• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on March 25 to 26

    Switch off the lights for an hour, do science experiments, look around a health fair, shop for baby stuff and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Switch off the lights for Earth Hour



    Teach your child to care for our home and take part in this year’s Earth Hour. On March 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., iconic landmarks from all around the world will be switching-off their lights in participation. You can also do the same at home or join Earth Hour Philippines’ main switch-off event at the SM by the Bay, Mall of Asia Complex, from 7 to 10 p.m. on the same date. Aside from the program, there will also be interactive booths all about saving the planet.


    Learn the difference between a traditional school from a Montessori and more 



    If your child is starting school soon, here's a workshop to consider attending. The Parenting Emporium's School 101: Your Guide to Different Learning Options workshop will introduce you to the different education systems available today. There's traditional, Montessori, Waldorf, homeschool and more to choose from, and this session will help you pick the right one for your little learner. The event is happening this Saturday, March 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, 29 1st St., New Manila, Quezon City. Participation is free. To register, call 0917-811-0821.


    Say hi to Chase and Marshall 



    Does your little one absolutely adore Paw Patrol? A Meet and Greet with Chase and Marshall is happening this Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Venice Grand Canal Mall, Taguig. Paw Patrol is on the roll!


    See what you can find at a health fair



    Relax and slow down this weekend at Flow in the City: Fashion Food Wellness, happening on March 24 to 26, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at The Podium, Mandaluyong. Expect healthy food choices and a wide-range of quality local products. Workshops and activities are lined up too, including yoga for kids, a healthy eating demo for families, and more. See the full event schedule and sign up for workshops here


    Join parenting workshops

    The Learning Basket has a couple of workshops lined up for parents this weekend. One is happening at The Parenting Emporium and the other you can participate in from home! 



    First up is Positive Discipling for Toddlers and Preschoolers this Saturday, March 25, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The Parenting Emporium, 29 1st St., New Manila, Quezon City. The workshop aims to help parents find better methods of disciplining their children. It 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. Participation fee is P600 inclusive of handouts and snacks. Learn more and register here



    Then there's The Early Years: Homeschooling 2 to 6 Year Olds, happening this Saturday, March 25, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This will be a live webinar (web seminar), which means you can join the workshop without leaving your home. All you need is a computer and internet connection! The workshop will prepare you with all the basics you need to know about homeschooling your tots. Participation fee is P500. Learn more and register here


    Eat and learn at a baby buffet



    Got a little one ready for solids? Join The Parenting Emporium and The Breastfeeding Club as they host a Baby Buffet! During this low table feast, you'll be taught how to introduce solids, how to choose food to give, and more, all while you and your baby try plates and plates of food choices. Unfortunately for working parents, this event falls on a weekday though on Tuesday, March 28, 9 to 11 a.m., at The Parenting Emporium, 29 1st St., New Manila, Quezon City. For rates and to register, call 0917-811-0821.  


    Do a science project




    Support your child's love of science and let her join The Mind Museum's Lab-In-A-Box! Mini-scientist participants will be given treasure troves of things to tinker and experiment with. It's a do-it-yourself science project in a box! Stop by The Mind Museum in Taguig, on March 25, Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m. to join. Participation fee is P50. Kids below 9 years old are required adult supervision. To reserve a slot, email makerspacepilipinas@themindmuseum.org. 


    Shop for baby stuff! 



    Go on a shopping spree for your little one at The Metro Stores' Baby Fair Sale. Find all sorts of baby necessities at affordable prices! The sale runs until April 16 in all Metro Stores and Super Metro Stores



    Chicco is having a Kids Craze Warehouse Sale! Get up to 80% off on selected baby gears, feeding essentials, toys, apparel and more. The sale is happening this weekend, March 24 to 26 at the RGI Corporate Center, Quezon City. Don't miss it!

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