• Life and blog

    How to teach your child to love reading

    My children’s literacy development is a topic that is important to me. First, I love reading and I would like to share my love of books with my children. Second, as we are a bilingual family, I have to make sure the children get enough input in both German and French and reading children books is great for this. This is all the more important for us as we have to deal with speech delay too. I am looking for ways to make the children read more books. Here are some ideas to develop the love of reading in your family. Read out loud to the children This is very…

  • Learning

    My goals for September

    Summer is coming to an end and September will be busy. My son is starting nursery school and my daughter has just resumed school. I have also some doctor appointments for the children. And I have some further projects too. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. My data science project I have been interested in learning more about data science for some time now and I finally decided to start working on that. I enrolled to some data science courses on Coursera. I started with the IBM data science course „What is data science?“ which was still pretty easy.  Then, I attempted the…

  • 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: week 1

    The first week of my reading aloud challenge is now coming to end. Until now, this challenge has been fun. I read to the children every day and we already could read several books and stories we really liked. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. Methodology For information, the list of books read this week includes several children magazines. I count them as books because these are very qualitative publications that include several stories that are very well written and beautifully illustrated. When I allude to them in the list, then I’ll give both the name of the magazine (we receive every month…

  • 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…