June 18, 2024

Early READ Fiesta @ Woodlands Regional Library

The school holidays are in full swing, and as a mom, I’m always on the lookout for engaging and educational activities to keep my son entertained. Last weekend, we stumbled upon an event that not only captivated my son’s attention but also ignited his love for reading—the Early READ Fiesta at Woodlands Regional Library.

Free Fun for the Whole Family:

The best part about the Early READ Fiesta was that it was a free event hosted at the Woodlands Regional Library. With the school holiday in full swing, it was the perfect opportunity for me to take my son out for an exciting day filled with activities and creativity.


Crafty Adventures:

The highlight of the event was undoubtedly the array of craft activities that had the children buzzing with excitement. From creating adorable Caterpillar headgear to embarking on an Under the Sea adventure craft and spinning a web of fun with the Incy Wincy Spider Craft, there was no shortage of imaginative projects to keep little hands busy.

Below are some photos of each craft activity.

My Caterpillar Headgear


Check our counting by tens caterpillar craft game that we did when the child was in preschool.

Under the sea adventure-craft

Under the sea adventure-craft
Under the sea adventure-craft
Under the sea adventure-craft

Incy Wincy Spider Craft

Incy Wincy Spider Craft

Eco-Friendly Fun: Mini Junkyard Fun

In addition to the crafts, the event also featured a unique recycling sorting activity named “My Junkyard Fun.” It was heartening to see the children not only having a blast but also learning about the importance of recycling in a hands-on and entertaining way.

Mini Junkyard Fun

Reading Incentives:

As if the craft activities weren’t enticing enough, there was an additional incentive for the little bookworms. After completing the various activities, each child was encouraged to borrow a minimum of 8 books from the library—a fantastic way to promote the joy of reading.

Sweet Rewards:

To sweeten the deal, once all the activities were completed and the books were borrowed, the children were able to redeem a squishy along with some activity books. This not only added an extra layer of excitement but also served as a delightful reward for their participation and engagement throughout the day.


Encouraging a Love for Reading:

The main theme of the Early READ Fiesta was clear—to instill a love for reading in young minds. By combining the crafts with the pleasure of taking home new books, the event successfully encouraged children to explore the magical world of literature.


The Early READ Fiesta at Woodlands Regional Library turned out to be a delightful surprise for my son and me. It was a day filled with laughter, creativity, and, most importantly, a renewed enthusiasm for reading. Events like these not only provide a break from the routine but also play a crucial role in shaping a child’s love for learning. As the school holidays continue, I’m on the lookout for more hidden gems that can turn ordinary days into extraordinary memories for my family.

After the event, we had lunch together. A quick lunch of Korean BBQ Chicken with rice added a savory touch.


However, my son also had to attend swimming lessons. We didn’t have much time left. Instead of a drink, we had plain water. So, this plain water bottle with our meal is my ticket to enter T Tuesday event today.


Update: I have some news too. My blog was selected as Best Parenting Blog 2023 in Singapore by LUXlife Magazine.


How was your weekend? Do you enjoy reading? Do you visit the library often, or do you have the habit of frequent library visits? Please share your thoughts below. 🙂

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Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi

Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog. She shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences of raising a child in Singapore.

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12 thoughts on “Early READ Fiesta @ Woodlands Regional Library

  1. This looks like a fun time. I love library events. Especially ones for kids. It looks like your son had a really good time, and it’s something for during the school holidays. How long do these holidays last? I hope you have a wonderful T day and week ahead, and have fun with your son. hugs-Erika

  2. Congratulations on the parenting award, wow, that’s great! What an honour! I love the library event, it’s so important that children learn to love reading. They do similar events in the libraries here. It’s so worthwhile to do these events for kids. I alwas have my nose in a book, and when I paint I listen to books. Happy T Day, have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  3. Such a great event full of wonderful crafts. It’s always great to encourage children to read. The Korean bbq looks delicious!
    Happy Tea Day,

  4. Libraries are great with such fun activities for adults as well as children. Looks like your son had a great time and the crafts are really cute. Kudos to the library staff for coming up with such creative projects. Happy T Day

  5. Congratulations on your award! Well deserved!
    And what a fab day out for you and your son. I love libraries, and that is because i was taken to the library on a regular basis when I was a child. It was wonderful to be able to choose two books every week, and my sister chose two too. We would have finished the books in a few days.
    Now as an adult I still read a lot and because >>I don’t live in an english speaking country, it’s expensive to buy physical books. But I have an e-reader (a Kindle) and I read a book a week on average. I have studies for a large part of my life and because I’m retired, I can now read novels without feeling guilty.
    Libraries have changed so much over the years, and your library sounds great fun for children. Your son is very lucky.
    Happy T-Day,

  6. What a fun adventure. I wish OUR library offered activities like that. Your son looked like he had a wonderful time, too. Thanks for sharing these fun activities he experienced. It’s been forever since I’ve had Korean BBQ. It looks wonderful. Water is always perfect for T. too. Thanks for sharing, dear Amila.

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