Books for Toddlers Posts

The Groovy Giraffe – Online Bookstore Singapore for Children’s Books #Review

The Groovy Giraffe is our latest finding for buying children’s books online for really affordable rates. We love our experiences. So, this is my Groovy Giraffe review which will be helpful for you to decide on your next book purchase for your kids!

We all know that reading to our kids is one of the best things which we can do from their early stages of life. I started reading books for my son when he was just few months old. Now we continue the same habit and we have established a bed time reading routine too. There are many advantages of reading books for kids including improving the communication skills, better literacy, academic skills and mastering the language. There are many more reasons to read with kids. Reading will also develop a stronger relationship between the parent and the kid. With all these reasons, we always surround our kid with age appropriate books for him to read including the books from the library.

The Groovy Giraffe Review

The Groovy Giraffe #Review

However, it is not a secret that children’s books are quiet expensive if you buy those from a local book store. This can be a reason for some parents to not to buy books for their kids. But, you can easily buy books from online bookshops as most of the bookshops sell high quality books for affordable rates. Most of the time, online bookshops sell the books for a rate lower than the local book store.

What is Groovy Giraffe?

The Groovy Giraffe review

Have you heard of The Groovy Giraffe? The Groovy Giraffe is the Singapore’s first online children’s remainder bookstore. You can find brand new, high quality books there for a really lower rate. The books are not second hand or used books. Instead, these books are directly from the publishers which are over printed or with minor shelf wear marks.

Are the books selling at the Groovy Giraffe, brand new?

The books at The Groovy Giraffe   are brand new and overprint books which may have some minor shelf wear. However, you will notice the heavy discounts which you can obtain from the remainder books.

But, I know you have doubts about the quality of the books, right? Then, see the pictures below. The books I ordered are such remainder books which are heavily discounted. Some books are of over 60% discount. However, all the books we bought are of great quality which I can’t even find any remainder mark.

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Books bought from Groovy Giraffe

I bought some of the books from the bargain collection. At first, I also had the doubt of the books from the bargain collection. But, actually I can’t find any visible difference in bargain books and normal priced books which I received from the Groovy Giraffe.


Books are of high quality and I couldn’t find any visible mark

How to save money when you buy from The Groovy Giraffe?

Well, buying children’s books from the Groovy Giraffe itself is a way of saving money as the prices of the books are heavily discounted.(sometimes over 60%). However, here are some of other ways for you to save some more money when you buy from the Groovy Giraffe!

Use the Coupon Code

Coupon codes are so much popular in saving money. Use the Groovy Giraffe discount code ‘Newmom5’ at the check out to enjoy 5% discount on your purchases. (Except bargains)

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Buy in bulk

You can buy 1 or 2 books without any minimum limit to enjoy the discounted prices of kids’ books. However, you can enjoy free shipping when you order above $50.

Sign up for the Newsletter

When you sign up with the Groovy Giraffe newsletter, you will receive a $5 coupon which you can redeem at your next check out. Isn’t this great when most of the book prices are lower than $5? 🙂 Other than the sign up bonus,you will also enjoy the exclusive offers which you receive via newsletter.

Sign up for the newsletter by visiting here.

Use the bargain section

Books at bargain collection are heavily discounted

You will find heavily discounted books under bargain section.  My experience with these bargain books is really good. I couldn’t notice any noticeable marks in these books. The price? Prices are heavily discounted and those are up to 80%. So, if you look for books for your kids to improve their interest on reading, why don’t you add few books from the bargain section too?

Groovy Giraffe discount code

My kid loves all the books we bought for him.Isn’t it what we want as parents? #GroovyGiraffeReview

Overall, the experience with Groovy Giraffe is really good and we could add few more books for our little library at home. Check Groovy Giraffe book collection here and then you can decide!

Happy Reading!

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.










Josh & Cherie Books – Perfect Gift for your Kids

We love all the Josh & Cherie Books we received.It is a cute surprise!

It is no secret that any parent loves to raise smart and bright kids. We all like to find the best school, best toys and the best books for kids even when they are at young age. With all such actions, any parent expects to raise their children intelligent and smart.

It is same at our home too. However, we always like to create interesting and fun environment for our son to learn and explore new things. That is why without much effort from us, he learns new things quickly. As part of his skills, we like him to read books. Reading not only educates kids, but also improves their logical thinking. Books with curiosity, adventures and moral stories are great way to enhance language and communication skills of kids and they will also learn social skills which is essential for today’s society.

Josh and Cherie Books

It’s a really cute surprise when we received our Josh & Cherie Book Box! Each books were individually wrapped!

Well, that is all about benefits of reading for kids.

As part of teaching how to read for our toddler, we always buy new books which are suitable for his age. Each month we buy few new books, so he is happy to read those with me. He also loves his reading corner which encourages him to read alone. These reading sessions are full of imaginary stories!

However, I always face difficulty in finding good and interesting books for him to read. As he is a toddler, I like to give him beautiful stories with attractive illustrations. Sometimes these books are really expensive too.

We recently had really great experience with books. It is the time which we received our books from Josh & Cherie!

Josh & Cherie – Singapore’s premium children book subscription service

Josh & Cherie is Singapore’s premium children book subscription service for the kids age between 0-7.Each month  Josh & Cherie sends 2-3 books for your kids and these books are gift wrapped with love which create an exciting first impression. Who doesn’t love to receive gift wrapped and handpicked books at the door step instead of visiting many book stores finding few suitable books? This book subscription service is really convenient for parents and the prices are really affordable.

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Josh & Cherie Book Subscription Review – All the books we received are of high quality.

Here are some of the features of Josh & Cherie book subscription service

  • Every month you will get 2-3 books depending on your child’s age group.
  • All the books are handpicked and gift wrapped
  • When compare with the actual price of the books you receive with the subscription rate, the book price is always much cheaper!
  • Through the book subscription service, Josh & Cherie Books hopes to inspire the love of reading among the little ones in way of creating the excitement. Their books are delivered as gifts which are wrapped individually.

Our experience and review of Josh & Cherie Books

Above are the details about this Singapore premium book subscription service. Our experience is really good and exciting. The day we received the box of books, I understood how a little one can be excited when they received a gift just for them. He was really excited and he couldn’t wait till I help him to open the box.

Josh and Cherie Books Subscription review

Opening each books were really exciting!

And the results! Each book is individually wrapped and there is a lovely message written for him in the box. He loved it! He received a gift!

I really understood the difference between buying him 2-3 books from a bookstore and receiving a box of books as a gift. Spending the same or similar amount of money, definitely we can create an exciting environment through a book subscription service! That is really worth the money!

He was shouting saying ‘Aunty sent me books! 1 book,2 books,3 books!!’

(I told him he received this gift from an aunty because he behaves well!) 🙂

The books we received are really of high quality. With the kids book prices Singapore, we really cannot buy such high quality 3 books for the rate of this Josh & Cherie Books subscription service.

Josh & Cherie Books Subscription review

Reading books with curiosity,activities,imagination and lots of fun! Thanks Josh & Cherie Books for these handpicked books which are great for his age!

Interestingly, all the books are selected according to his age range. These books are with colourful illustrations and with activities which a little toddler loves to see in a book.

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Our reading time is so much fun with the new books.

I usually spend time reading books with him. So, I am really busy these days reading his new books with him. He really wants to repeat the same book again and again while talking about the beautiful illustration. I found these books are really a great way to bond each other.

And, today while I was writing this post, I found he was having story time with his toys. 🙂 Well, I couldn’t stay away from capturing these moments although I was ready with enough photos for this blog post.

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I was really happy when I saw him reading books for his toys.

My son was having a story session for his toys and I was really happy to see that moment. His new books have made him so excited!

Josh and Cherie Books

Josh and Cherie Books Subscription Review


Final Thoughts and Josh & Cherie books Review

With our experience with Josh & Cherie books, it is really worth the money. Not only it is cheaper than buying individually, Josh & Cherie book subscription is really a great way to encourage kids to read with lot of excitement.

This subscription service is also great as gifts for kids. If you look for what to buy for a kid’s birthday party or any other event, definitely you can order Josh and Cherie books subscription service be it for one month, 6months or for a year!

The delivery was so fast and I also received details via sms and I found it was really convenient for us.

Currently they deliver books to Singapore and Malaysia.If you look for international delivery,you can contact them because they have international delivery option with added shipping rates.

Read more details by visiting Josh and Cherie Books here

Promo Code for Josh & Cherie Books

Current promotion for National Day – Use SGREADS16 to enjoy 10% discount on your subscription.
On top of the 10% discount they are having for monthly subscriptions, there is a special discounts just for ‘Diary of a New Mom‘ readers as well.
Enjoy $12 off a 6-months subscription with code:  AMILA12
Enjoy $30 off a 12-months subscription with code:  AMILA30
(Codes expire on 15 August)

Disclaimer : We received a Josh & Cherie Books subscription box for this review purpose.However,all opinions are mine.








Tips for Choosing Best Books for Toddlers

With a toddler at home, it is always exciting to see how he grows and how he learns the things. At the age of 2, now he starts showing interest on reading story books.(of course he cannot read alone, still he uses the illustrations to get the idea of the book)So far, we bought mainly picture books and flash cards for him to improve his vocabulary. But, now we try to buy different books to enhance his imaginations and reading skills.

But, choosing best books for toddlers must be done with good care. This is the age they are more with exploring things and they are curious with many things around them. So, if we introduce the right books for toddlers, they will grab the things fast and it is same if we give the things which are not age appropriate.

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Basically if you are looking for best books for toddlers, select books with bright and colorful illustrations. If it is a story book, short sentences with big letters are suitable for the little minds to absorb the idea. Poems and rhymes are great ways to keep them attract to the books and it is easy to develop the reading habits for toddlers.

With the above things are in mind, here are the most important Tips for choosing best books for toddlers.

Select books which are well illustrated.

Beautiful and bright illustrations are helpful to attract toddlers to read the book. Even these illustrations are helpful to develop the imaginations. If the illustrations tell the story of the book, that is a suitable book for toddlers, especially at the age of two.

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My son found a new place to read a book.There is no specific place and time for them to read a book!

Select books which are well worded

Check the flow of the wording. If the story flows easily and without too many words, then it is a suitable book for toddlers. With rhythmic sentences, repeating again and again making it interesting to continue reading, a story book makes it attractive for toddlers. Even you are the one read the story book for your kid; he will listen with big curious eyes and lot of imaginations.We recently read ‘The Enormous Turnip‘ which is a book with rhythmic sentences and my son loved it.Even he wanted me to repeat the book again and again.

The Enormous Turnip

From the book ‘The Enormous Turnip’-Read the review

Select books which have great endings.

Now, with a story book you aroused the curiosity of your toddler. Your kid is waiting to hear what happened next. If the end is good, they are happy. If the end of the book keeps a smile on your toddlers face, then go for it. If the book solves a problem, that is one of the best books for toddlers.

These are my tips of choosing the books for toddlers, especially at the age of 2.You can also check for the lists of best books for toddlers. That will ease you to select recommended books from a mom who read books for her toddler.

What are your tips for selecting best books for toddlers? Do you read books for your toddler? Please comment below.

Kid Hero Stories – Personalized eBooks for Kids #Review

Today photo story post is all about Sanu’s recent adventure with personalized kids book series.

Sanu loves reading books. We introduced him different books when he was just few months old and he never refused any book or any early learning program we introduced to him. With today’s digital world and advancement of technology, we cannot only go with such traditional teaching methods; instead we need to help younger ones to keep up with the gadgets and technology. That is what I believe and that is why I get the help of all digital resources to teach and educate him.


A screen capture from Kid Hero Stories eBook -Holiday in Paris

Thanks to different educational channels in YouTube, he learns many songs and other relevant lessons for his age including math, science and reading. Instead of preventing children from gadgets, it is better to guide them to take the advantages of technology.

Kid Hero Stories – Personalized Children’s books

Kid Hero Stories is our latest finding which sends eBooks weekly for your inbox. But, it is not just another story book. These story books are personalized with your kids name and picture to create an adventure story especially for him. It is a story book all about your kid.

Kid Hero Stories - Personalized eBooks for Kids #Review

Once you subscribe to Kid Hero Stories, you will receive eBooks weekly and those books are focusing on creating an entertaining and educational environment for kids. Who doesn’t like to see their face and name in each and every story book they receive?

Kid Hero Stories – Review & Our Experience

Recently we received 3 personalized eBooks from Kid Hero Stories and we love each minute of reading those. These books are really interesting and a great way to keep kids motivated and cheerful. As for most other parents, our experiences with Kid Hero Stories books are also the same.It is always cheerful, exciting and memorable!

On the day, when I received the books to my inbox and when I downloaded the books, I was excited to see Sanu in a book.

Sanu was super excited and shouted saying, ’Sanu is in a book, see Sanu is in a book!

Then he always got few doubts and comments too while we were reading the books.

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Look,Sanu is like a Zebra! (Sanu says like that)

Sanu who is an animal lover is happy to see his outfit in these books. He always tells ‘Sanu looks like a Zebra, Sanu looks like a Zebra just pointing out to the Tshirt.

At some moments, he was missing his mom in his adventures. He was asking ‘where is Amma?’(mom)

Kid Hero Stories - Personalized eBooks for Kids #Review

This is a place he always look for his mom,he may feel lonely 🙂

Actually these books created exciting conversation between me and my toddler. Our time reading these books was really full of fun and excitement. Sanu was happy to see him as the main character or hero of the story.

With my experiences, these personalized kids’ books created a different and exciting experience while we read the books. Our time was always full of curiosity and full of dialogues. Sanu has lot of things to tell and ask while reading the books.

Other than the excitement and cheerful feelings which these books create, I really like the Kid  Hero books because of below reasons.

Features of the Kid Hero Stories eBooks

  • The books are full of colourful and beautiful illustrations which makes it attractive for kids.
  • Bigger fonts which are clear and easily readable on any device including laptop, desktop or iPad.

Kid Hero Stories - Personalized eBooks for Kids #Review

  • Exciting stories which are suitable for kids making them feel adventurous!
  • Affordable and value for money.Current rates start from $8.70 (4 books)
  • You can easily select the book series which is best suitable for your kid. Currently there are 5 series including toddler series, preschool series, early reader series, siblings series and family tailored premium series.

How to order?

Ordering Kid Hero stories eBooks is really easy and it only requires few simple clicks. Visit and read more information about this personalized kids book subscription.

You can also request a free sample before ordering. So, you know what it looks like!

I received 3 eBooks free to facilitate this review.However,all opinions are mine.
I only shared some small portions of the stories to respect the copy rights of the author.

Do you introduce personalized books for your kids? Please share your thoughts below.

I thought of introducing Kids Hero stories for this week’s photo story post. Please share your posts below too.


Best Books for toddlers – Farm Animals Pocket Library

Reading makes any young child to improve their vocabulary and imagination. At our home, we love reading and it is same with my toddler. These days his favorite books are these Farm Animals Pocket Library books published by Egmont UK Limited.

Best Books for toddlers Farm Animals-Pocket Library

Farm Animals Pocket Library Review

We bought these books when he was just 1 year old. At that time he enjoyed looking at the colorful illustrations of farm animals. He quickly learned the names of the farm animals and could point the illustrations with the name of the animal.

Now he really enjoys reading the cute stories in these books. Actually he can’t read yet. But he asks me to read the books several times a day and he knows the stories in the books. Then he alone repeats the stories turning page by page.

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Best Books for toddlers – Farm Animals Pocket Library

I could see how he learned to talk long sentences and present a story by looking at each illustration. As a mom for a toddler, I can highly recommend this set of farm animals books for any moms who are looking for best books for toddlers.

Recommended ages for these books by the publishers are 2-5 years old. But, I would recommend it even for infants as we used it for our son when he was just 1 year old.

About the book set –Farm Animals Pocket Library by Egmont Publishers UK

Written by Craig Cameron ,this set of books comprise of 6 small books. These books feature the farm animals and what they do all day. The 6 books include the small books of Clover the Cow, Peter the Pig, Sophie the Sheep, Hetty the Hen, Gretel the Goat, and Scamp the Sheepdog. With colorful illustrations and easy to remember rhythmic stories this pocket library is a great way to introduce the farm activities and farm animals for little children.

Farm Animals-Pocket Library

Other than reading at home, these pocket library books are great to bring anywhere when we travel. I usually keep few books in my bag whenever we go out, so I can easily keep my son engaged with the books. These are light weight and great to keep inside diaper bag or kids bag when travel.

If you are looking for best books for toddlers or best books for babies, check these details of Farm Animals Pocket Library

The Enormous Turnip : Kids Book Review

The Enormous Turnip is a kid’s story book which I read with my son recently. It is based on a traditional fairytale about very big turnip.

The author has written this book focusing the very young children. The writing of the book is simple and it talks to kids. With his rhythmic writing style, the author tries to improve the imaginations of kids. He talks with the kids throughout the book telling the fairy tale.

The Enormous Turnip

In this book, the illustrations are really colourful and attractive. My toddler son enjoyed reading this book with me few times again and again. It is written for preschoolers, but still good for toddlers as bedtime story book or even to keep them engaged reading.

As quoted from the book introduction,

Part of the Ladybird ‘First Favourite Tales’ series – a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers – this hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds

You can check more details of the book ‘The Enormous Turnip’  here

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