There is no photo for this entry. Just to record down that Malcolm had attended his 1st Story Telling session and Play Group at the library. This is the 1st time for him to mix with the local kids here. As usual, Mal was very shy and apprehensive in front of strangers. The story telling session starts at 9.15am and was followed by play group session at 10am. We were there slightly late but the session have not started as they were waiting for more kids to turn up. While waiting, the storyteller made Mal a name tag…but he was too shy to put it on. Finally at about 9.30 am the session starts.
It started with some song singing session. Then the kids were told to follow the storyteller to sing and march to the next room where everyone could sit down and where the story telling will begin. Mal wasn’t very comfortable with marching with the rest of the kids, half way through the march, he wanted Mummy to carry him. So Mummy had to end up carrying him to the next room. He did not want to sit down on his own with the rest of the kids for the story telling session but was ok when Mummy sat down with him. He just did not want to lose sight of Mummy.
The story session was fun. There were story on trains and story on bees followed by singing session. Mal was very attentive throughout the whole session but it will be good if he was more responsive.
By the time the playgroup started, Mal had already warmed up. He was ok with Mummy sitting at a corner while he played with the toys. He even screamed at a boy who tried to take his toys away! Guess what, it was his favourite cooking toys…the library had a set for the kids to play. The mummies had to interfere. He calmed down after Mummy spoke to him and even made some tea for the boy and his mummy.
By the end of the session, Mal obviously was relaxed and happy. Before going back, he bid goodbye to the rest of the people and even gave the storyteller a hug and kiss! So sweet
This is sure a good way to expose him to the preschool learning environment…and also a good start to slowly ‘detach’ him from Mummy so that he will be more ready to attend school without Mummy around for a few hours.