OCTOBER 22, 2019

Too cool for school

BY CHICA VILLARTA
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RENZO NAVARRO

Kids Ink offers tactile pleasures for the little tykes. 

In 2018, National Bookstore—arguably, the mother of all local bookstores—birthed its newest baby: its first kids-only book, educational toy, and arts and crafts supplies store Kids Ink, located at One Bonifacio High, Taguig and Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa.

Stocked with educational and experiential toys for kids, children’s books and a curated inventory of unique and one-of-a-kind school and after-school supplies (read: slime!), Kids Ink encourages digital-age children to swap screen time for more hands-on, imaginative leisure.

For the benefit of parents and kids (and parents who are kids at heart), we went ahead and dreamt up colorful combinations of our top Kids Ink picks, edited for your supply-shopping pleasure:

Time for Slime

Gooey pursuits make for great kid and adult bonding. Some entrepreneurial young ones have even loaded up their piggy banks by selling their slime creations!

Assorted Elmer’s Glue, starts at P99.75; Elmer’s Deluxe Slime Pack, P1,329.75

Pick your canvas

Artwork can be laid out on different bases—whether it’s face or paper. Start ’em young with a wooden make-up set and vibrant pens to unleash their love for color.

Skylar Lunchbox, P859; Viga Beauty Case, P799; Tomboy Dual Brush Pens, P159.75 each

Classroom Party

A colorful classroom is conducive to learning—start stimulating the mind with vibrant schoolbag supplies.

Veco Notebooks, starts at P35.50; Ooly Bright Writers Ballpoint Pen Set, P599; Maped eraser, P60; Maped sharpener, P129; Crayola Twistable Crayons, P289.75; LVBX file case, P298; Skylar backpack, P1499

A Course on Classics

Cartoon characters may come and go, but some deserve to be known by generations to come. At the top of the list? The Disney crew, of course!

Minnie Mouse pad, P249 each; Tsum Tsum pencil case, P449; Mickey Mouse notebook, P329; Cinderella notebook, P349

Learning Made Fun

Education doesn’t stop at the classroom—a wooden doctor set or time reading various literally classics might inform kids’ answer to the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Viga Medical Kit, P799; Zipit Lunchbox, P749; Leeho Glow in the Dark Fabric Paint Pens, P74.75; Puffin Classics x Pantone books, price available in store

Visit Kids Ink at One Bonifacio High, Taguig and Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa.

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