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

    Join parenting classes, watch a puppet show with the kids, celebrate our heritage, shop and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Join a breastfeeding class

    Hey mom, are you breastfeeding or planning to? Find guidance and support at LATCH Philippines' Best Beginning in Breastfeeding class happening this Saturday, May 6, from 1 to 5 p.m., at DataBites, Los Baños, Laguna. And, if you have any particular breastfeeding concerns, you may also bring baby along for a breastfeeding consultation at the end of the class. You are also highly encouraged to bring your partner, a family member or yaya along. Fund contribution is P150. As slots are limited, pre-registration is a must. Sign up here


    Celebrate our culture and heritage 

    May is the Philippines' National Heritage Month. Celebrate at Panulondon: Mga Kuwentong pang Tsikiting, Noon at Ngayon, a free and interactive storytelling and arts and crafts session that will showcase different traditional and urban tales. It's happening this Friday, May 5, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the UP Manila Museum Building, Ermita, Manila. For inquiries, contact 0916-796-4117. 


    Watch a shadow puppet show

    PETA Theater Center brings the acclaimed puppet show, Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones, to Manila! Shows will run from May 3 to 7 at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City. The internationally-awarded shadow puppet show from Australia has flying ninjas, sneaky chickens, brain surgery and an unforgettable horse race -- summing up to a lot of kid-friendly fun and mayhem! Tickets may be booked through Ticketworld or by texting 0917-807-3069. Read more about it here.  

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    Got an aspiring thespian? The Sound of Music is calling!

    Casting for the Manila production is currently underway, and they are looking for kids age 6 to 14 (height requirements are strict) to perform with the international touring cast when the show comes to Manila this September. Those interested are advised to check out the reminders above. Remember, pre-registration is a requirement before coming to the auditions. For more information, visit The Sound of Music Manila  website.  


    Shop at a bazaar

    Need me-time, mom? Beat the heat and shop for cool finds at Threads' Pop Up Bazaar: Summer Edition happening this weekend, May 6 to 7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Palace Pool Club, Taguig. Pre-loved branded clothes, shoes and bags will be on sale, and you can bring yours too to sell. Expect scrumptious treats as well. Entrance is free. See what’s in store for you at Heythreads.com.  


    Let the kids try out yoga

    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 the last one is this Saturday, May 6, 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.   

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    Let your child join a photography workshop 

    Does your teen love taking photos? Let her join Manila Workshops' Young Photographers: Photography Workshop for Teens (ages 13 to 20). Facilitated by professional photographer Keith Dador, the workshop will teach your child about key aspects of photography including lighting, composition and more. The event is happening this Saturday, May 6, 1 to 5 p.m., at the Launch Garage, Calle Industria, Quezon City. Participation fee is P2,500. Register here


    Attend workshops for new parents

    The Parenting Emporium is hosting a couple of workshops this Saturday, May 6, both of which are facilitated by certified lactation counselor Abbie Yabot. In the morning, from 9 to 11 a.m. is A Baby Wearing Class to teach you the basics of slings and carriers.

    Then, in the afternoon, from 1 to 3 p.m., is the How to Increase Your Milk Supply workshop. Both classes have a participation fee of P1,100. To register, call 0917-811-0821.  


    Shop for shoes

    TOMS is having a Great Summer Sale with their shoes at Buy 1 Take 1 Free or Buy 2 Get 3 Free promo until June 4. There will be styles for men, women and kids up for grabs. Promo applies to selected TOM stores only. Check out the TOMS Facebook page to find out where.  


    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! 

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