JBL JR Headset: THE Headphones for Kids

I believe that children learn if they go out into the world and explore. But I, as a parent, also realize that during these times, they also need to understand how to deal with technology. It’s our responsibility as a parent to care for their safety and privacy, when they use gadgets. Do you know that 4 out 5 children from ages 2-14 have their own laptop, smartphone, game console or tablet worth an average of $300 or Php 15,000. Parents allow these children an average of 2.21 hours on their gadgets everyday.

My daughter probably uses her table and iPhone around the same number of hours per day. No matter how much activities she does and is enrolled in to keep her active, when she gets home, she really looks for these gadgets. Since I work in the evening, we ask her to use her JBL JR headphones.

Why do I like JBL JR over other headphones for kids?

  • It prioritizes safety over all other things. JBL Pure Bass sound signature tuned in for lower sound pressure level; This is so as to keep the ears of our little ones safe.
  • The JBL JR 300BT has up to 13 Hours Battery Life and 2 hours recharging time
  • You can actually charge it for 10 minutes for one hour usage.
  • I’m waiting for the JBL JR 300BT (since my daughter has the JBL JR 300) because of the BlueTooth technology. You don’t need to worry about the hassle of having wires and connect to your smartphone via BlueTooth.
  • I love the cute colors. I especially like the teal and purple one.

  • Your kids can actually personalize the headphones using the stickers that are inside the box.
  • Comfortable to wear because of the cushions on the headband and ear cups and the headbands are adjustable. Also, even is you twist it, it’s very durable.

Some of the things that I feel though that needs to be worked on more is the fit. Sometimes, it slides off the head of my daughter. She loves to dance around, so I need headphones that will really fit her head perfectly.

I love that it’s affordable at Php 2999. These headphones are available at JBL stores and dealers all over the country!

Check out our video on YouTube of the JBL JR launch in the Philippines!

Hope you check it out, too! 🙂


Music Together by The Great Leap Academy

I woke up today feeling amazing. I feel that I can accomplish anything today. Feeling this way may be due to the fact that I loved what I did yesterday, which was talk to people. Have you noticed that when you are exposed to something you love doing, it doesn’t feel like work?

In the same way, my daughter thinks it’s fun going to school. In school, they dance, sing, and play while learning the alphabet, number, etc. I have noticed that my daughter loves music. She loves singing. Recently, we went on a field trip to Manila Ocean Park, and she was singing in the bus the entire time! Because of this love for music, I decided to try out The Great Leap Academy once again. The last time I brought her to this place was when she was a baby, and we both had a great time.

Zeeka Eureka at The Great Leap Academy

Zeeka Eureka at The Great Leap Academy

In BGC, they have two branches: the one at Kensington Place and another one at Serendra. The Great Leap Academy’s number one goal is to provide a home-like environment and the kind of influences that encourage children of all ages to become creative, independent, responsible, well rounded, self-directed adults who can make decisions for themselves.

We arrived there for the 3:00 PM class. The minute we walked inside, Zeeka was greeted by two really enthusiastic teachers. We arrived just in time so we all went straight to the mat area — yours truly, Zeeka and yaya Ana. We started immediately and the first song was a welcome song. The teacher gave us a beat to follow by clapping. She sang it beautifully without any background music. It was so cool!

“In Music Together, not all song are with CD accompaniment. There’s a balance between acapella, instrument accompaniment and CD accompaniment. Also, not all songs are kiddy songs. It’s a mixture of different kinds of genre – jazz, broadway, world music, blues, pop etc. kase we wanted to create a musically rich environment for the child. We are exposing them to authentic music immersion,” said one of the TGLA representatives.

What was great was that the two teachers kept my daughter very engaged. It was so nice to see her follow everything that was said. There was also a time for dancing-your-heart-out! It was so funny seeing her dance!


What The Great Leap Academy uses is an International Program called Music Together. The Joy of Family Music® since 1987 Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them. These classes are mixed-age classes for children 0-5 years old—and. Grown-ups are actually encouraged to join, too!

When you enroll with The Great Leap Academy, it comes with a song book and the songs that you can take home and play at home. The entire curriculum is research based. 8 sessions (plus two bonus classes) is at Php 7700. It’s worth it!

It was really a great experience, not only for my daughter but also for me (and yaya… haha!). If you are looking for bonding activities that you can do with you child, I highly suggest that you enroll at The Great Leap Academy. Hope to see you, too!