The Chinese New Year is almost here…2011 is the Year of the Rabbit and so in the spirit of the celebration ~ Rabbits! From toys and books to patterns and spoons, rabbits, it seems, are everywhere!
Clockwise from the top…
Mein erstes buntes Bildwörterbuch ‘Im Wald’ by Julia Hofmann with illustrations by Christine Henkel is a great German word book with forest creatures both large and small. This 10 page board book is comprised of 5 pages where individual animals and plants […]
For the first official Canadian Artisan Feature I bring you Eve’s Little Earthlings (the lovely Wood Garden is also Canadian, though I hadn’t decided on the ‘feature’ part at that time yet…). Located in Guelph, Ontario, Eve originally trained as a potter and […]
This is a daycare day for Mausi and therefore a “work on the thesis” day for mama. So I set to work bright and early after dropping Mausi off. After a morning spent working on chapter 2 (chapter 1 also still in pieces…) I decided that it was time for a much needed […]
When I started looking to buy German children’s books in Canada, specifically German board books, it seemed like a monumental task! I was surprised by the lack of options I found (perhaps I just wasn’t looking in the right place…) but after some digging I located some.
A fun German fingerplay for toddlers ~
Fünf Brüder gehen durch den Wald,
der Weg ist hart, die Luft ist kalt.
(Hold up all 5 fingers on one hand; additionally you could do an action for “kalt”)
Der erste sagt: “Oh, Brüder schau!
Die Wolken hängen schwer und grau!”
(With one hand hold […]
As the January wind blows, and the January snow…snows, I am thankful for warm and woolly things. And among them are Mausi’s woolly slippers that she wears most everyday and keep her toes toasty and warm. What wonderful things woolly slippers are.
Her woolly slippers are from Continue Reading →
Beautiful wooden toys finished to a warm gleam with a natural beeswax polish…
I was completely smitten with this collection of three woodland animals offered by the Canadian woodworking team of Chris and Laura at The Wood Garden. No paints or stains are used on […]
We have a thing about books in our household. We have more books than we have shelves. We’re working on Mäuschen’s collection as well; thankfully the library is quite close and we are able to have a large rotating selection of board books, needing only to […]
Perhaps that title is a bit deceiving, as Mausi isn’t yet speaking any language. She will sign, for ‘milk’, ‘eat’, ‘water’, ‘more’, ‘finished’ and various foods, but she hasn’t yet spoken.
Apart from the signing, which is another thing altogether, we’re speaking to Mausi in both English and German. More precisely, Mausi’s daddy is speaking […]
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