Newsletter December 2013
It is our 12th issue this year and the end of the year is coming soon with all the fun time for kids over holidays. This month issue brings lots of updates on places and events around Bali and again a story from our very active homeschooler group which has made fantastic fun stuff last month.
Looking back over the last years doing Bali for Kids.com, I been around town the last few days - uptown Ubud and downtown Seminyak and Kerobokan. Driving and watching right and let, I noticed how many stores today offer kids stuff, how many toys stores and schools we suddenly have gotten here in Bali. Bali has become a place of rapid change. Not just a new road, a new airport, but also lots of new activities for families. If you are one of them - join us and you will be a part of our Bali for Kids.com family in the future. Join our mailing list and get fantastic offers into your home. Help social activities in Bali and be inspired each month of what is possible here in Bali.
For all those youtube fans -we got a goggle community set up now where all of you can contribute to. Just join us on plus.google.com/communities, post your family video from Bali. Let your kids post their videos and if there is anything interesting, we might post it right on here or make a link to it! Enjoy the fun!
Bali Kids News
**** KIDS PARTY AT BALE UDANG MANG ENGKING BY IBU MARY:
This was a wonderful occasion for kids to get together at a beautiful location, to show off their artistic talents, and boy was there a lot of talent around. Bale Udang Mang Engking is an oasis in the middle of Jalan Nakula, just off sunset road, the entrance is very unassuming, and what lies beyond is completely unexpected.This restaurant is set around a beautiful manmade lake, with bales situated around the edge, so visitors can sit and enjoy the cool breeze coming off the water, and watch the fish that swim up to the bales, hopeful for some food scraps.The fountain in the middle of the lake provides a soothing background noise and cools the air. The children started arriving around 9am, with folding tables under their arms, and bags of coloring utensils over their shoulders. These were very professional looking children! The coloring competition started at 10am, and the children were given 1.5 hours to complete their pictures. The results were truly stunning. For those that were not taking part in the contest, there was an arts and crafts stand where they could do painting, or bead work. After the coloring completion was complete, there was a magician, cooking class and balloon twisting lessons to entertain the children, and the day finally rounded off with the singing contest, where there were some truly angelic voices wafting over the lake.The prizes were distributed and no one went home empty handed as certificates of participation were presented to every child as they left. This was a most enjoyable day for both children and parents, and hopefully the first of many events at this great child friendly location
**** PRIVATE SCHOOLING ADVENTURES IN BALI BY BALI TEACHER & THEIR STUDENTS: What a busy month it has been! The highlights this month included two field trips – the chocolate workshop in Ubud and the gardening day at the IDEP foundation followed by a tour of Baliwood Organic Farm. On Halloween, the children learned about the history of this celebration and then did some cooking with a Halloween theme. The recipe for ghost pizzas and instructions for mummy juice boxes have been a part of our Halloween day. The children have been super busy in class, with plenty of practical activities relating to our work in Maths and Science. Our focus in English has been writing instructions and explanations. Finally, we are very happy to welcome Sophie back into the group. Nice to see you again, Sophie!. Read more
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SURFER GIRL - TRAVEL KIT – Are you already thinking about relaxing under blue skies, climbing upon tree houses and jump from the top of a running waterfall? With year-end holiday just around the corner, it is time to get prepared for the ultimate adventure experience: Surfer Girl from Summerland now has the “IT” items to make your travel moments much more comfortable. No matter what means of transportation you’re taking, this Dream Catcher Travel Pillow with its super-comfy microbeads material is ready to make sure that you’ll get enough sleep and energy to maximize your adventures! For those of you having trouble sleeping at night, pick this Summer Dreams Eye Mask to cover your eyes and have a good night sleep wherever you are. What are you waiting for? Make your adventure more comfortable by visiting Summerland Stores all over Bali or easily go to www.surfer-girl.com/onlinestore and get yours now!
HIGH FLYERS BALI in Kuta is located in one of the best and most well known family hotels in Bali. It is the only location with a flying trapeze in Bali open to public. The trapeze is in moderate high, so kids will not get scared to go to high. Doing the trapeze is a dream for many kids who saw this in movies or in performances. Being one time on a trapeze makes you feel like you are a part of something very special. High Flyers Bali offers special packages for Bali residents: Saturday Morning Club every week from 9:30 – 10:30 am. A course of 10 lessons is Rp 1,400,000 and offers a great chance to meet other kids with similar interests. Or their also loyalty package. A course of 8 lessons costs just Rp 1,600,000 and is for the standard lesson times, which last 75 minutes. This package people greater flexibility, as they can come any day of the week. Both packages give big savings on the standard price of Rp 325,000 per session. Come and check out High Flyers Bali on our Sport - Page
BEST BALI BABYSITTING is a great place to help parents living in Bali or on holiday. With so much to offer, parents sometimes want / need a little break from their kids and enjoy a few hours on their own. With a big group of well trained baby and kids sitters, Best Bali Babysitting has put the standards high in serving families to their needs. Routines of your child will be enquired, all babysitters have first aid education, can swim and speak fluent English. Important also, all the babysitters backgrounds have been checked and you can be sure your baby will be in the best hands. Need a little break or help? Find out more about Best Bali Babysitting on our Services & More - Page
World Kids News
***** A WEEK OF GROCERIES IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES: I like to share with you an amazing page, where families show what they eat for one week, depending on the country. The pictures speak for themselves - time to think and reflect on where out food habits have brought us:
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Sponsor Me! is new on Bali for Kids.com. We believe each child in the world shall have the best education, not just focused on maths, reading and writing. Some children have certain talents, which we, shall develop as their teachers. Unfortunately some families are not able to pay more than a normal education for their children. School fees and other costs are often already too much for some families. This is why we decided to help some local kids with talents to learn more than just what school teaches them. We want to find those kids sponsors who pay them an additional education, a more artistic education. But as well children in certain life situations who need urgent help. If you want to sponsor any of our children you can mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any amount is welcome. If you are a single sponsor we will put your picture and name or business logo under the child or group you sponsor in our column: Sponsor Me! Banner space on Sponsor Me! you can buy with any donation over 1.000.000Rp. Contact us about size and details directly on email@example.com. If you know a local child which needs to be sponsored for more than just a school activities, please contact us and we will see if Bali for Kids.com can help to find more sponsors for kids in Indonesia.
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Kidsworld in Ubud offers local state schools free use of the Kidsworld facility on weekday mornings, 10-12h. Call 0361-981867 to shuttle a date. One class with a max of 40 children at a time.The schools must organize their own transport to and from Kidsworld as well as food and drinks. This is an initiative of Kidsworld, but we give them credit for their wonderful action for local kids!!! Thanks!