Just because school’s out and it’s summer doesn’t mean your child has to be idle. Instead of letting them spend the whole day in front of the television or computer, enroll them in summer classes and give them the opportunity to be well-rounded. Enroll yourself too and learn a new skill or gain a new hobby with your child. This will allow you to share new experiences together and build a different kind of bond.
Summer is the best season to learn swimming. Swimming is fun and being in the water is made even more joyful because it offers a respite from the summer heat. Aquatic sports develop a child’s discipline and confidence. Swimming with your baby enhances the mother-baby bond, and is a great way to practice positive, proactive parenting.
The Bert Lozada Swim School
My Baby and Me Aquatic Program
11 locations in Metro Manila and in provinces like Bacolod, Batangas,
Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya and Rizal
Basic swimming (7 to 21 years old)
51 Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City
Encourage your child to appreciate cuisine. Kids love experimenting with texture, color, flavor and scents. Channel their natural curiosity by making them enjoy the magic of cooking. Accompany your child and brush up on your kitchen skills! There’s nothing like spending time with your child as you both explore the delights of food.
The Center for Asian Culinary Studies Manila
Hands-on Cooking Classes Just For Kids (Kids should be accompanied by 1 adult)
CACS, P. Guevarra Street, San Juan, Metro Manila
The Center for Asian Culinary Studies Baking for Kids / Baking for Teens Torres Street, Holiday Gym and Spa Complex, Davao City http://www.cacschef.com/
Alliance Francaise de Cebu
French Cuisine (for moms)
QC Pavillion Building, Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City
Ballet is a great way for a child to learn good posture, coordination and grace. Moms can enhance these qualities too! Ballet gives you a complete workout and develops strength, resistance and flexibility. Hyperactive kids will find a positive outlet for all their energy. Ballet takes a lot of concentration so it’s the perfect activity for kids or grownups that have a hard time focusing. Dream big and join the school’s yearly recital! Mother and child together in a dance production is one of those rare, unforgettable moments.
Shirley Halili Cruz School of Ballet
Baby Ballet (at least 3 yrs old) and Adult Ballet
HCSB Main Studio, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Royeca School of Ballet.
Baby Ballet (at least 3 years old) and Adult Ballet
Valencia Compound, Jacinto Extension, Davao City
Ballet Academy of Cebu
1081 Andres Abellana Street, Cebu City
PUBLIC SPEAKING AND PERFORMANCE ARTS
Experience with your child how words can heal and transform. Help them discover the emotion in words. Direct this emotion and become skilled communicators. Listening and empathy are skills that parent and child need to enhance. Public speaking teaches comprehension, confidence and clarity. You and your child can learn how to speak in important situations and express feelings clearly.
Public Speaking (13 yrs old – above)
5th level Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong
#3-1st San Antonio Village, Apas, Cebu City
LCB Performing Arts Center Foundation
Performing Arts and Dance
48 Villamor St. Bo. Obrero, 8000 Davao City, Philippines
The importance of music is recognized in all cultures because it has benefits that go beyond the skill of playing a musical instrument. Musically-inclined children are more sensitive and are more self-assured. Music lessons teach that excellence is achieved through hard work and dedicated effort. Musically-inclined individuals are likely to develop positive personalities and are likely to do well in school or in their jobs. Young achievers like Sarah Geronimo and Charice Pempengco are just some of the alumni of the center. Join your child in learning a new instrument and bring out your melodious side.
Center for Pop Music
Lessons in Guitar, Keyboard or Drums
17 locations Metro Manila and provinces like Batangas, Cavite and Cebu City
Yamaha Music School
Lessons in piano, organ, drums, violin, saxophone, guitar, flute and voice
YLH Building M. Bussan Street J.P Laurel Avenue, Davao City