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

    Have fun at a bazaar run by kids, get free admission to a museum, head to a children's book summit, and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Spend a day with children’s books


    The Philippine Children's Book Summit is happening this Saturday, July 22, at the GT-Toyota Asian Center, UP Diliman, Quezon City. There will be workshops on comic book making and storytelling, talks on children's literature and building a reading community, and activities for kids like storytelling and making art with children's book illustrators. To pre-register, email ncbdph@gmail.com.  


    Head to a museum


    Here's something you definitely want to take advantage of! Ayala Museum is opening its doors for free this Saturday, July 22! Yup, there will be free admission to all its galleries plus they'll be holding performances and talks too. Ayala Museum is located at Makati Ave. cor. De la Rosa St., Makati.  


    Have fun at a kids' fair


    Kiddo-preneur Bazaar is a marketplace where kids are the ones managing the booths. It’s definitely one-of-a-kind! Imagine a little cutie trying to convince you to buy a cupcake she baked! Support the budding entrepreneurs and let your child make new friends at the event happening this Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Palm Drive Activity Center, Glorietta 2, Makati. 

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    Watch a film about autism


    The Autism Society of the Philippines - Sta. Rosa is bringing acclaimed Malaysian film Beautiful Pain to Philippine screens. The feature drama tackles the deeply emotional journey of a family towards autism acceptance. It will be shown from July 19 to 25 at SM MOA, North Edsa and Megamall. Catch it this weekend.    


    Let the kids play


    Treat the kids to a day of play in a toy store! Take them to Toys "R" Us' Geoffrey's Day: A Celebration of Play happening on July 22 and 23 in participating stores (Robinsons Galleria and Manila, Metro East, Powerplant and Nuvali). There will be free activities, prizes to be won and more. Register at the mall's customer service counter. 


    Register yaya for a workshop


    Register your child's yaya for The Learning Basket's Teacher Yaya: A Workshop for Your Assistant happening on Saturday, July 22, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Here she’ll learn how to understand and deal with a "makulit" child, how to respond and play with her alaga and more. Participation fee is P600 for those who pre-register and P750 for walk-ins. Pre-register here.  

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    Learn a new hobby 


    Hey, mom! In need of a me-time hobby? Learn macramé and make plant hangers at Craft MNL's Macramé: Plant Hangers workshop happening on Sunday, July 23, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Craft MNL studio, Unit 302, 926 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), Arnaiz Avenue, Makati. Participation fee is P1,950 inclusive of all materials and a plant. Register here


    Shop!


    Grab great deals on baby products at the Baby Fest happening on July 17 to 21, at the Maybank Synergy Center, Taguig. Get up to 70% off on brands like Chicco, Fisher-Price, Joie Baby, Big&Small, Vtech and more! Excited, mom? 



    Gingersnaps is having a Grand Sale until August 6! Get up to 70% off on selected items in all Gingersnaps stores and department store corners. 

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