Are you a parent who worries about your child’s inability to speak, or even understand, his native tongue? You’re not alone. A lot of parents and teachers talk about students’ inability and reluctance to speak Filipino. Tutorial centers for the subject abound, and students’ Filipino grade usually blights an otherwise outstanding report card. I’m one of those parents. … [Read more...]
Santa Who? Introduce Kids to Saint Nicholas Instead!
When our first child was still a wee one, my husband and I got into thinking about how we wanted to deal with Santa. Should we just let her (and future children) ride on the Santa bandwagon with secret gifts in stockings, or should we find a greater meaning beneath the marketing ploy and season frenzy? Through the years, we’ve managed to start meaningful Christmas family … [Read more...]
Enjoying the Original “Ibong Adarna” in the Elementary Years
I always thought that we would “tackle” Ibong Adarna and Florante at Laura in the high school years. Such a strong word – tackle – for something as beautiful as reading those two literary works. If you also didn’t have a good experience of reading them in your school days, I’m sure that’s the word you would be compelled to use too! Using living books for my children’s … [Read more...]
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