• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on April 8 to 10

    Attend a workshop on play, make festive art, ride bikes, go to a book launch and shop for toys all in one weekend.
  • Attend a workshop all about play 

    Learn about the importance of play in young children at Playful Learning: The Whys and Hows of Play workshop by The Learning Basket. There will be interactive learning sessions about the different kids of play, how to play with kids and setting up a play environment at home. Bring the kids because there will be activities and play areas set up for them. The event is happening this Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, 29 1st St., New Manila, Quezon City. Participation fee is P600. Register here.   


    Register yaya for a workshop

    Have peace of mind whenever you leave your little one in yaya's capable hands -- register her for the Yaya Seminar on Child Safety by The Parenting Emporium and Peekaboo. Here she'll learn about first aid, crime prevention and what she should do in the event of an emergency. The event is happening this Saturday, April 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, 29 1st St., New Manila, Quezon City. Participation fee is P1,500. To register, call 0917-811-0821. 


    Make Philippine culture-inspired art

    Spend quality bonding time with your child every weekend this summer starting this Saturday by joining Ayala Museum's Mommy and Me: Sensory Art Workshops for Your Young Ones, ideal for mom and her kid age 2 to 6 years old. Here you and your child will be making simple arts and crafts that are inspired by our country's colorful and rich festivals. The first session on Baguio's Panagbenga Festival is happening this Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati. Activities include making greeting cards for each other through flower printing. Participation fee is P750 per session. For inquiries and to register, call 759-8288 local 35.  


    Go biking

    Children of all ages will get to enjoy some outdoor fun on bikes this weekend at Kids on Bikes 2016. For children ages 3 to 5, there's the Fun Race where kids and their parents get to roam free in a playground. Kids ages 6 to 8 get to join the Relay Race and battle with their parent at a mini bike race competition and different relay games. Kids ages 9 to 13 will join the major bike competition where they can race with other kids to win the grand title of "Biker Kid of the Year." The event is happening this Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Emerald Avenue, Pasig City. For full mechanics on how to join, click here


    Watch The Jungle Book



    Rudyard Kipling's classic children's tale The Jungle Book is adapted to the big screen once again, this time as a live action movie. Follow Mowgli (played by Neel Sethi), a boy raised by a family of wolves, as he goes on a journey of self-discovery and meets peculiar creatures on the way: a panther (Ben Kingsley), a bear (Bill Murray), a python (Scarlett Johansson) and a ferocious tiger (Idris Elba). Catch it on its first weekend.


    Go to a book launch

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    The Toddler Travels by Genevieve Gutierrez-Figueroa is having a book launch this Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The book provides parents with advice and realizations drawn from the author's adventures abroad with her little one, accompanied by stunning illustrations by Monica Esquivel.


    Meet and greet Stevie and the Superdudes 

    If you and your child have read former Hi-5 member Stevie Nicholson's new book Superdudes, then you know how cool the superheroes are. Get the chance to meet them and Stevie in person this weekend! They'll be at SM Jazz this Friday, April 8 and at SM Megamall this Saturday, April 9. Aside from a meet and greet, there will be games, workshops, and a live performance, too. For full mechanics on how to join, visit the SMDC Jazz Mall Facebook page and the SM Megamall Facebook page.


    Reserve a seat at a popular dining spot

    Dining out with the whole family this weekend? Reserve a table instantly and for free with the help of Seats, a new mobile app and website that guarantees you a spot at your chosen restaurant. Download the app and pick from Seats list of restaurants including Vikings Luxury Buffet, Four Seasons Hotpot City, Sky Lounge, Watami and more. Happy eating! 


    Go to another book launch

    The ultimate teen queen Kathryn Bernardo is launching her book Everyday Kath: Kathryn Bernardo's 365 Ways to Be a Teen Queen this Sunday, April 10, 3 p.m. at the Eastwood Mall, Quezon City. Get a copy for your own teen and maybe chat a little with Kath herself and learn a thing or two about your teenager's world. 


    Watch a play

     

    For the month of April, Repertory Philippines is staging the musical Stepping Out, a good-natured comedy piece by Richard Harris, which tells the story of former chorus girl Mavis, who teaches a dance class in London. While learning the basics of body language and movement, she must deal with the drama cooking up in the studio. Cast in the musical are award-winning performers like Bituin Escalante, Joy Virata, Shiela Francisco, and Natalie Everett. The show runs from April 1 to 24, with four shows this weekend, at the Onstage Theater, Greenbelt One, Makati City. Ticket prices start at P800. Get tickets here


    Buy toys 

    Summer is here and Toys "R" Us is having a toy sale! Get up to 50% off on toys at the Toys "R" Us Hot Summer Deals happening from March 1 until April 30 in all branches nationwide.


    Go on a shopping spree

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    Brands like Mother Care, Cotton On, F&X, Typo, La Senza and Aldo are joining The Great Lifestyle Brands Summer Sale. Kashieca, Bench, Cath Kidston and many others are going to be there, too. The sale runs until May 13, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bench Tower, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

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