The current children's books and story-telling sessions are now next to the area near the outdoor garden.
It really is such a blessing that Lil Pumpkin is growing up in country that strongly supports literacy and books are so easily available. Some of my friends run the local chapter for Room to Read, a global organisation to help fight poverty and illiteracy around the world, and its heartbreaking to learn from them that at this time and age, over 60 million primary school-aged children around the world still do not have access to education and most likely will never learn to read or write.
Like one of my favourite quotes says, "For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time." Perhaps that's why I love reading and why I encourage Lil Pumpkin to foster this love too. Lil Pumpkin doesn't just have to be a little Asian girl living with her working parents in Singapore. She can be a little princess in England, a mermaid living under the sea, a dog that talks, a forest fairy, a patchwork elephant... her imagination is the limit.
I Blog on Tues with Essentially Jess. Do you like to bring your kids to the library?
P.S. Like Lil Pumpkin's cute Pink Polkadot dress? It comes in a set with a hat and bloomers, and is from Precious Junior, an online kidswear shop. For every item sold, a dollar will be donated to a charity so check it out and support!
* Disclosure: Pink Polkadot Dress set was provided by Precious Junior for blog mention. All other accessories belong to me and all opinions are my own.