Maus is at an age where she is really starting to get into having chapter books read to her. Although she still likes to look at the occasional picture, she’s able to sit and listen to a story for much longer. This is wonderful! But it also presents the problem of finding books that are […]
A lot of reading goes on in this house, and the greater part of that happens with two little ones on or beside us. Cub is still far more interested in trying to eat the books than looking at the pictures or listening to the words, and Maus tries her hardest to […]
“In einem unbekannten Land, vor garnicht all zu langer Zeit, war eine Biene sehr bekannt…”
“Und diese Biene, die ich meine nennt sich Maja, kleine, freche, schlaue Biene Maja…”
We borrowed a German children’s book from a friend at our CSA pick-up this past week (thanks again K and little Biene […]
Mein erstes Wörterbuch with illustrations by Katja Senner is part of the Ravensburger Mini Steps series, and is definitely one of Mausi’s current favourites. I think that it must be the wonderful, bright illustrations on each page depicting things that she sees around her […]
If you are as on top of things as I am, you’ll have looked at the calendar in the last few days and will have realized that Easter is this week-end! How did that happen? So, with the holiday nearly upon us, here are 5 great last-minute ideas for a natural Easter basket…
1. Wool […]
The vernal equinox has come and gone and spring is officially here. Somewhere along the line a memo got lost and we woke up, on this 3rd day of spring, to another several inches of fresh snow on the ground, and more falling. And I saw snow drops blooming just yesterday!
Undeterred, we’ve […]
“Busi” sagte Henriette by Edith Zeller is a wonderful children’s picture book about breastfeeding. Fabian, a 7 year old boy, tells the story of his little sister, Henriette. He describes how his mum initially wore Henriette in a sling as a newborn, so […]
Meine ersten Kinderreime illustrated by Constanza Droop is a wonderful collection of rhymes and finger plays for children. Contained in this collection are 22 rhymes including “Hoppe, hoppe, Reiter”, “Zehn kleine Zappelmänner” and “Schlaf, Kindchen, schlaf”.
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 […]
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