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International Book Giving Day

This coming February, instead of giving chocolates and flowers, why not give a book to random people that you will on the road.

It's the International Book Giving Day and join the fun of spreading knowledge.

Last year, I left a couple of copies of the book " The Lost Story Project" by Marisa Chayavivatkul at a mall in random places.  I hope it reached the good hands to pay it forward by reading it and doing the same thing this year.

Anyways, here's the official poster of this year event. Feel free to print and display around your library.


Get involved and spread the love of giving with this cool ideas from Book Giving Day website.

STORY TIME: The Best Books To Read ALoud


I have compiled the books I've used and recommended by other librarians. 
So sad I cannot fit it all in one page. So, I will need to come up with part 2 of this compilation.  

My personal favourites are:

Green Eggs and Ham 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Where The Wild Things Are

Guess How Much I Love You

The Rainbow Fish


Boy’s Contrite Note Over Torn Library Book Brings Cheers

This story made me laugh but touched by the sincerity of the boy and felt really sorry for what he have done.

Link: https://gma.yahoo.com/boy-contrite-note-over-torn-library-book-brings-235942728--abc-news-BackToSchool.html#

A young reader is earning kudos after 'fessing up to the Toronto Public Library in a handwritten note that he inadvertently damaged a borrowed book when he fell asleep while reading.

“I am sorry that a page ripped when it fell out of my bunk when I fell asleep reading. It won’t happen again. I’m sorry. From Jackson,” read the note inside a card addressed to “Library.”

The library posted the note on its Facebook page Saturday and wrote that it had been found in the book drop at the Main Street branch.

The library told ABC News that it didn’t know Jackson’s age.
According to the CBC News, the note accompanied a torn comic book that had been repaired with tape.

More than 3,700 people had liked the post as of Tuesday evening.
“How precious! Yay for kids that still read a book before falling asleep!” commented one poster, while another added: “You're so honest Jackson! Keep it up. Falling asleep while reading happens to everyone. So don't worry. I know the library will understand. And your gesture to be apologetic and honest is the most important lesson here. Thanks for inspiring us old folks.”

Vickery Bowles, the library’s city librarian, told ABC News in a statement that the response to the letter has been heartwarming.


“It’s clear that many people around the world have also been touched by Jackson’s sweet note. I think Jackson has reminded us – young and old alike – about the joy of reading, especially a good bedtime story!” she wrote.
An undated photo from a young boy who sent a handwritten apology note to the Toronto Public Library after accidentally damaging a comic book from its collection in Toronto, Canada.

STORY TIME: Storyteller Visit

We are happy to have a special storyteller visited our school.  She is from the National Library of the Philippines, the head of Children's Section, Ms. Melanie "Melai" Ramirez.

The children enjoyed the dancing, the singing and of course the listening to the story.  Teachers were also asked to participate in the storytelling as well.

Here's a glimpse of our storytelling for Year 1 pupils.
 

Reading Technology: iLearn with Boing [iPad App]


Is your child struggling in Math? Maybe it's the other way around, he loves numbers.  Check this iLearn with Boing app.  This app is good for 2-3 years old.  Very easy to navigate and fun for the children.  It's free!

Embark on a fun adventure in the savannah in which your child will learn key math skills such as countingordering numbers and adding or subtracting while playing with savannah animals! Numbers and Addition Math Games will get your kid ready for school with these fun math learning games and educational games for kids! These math learning games have been designed for kids in Preschool, Kindergarten, Pre-K, 1st grade of Primary school, Homeschool, 3, 4, 5 and 6 years old.

Look at these reviews:

"It's a TOP PICK if you want to increase your child's understanding and application of numbers and counting. It has incredibly engaging mini games and is sure to be a huge hit in any home." - Fun Educational Apps