A couple of weeks back, right before Martin got hospitalized due to dengue, he was happily enjoying himself at the Dutch Lady Milk Milestone Walk and Consumer Launch at Sunway Convention Centre. It took me quite a while to get this post up, as I wanted him fully well and active again before I edit the photos taken. Anyway, Dutch Lady recently launched its newly improved formulated milk powder for children, where they held a consumer event which was very interesting, to say the least.
|Dutch Lady Milk Milestone Walk & Consumer Launch @ Sunway Convention Centre|
Dutch Lady actually transformed the whole convention hall into one big area divided into four sections, namely the Curious Stage section, the Explore Stage section, the Create Stage section and the Learn stage section. It was a really fun place for toddlers and kids to be at as they did an experimental walk through the stages with fun and games. It was a Milestone Walk, so to speak. Are you ready for the tour?
|Welcome to Dutch Lady's Milestone Walk|
|With some of the other parent bloggers at the consumer launch|
What is Dutch Lady's Milestone Wallk, and why do I think it's really fun and suitable for kids? Well, it's basically four different sections or milestones which contains different activities for kids of different ages. Let's start off with Stage 1: the Curious Stage.
|Martin at the Curious Stage milestone|
Curious Stage (Vision Development) - 1-2 years
Plugged into a large screen television, kids were able to play with bubbles, create shadows and experience the augmented reality screen. Facilitators were present to guide both the parents and kids throughout the activities. Martin enjoyed playing and experimenting with the various animal sounds.
|Observe and press the buttons for various animals sound and images|
The Curious Stage milestone were for kids aged 1-2 years old where at this age, they start observing, grasping, playing and pointing. An important requirement for these activities is vision. Brain development is also important during this phase as they start to learn and remember what they see in their surroundings. Dutch Lady actually formulated their milk specifically to hit this age group to support curiosity in children between the ages of 1-2 who are eager to find out more about the world.
Explore Stage (Natural Body Resistance) - 2-4 years
Next we have the Explore Stage, with outdoor activities forming the bulk of the fun stuff to do. Dutch Lady actually set up an artificial garden complete with bugs, flowers and lots of greenery and sand for the kids to explore and play with.
|Entering the "Explore Stage" milestone activity area|
|Martin was intrigued with the artificial ladybug|
At this age of 2-4 years old, they want to understand why things are the way they are by tasting and touching them again and again which challenges their natural body resistance. Brain development is important in this phase as they start applying what they have learnt from their surroundings.
|Look at those pretty flowers, let's pluck them.|
Dutch Lady has formulated a milk for kids 2-4 years of age who are in their Explore Stage, becoming active and starting to explore their surroundings. The activities planned out for them that day were stuff to encourage the children to solve simple puzzles, recognize and point to familiar surrounding objects and the ability to match shape and objects.
|Hey, there are butterflies here too!|
Create Stage (Creativity) - 4-6 years
Moving on, even though Martin is only aged 2 plus, we let him enter the Create Stage zones and activities area as well. More suited for children from ages 4 to 6, Martin did enjoy the creation of sand castles, and wall painting.
|Can you see where mummy and I are at?|
|Let's build some sand castles!|
Dutch Lady's Create milk formulas have the nutrition for children aged 4-6 who are becoming more creative and imaginative. At this age, creativity is a form of problem solving and requires adaptability and flexibility of thought. Brain development is very important in this phase as children learn, memorize and make connections.
|Let's do some painting!|
|Baby Martin's work of art|
Learn Stage (Focus and Memory) - 6+ Years
At ages of 6 and above, children start to learn important social and verbal skills. They also require focus and memory in their childhood life. It's a good thing Dutch Lady has the exact formula to cater for these growing kids.
|Learn Martin, learn.|
|Learning how different liquids disperse each other on a plate|
It was indeed an interesting day out for both baby Martin, myself and Janice, where kids of all ages got to learn and enjoy themselves at the Dutch Lady Milestone Walk at Sunway Convention Centre. I myself learnt a couple of new things, especially on what Dutch Lady has put in to ensure their milk caters for the correct age group.
|One for the album, let's learn.|
The new Dutch Lady Nutri Plan with 5x DHA is able to provide tailored nutrition to support this development, allowing your child to do his best at every smart milestone! There were other activities available during the consumer launch, one of which was the Meet and greet session with Mia Sara, a milk counter to try the newly improved Dutch Lady Growing Up Milk Powder, Colouring activities and Lucky Draw. We got to join Dutch Lady Moms Club that afternoon too, to enjoy brand new rewards - including an insurance plan tailored for your child’s education.
To understand and find out how can parents support their child’s development, check out some of the Youtube videos below by the experts.
Dr Alvin Ng - https://youtu.be/hq9S2LrrF9k
Prof Poh Bee Koon - https://youtu.be/9EDs7kPttJA
Dr Yong Junina Fadzil - https://youtu.be/9EDs7kPttJA
About new improved Dutch Lady Growing Up Milk, please log on to their channels below.
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