Domingo talked about
the residential and commercial efforts started by Meralco and its subsidiaries,
from solar panels to e-sakay as an initiative. According to Domingo, the
Meralco compound has already banned single-use plastic, and are active in
tree-planting initiatives for carbon reduction.
Real Estate Marketing for a
The second track, â€œNew-Age Customer
Experience: Transforming Real Estate Marketing in the Age of Disruption,â€
moderated by Deborah Ong, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Lamudi, explored
the role of disruption in shaping a new breed of real estate clients along with
strategies that should be adapted to thrive in this new consumer environment.
The panel discussed the â€œendâ€ of the mall to give way to online shopping, and
how this prediction years ago failed to take into account the adaptability of
Filipinos to change. What could have ended an industry sparked disruption,
giving rise to the changes in the way people do business and how consumers
The panelists for this track were Thomas
Mirasol, General Manager of Federal Land; Marco Antonio, President & CEO of
Century Properties; Tek Samaniego, Property Editor of Philippine Daily Inquirer
Property; Jose Soberano III, CEO of Cebu Landmasters; and Eugene Lozano, First
Vice President for Sales and Marketing for Megaworld Corporation.
Lozano, who has witnessed the transition from
traditional to digital marketing, said there is now a focus on Google
Analytics. To successfully implement these changes, Lozano mentioned the
importance of informing key people in the team. â€œWeâ€™ve been very busy
re-training, providing lectures and materials to different key people just to
keep up with the digital transformation of marketing strategies nowadays.â€
â€œThe consumer today is more demanding,â€ Ong
â€œAnd they really want to get their moneyâ€™s
worth,â€ Samaniego added.
Uncovering New Real Estate Sales
â€œFresh Perspectives: Mapping Evolving Real
Estate Salesâ€ was moderated by Bhavna Suresh, Chief Executive Officer of
Lamudi. The third track leaned towards preparing the sales team for new
business models, strategies, and practices that improve how real estate is
offered to customers. The panelists mentioned the importance of likability and
trustworthiness, the human touch, malasakit,
and thinking beyond after-sales.
The panelists were David Rafael, President
& CEO of Aboitiz Land; Beth Ventura, President of Anchor Land Holdings,
Inc.; Ricardo Lagdameo, First Vice President of Damosa Land; and
Raphael Felix, President of Phinma Properties
Inc. and Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA).
Rafael admitted to wondering about the future
of real estate. â€œWill we ever reach a point where people would buy property the
way they buy food from Foodpanda or they buy a shirt from Lazada?â€
Upon pondering, however, Rafael has come up
with an answer: â€œAt the end of the day, the human person buying property will
really still need to talk to a human person.â€
Startups and Their Exploration of
the Sharing Economy
â€œParadigm Shifts: Exploring the Sharing
Economy in Philippine Real Estateâ€ explored the changing Philippine conditions
and the rise of startups that have led to the growth of the sharing economy.
Eric Manuel, of Arch Capital Management, moderated the track, which discussed
the commute as a major pain point for residents who eventually decide to move
to co-living spaces. The very young population of the Philippines wants to be
measured by their performance, not their timesheet. Co-working spaces, on the other hand, allow
young professionals to expand their network.
The trackâ€™s panelists were Jelmer Ikink, Group
Director of MyTown; Nick Padilla, Co-founder, CEO & Space Captain of
Kahon.ph; Paul Rivera, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalibrr; and Lars Wittig,
Country Manager Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, S. Korea for
International Workplace Group.
Shared spaces answer the tenantsâ€™ need to
escape the commute. Ikink further noted that the future of work, especially its
definition, will change over time and to address this, they are working towards
a zero-commute lifestyle. This means working, living, and all amenities will be
in the same space.
Choosing Investments: From POGO
â€œChanging Face: Uncovering Alternative Ways to
Invest in Real Estateâ€ zeroed in on the drivers of investor demand, the new
investment opportunities available in the market, and how the market can tap
into these to encourage a robust real estate economy. The moderator, Cignal
TVâ€™s news anchor Danie Laurel, asked about the viability and sustainability of
POGO as an investment. Panelists also recommend diversifying as a smart way to
The fifth and final trackâ€™s panelists were
Richard Raymundo, Managing Director of Colliers; Mikko Barranda, Associate
Director of Leechiu Property Consultants Inc.; Iluminada Sicat, Assistant
Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; and Noel Rapadas, Senior Vice
President and Chief Finance Officer of Torre Lorenzo.
Sicat presented an interesting fact that will
help guide investors in diversifying their portfolio: â€œWe did an assessment of
the impact of POGOs on the price of our residences. There was a sudden increase
in the price of rent, but if you look at the net contribution of POGOs, itâ€™s
not that big, actually.â€
Raymundo also noted that if POGOs did not
come, â€œthe rents would have corrected anyway.â€
Rapadas mentioned that there is still a long
way to go for these kinds of investments to be sustainable. He urged investors
to look at what drives prices up, and suggested following a fixed plan to see
growth. Rapadas also said that despite the increase in the prices of real
estate, the Philippines is still relatively cheap compared to other places for
investment in Asia.
Projects Shaping the Filipino
Keynote speaker Vince Dizon, President and
Chief Executive Officer of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority
(BCDA), shared the plans for New Clark City as part of the Build, Build, Build
program. New Clark City is planned to be the Philippinesâ€™ first smart, green,
and resilient metropolis.
The Outlook Real Estate Conference also gave a
platform to Virlanie Foundation, a private, non-profit and non-sectarian
organization reaching out to marginalized children and communities in the
Philippines. Lamudi and Virlanie launched a partnership program, Cherish-A-Home
Fundraising, to help the disadvantaged, abused, neglected, and abandoned
children through in-kind and cash donations that will improve their quality of
life in any of the foundationâ€™s eight homes.
The Outlook Conference: Future
Lamudiâ€™s The Outlook: Philippine Real Estate
Conference 2019 gathered real estate thought leaders to share their insights on
the pressing topics facing Philippine real estate today. The event leads up to
Lamudiâ€™s Outlook Awards: The Philippine Buyersâ€™ Choice Property Awards
scheduled on November 14, 2019, at the Makati Shangri-La, where property
developers from all over the Philippines gather to celebrate the outstanding
achievements that shaped the country and steered it to a greener future.
The winners of the awards are determined by a
panel of judges and a survey involving 10,000 active property seekers.
To know more about The Outlook Awards 2019, head to