Ogalala System In Play, Cymplified!

As I have mentioned in my previous post – Two Kids in School, my little boy, Caleb, is a very playful one. It just dawned on me that that’s how he learns, through playing. That is why I look forward to attending because I wish to learn about more ways to teach Caleb concepts while playing. I was also excited to gather tips on using his existing toys as educational tools.

Having three children strongly affirms the fact that each child is unique and learns at his or her own pace. Ogalala System in Play recognizes this, according to them:

While there are general ways that kids learn, one method may not always apply to another child. And as O. Ivar Lovaas, a child development expert, said: “If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.”

Ogalala System In Play

I attended the short workshop with Caleb and I’m happy that he participated in the activities with the other children. He also answered questions from Teacher Maia, who talked about some simple tips on how to use my children’s toys to teach. For example:

  • Animal toys can be used to compare sizes.
  • Toys with letters can be used to teach sound of the alphabet.
  • Group activities with kids teach them how to take turns.

What is Ogalala?
Derived from the native American Indian term for an underwater irrigation system, Ogalala brings forth life for kids in the form of play, fashion, and exploration. It is a brand that lets kids be kids, helps parents connect and bond with their children, and encourages physical, intellectual, language, social & emotional development by introducing brands that cater to age-appropriate milestones.

Brands under Ogalala include:

  • Crayola
  • Melissa & Doug
  • Animal Planet & Discovery Kids
  • Baby Einstein
  • Artec
  • COG
  • Emco
  • Canal

If one is new to the mommying scene, investing in these toys and products that grow with the child is a good idea.

I attended the workshop for preschoolers since my boy is 4 years old. Here is the development milestones guide that I can look at as reference.

Preschooler 4y from Ogalala System

It started with a video introduction welcoming us to the world of Ogalala.

Ogalala workshop

Here’s Teacher Maia talking about how children learn and Ogalala.

Ogalala workshop

Caleb did one of the activities where he matches the letter to the picture of an object that begins with that same letter.

Ogalala workshop

At the store with toys and art materials, he’s drawn to the animals on the shelves.

Ogalala workshop

There’s an art room where kids can try out samples from Crayola and draw to their heart’s content.

Ogalala workshop

This is the artsy room where imagination soars. Ogalala workshop

He’s trying out the window crayon on the glass panel above the wall. Ogalala workshop

It was an informative and helpful workshop that I’m sure other moms like me would want to attend. Here’s the schedule of the last two workshops in September.

Ogalala System schedule - Jul-Sep

I enjoyed learning and browsing the toys, but I especially enjoyed the company of my playful Caleb.

For more information, visit www.oga-lala.com; more about the workshop in Manila Workshops’ post.

So moms, what do you think about the Ogalala System in Play? Do you already do something like this with your little ones?

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Comments

  1. says

    read about this before and I thought wala na. glad you posted the schedules. i might attend the infant class soon. i think i practice na the basics like using toys for colors, size comparison, etc. but i want to learn some more.
    Paulline recently posted..Buying Baby Shoes

  2. says

    I’ve read so many reviews about Ogalala System and if I have a toddler I would definitely enroll him/her in Ogalala. I also believe that children learn through play, parang Montessori lang.
    Michi recently posted..Rainbow Cupcake

  3. says

    I’ve read several other blog posts about the Ogalala System and I really think my pre-school daughter would enjoy the workshop. But oh, it’s so far! We live here in Batangas and blog events are almost always held in the metro. *sigh*
    Nathalie recently posted..The Start of my Writing Career!

  4. says

    I wish I knew about Ogalala way back Kweky’s pre-school days he started attending school at age 2 since our Pedia recommended that to lessen his hyperactivity due to his ADHD. Most of his teachers would react on how he can’t stop asking a lot of questions. Maybe if we knew about this he can definitely enjoy it. :)
    Razel Miranda recently posted..Happy Birthday to the King of POP!

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