Summer is approaching and kids are getting excited to spend more time out and playing in the sun. It’s not always easy for parents to think of fun and productive ways to keep kids entertained, but the Batang Matatag Bus rolled in just in time to give kids a day of play with a lot of cool learning experiences tucked in.
With pandemic blues mostly out of the way, parents are on even higher alert to make sure kids stay healthy and protected as they continue to explore the world around them. However, more than sanitizing hands and keeping surroundings clean, the most crucial first step is making sure kids are healthy on the inside because 70% of the body’s immunity comes from the gut.
“The gut affects so much of a child’s body: their mood, their reasoning, their behavior, and of course their overall health,” said J Ann Mirasol, from the makers of Erceflora Kiddie. “Erceflora Kiddie is created to help balance the good bacteria in the gut, allowing it to absorb nutrients, resist harmful microbes, and prevent upset stomachs.”
To help parents understand the importance of gut health and make building healthy habits easier and more fun for their kids, Erceflora Kiddie created the Batang Matatag Bus, a touring bus across the metro meaning to make education on gut health for kids fun and simple. “Kids with a healthy gut are healthier, happier, and more energetic, and that’s what we call ‘Batang Matatag’,” said Mirasol.
The Batang Matatag Bus was parked at the BGC Amphitheater from March 11-12 to set up the Todo Tatag Playground that had activities for the whole family:
- The Todo Tatag Playground
The Todo Tatag Playground featured different play areas that highlighted key information on how a healthy gut supports the overall development of children. Playground equipment was turned into exciting learning opportunities for all kids to be strong, healthy, and become Batang Matatag.
- The Todo Tatag Bus
Hopping onto the Todo Tatag Bus, kids learned the Todo Tatag Technique to make washing hands a fun and effective activity. There were also interactive games and photo walls to take fun photos and make cool memories.
- A Fun-filled Program
Started at 2:00 PM last March 11 was an interactive program for the family to enjoy together. Families enjoyed fun games, playful mascots, entertaining hosts, and a fun-filled family day for all attendees. The program involved energetic activities to keep the audience engaged but also learned more about Erceflora Kiddie and why kids should be encouraged to use it.
- Bonding with Tatag Mommies
Erceflora Kiddie brought in the Todo Tatag Mommies Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio, Cheska Kramer, and Andi Manzano with host Riza Diaz to talk about creative ways to encourage the whole family to start more healthy habits and learn more about how to raise stronger, healthier kids starting with gut health. With the help of Erceflora Kiddie, kids can absorb more nutrients, activating better immunity against harmful microbes for todo tatag na tiyan para sa todo tatag na katawan.
With much excitement generated by the Todo Tatag Bus and Playground, BGC was just the first in several other stops for the Batang Matatag Bus throughout the year. In the meantime, parents can help even more kids maintain a healthy gut. When you buy Erceflora Kiddie, a portion of the sale will support Batang Matatag—a movement initiated by Save the Children Philippines and Erceflora Kiddie to improve the overall health and nutrition of children in school.