Teaching Toddlers in Scotland

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I went to a local, community library in Aberdeen some time ago and was fully amazed to see a lovely, friendly bear mascot and a group of mothers with their toddlers there. There is a big area assigned to children for reading or doing other activities with their parents. I find it very inspirational.

The librarian assigned to that activity worked with the mascot beautifully to welcome the mothers and their little ones, teaching them songs and other activities. To me that’s such an awesome start to learning in a fun way. It’s also a very good way to get mothers out of the house to socialize with other mothers. In that way, they also learn from each other and get support and encouragement from each other.

The bear mascot with the librarian

The bear mascot with the librarian

Waiting to welcome mothers and their toddlers

Waiting to welcome mothers and their toddlers

Welcoming and cheering up a toddler

Welcoming and cheering up a toddler

It was very entertaining to watch and I couldn’t help smiling along. It is actually so tempting to run up and give the big bear mascot a big hug but on second thought, I didn’t. What if he is a big man on the inside? That would be my most embarrassing moment!

How is toddler education in your area? Do share and comment.

Thought of the day……

‘The best way to raise positive children in a negative world is to have positive parents who love them unconditionally and serve as excellent role models.’

Zig Ziglar


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2 Comments

Shirley  on August 13th, 2010

I used to frequent the libraries in Edi when I was there. This post makes me miss them so!

Mary  on August 13th, 2010

@Shirley - UK has good facilities for toddlers….awesome. Kids here are very lucky. Oh, they have free milk, too :D

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