Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Weekend for Future Bookworms

After going to church last Sunday, we went to SMX in Pasay City to attend the 30th Manila International Book Fair. I decided that letting them go to fairs like this and that of Doulos is one way of supporting their love for books.
Filipinos love to read and it shows here.
Booth selling children's books
A schoolbus for a booth, nice idea!
Inside, there are computers where kids can browse and play.
Shelves and shelves of books abound
Boy: I wonder why there aren't no games here?!
Kids, including Gabby and Sunday enjoyed this laser harp!
Sunday being "electrocuted" at the Diwa Publishing booth
I love listening to the participants
in this storytelling contest. They were all good!
Gabby and Sunday found a book they really like
and it costs P3000! Too pricey!
Books, books, books!

I want to develop my kids' love for reading. I believe in its power.
As what Dr. Seuss said,
“The more you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

So be it. :)

18 comments:

Ria said...

That's a good way to encourage your kids to become bookworms. Mind if I ask (and pardon my ignorance..hehehe), saan yung SMX? Sensya na, di na ako nakaka-ikot sa Pinas whenever I come home for a visit eh. Tri Noma na lng ata alam ko...hahahaha

Chris said...

great, its really a treasure if our kids love reading!... sayang di tayo nagkita! :D

Chris said...

have a tag for you here

♡ N o r e e n said...

OMG I love books! Sarap naman dyan!!!!!

grace fancubit said...

wow thats nice for my kids

Hazel said...

I love book fairs, Beth. Good job of taking your kids there. Does the MIBF happen around the same time there every year?

♥peachkins♥ said...

My ykaie also loves it when I read to her. Buti pa kayo nakapunta jan

Enchie said...

Naku bakit nga hindi tayo nagkita!!! grabe yung mga booths napinuntahan mo diyan din ang stops namin, Sa school bus, learning is fun...

Rossel said...

we love books. marami kami nyan dito sa bahay. dati addict akong magbasa...ngayon addict naa ko sa blogging.

Seiko said...

My kids love books too.Maganda talaga habang bata pa sila to explore their knowledge.
Btw,I agree w/ you mommy Beth
Pay It Forward is a very nice movie.Iyak nga ako ng iyak kasi namatay yung bata w/o even knowing na nagspread out pala yung ginawa nya.Kinikilabutan tuloy ako at naiiyak nanaman habang naalala ko yung movie.Thanks for the visit mommy:D

onlinemommy said...

Same value I want to instill with my daughter, the passion on reading.

The book fair seems very interesting. Unfortunately we are too far from SMX.

About the badge, yes this is a design work :) This is the 125x125 button used to represent a site :) Thanks for sponsoring this prize. Please let me know the links that you want to be included in the sponsors' list. Thanks and God Bless you.

payatot said...

hi mommy beth, salamat sa dalaw mo. buti ka pa nakakapunta pa sa mga ganyang lugar at sama na rin ang maglibang kasama ng mga bata ano? mabuti ang ginagawa mong yan para ma expose sila sa aral at di sa kung anuman na matutunan..

sabi mo sa akin di ka nag blog araw araw, e nakita ko halos everyday may post ka..hahahahha...good luck

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

Ang cute ng bus ^_^ talagang nagenjoy ang mga kids ^_^ great family bonding beth ^_^

Jac said...

This is one of the great post. Actually inspiring and very encouraging to all the moms and kids as well.
Happy weekend and God bless you :p

katherine said...

Hi Beth..hahaha good you left a comment...i changed my LO that's why you're gone to my blog roll and i forgot to save all the widget b4 i change my LO. So i just wait my friends to come back so i can add them back hahaha.

Tatagalogin ko na dito..hehe ang sinasabi ko na manghihingi ng link ay yong mga indonesian, malaysian minsan na mag rerequest lang ng ex-link kahit minsan walang translation ang blog nila tapos pag na link na, di na babalik...kailangan pang ako ang pupunta sa kanila bago sila pupunta sa akin, at minsan di talaga bibisita kahit bumisita na ako hahaaha. at kaya ko sinabing "mga bakla" ay para maintindihan nyo na hindi kasali ang mga Filipino Bloggers..hehehe tsaka di lang ikaw ang workers Beth, marami kayong mga friends ko na nag wowork at may pamilya din, kaya bilib nga ako dahil nakaka pag blog pa kahit sandali...

TY at ang comment ka, mai-add na kita ulit..hehehe

Isang ngiti naman dyan o.

oi, yon palang nagkamali ako ng sulat ng name nya na nagalit sa kin ay taga malaysia sya pero may asawang taga switzerland then naninirahan ngayon sa Australia...hehe pero binura ko na sya sa blog roll ko kasi inalis din nya name ko kahit top dropper pa ako sa kanya..well thatls life di kasi sya Filipino na nagkakaintindihan hahaha.

Clarissa said...

My kids loves books and I'm sure they'll enjoy if we're there.^_^

Raft3r said...

hi, beth!

calm after the storm

kamusta kayo?
baha ba?

i pray you and your loved ones are safe and dry

grabe ang weekend na ire

Yami said...

Hi Beth. Sayang ang event na ito nabasa ko lang sa isang fellow blogger pero tapos na ang event. my kids love book. kaya kahit wala sa budget sige lang bihira kasi sa mga bata ang may fancy sa mga books.

my kids saw your book expo pictures here nanghinayang din sila.