Toddler Time returns next year

POSTED: 10/7/15 5:44 PM

Toddler TimewebChildren bond with their parents at Toddler Time. Photo DCOMM

St. Maarten (DCOMM) – The Toddler Time storytelling event that was part of the commemoration of World Breastfeeding Week in August, will return next year because it was a huge success.

The section Youth Health Care organized Toddler Time at the Philipsburg Jubilee Library toddler room.

A total of 28 toddlers and kids attended while 17 adults took part. Gini van Duivenvoorde did the storytelling by reading six stories.  

The goal through storytelling was to get the parents involved with their children’s learning abilities. Studies have shown that kids that breastfeed tend to be smarter. The focus was not only on the breastfeeding kids, but also on different facets of child development.

The objective was to work hand in hand with parents to get all children where they should be. Toddler Time wasn’t only about storytelling and learning abilities, it was also about bonding between parents and children.

YHC presented the library with books that give information about breastfeeding.  Parents are encouraged to visit the library and make use of the literature that is available providing factual information about the importance of breastfeeding.

YHC also encourages parents to visit the library for their regular reading programs for toddlers and school-going children which takes place throughout the year.

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