• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on April 21 to 23

    Spend an afternoon at Smart Parenting's Baby Shower -- and then shop and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Join Smart Parenting’s Baby Shower!

    Calling all mom-to-be! We've hosting a baby shower just for you this weekend! Smart Parenting's Baby Shower will have expert talks on breastfeeding basics (given by Kate Delos Reyes from LATCH Philippines), first aid for infants (by Edward Cuenca from the American Safety and Health Institute) and labor breathing techniques (by Betty San Luis, a certified doula). 

    Expect food, freebies and raffle prizes too. It's happening this Saturday, April 22, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Manila, Pasig City. Participation is free but registration is required (click here). We'll be seeing you there, right?  


    Look around a parenting expo

    Mark your calendars! The Perinatal Association of the Philippines bring this year's Mom and Baby Expo! Expect lots of parent and baby finds, informative talks, and fun activities. It's happening from April 21 to 23 at the SM Megatrade Halls 2 and 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong. 

    Change a diaper with fellow moms and dads

    Ready for a change? South PiNanays is hosting The Great Cloth Diaper Change, a global event, here in Metro Manila this Saturday, April 22 at the Ayala Mall South Park, Muntinlupa. In support of environmentally-friendly parenting practices, parents will all change their little one's (cloth) diapers at the same time! There will also be talks on benefits of cloth diapers, baby wearing, positive parenting and more. Expect a mommy and baby fair too, and acitivites like getting your preschooler a free haircut by David's Salon. The event is free! Walk-ins are welcome but you can also pre-register here.  

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    Go to a kids fair

    Happening just beside the Mom and Baby Expo is Kids Fair happening from April 21 to 23, at the SM Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong. There will be activity stations that aim to develop and discover kids' mind and skills. You can also expect booths that cater to various children's needs including counselling, consulting and therapy services.  Learn more here


    Celebrate Earth Day!

    Earth Day Network Philippines (EDNP) is celebrating Earth Day at the La Mesa Eco-park in Quezon City this Saturday, April 22! It's going to be a whole day event packed with lots of family-fun things to do. You and the kids can join the fun run in the morning and then relax at a meditation session afterwards. Or, go bird watching and join a tree canopy walk. In the afternoon the advocay fair will be setup as well as concessionaire stands with food and treats. You are encouraged to bring your own baunan and water bottles! Excited? More info can be found at ENDP’s Facebook page where you can send them a message for inquiries as well.  


    Spend Earth Day at a children’s museum

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    Museo Pambata is also celebrating Earth Day with an array of workshops and fun activites happening this Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. All themed around the environment, there will be storytelling sessions, water games, paint making using natural ingredients, and paper and clay making using recyclable goods. With farming specialists from MNLGrowkits, kids will also get to plant their own seeds to take home afterwards or donate to the museum's Herbal Garden. Workshops are free with a museum admission fee of P250. To register, call 523-1797 or email info@museopambata.org. Museo Pambata is located along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.  

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    Read stories and make crafts

    Spend quality bonding time with your little one at Ayala Museum's Mommy and Me Storytelling series. This weekend the focus will be on caring for the Earth and the environment. The session features the story Si Emang Engkantada at and Tatlong Haragan. An art activity follows afterwards on how to make bug magnets. It's happening this Saturday, April 22, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati. Each session is P750. Register here. For inquiries, call 759-8284.  

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    Let the kids try out yoga through storytelling

    LiFE Studio and Make Believe Productions are collaborating to give your child something new to try this summer -- Kids Yoga: Yoga Through Storytelling. Children will be immersed in exciting story adventures in both mind and body as they practice kid-friendly yoga poses. There are several sessions happening this summer and there's one this Saturday, April 22, at the LiFE Studio, Taguig. Morning sessions on the day are for kids 3 to 6 years old and afternoon sessions are for ages 7 to 10. Participation fee is P1,000.   


    Shop for books

    Get your child books to read this summer! The Scholastic Summer Warehouse Sale is here, happening on April 18 to June 18, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Scholastic Warehouse, 70 C. Raymundo St., Pasig City. Lots and lots of books, series, references, arts and crafts, audio books and more will be discounted up to 70% off. You can also opt for the Book Buffet where, for a fee of P799, you get to take home all the books you can fit into a box. Cheers to reading! 


    Shop for kids shoes

    Get up to 50% off on children's shoes at The SM Stores' Kids Super Shoe Sale. It's happening until May 1 in all SM Stores nationwide. 

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