The Learning Library: Developing Passionate Readers

LIB1Hi guys!  How has your summer been so far?  Holy Week came in early and summer classes are starting off already this week!   On my end,  my family and I have been busy exploring Luzon because my brother from Canada is here till mid April.  But May will surely be catch up time for my kids in terms of summer activities.  I feel it would be a waste if they spend their entire summer holed up in the house playing gadgets that does anything but sharpen their mind and strengthen their body.

Like all summers past, my kids will have a taste of the arts, sports and lots-a-reading!  These days more than in the past,  schools have amped up reading loads.   Learning in most subjects is anchored in reading comprehension from math, science all the way to CLE.  Memorizing takes a back seat as comprehension takes center stage and rightfully so.

As such developing our children's reading skills has become pertinent.  And like most skills, it is easier to develop one in something you have passion in. THE LEARNING LIBRARY, a one-of-a-kind reading center, has taken developing love for reading as its primary mission.   When love for reading is there,  the skill will naturally follow.

THE LEARNING LIBRARY has a string of special summer reading workshops for kids aged 3 years old all the way to high school.   You can choose from the list as to what might interest or what is needed by your kids.  THE LEARNING LIBRARY is most known for is its highly successful WIKA’y GALING! program. WIKA’y GALING! offers a complete program for students who did not grow up with Filipino as their primary language.

For Summer 2015,  they have a new program I am excited about.  It's their Tuklas Kultura: Experiencing Filipino Culture writing program.  In this program, genuine appreciation for what is uniquely Pinoy will be taken up.  In order to make the program grounded to what tweeners and teens appreciate, popular culture forms from visual, performing, culinary, music and literary arts will be the jump-off points. 


Other programs in the list addresses reading comprehension and writing skills in themes the children can easily identify to.

THE LEARNING LIBRARY has 9 branches all over Metro-Manila you can choose from.  To know more about their reading programs,  visit their website THE LEARNING LIBRARY.  

Let's kick off academic school year 2015-2016 by developing readers in our kids with THE LEARNING LIBRARY's wonderful programs!

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Disclosure:  Thanks to THE LEARNING LIBRARY for offering these wonderful programs to everyone and most especially to my kids!:-)


Growing Life Long Readers: Learning Library Giveaway!

learning libraryNot all kids are born with the love for reading.  Though I nurtured my kids in the world of reading and I boast of a well stocked library of wonderful kids books,  one of my kids sadly doesn't have the aching desire to read.   Preferring to play than read, reading to him is a chore than pleasure.

So when he comes home from school with writing compositions, in dire need of richer words and more fluent transitions,  I go on my tirade that if he only loved to read ...

Learning Library, a center that offers reading comprehension programs that has very good reviews from Filipino parents, will surely be of help to him.

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I recently had brunch with Learning Library's founder who happens to be my climbing buddy from way back, Vanny Bicomong, and I am enamored with her passion for reading.  She said she is blessed to be surrounded with teachers who share the same passion with her.  And that to me is already half of the reason why Learning Library works.

The rest lies on the library's 4,000 strong collection of well-loved children's books and the reading program they have developed.  Their literature-based comprehension program engages the kids in storytelling coupled with enrichment activities (arts and crafts etc.) and decoding strategies to help them understand and appreciate the book more.

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They also have a "Wika'y Galing" Filipino Comprehension and Communication Skills program.  This is a handy tool for our English, barely no Filipino speaking (shame, shame) kids. Their approach is of course anchored on a Filipino book and enforced by group activities that encourage communication using the Filipino language.  It employs multi-sensorial method to allow the children to experience the words in the story.  For instance, the kids can make Halo-halo and experience "Malamig, matamis, makulay etc."

I am eager for my son to try the Learning Library and hopefully this will seal his fate to become a life long reader.

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As promised,  TheGoMom through the support of Learning Library is giving away 6 lucky kids a one month free workshop (worth P4,800 each) in Reading or Filipino.  Woohooo!

The workshop will run from March 31 - May 2.  Winners can choose one workshop they want their kid to join in and they also get to choose from which of the 12 branches of Learning Library they will go to.  Freedom!!!  Click Learning Library for the full list of summer workshops per branch complete with schedule.  The workshops are open to kids ages 4-12.  I'm enrolling my 12 year old in the Speak Up, Write Now! program.

Promo Mechanics:

1.   Like TheGoMom and Learning Library's facebook page.  See Rafflecopter below.

2.  Winners must be from Manila in order for their kids to join the Manila based workshop.

3.  Parents must be the one joining the promo for their kids.

4.  Winners will choose one workshop from Learning Library's summer program.  Direct teaching program excluded.  Workshop must be finished from March 31-May 2, 2014.

5.  Winners will be notified through an email and they shall coordinate directly with the Learning Library branch of their choice to reserve their slot.

Good luck guys!
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