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2017 Read aloud Day

Read aloud everyday to your children, even when they are old enough to read by themselves. A young reader understands better when he is listening to a story than when he is reading. When you read aloud it is not just about the text inside a book, it is about the time you spend with yo

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Book review: ‘Baby Mouse’

In Chinese only, from 0yo. Baby Mouse is so unhappy with his mom that he decides to find another one. Will mommies elephant, hippo, bear, crocodile, kangaroo do? Follow Baby Mouse’s quest for a new mom in this beautifully illustrated love story. For more information click here.

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Book review: ‘Sing and learn in German’

Make learning German fun and easier with these book and CD. Sing along and learn the numbers, days of the week, colours, greetings and much more… Comes with the translation of the songs at the end of the book. In German, from 0yo. For more information click here.  

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Book review: ‘Tanti animali’

Cute board book which gives you basics facts on your favourite farm animals or pets. Where do they live? What do they eat? Each page comes with some questions that you could ask your child to help develop his knowledge. In Italian only for children 1 to 2yo. For more information click

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Book review: ‘Mama Panya’s pancakes’

‘Mama Panya’s pancakes’ is a beautiful book about generosity and life in small communities. It is about a mother and a son wonderful relationship and about sharing with your friends. You will like the colourful illustrations. It comes with facts on Kenya and Mama Pan

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Book review: ‘Alfie’s angels’

‘Alfie’s Angels’ is a beautiful story of a young boy who dreams to be an angel in the school show. There are so many things he could if he was an angel. Unfortunately, the teacher always chooses girls and he has to find a way to convince her that he would make a grea

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Scavenger hunt at Naturescape in Kings Park

Savenger hunts and ‘I spy’ games are among our favourite ways to teach new words to a child while having fun. It is easy to put organise it just requires a little bit of time. For our first session of this term we went to Naturescape in Kings Park for a scavenger hunt. I w

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Multicultural children’s book day

Multicultural children’s book day became a national event in the USA on 27 January 2014 thanks to Valerie Budayr (www.jumpintoabook.com) and Mia Wenjen (www.pragmaticmom.com). They are both children’s reading and play advocates and presented this day as a way of celebratin

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Prepare your child for the arrival of a new sibling

The arrival of a sibling can be quite difficult depending on their age and understanding of the situation. In our case, my son was only 16-month-old and was not really aware of what to an only child meant. Therefore when his sister arrived, he ignored her at first, then since she was

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