• Life and blog

    Why aquaristics is the perfect hobby for your family

    Aquaristics is a very comprehensive hobby which can please your whole family. Little children love feeding the fishes and even small babies love watching fishes swimming in the aquarium. As a friend of ours would say, an aquarium is the perfect baby-tv. Teenagers and adults can learn a lot about science and technology when setting up an aquarium. An aquarium can also be a perfect hobby for artistic people who like living in a beautiful environment. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. Setting up an aquarium If you want to buy an aquarium, you do not have to buy immediately a 500 L…

  • Books

    The month of reading aloud a lot: week 4

    The 4th week of the reading aloud challenge has just ended. As I had to go back to work, I had less time to read to the children than during week 3. However, we kept reading everyday. My daughter read also several little books all alone. She was invited by her German grandparents for the week-end and I asked them to make her read aloud, which they did. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. What we read this week 21/04: Raiponce – Rapunzel (P and M) Boucles-D’Or – Goldilocks (P and M) Total points: 4 points + 1 bonus points 22/04: Das Eichhörnchen…

  • Books

    The month of reading aloud a lot: week 3

    We spent the third week of our reading aloud challenge in France by my family. It was a nice time there as my parents and my sister spent a lot of time with the children. The only sad thing about this week was the Notre Dame fire. My mother was born in the street next to the cathedral so it was a shock for her. During this week of holiday, we could work a lot on the reading aloud challenge. My parents still have lots of children books at home. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. What we read this week 15/04 Hase…

  • Books

    The month of reading aloud a lot: week 2

    The second week of my reading aloud a lot challenge went well. I could not write the blog post about it before because I went to France with the children at the end of the week, to visit my parents. I only came back yesterday. Week 2 was a little stressful because we had to prepare for the holiday but we still could read much together. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. What we read this week 08/04: Tralalire, le petit, tout petit hibou – the very, very little owl (P) Martine fait de la bicyclette – Martine rides a bike (P) Tomtom et…

  • Books

    The month of reading aloud (a lot) to the children

    As April is coming, I decided to start a new monthly project: the month of reading aloud (a lot) to children. Lately, I have not consequently read to the children. When I come back from work in the evening, I do not have so much energy to do something meaningful with the children, This has to change and I hope this monthly project will motivate me to read more to the children. Advantages of the project: Enables to spend quality time with the children Improve the language skills of the children Improve reading skills for the first grader Inspiration as I would like to write a children book one day…

  • Life and blog

    10 sweet family activities for Christmas time

    December has now begun and Christmas is approaching. As my daughter is getting impatient, I am trying to propose to her and her little brothers different family activities for Christmas time. I am looking for activities that are both fun and somewhat educational too. Here is a list of some of our favorite Christmas activities. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. Sweet family activities for Christmas time Baking Christmas cookies Children love baking. My daughter and my older son can both help in the kitchen. We prepare the cookie dough together. Later, the children can also help to cut the cookies. We…

  • Learning

    6 cultural activities for the whole family

    There are many reasons why you should improve your general culture. However, when you have a family and are very busy, you hardly time to learn and improve your general culture. The best way to do that is to combine your learning with some cultural activities for the whole family. Cultural activities for the whole family This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. Painting/learning about art history If you are interested in learning more about art history, you can combine this very well with a painting activity. This is what the teachers in my children’s nursery school do. You choose a painter you…