Thank You For 2013!

white fillerI’m filing this under Special Occasions, as the end of a year and the beginning of another is a special time. Thanks to you, our readers, social media followers, bookshop customers, event partners, fellow “first and best teachers,” 2013 has been just great for The Learning Basket. Let me tell you why.

At the end of August, my partner Sanne and I bid goodbye to our Facebook page’s albums and launched our online bookshop. It has tremendously helped us serve more parents in search of quality children’s books at affordable prices. We love it that we are inspiring and empowering parents to become book hoarders and build home libraries for their children.


Our own bookshelf (one of three) creaking under the weight of our children’s books!

This year, too, we continued our efforts on parent education. In addition to our first seminars “You Are Your Child’s First and Best Teacher” and “Preschool Homeschool: You Can Do It Too,” we created “Raising Readers” early this year to help parents in raising kids who love to read. Our nanny-empowering workshop “Teacher Yaya” was also launched this year!


The first batch of “Teacher Yayas”

Just a month ago, on November 16, we had a big gathering of parents interested in homeschooling in a one-day event jam-packed with information and inspiration. “You Can Homeschool,” a joint effort by The Learning Basket and Manila Workshops was a resounding success, and you can expect another similar event in 2014!


November 16, 2013, One Corporate Center

I am honored to have met so many moms (and dads!) eager to learn from and connect with other parents through our bookshop and our parenting events. It’s always a thrill to know that some of you have traveled a great distance to attend one of our events! Bacolod is the farthest place a parent participant has come from, I think!


Thank You!

As 2013 closes, I thank all of you whom I’ve met not only this year, but since 2012 too! Though we’re still far from being a lucrative enterprise, I feel blessed to be working on the things I’m passionate about (books, parenting, children!) through The Learning Basket.

Sanne and I are looking forward to next year, as we continue to provide information to parents through our live seminars and at the same time give you the opportunity to do something right away with your kids… and that is to read together wonderful books from our shop!


Tell Your Friends About Us

If you believe in what we are doing, we would love it if you shared about us with your friends. Our next parenting seminar, “You Are Your Child’s First and Best Teacher,” will be on January 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Medela House. It’s for parents with kids newborn to three years old. Click here for more details.


Until next year, my friends! I wish you a blessed Christmas and a wonderful new year! May we all continue to make magic in our children’s lives!


Make magic!

Mariel Uyquiengco

  • gRaSyAh

    It is indeed a wonderful year! :)

    • Mariel @ The Learning Basket

      Yes yes! :)