• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on August 5 to 7

    Go to a breastfeeding fair, watch a movie, eat desserts and shop!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Go to a breastfeeding fair



    Celebrate breastfeeding at Hakab Na! 2016 organized by Breastfeeding Pinays. There will be lactation experts giving talks and providing support for breastfeeding families. There’s going to be loads of activities including learning session on breastfeeding, picky eaters and motherhood. Also within the venue is a Baby and Kid Bazaar featuring the event sponsors, mompreneurs and local businesses showcasing proudly local merchandise. The event is happening this Saturday, Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Metrotent Convention Center, Pasig City. For more info and to register, visit hakabna.com


    Learn about child disciplining and homeschooling

    The Learning Basket has two workshops for you this weekend, parents. 

    First, there's the Positive Discipline workshop that aims to help parents find better methods of disciplining their children. The workshop will discuss why children misbehave, why parents react the way they do to misbehavior and how parents can find long term solutions to usual boiling points. It's happening this Saturday, Aug. 6, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee is P600 inclusive of snacks and handouts. 

    Then, there's Literature-Based Learning: Using Picture Books as Stepping Stones to Learning. Here you'll learn how to cultivate your child's love of learning, start planning a preschool homeschool, plan activities centered on literacy skills nd pre-math skills and more. It's happening this Saturday, Aug. 6, from 3 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee is P600 inclusive of snacks and handouts. 

    For more info on both workshops and to register, visit thelearningbasket.com


    Sign yaya up for a workshop

    The Parenting Emporium, in partnership with Peekaboo, is holding Yaya Seminar on Toddler Care. Here, nannies will be trained on how to care for your little one. Topics covered include feeding, bathing, playing with, dressing your toddler and a couple others. The event is happening on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee is P600. To register, call 0917-811-0821.   


    Watch a movie without the kids


     

    R-rated comedy, Bad Moms, features Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn as moms who are fed up with the society’s insane expectations from moms—and the ridiculous mommy wars. To liberate themselves from the judgy PTA mom leaders played by Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Annie Mumolo, Mila and company decide to throw a party. And to say it got a little wild would be an understatement. Showing now in cinemas.


    Go to a dessert fair

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    Indulge in all kinds of sweet treats, desserts and pastries at Home Sweet Home: A Dessert and Home Fair. Take the whole family and pick goodies to eat on the spot or to take home. The fair will be up from Aug. 3 to 10, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Festival Mall, Muntinlupa City.


    Try origami

    Got an craftsy kid? CraftMNL has just the thing for her this weekend. Their Origami for Kids workshop will introduce her to the Japanese art of paper folding and teach her how she can create her own origami pieces. The event is happening this Friday, Aug. 5, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at CraftMNL, Makati. Participation fee is P600. to register, visit craftmnl.com.  


    Learn how to make your own video game

    If your child is into video games, maybe he'll enjoy making his own too. Register him for The Mind Museum's Gameplay workshop where he'll learn to do just that using Scratch. The event is happening this Saturday, Aug. 6, at The Mind Museum, Taguig City. Participation fee is P50. To register email, makerspacepilipinas@themindmuseum.org. 


    Shop for toys

    Toy Kingdom is having a Toy Fair. Get up to 50% off on selected toys until Aug. 31 in all Toy Kingdom stores


    Shop for kids shoes

    The SM Store is having a Toon Shoe Craze Sale! Get up to 50% off on kids' character brand shoes (from Hello Kitty to Batman) until Aug. 31 in all SM Stores.


    Hoard books

    Books For Less is having its biggest-ever Warehouse Sale. You can even get books and titles for P20! The sale is happening until Aug. 31 at the Books for Less Warehouse, 643 Mercedez Ave., San Miguel, Pasig. 

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