Last weekend, I had a chance to attend the Ogalala System in Play workshop held at Toy Kingdom in SM Megamall. It was a very interesting event especially for parents with little kids, as it showed the many ways children learn and develop their skills.
Attendees were shown a video and slides on the main ways children are able to learn: by sounds (Auditory Learner), touch or feel (Physical Learner), and by sight (Visual Learner). And at each stage — infancy, toddler years, preschool, and grade school — kids learn differently and in their own pace. With the takeaway quote from O. Ivar Lovaas, a child development expert, “If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn”, this is where the Ogalala System in Play comes in.
The Ogalala System in Play carries various brands that help in every child’s development, including Baby Einstein, Melissa and Doug, HABA, and Crayola. What’s great about them is that even when your child gets older, he or she can still use the toys from the Ogalala System in Play to learn further and discover more.
As an example: HABA’s Animal Upon Animal is a stacking toy in which your child must be able to put one toy animal over the other. But you can also use the same toy to let them discover its name (“What’s this animal?”), the features (“What’s the color of this animal?” or “What’s the sound of this animal?”), and size (“Which of these is long?”). The products under the Ogalala System in Play are very versatile that even if your toddler gets to preschool age, he or she can still play with and learn from the same toy.
Not only do the Ogalala toys target the physical, intellectual, and language skills of the child; they also help in the social and emotional development of your infant, toddler, preschooler, or gradeschooler. By interacting with your child during play (a great way to bond) or allowing him or her to play with other kids (a great way to socialize with their age group), Ogalala fulfills the holistic development of each child.
With the Ogalala System in Play, parents can track the child’s different milestones. And to assist every mom and dad, the company has also come up with a child schedule that they can follow.
It was a great experience for us parents (and kids as well) to discover the many fun ways that we can help our children explore and learn. Thanks to Manila Workshops for this wonderful opportunity. There are still other schedules for the Ogalala workshop, so if you want to learn more about the Ogalala System in Play and be an Ogalala Advocate, you can register here.