Mother's Day at Constitution Hill

About 30 children put their love to paper at a special Mother's Day card-making session at Constitution Hill Library on Tuesday.

Twenty-three preschoolers — along with four babies — prepared an array of colourful gifts for their 21 mothers or grandmothers ahead of May 11, using glue, sequins and paper flowers flying thick and fast after story time from 11am.

Northmead's Timea McGuire, 41, with daughter Violet and Winston Hills mum Yimei Song, 40, with son Henry Lei, 4, making Mother's Day cards at Constitution Hill library. Picture: Gene Ramirez.

Northmead's Timea McGuire, 41, with daughter Violet and Winston Hills mum Yimei Song, 40, with son Henry Lei, 4, making Mother's Day cards at Constitution Hill library. Picture: Gene Ramirez.

"It's those little things like this that you keep and scrapbook and look back at," said Northmead mum Timea McGuire, 41, of her daughter Violet's card.

Ms McGuire said her daughter, 4, "absolutely loves" craft and the opportunity to interact with other kids.

"We've been coming every week since she was a baby, and before that for my son since he was a baby," Ms McGuire said. "I just want to really encourage her, because in education you have to read a lot. I really want to encourage her to like books."

Winston Hills mother Yimei Song, 40, said her son Henry Lei, 4, was about to mark his first Mother's Day in Australia. "Henry just came from China last year, so I think it's very important for him to get out and communicate with other kids," Ms Song said.

Toongabbie's Ani Mathew, 37, said her daughter Johanna also loved craft work, even if sometimes she needed a helping hand: "I suppose I'm making a card for myself," Ms Mathew laughed.

Before the craft session, library officer Elizabeth Kitelian read children's books that feature motherhood in some way, including My Mum's the Best, Me and My Mum and Nana's Colours.

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