• Top of the Morning: Child Star Alonzo Muhlach's Christmas Wish

    The precocious child believes in Santa Claus, plus a Target ad in the U.S. puts a child with Down syndrome on its ad
  • 1. Rising child star Alonzo Muhlach's Christmas wish

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Alonzo Muhlach, son of former child star actor Niño Mulach, wants Baymax for Christmas. Baymax is the robot from the movie Big Hero Six, although his dad says Baymax toys are all sold out. But, since Alonzo believes that Santa Claus is real, maybe his wish might still come true after all? (pep.ph)


    2. Pinay named Best Teacher in California
    Cavite-born Lovelyn Marquez Prueher, a teacher at Dodson Middle School in Los Angeles Unified School District, is one of the five teachers named California Teacher of the Year, selected among nearly 300,000 teachers in the state. She is the first known Filipino to win the prestigious title. The mom-of-one is also a strong advocate of immigrant students who are English learners. (inquirer.net)


    3. Toddler with Down syndrome in new ad

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    In what looks like a step towards acceptance of special-needs children, chain store Target has included Izzy Bradley as a model in their new ad —- Izzy, 2, has Down syndrome. Target has reached out to the online support group Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (which Izzy’s mom oversees), seeking to feature children in their ads. The chain store first included a child with Down syndrome for a clothing ad back in 2012. (yahoo.com)

     
    4. Swedish royal family expecting again
    Princess Madeleine of Sweden and British-American husband Christopher O’Neill are expecting their second child. The couple was married June 2013 and welcomed their first child, Leonore Lilian Maria just February this year. The couple is happy and looking forward to yet another new member of the family. (people.com)


    5. Don’t let kids skip meals
    According to new research from the University of Eastern Finland (EUF), preschoolers who consistently eat just two meals a day are more likely to have excess body fat and are at greater risk for diabetes or heart disease as early as six to eight years old. Having three meals a day -— and snacks do not count —- is crucial when it comes to preventing overweight and cardio-metabolic diseases. (yahoo.com)

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