Early Childhood Educator

Och Gonzalez

Och Gonzalez has been an early childhood educator in Manila for over 20 years. As a preschool teacher and grade school academic coach, she has worked with young children and their families to achieve learning goals and address developmental concerns. She has created reading programs that aim to develop literacy skills and a love for reading in young children.

She holds an MA in Education from the Ateneo de Manila University and is also the author of the children’s book, “Every Sunday.”

Collaborated Articles

  • 10 Best Play Tents for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Play Tents for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    Some of our fondest memories as kids involve imaginative play such as pretend cooking, make-believe grocery stores, and of course, the classic bahay-bahayan. Today, our little ones can enjoy these games even more because of the variety of play tents on the market. Great for both indoor and outdoor activities, play tents are durable and easy to assemble.Whether you have an aspiring little chef, firefighter, or entrepreneur, there is a perfect play tent that will spark your child's creativity and develop their social skills. Also, using this tent for pretend play can help reduce screen time and the likelihood of tantrums. In this article, we prepared a top 10 list and a buying guide for the best play tents for kids in the Philippines.
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Kids' Bible Stories in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Kids' Bible Stories in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    We all want our children to grow up to be the best version of themselves which is why we teach them important lessons at such a young age. Life lessons are just as important as schoolwork in order to instill values formation in our kids. As we turn to schoolbooks for math lessons, we turn to the Bible for important life lessons about kindness, honesty, and love.There are many Bible stories that teach important lessons, from the Garden of Gethsemane to stories of Zacchaeus. We are here to help give you the best for your children with this curated list of recommended kids’ Bible stories as well as a buying guide to assist you. We also included tips and insights from Och Gonzalez, an expert on childhood education.
    Books, CDs, DVDs
  • 10 Best Movies for Kids on Netflix Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Movies for Kids on Netflix Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    Since most kids are stuck at home due to the quarantine, one way to relax and ease boredom is to watch movies. Through these films, they can learn some life lessons while being entertained. Kids’ movies also have an easy-to-follow plot that is specifically made for young audiences. There is a multitude of movies on Netflix alone, so being able to decide on one can be time-consuming. Worry not, as we have prepared a list of the best movies for kids on the site that includes both live-action and animated ones, as well as classic titles and newer releases. Still can’t decide? Read our viewer’s guide to help you decide! We even asked for some tips and insights from early childhood educator Och Gonzalez!
    Hobbies
  • 10 Best Tablets for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Tablets for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    Want to get something special for your child? Then you might want to consider getting them their very first tablet. This handy gadget can keep them entertained for hours and can also be used for online learning where you can track their progress. Ready to make a purchase? Make sure to check out our buying guide below to know all about tablets for kids' prices and features. Also, feel free to browse our Top 10 list of the best tablets for kids to know the best ones available in the market. Whether you're looking to buy a drawing, gaming, or educational tablet, this article has got you covered. We also included some comments and insights from Early Childhood Educator Och Gonzalez!
    PC and Cameras
  • 10 Best Gifts for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Gifts for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    Everybody loves receiving gifts, especially kids. They enjoy everything about it, and the excitement that fills their faces is hard to miss. But they aren't always the easiest to please; that is why finding the perfect gift for them can get so tricky that even the best parents, tita, or ninong can find themselves struggling at times.Luckily, there's a wide array of products to choose from, there's sure to be a gift for every kid- no matter his or her interests and hobbies are. To help you get a gift for your little one, pamangkin or inaanak, we've created a buying guide and a list of the best gift ideas that are appropriate for all age groups, from toddlers to young kids. Look through our buying guide for some tips and insights from early childhood educator Och Gonzalez!
    Gifts
  • 10 Best Worksheets for Kindergarten in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Worksheets for Kindergarten in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    While actual sessions with the teachers are limited and their regular classroom setup is still on pause, worksheets for learning have become a great material for kids to develop good study habits. Kindergarten worksheets are excellent tools for introducing basic school subjects like Math and Science, as well as for honing their skills in reading and writing. With so many kindergarten worksheets available online, selecting the suitable one can be challenging. So in this article, we're here to help through our buying guide and recommendation list. We also asked an early childhood educator, Och Gonzalez, for some of her insights and tips to guide you further in your child's learning.
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Apps for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed By Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Apps for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed By Early Childhood Educator

    During these trying times when everyone is encouraged to stay indoors, finding new and exciting ways to entertain your child can be challenging. Luckily, there is an abundance of kids' apps to help struggling parents keep their little ones occupied as they run other errands. But for this to be beneficial, introducing technology and applications to kids must be handled with caution. We want to help you achieve that! In this article, you will find our buying guide with some tips from Early Childhood Educator Och Gonzalez on how to choose an app for your kid, our top recommendations that you can easily download online, and other fun activities you could do with your child. Let's get started!
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Board Games for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Board Games for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    Board games are fun-filled tools for kids to learn, interact, play, and bond. These games can help children acquire skills like strategy making, arithmetic, and even hand-and-eye coordination. They can also create an avenue for kids to work on their social interaction skills and understand how to be a good sport. Today, in our generation full of gizmos and gadgets, these board games for kids can potentially lessen screen time and foster a more personal family bonding. They are also a great way to keep kids engaged for hours, as they are challenging and interactive. Below, we prepared some recommendations and a guide to help you score the best board games for kids. We also asked for some tips and insights from Och Gonzalez, an early childhood educator.
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Play Kitchen Sets in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed By Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Play Kitchen Sets in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed By Early Childhood Educator

    If‌ ‌you're‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌screen-free‌ ‌activity‌ ‌that‌ ‌will‌ ‌keep‌ ‌your‌ ‌little‌ ‌one‌ ‌occupied and entertained ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌while,‌ ‌consider‌ ‌purchasing ‌a play‌ ‌kitchen‌ ‌set ‌for them.‌ ‌Aside‌ ‌from‌ ‌being‌ ‌a‌ ‌fun‌ ‌activity‌ ‌for‌ ‌your‌ ‌‌kid‌,‌ ‌a play kitchen ‌can‌ ‌also‌ ‌nourish‌ ‌their‌ ‌imagination‌ ‌and‌ ‌foster‌ ‌their creativity.‌ ‌ ‌Most ‌play‌ ‌kitchen‌ ‌sets‌ ‌nowadays‌ ‌also‌ ‌come‌ ‌with‌ ‌realistic‌ ‌details,‌ ‌allowing‌ ‌them‌ ‌to‌ ‌capture‌ ‌your‌ ‌child’s‌ ‌attention‌ ‌and‌ ‌keep‌ ‌them‌ ‌engaged.‌ ‌To‌ ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌search‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌perfect‌ ‌play‌ ‌kitchen‌ ‌set‌ ‌for‌ ‌your‌ ‌little one,‌ ‌this‌ ‌article‌ ‌will‌ ‌provide‌ ‌you‌ ‌with‌ ‌some‌ ‌guides,‌ ‌recommendations,‌ ‌and‌ ‌tips‌ ‌from Early Childhood Educator Och Gonzalez!
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Coloring Books for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Coloring Books for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    If you're looking for gift ideas for your little ones, coloring books provide a great platform for practicing hand-eye coordination and proper pencil grip. These also encourage their self-expression and imagination. Kids are capable of absorbing new habits like a sponge, so make the most of this phase by introducing activities that develop their motor skills and creativity. Through coloring books, they can learn more about the alphabet, numbers, and animals. There are also recreational ones that feature princesses, dinosaurs, and fun characters for kids. In this article, we will share our top picks for coloring books for kids, including printable ones that you can get online. There's a buying guide with comments from Early Childhood Educator Och Gonzalez as well to help you choose the best ones.
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Card Games for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Card Games for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    With kid-friendly card games, children can apply several ideas, concepts, trivia, and theories they acquired from school or books. It also allows them to use their imagination and hone their skills, especially in creativity and critical thinking. Although there are card games that kids can play online, it is still better to have actual physical card games to take time off their screens and gadgets. Playing card games is also a great way to have children focus more on interacting with others. They can be a viable choice when looking for a gift for your pamangkin or inaanak. You're in luck as we've prepared a list of the best card games for kids to play with friends and family, as well as a buying guide for you to get the most suitable one for the age and skill level of the child. We also asked for some insights and comments from Och Gonzalez, an Early Childhood Educator.
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Video Games for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed By Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Video Games for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed By Early Childhood Educator

    The shift to the new normal can be a lot for kids. With modules and other schoolwork to do, they may feel stressed at times. During the pre-COVID days, they can play with their classmates, cousins, or friends to unwind. But now that this is not recommended, video games are one of their best options to de-stress.We understand that as parents or caregivers, you want what's best for your children. Guiding them in choosing the best video game can be tough, especially if you’re not a techie. Fret not! This article is meant to help you through a buying guide reviewed by Early Childhood Educator Och Gonzales and our curated top 10 list below. We’ve also included tips on how you can help your kids develop healthy video gaming habits, so stay tuned!
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best YouTube Channels for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed By Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best YouTube Channels for Kids in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed By Early Childhood Educator

    Children are generally drawn to bright and colorful things—which is why watching television appeals to them so much. With television, kids meet different characters with varying personalities and situations. It can encourage them to be imaginative and motivate them to learn. And over the years, the demand for accessible kid-friendly shows has only increased, especially on platforms like YouTube.  With YouTube, parents and kids have access to tens of thousands of channels with content made just for children. They even launched an app called YouTube Kids in 2015! So if you are on the lookout for fresh and new shows for your child, we've done the work and delved deep into the world of YouTube and asked Early Childhood Educator Och Gonzalez for some comments and recommendations for the best YouTube channels for kids!
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Kindergarten Activity Books in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Kindergarten Activity Books in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    With the current pandemic, parents are now tasked to homeschool their kids through online learning, worksheets, and activity books. While a nursery class focuses on learning by play, your little one’s kindergarten year is intended to introduce them to a more formal classroom setting. This setup can easily be replicated at home with the help of effective educational materials. In this article, we prepared a buying guide—with comments and tips from an early childhood educator, Och Gonzalez — along with our top 10 recommendations on kindergarten activity books that can be purchased online.
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Workbooks for Kindergarten in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    10 Best Workbooks for Kindergarten in the Philippines 2022 | Buying Guide Reviewed by Early Childhood Educator

    Your little one's thinking abilities and other cognitive skills develop at full speed during their preschool years. And with the current pandemic and online schooling, parents have become even more involved in their child's school life and development. That means buying various kindergarten workbooks as well as educational tools and toys. However, finding the best supplemental workbooks and materials for your kindergartener isn't as easy as people think. So if you need help in finding the best kindergarten workbook, this article has everything you need! Not only do we have a list of the best workbooks, but we also have a buying guide with comments from early childhood educator, Och Gonzalez, on how you can choose the right workbook for your child.
    Kids and baby
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