The Learning Basket Online Book Shop

How did my children become voracious readers? Well, I believe it was because when they were young, we intentionally bought them books that were engaging and read together. It didn’t matter what time of the day it was, but whenever we could, we would cuddle up together and read books together.

Now that they can read books on their own, I could hardly keep up with them. They finish chapter books on their own and we just discuss the books together afterwards. I can really see how love of reading has helped them to learn faster and improved their comprehension.

Thankfully, a few years back, I had found The Learning Basket. The Learning Basket is an online bookstore of pre-loved children’s books. They carry some hard to find titles and titles which were carefully chosen. I often bought from them and filled our own library with quality picture books.

If you are looking for ways to raise a reader at your house, it is important that you give them access to quality books, you can get them from The Learning Basket.

The Learning Basket

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You Can Homeschool Conference

Last Saturday, I attended You Can Homeschool conference of Manila Workshops and The Learning Basket at Ortigas from 10am to 4pm. I was invited as one of the break out group facilitators.

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I was happy to see many parents so enthusiastic about homeschooling.


Three guest speakers gave inspiring and informative talks the whole morning. Thammie Sy spoke about the heart of homeschooling,  Frannie Daez spoke about the myths of homeschooling while Edric Mendoza spoke about homeschooling in the Philippines.


There were several Dep Ed accredited Home Education Providers (HEP) present like VCIS, CFA and TMA.
It was a good forum as parents were able to inquire and compare the top HEP in the country.

There were also different booths where parents can see and buy different curriculum, tutorial centers, educational games, museums and books.
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Afterwards, the parents were divided into several groups and each group had a homeschooling mom who shared about their personal homeschool journey.

It was a well spent afternoon for me as I got to share our homeschool experience with interested parents, and I was encouraged myself as I listened to the testimonies of the different homeschool graduates.

As I said to the group I handled, homeschooling  is difficult but at the end of the journey, it will be all worth it.