Early literacy talk leaves expectant mothers more knowledgeable

Lyna Mohamad

The Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) conducted a talk on Early Literacy for expectant mothers who will be delivering their babies this February.

Held at the Children Services space of the DBP library in the capital, the talk was part of the Early Literacy (LiTA) Programme contents. Organised by the DBP, LiTA is carried out annually and aims to instil reading culture among children and family institutions to support Brunei Vision 2035. The talk serves to increase awareness to inculcate the reading culture among expectant mothers and parents on the importance of reading.

Delivering the talk on ‘Reading to Facilitate Communication, Importance of Early Childhood Reading in Child Development’ was founder of Singlemamaspeaks.bn Sarina binti Hasnal.

The founder of Milkingatease.bn Siti Nabilah binti Haji Taif delivered a talk on ‘Benefits of Breastfeeding’.

Studies were also conducted to obtain participants’ feedback on the talks delivered. The response was positive particularly on the topic breastfeeding after labour, which is beneficial to expectant mothers. Souvenirs and certificates to the speakers were presented by the Head of Library Emi Suryaney binti Haji Hipny.