Last year we started the tradition of giving Rose a tote bag filled with books corresponding to her development and interests. This year I found a couple books that seemed appropriate. The first is a book of Tagalog words. I know no Tagalog, so this will also be a learning experience for me. The second is still a bit too old for her now and will be put away for another time, but is a book of Filipino children's stories.
I dream of taking a trip to the Philippines with Rose some day. Maybe a high school graduation trip? If we go I'll definitely be asking for some guidance, suggestions, and advice from others who have been.