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Guidelines for Storing Breast Milk

Breastfeeding can be one of the most precious experiences for any mom. As a mom who continued breastfeeding for my kid for more than 2 years, I have many tips and information to share for other moms who love breastfeeding. Storing breast milk is such another common problem which most moms face. Not only working moms, those who stay at home also should know how to store breast milk properly in order to avoid germs and other infections.

Best Ways to Storing Breast milk

Actually I continued latching with my kid; however at the first weeks of breastfeeding I had to store breast milk due to some reasons. During the time I expressed breast milk and stored in freezer in safe breast milk storage bags. There were some days which we had to store breast milk in a cool box in order to take with us until we feed our kid. So, finally with my experiences here are some of the breastmilk storage guidelines which can be helpful for you all breastfeeding moms!

Guidelines for Storing Breast milk

Best Ways to Storing Breast milk

Breastmilk can be stored in a number of ways:

  • In a cool box, you can store it for 24 hours (Remember to put enough ice packs).
  • At room temperature, you can store it for 6 hours (temperature should not be more than 25 degree C).
  • In a refrigerator, store it for 3-5 days (temperature should be at least 4 degrees C or colder). Be mindful to store breast milk at the back of the fridge where it is coldest but keep away from eggs, meat and other uncooked foods.  If you thawed, then use breast milk within 24 hours. Don’t freeze again.
  • You can store breast milk in the freezer for around 2 weeks.
  • In a home freezer, it can keep fresh for around 6 months (temperature should be minus 18 degrees C or lower).

Expressing breast milk and Storing in Breastmilk Storage bags – Things you should know

Guidelines for Storing Breast milk

The way you choose to store breast milk depends on how soon you will use it. If you will use it within a few days, keep it in a refrigerator than storing in a freezer because freezing could destroy certain elements in the milk that fight infection. You can refrigerate or freeze your milk, but you should:

  • Keep milk in sterilized containers. Use plastic bottles or particular breastmilk bags
  • Label and date the bottles or bags and use the oldest one first
  • Maintain your breast pump in good condition. Wash all the parts in hot, soapy water and rinse thoroughly before sterilizing.
  • Before storing breast milk, you should wash your hands and keep everything clean so that you could avoid bacteria growing in the stored milk.

Above are the breast milk storage guidelines which I learned during my breastfeeding journey. Please let us know your thought on this.

How to Teach Reading for your Toddler

The topic ‘How to Teach Reading for your Toddler’ sounds more stressful if you imagine of your really young kid reads a book alone. Sure, they can’t read alone. And I don’t mean that you have to sit with your toddler and start teaching him or her to read books. However, as early learners toddlers are capable of grabbing the new ideas and skills. Your young toddler can start developing good reading habits before he even learns to read.

In this post I want to share some of my experiences and what I do to improve his reading skills. Before teaching our toddler to read, I always created reading environment around him and those helped him to develop his reading habits. Here are our some of the tried and tested tips to help you to develop a reader in your kid!

How to Teach Reading for your Toddler

How to Teach Reading for your Toddler

Start reading from the day your newborn arrives home

Yes, you can start developing a reader right when your newborn arrives home from the hospital. Newborns respond to the rhythm of a voice and being drew close on a warm lap. There are books with nursery rhymes or beautiful pictures which are suitable for toddlers and infants.

Read before your toddler

When you read books, blogs or magazines, make it before your toddler. Children learn from what they see. If they observe that you are interested in reading, they are more likely to catch up the enthusiasm. They will sure follow you and start showing interest on books.

Set a reading space

You can modify a corner of the couch or a chair and make it a reading space in your toddler’s room. Arrange a spot that is comfy, has good lighting and space to keep a few books. This will make your toddler cozy and comfort with reading. We created a reading corner for our kid and he enjoys his time there. Sometimes it is just arranging books. There are times he just plays with books. But he loves his time at the reading corner.

Visit library with your toddler

how to teach reading for your toddler

Many libraries conduct story hours or literary programs for young kids. Take trips to the library with your toddler to give him a chance to raise good reading habits and also see other kids doing the same thing. You can borrow books when you are a member of the library. These books are good enough to read together with your kid.

Inspire toddlers to choose what to read

Visit library and give your child time to choose books that catches his interest. Children are more probably want to read books that they chose themselves. These activities create some responsibility and he will also improve his self-confidence.

Find reading moments during daily activities

How to Teach Your Toddler to Read

Reading a Menu is a good idea when there is no new book around 🙂

You can help your child to watch out for reading moments. It can be reading road signs, magazines or leaflets. A toddler can easily recognize the alphabet letters on Newspapers or on the leaflets. I do the same with my kid asking him to show me the letters in Newspapers.

Create a bedtime reading routine

If you read bedtime stories for your kid, this will be a daily habit. We read few books before go to the bed. Now it is a daily routine which my kid enjoys. That reading time also help to improve our bonding. So we love our bedtime reading routine!

Give your toddler lot of books

how to teach reading for your toddler

how to teach reading for your toddler

Surround your toddler with lot of age appropriate books. Create a mini library at your home. We have a collection of books which are suitable for toddlers. Other than the books we buy, we also keep the magazines which my kid can easily spend time among pictures and letters.

Other than the expensive books for toddlers, we also buy books for affordable rates. Sometimes I buy books from flea markets which are used books. But still, these books are great additions for our mini library. After all it is my kid who loves to read!

Use Book Subscription services

Book subscriptions services are really great as it is like receiving a gift each month. I found my kids love for books when he receives a book subscription by mail. The excitement for his new books last for days and he repeats reading the new books he receive.

Above are some of the things and tips which we use at our home to improve reading skills of our kid. Do you use any of these tips? If you know any other idea, please share below





Preserving Playgroup Memories of Our Kid in a Photo Book

It can be for a playgroup kid or a preschool kid. Preserving playgroup memories or even preschool memories is a challenge as there are lots of different ideas around. I faced the same and finally started my project with creating a photobook to preserve his playgroup memories.

Finally another year passed. Our kid is a preschooler now. In 2016 He had a great and precious year in his playgroup with different activities. Although our first intention of sending him for a playgroup was just to learn social skills and to interact with other similar aged kids, we noticed how they learn day by day with different activities such as arts and crafts, singing, reading and even writing.

Preserving Playgroup Memories of Our Kid in a Photo Book

Cover page of our photo book

Each day my kid came out with a craft or art work in hand. At first, I started collecting all such art pieces in a file folder. So, most of his art works are organized and he can see those when he is a grown up adult. (Hopefully) I also keep his workbooks and activity books safe and we still refer those time to time.

Other than that I started a big project! It is a photobook with my kid’s artworks and some special moments during his playgroup year. This is really exciting and I am working on this photobook these days.Before reading further,check this Arts & Crafts book for an inspiration!

Preserving Playgroup Memories of Our Kid in a Photo Book

Here is how I preserve our kid’s playgroup memories in a photobook!

As always I selected my favorite photobook company for this photo album too.

From the collection of photo book ideas for kids, I selected the design of Arts & Crafts photo book design as it is more suitable for my purpose of creating a photo book for playgroup memories.

Preserving Playgroup Memories of Our Kid in a Photo Book

Adding and arranging photos are really easy!

I have loads of memories and photos from his playgroup activities together with his arts and crafts. So, I selected the best photos in to one folder and started creating the book.

Creating this photobook is really easy and it only takes few minutes. However, you will not only own a printed photo book but also a digital photo book which you can print again if needed. I love this idea because of my experience of losing my childhood photos due to a recent flood.

Check: How to create a photo book

Preserving Playgroup Memories of Our Kid in a Photo Book

We celebrated his 3rd birthday with the playgroup friends

Anyway our photo book with our kid’s playgroup memories and activities are almost done. Once finalized and checked again, I can easily order it.

Preserving Playgroup Memories of Our Kid in a Photo Book

This is one of the pages which I added his arts and crafts at the Playgroup

Isn’t it a great idea to preserve childhood memories? They will cherish and really appreciate these photo books once they are grown up!

Check the Arts and Crafts photo book just for an inspiration. You can also subscribe with Mixbook and receive the latest details including promotions up to 50% off!

How to Select the Right Preschool?

Selecting the right preschool is one of the important tasks when the kids reach their preschool age. Although there are many preschools available, as parents we should have some idea on how to choose the right preschool depending on various facts. As my child reached preschool age and started preschool this year, we had the same doubts when selecting a preschool for him. Therefore I think it is good to share some of our experiences as these ideas may help you to select the right preschool for your kid too.

How to Select the Right Preschool

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Consider the teaching method

As early education is really important for your kid, you also need to have some idea on different early education philosophies. Some common approaches are Montessori, play based and academic preschools which gives some hint on how the preschool activities are created. Anyway there are preschools which use combine philosophies, but there are preschools which use one approach such as Montessori Method. For example, Richmond Hill Montessori ,Plano,Texas carries their programs according to the Montessori approach. Therefore the classrooms of the preschool are equipped with Montessori materials to give better learning environment for the kids.

How to Select the Right Preschool

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When you know these terms clearly, you can easily decide on the right preschool for your kid.

Do your research

If you ask your friends, colleagues and family members who have young kids, they will give you loads of ideas regarding the preschools. I also did the same at the time my son was attending playgroup classes. For me, selecting a preschool was a really new experience as I am from another country. However, the details and information I received from my friends and other parents of playgroup kids were really helpful to shortlist few preschools before we decide on one.

Visit the preschool before deciding

This is the next step I did before choosing a preschool for our kid. I shortlisted few preschools and then started visiting the schools. Although the preschool near my place was full, I also did not attract the place as it was too crowded with kids. I found a preschool which is in some distance to my home with a peaceful environment which I believe is essential for young kids to learn. These can be your personal choices. However, by visiting few preschools, you can easily select the right one which suits with your expectations.

How to Select the Right Preschool

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When you talk with the teachers or principal, you can easily clear any doubts you have regarding the preschool. This is really important and you will also understand how the school communicates with parents.

Above are the steps I followed when we select the preschool for our kid. So far our experience is really good with the new preschool and my kid happily wakes up in the morning to go to the school. I hope these tips are helpful for you too. If you have any other ideas, please share those below, so that others can get the benefit!

How To Deal When Toddler’s Bad Behavior Gets Worse

They call it ‘terrible toddler’, but I prefer to use the word ‘terrifying.’ Even putting all that I’ve learned as a nurse aside, they’re now going beyond exploration. At this stage, toddlers have their newfound autonomy, and they’ve advanced in the intelligence department.

Shy of reaching 24 months old, my boy would throw things because he enjoys them or he just feels like it. At exactly two years old, he would haul his toys and look at us as he waits for our reaction. Then he would laugh.

And before we knew it, he would throw even his food right in our faces. Yes, there’s no such thing as graceful parenthood. So if you’re wondering how to deal when toddler’s bad behaviour gets worse, I got you covered.

How To Deal When Toddler's Bad Behavior Gets Worse


Understanding Your Toddler

At one point, it was cute. That was until we were eating in a public place and I suddenly found mashed potato on my cheek. There was also the time when he scratched my cousin’s face and bit her shoulder during their first meeting.

And you may wonder, is this still normal? Or do I need to do something to stop or lessen it? When can you say ‘enough is enough’?

Remember, aggression is part of their development. You don’t want to be too harsh but neither would you prefer to be lenient when it comes to discipline. Toddlers love stretching limits especially your patience.

You tell them not to do something, and they will do it just to spite you. My mother used to say, “The bigger the child, the bigger your mouth.” And it’s just recently when I realised how frighteningly accurate that is.

What you need are two things: patience and consistency. I guess I don’t need to explain the importance of the first one anymore because you already probably know it too well. The second one is vital because you should never cave in especially when you set clear limits.

For example, you gave them a time-out. You should do what you said you’d do. Don’t just make threats. If they realise you’re just telling them, they won’t take you seriously.

What To Do

  •   Don’t shout – always go for the calm route. If your child starts biting someone and you’re there, immediately tell them ‘no’ in an assertive manner. Yelling won’t prove your point or get you anywhere.

It’s important to act as soon as you see it or before it even happens, so they will understand which ‘bad behaviour’ you’re referring. Also, don’t embarrass them in front of other people. Talk calmly.

  •    Make direct eye contact. It’s something I religiously follow when talking to my toddler. Whether I say ‘I love you’ or tell him to stop throwing his toys, I call him and sit down or squat so we can be on the same eye level.

Then I speak to him slowly and clearly.

  •    Control your temper. I did mention about avoiding any yelling or shouting. You want to lessen their aggression, and you can’t accomplish that by getting riled up quickly when they do something nasty or wrong.

If they see you lecturing them with a high-pitched voice, they might just try that too. Keep in mind how good this age is at imitating what they see.

  •    Ensure positive reinforcement and never forget to praise them for their good behaviour. Saying something good can do wonders for you and your child. But it’s easier said than done.

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: if your kid is acting up, you may scold him. But if they’re behaving nicely (no biting or throwing stuff), you might just smile inwardly and feel relieved.

Yes, it needs effort, but it will pay off. It’s a lot like a pat on the back; they might just keep up their good behaviour if they realise it will earn them positive feedback.

  •    Encourage physical activities like playing ball or running around. My son got to a stage when he threw food, toys, remote control and pretty much anything he can hold. I found that he no longer did it as often when I bought him balls of several shapes and my husband installed a basketball ring in our house.

Also, I provided an alternative where he can practice his throwing. You can also bring them to a play house or the park so they can burn off their energy.

  •    Limit screen time. I keep on stressing this out because it can have several detrimental effects on your child not just socially but also psychologically and emotionally.

Nowadays, when you try to scroll through several channels, every once in a while, you will encounter violence. Even cartoons have scenes of chasing each other or fighting. It’s just not safe.

So the best thing you can do is ensure they only get a maximum of 2 hours every day where they can watch TV (I highly discourage the use of iPads and other gadgets).

Bottom Line

I hope you learned something from this post. I totally get what you’re feeling right now – so much anxiety and stress whether your child is still within the bounds of what you can call normal and what you can do to help them.

Of course, when in doubt, you can always check with your physician. Then again, we are talking about toddlers here, and as what I have mentioned earlier, they have this reputation of pushing you to the edge.

They’re probably just overwhelmed. But even if it’s a challenging time for you, take the time to enjoy this phase because like everything else, it will pass.

Author Bio

Nancy Shaw is the founder of HiFiveBaby where she writes about common problems encountered by parents and how to deal with them, motherhood in general and FAQs about babies, toddlers and kids. She provides scientific and medical basis and also her personal experience as a mom to a wonderful toddler. Now you can explore the joy of parenthood with ease! You can also find her on Twitter

Do you Know these Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles

Recently I introduced Jigsaw puzzles for my kid and he showed love in solving puzzles with me. He was just above 2 years when I introduced the first puzzle to him and with his interest to solving the puzzles, I added more to our collection. Do you know what happened? Not only my kid, I also attracted to the puzzles and we ended up having a collection of jigsaw puzzles ranging from 9 pieces to more complicated puzzles over 40 pieces. It was a fun activity which we could concentrate our time together.

With our interest to play and solve jigsaw puzzles, I also wanted to find the benefits of playing puzzles and the benefits are really amazing. After reading this post, I am sure you also will start playing jigsaw puzzles as it is a really good way to concentrate your mind!

Benefits of doing jigsaw puzzles

Well, before going for the health benefits of playing jigsaw puzzles, I just want to share my experiences at our home. The puzzles actually can connect all of us. We solve jigsaw puzzles together and it really creates family moments which I am really happy. Playing jigsaw puzzles is one of the entertainment activities which anyone spends time to release the tension of the day. Other than that, below are some of the health benefits you can expect by playing with jigsaw puzzles.

Doing jigsaw puzzles is really helpful for the brain development. Usually left brain thinks logically and right brain is responsible for creative and emotional tasks. However if you use both left brain and right brain together at the same time, your mind power will improve and it gets better day by day. As jigsaw puzzles are such activity which you need to use both left brain and right brain together, that will enhance your brain power while improving efficiency and concentration.

One of the Jigsaw Puzzles I play online.(Credits :

One of the Jigsaw Puzzles I play online.(Image Credits :

That is why even as adults, it is good to play and solve jigsaw puzzles in order to stimulate your brain power. When you play with your kids, they will also learn to concentrate and solve problems logically which are important skills for any one.

How to find Jigsaw Puzzles?

Finding jigsaw puzzles is not that difficult. You can easily buy jigsaw puzzles with different themes. However, if you don’t organize your jigsaw puzzles this will end up with a mess. You will also spend more time for finding missing puzzle pieces which can also create stressful situation.

If you dont organize properly,these jigsaw puzzles can create a mess too :)

If you don’t organize properly,these jigsaw puzzles can create a mess too 🙂

Another way of playing puzzles is by using online puzzles. With a collection of free jigsaw puzzles you can spend time concentrating on your task without worrying about organizing those after playing. Other than that, you will find new puzzles every day and this will refresh your experience and thinking style as you can find different themes and different size puzzles.

Online jigsaw puzzles (Image credit:

Online jigsaw puzzles (Image credit:

There are also apps which are full of jigsaw puzzles. You can easily download such app with jigsaw puzzles and play when you are free, even while travelling.

Playing jigsaw puzzles online or playing physical puzzles are known therapeutic exercise for brain. It is not only good for kids, but also a good activity for adults. This is what I found these days while introducing jigsaw puzzles for my kid. We enjoy playing and solving jigsaw puzzles at our home.

How about you? Do you play puzzles?

If so how do you find jigsaw puzzles? Do you like to buy puzzles or do you like online puzzles? Please share your thoughts.


Five Math Tips For Your Child

Helping your children at maths is down to some fundamentals – so here are some of the basics – take a look.

1. Time For Homework Should Be Scheduled Wisely

Especially for parents of children in elementary and middle school, time is particularly important, A regular and uninterrupted time should be regulated for maths, the time should be around half as long as the weekly class your child attends. Within one day of having learned it, most people will forget up to forty percent of the new information they acquired. When homework is done in the first or second day after class, the knowledge is reinforced and absorption is increased. For optimal learning conditions, homework should be scheduled for a time when your child is not only well fed, but also alert.

Math Tips For Your Child

2. Avoid Providing Your Child With the Solution

When helping your child with his or her homework, resist the urge of providing them with the solution. If your explanation were to differ from the teacher’s explanation, all that will come of it is a confused child. The best approach is to ask your child if they comprehend the problem. Ninety percent of the time, children are only unsure of what the question is. If you have done your best to clarify the problem yet your child still does not understand, place a question mark next to that problem or send the teacher an email. When the teacher notices this, he or she will provide an explanation during their next class.

Math Tips For Your Child

3. Place Value in the Program

It is not necessary for you to be a math professor or to have a deep understanding of math to be an excellent parent. A child is intelligent, they catch on to what is of value to you, they only want to please you. By talking about it over dinner or around your friends you can show your child that you value the program. On the way home from class, ask your child what they learned. Let them know that them being a student makes you proud. Try your best to foster a very positive atmosphere around math school. There are plenty of things that your child will always value over doing homework, however, if your child senses how important maths is you you, they too will find it important suggests James Goldsmith of

4. Have a Good Relationship With Your Child’s Teacher

Teachers are not only a great resource for your child, but also for you. Keep your child’s teacher contact information on hand just in case there are any questions during the semester. During the semester try to see your child’s teacher not only before but after class as well, this should be done at least three times. By doing this, a better classroom connection is being built for your child.

Math Tips For Your Child

5. Properly Use the Homework Help

The homework help services we offer can be an excellent resource not only to help make up any classes your child may have missed but also to help cover subjects which he or she may find more complex. However, if homework help is overused and abused, a child could become overly dependent on it or grow to resent it. We suggest that as a rule, homework help is not used anymore than three times per semester. If there is any confusion with routine homework’s, the best resource available is your child’s teacher. You can write a note on the homework or email the teacher if needed.

Make sure you help your child come up with questions for homework help. This will help the tutor be aware of any concepts which may be more difficult for your child. It also encourages students to take an active role in their learning processes.





Planting Seeds with Toddlers

Planting seeds with kids can be a great activity to teach them about nature and science about plants. However, you no need to stay till your baby is a grown up kid to show him about how seeds become plants. Instead, planting seeds can be a great activity which you can do with a toddler too. This activity will not only show how seeds become plants, it will also give the opportunity for kids to learn about loving and caring the nature. They will grow the responsibility towards take caring of the plants by watering daily and by adding fertilizers. Isn’t this a good way to impose some responsibility on toddlers?

Planting seeds with toddlers - Our experience with planting chilli seeds

Planting seeds with toddlers – Our experience with planting chilli seeds

Planting chilli seeds

Planting chilli seeds

Planting seeds with toddlers

Watering the plants is his favourite activity.Yes this is wrong to water while standing.He learned it later 🙂

Planting seeds with toddlers

Growing seeds with toddlers – Some of the chilli plants

Planting seeds with my toddler is one of the favourite activities at our home and my kid loves it. We don’t use any special methods or we even don’t buy seeds. I use seeds such as pumpkin, chilli or tomato from our weekly vegetable purchasing and dry the seeds before planting.

Planting Pumpkin seeds

Planting Pumpkin seeds – yes,this soil condition is not the best for seeds to grow 🙂

We love watching Pumpkin seeds grow to plants

We love watching Pumpkin seeds grow to plants

Our pumpkin plants

Our pumpkin plants

We love to see such plants in the morning.

We love to see such plants in the morning. 🙂

Sanu, my kid loves to rake the soil and plant the seeds. After planting the seeds, it is time to water and take care of the plants. When he sees the first signs of plants through the soil, I can see how happy he is. He starts talking with the plants and sometimes he also wants to water more than two times a day which I need to control!

Watering plants is the best activity! :)

Watering plants is the best activity! 🙂

Together with planting seeds, we also enjoy reading the book ‘Seeds Grow’ which explains about planting seeds for young kids. Really, this is a great activity to teach about plant growth for kids. It is good if I can create a garden for kids but with this simple activity we enjoy our love for gardening.

Do you have experience with planting seeds with toddlers?Please share your ideas and memories.






Do you Believe in Astrology and Horoscope for Kids?

Do you believe in astrology and horoscope for kids? Well, this may sound a bit different topic from the other posts I shared before. But, when I found my kid’s horoscope today, I just wanted to check about children astrology and write about some of my findings as a blog post. These details may help you to find some character details of your kids.

As parents we have a big responsibility on raising kids in a happy environment with good qualities and habits. But, it is always not an easy task. Kids show different behavior and we need to shape up them with all the good and positive things in order to face the future. However, we don’t know their hidden talents and hidden character as we can’t really see those while raising kids.

Do you prepare horoscope for kids?

Do you prepare horoscope for kids?

However, with astrology you can find some future predictions and character readings by using the birth time or date. As a Sri Lankan, we have this tradition of preparing a horoscope for kids at the birth and checking the horoscope for any special occasion. We usually prepare a baby horoscope once a newborn comes to the world. With the horoscope, we also receive a detailed astrology reading which predicts the future and character of the person. I remember the day I delivered my child. I asked the doctor that I need the exact birth time to prepare his baby horoscope. We used his birth time to find letters for his name and after that we used it for many Sri Lankan traditions such as introducing solid food for first time and introducing books. Other than preparing auspicious time for special occasions, the future predictions and character details are helpful for identifying kid’s behavior. So we can use such details to guide him for a better life.Although we don’t completely rely on astrology,we use the astrology readings and predictions as a guide to avoid some situations.

Astrology and Horoscope for Kids

Astrology and Horoscope for Kids may help for better parenting.

Children & Parenting Astrology Details from  Astrology.Care

With my interest on reading about parenting and children astrology, I also found a website which shares more details on astrology. In the section for children astrology, I could find the details and character of my kids zodiac sign. It was really interesting to go through the site as I found the details are exactly what my child shows now. With my interest on finding more accurate children astrology reading online, finally I thought of sharing this post.If you are interested in reading about your kid’s character ,please check and the post about children astrology. The details you find about your kids will help you to take decisions when you guide them. That will sure help you as a guide for parenting!

Do you read astrology predictions?





Our First Visit to the Library with Toddler

Last week we visited the public library. It was the first library visit of our son, so he was really excited with his new experience.

At home we encourage him to read books and we always surround him with books that are good for toddlers. When he was few months old, we introduced him some baby storytime books too. However, we bought most of these books for him. Recently he received new books from Josh & Cherrie subscription box service and .So he has enough new books to read at home and he loves reading books.

First Visit to the Library

Ready to go to the library.He loves the bags received from and wanted to use one of the bags for this visit.

He also receives one book from his Playgroup library and he has some idea that he needs to return the library book after reading. Although I planned to visit the library with him from long time, it was always postponed. And finally we did it!

First Visit to the Library

The excited kid wanted to walk to the library and he didn’t feel tired! 🙂

When we visited the Kids World Fair last week, we also received some brochures and a book from National Library Board Singapore which encourages young kids to read. That made us really wanting to visit the nearby library.

I always had doubt of my son’s behavior inside the library. As this is the first visit and he is too active, I prepared him along the week for the library visit. I always mentioned him that he cannot talk loud, he needs to sit and read books and finally he needs to return the books which he borrows from the library.

First Visit to the Library

Inside the library.He read many books.

It seems the little guy absorbed the all things that we told him. He behaved really well inside the library. He was so quiet and excited with lots of books to read. Finally he borrowed few books from the library and these days our home is full of reading activities! We had a great first visit to the library!

First Visit to the Library

After borrowing books and after his first library experience,he gave me some serious look for a photo! 🙂

How about you? Do you visit the library with little kids? Do they like their library experience? Please share your thoughts below.










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