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4 Fun Library Recommendations for Little Ones

The library is a place to spend quality time with your little one. As children grow and become more mature, it is important for parents to spend more time helping them learn the things they need to know.

According to a pediatrician and researcher at the Center for Literacy and Reading Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, dr. John S. Hutton, children who read a lot during their development stages will help develop the child’s brain and language.

Therefore, parents are advised to get their little ones used to reading from an early age, to foster learning and create connections in the child’s brain which are important for developing the child’s language skills.

In order for this to happen, Moms and Dads can do a lot of clever things, such as taking their children to the library to spend their weekends or vacation time. Libraries are no longer boring places. There are quite a lot of exciting libraries that Moms can visit.

Where do you think there are fun libraries for your little ones in Jakarta? Let’s see the list!

1. National Library of the Republic of Indonesia

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Visiting the National Library of the Republic of Indonesia can be a consideration for Moms who want to provide educational tourism for children. Apart from being entertaining, children’s interest in reading will also grow with the many books available.

In this library there is a Children’s Services Room which is located on the seventh floor. Here your little one can read a collection of children’s books together with other peers.

Children will feel at home for a long time, because this room is equipped with soft, colorful carpets, as well as soft, child-sized sitting pillows. Moms’ little ones can sit comfortably while reading, or even lie down.

Address: Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan, Central Jakarta (7th floor).

2. DKI Jakarta Public Library in Cikini

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This government-owned public library is located in the Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) Jakarta complex. This place is a three-story public building, and the children’s library is located on the 2nd floor.

Not only does it provide a collection of books that children can read, there are other facilities that can be enjoyed, such as a diverse collection of magazines, educational games and indoor games that offer slides and even electric cars.

The children’s library area is very spacious. The room is also very supportive for children to read. Here your little one can read and play freely.

Address: Taman Ismail Marzuki, No. 73, Jl. Cikini Raya, Menteng, Central Jakarta.

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3 Reading Jungle


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The name alone is interesting. This place is a children’s library created with a home concept. There is a collection of children’s books grouped according to age and various topics in English and Indonesian.

This reading place is also equipped with small sofas, pillows, various dolls, as well as colorful tables and chairs so that children can read comfortably.

Apart from that, there are also supporting facilities such as free wi-fi and computers. If your little one is hungry, mother can buy him various kinds of snacks in the snack corner . Children’s reading activities are guaranteed to be exciting and fun.

Address: Jl. RSPP, no. 21B, Cilandak, South Jakarta.

4. Bookshelf

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It’s not just your little one who needs reading intake, Moms and Dads also definitely need it. So that you can still spend the weekend with your children and create fun activities, Moms can take your family to the Bookshelf Cafe.

Bookshelf is a 2-story book cafe located in the Cinere area, Depok. As the name suggests, this cafe is decorated with rows of bookshelves containing various collections from novels to comics.

The first floor of this cafe is used as a bookstore, while the second floor is used as a cafe, reading area and movie room. So apart from reading and enjoying snacks, Moms and your family can also watch movies at this cafe. Cool!

Address: Jl. Cinere Raya No. 43/M 16514, Depok.

These are some library recommendations that Moms can use to spend quality time with their family. If you can have fun while broadening your child’s knowledge, why not, Moms?

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