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  • Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on July 22 to 24

    Celebrate National Children's Book Day, attend a workshop for new parents and shop for great beauty finds all in one weekend!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Celebrate National Children’s Book Day

    In case you didn’t know, July 19 was National Children’s Day. To celebrate, The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) and is having week-long activities. This weekend, they’re holding a book fair and loads of talks on children’s literature. The 2016 National Children’s Book Fair will be showcasing Filipino children’s books by local publishers, including this year’s PBBY winners.  The Children’s Literature Talks will range from topics about stories, reading, learning and promoting literature. It’s all happening on Saturday, July 23, at Xavier School, San Juan. For the schedule of talks, visit the PBBY Facebook page.  

    Learn how to talk to your child about love and sex

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    Don’t let your child’s first learnings about love and sex come from their friends and the media. Learn how you can effectively talk to your child about these seemingly embarrassing subjects and how much ground you should cover at Manila Workshop’s The Askable Parent: How to Talk to Your Kids about Sexuality, Love & Relationships workshop. Leading the session will be Pammy Godoy, a United Nations Officer who has worked with the Department of Education and the Department of Health on issues relating to children, parenting and reproductive health. The event is happening this Saturday, July 23, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participation fee is P1,200. For more details and to register, call 0927-281-6651.  

    Learn more about your child and speech therapy


    Raising a child who has been diagnosed with speech and language disorder? You may find the help your child will need at a series of talks at the first convention of the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (PASP) called Beyond Borders to be held at SMX Convention Center in SM Aura, Taguig on July 23 and 24. The talks aim to increase the personal involvement of family members in the intervention and therapy process. See the full schedule of talks here

    Learn what to expect at a new parents workshop


    Expecting parents? New mom or dad? Learn a thing or two at a workshop just for you. Manila Workshops, in partnership with The Parenting Emporium, is bringing back their First Time Parents workshop series. The first two sessions are happening this Saturday, July 23, at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. “OB Check-ups and Pregnancy Nutrition” is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


    Preparing for Delivery Day/Newborn Care” is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participation fee for each of the classes is P600. To register, call 0917-811-0821.  

    Learn how to tell stories from a master!


    Liven up your bedtime stories by attending Museo Pambata’s A Storytelling Workshop for Adults. Here you’ll learn from veteran actor Bodjie Pascua himself on how to effectively tell stories to children. The event is happening this Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Museo Pambata, Manila. Participation fee is P1,500. To register, call 523-1797.  

    Shop for awesome goodies for your kid


    Toys, manipulatives and cool new products for up to 50% off at Playworks Philippines’ Introductory Sale happening from July 20 to 22 at the HSBC Centre, BGC, Taguig.  

    Get a stroller for cheap

    Baby Company is having a Stroller Fest with strollers from Maclaren, Graco and Aprica up to 30% off. The sale runs from July 18 to 31 at the Baby Company SM City Makati branch.

    Splurge on beauty finds


    Good news, pretty mama! Beauty MNL is having an Epic Mid-year Sale with over 900 makeup and skin care items from 89 brands up to 70% off. Shop ‘til you drop at their online store beautymnl.com

    Shop for minimalist home essentials


    Muji is having an End of Season Sale! Get selected items up to 70% off  including beddings, tableware, storage and dust boxes and more until July 31.

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