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National Science Week 13-21 Aug 2016

This year again, let’s celebrate science with lots of great activities and fun. ????

For more information on the events organised in your State check http://www.scienceweek.net.au.

For this special event we offer a free delivery for all orders over A$80. Voucher Sc13Nc3. Valid from 13 to 21 Aug 16.

Are you after ideas of things to do with children?

Here are our suggestions by language:

Italian

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Incredible dinosauri‘, all the children will love this fantastic large format board book in which they will learn everything about dinosaurs.

Galileo Galilei‘, bilingual English-Italian. For orders children who are fond of astronomy. It comes with an activity at the end of the book.

Come nasce‘ series, everything you wanted to know on how it all started: birds, mammals, dinosaurs, fish, amphibians & reptiles, fabric, pirates…. has also activities and stickers.

Da toccare‘ series (touch and feel), toddlers will love to explore the world of dinosaurs, space, the sea and the farm with beautifully illustrated books.

 

Portuguese

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Espreita‘ series, discover the planet Earth and the word of dinosaurs with this large format books with flaps. Lots of interesting facts that curious little minds will enjoy time and time again. ????

For the older children, ‘o fantastic livro do corpo humano‘ and ‘101 experiencias cientificas fixes‘, are full of fantastic facts and fun activities that will keep your children entertained for days.

 

Spanish

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El cuerpo humano‘ , specifically designed for children, this book will tell them about what happens when they are growing, the skeleton, muscles, breathing, digestion, and much more… Each topic comes with an experiment to illustrate what they have just learned.

‘En el mundo de los dinosaurios’, very informative book on dinosaurs, who they were, what they ate, at what period they lived in, their environment….(14/08/18 update – out of print).

Nos divertimos con la ciencia‘, awesome book with scientific experiments that are easy and fun to make. the book also comes with activities cards.

‘Grandes cuadernos de adhesivos‘ series, activity books with stickers on a variety of topics such as dinosaurs, space, whales and dolphins, and more.

 

French

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Cool Astronomie‘ you will see the sky in a different way from now onwards. What is the largest planet? The smallest? The warmest? Is there more life in the universe? How does a telescope work? Discover 50 fun facts and experiments that you get to look at the sky more often. ⭐️

Dinosaures a construire‘ awesome 3D dinosaurs to build and lots of amazing info.

100 missions pour un espions‘ fun book where little spies learn tricks and fun scientific facts and experiments.

‘Voir’ series, book & DVD to learn everything on the solar system and the dinosaurs.

Encyclopedie junior‘ series with ‘Inventions et decouvertes’ and ‘L’espace’. Your children will learn everything about inventions and discoveries, as well as space with the junior encyclopaedia and the additional quiz. ????

Les dinosaures‘ from the “discovery education’ series. Learn who were the dinosaurs discovered last? What have we learned from them? For all the curious minds interested in fossils and prehistoric animals.

 

 

German

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Dinosaurier‘ very informative book on dinosaurs. Their environment, their food, fossils….

Wir gehen in den zoo‘ let’s go to the zoo. Perfect size to take along with you when visiting the zoo. Learn more about the animals as you watch them. ????

Was essen wir?’ answers the questions why should we drink and eat, and many more

Insekten‘ everything you wanted to know about the insects. Great format with many facts and information on insects small and big. ????

Spezialwissen‘ series, such as tierspurren, geocaching, nachtwanderung, schnitzen. These little format books, perfect to fit inside the pocket, will help explorers in their various missions, such as animal tracking, carving, geocaching, hiking at night.

 

English

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World Atlas‘, an atlas for the twenty-first century, it shows how all parts of the planet are interconnected and looks at the challenges which face us all in creating a sustainable future. The Atlas also features a pull-out map, fold-out booklets and panels. ????

Memory Game ‘Cities of the world‘ sharpen you memory skills and discover some landmarks and buildings of the world’s greatest cities. ????????

 

I am sure you will enjoy all the fun kid’s activities. Here is a fun experiment taken from “101 experiencias cientificas fixes’

How to make invisible ink. ⚗???? 

 

visit facebook.com/…7301549396/1133356720061785 for the full experiment description.

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or your would prefer a clever mathematical trick? Visit the below link to find out more.

Have fun experimenting! ????????????⚗

 

 

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Happy Bastille day! Joyeux 14 juillet !

To celebrate this year’s Bastille day Le Toboggan offers a free delivery on all orders* placed until Sunday 17 July 16.

Voucher: #‎b‬@st16

*for shipping/delivery addresses in Perth (WA) metro only.

*valid on any product in stock (no backorder), includes all languages and resource types.

*One use per user

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Dinosaurs are coming to Perth

During the school holidays take your children back in time when the dinosaurs ruled the earth.

Be prepared to be amazed by the T-Rex and the Triceratops.

Pre-bookings are available on http://museum.wa.gov.au/museums/perth/dinosaur-zoo

 

Get ready for this adventure with a few books:

French

*Histoires de dinosaures a lire a mon petit garçon

*Les dinosaures

*Dinosaures a construire

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Spanish

*Dinosaurios! (14/08/18 update – out of print)

*En el tiempo de los dinosaurios (14/08/18 update – out of print)

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German

*Dinosaurier

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Italian

*5 amici contro il T-Rex

*Il Dinosauri da toccare

*Incredibili Dinosauri

*I Dinosauri

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Portuguese

*O mundo dos dinossauros

Espreita o mundo dos dinossauros

Enjoy and happy reading!

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Activity books for an active summer

A few ideas to keep your children busy this summer while having fun and keep practising German, French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese.

 

French

  • Le cahier de vacances du dico des filles‘ is full of fun activities such as crosswords, mysteries to solve, short stories, sentences to finish…. for 12+
  • Dinosaures a construire‘ is an amazing book that will give interesting facts about the dinosaures and children get to make one in a 3D puzzle.
  • Cherche et trouve a la ferme‘, open the page flap on the right hand side and discover the items that you will need to find on the very busy double page. For example, find the cow among sheep and other animals in the farm. Also in the same series ‘Cherche et trouve dans la savane’ 
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  • Comme un grand j’observe, je joue, j’apprends: Louloup va au marche‘, activity book offering plenty hours of fun with colouring ins, stickers….Also in the same series ‘Souricette va au marche’

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  • First words sticker book English-French‘, great way to learn with repositionable stickers.
  • Chloe poupee a habiller‘, activity book with colouring in and stickers, where you have to dress up the girl according to what she is doing. In the same series ‘Zoe’, ‘Emma’, ‘Rose’….
  • Mike the knight jeux et coloriages‘, activity book with word games, colouring ins and stickers. Based on the cartoon character.
  • ‘100 missions pour un espion’, awesome book with many activities, tricks and mysteries to solve.

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  • ‘Mes premieres lettres’ and ‘Mes premiers chiffres’, great way to get your child to practise his writing skills with the reusable book, wipe it out clean and start again.
  • ‘Bloc de jeux la Reine des neiges’, ‘bloc de jeux Cars’, ‘mes jeux en bloc’, are a collection of handy size notepads with many games and activities.

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  • ‘Mots croises dans la nature’ and ‘mots croises en balade’, great way to keep your child entertain while practising his skills in French. These activities are based on crosswords and other word games.
  • ‘Jeux de lettres pour les garçons’ and ‘Jeux de lettres pour les filles’, again a fun way to keep practising French while on holidays, include many words games, such as find the word ending….

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Portuguese

  • ‘Cores e formas’  is handy size notepad full of games and activities on colours and shapes.

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Spanish

  • ‘Dibuja a la bruja‘ and ‘Dibuja las caras de Caperucita’ are 2 drawing books which will provide endless fun, drawings can be wiped off clean and it is ready to start again. Children will try to reproduce the completed drawing on the left hand side or just give their imagination a go.
  • ‘Puzzle la jungla’, each page is filled with a colourful 4 piece puzzle. Perfect for little children, they will enjoy a short story and the puzzle.

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  • Nos divertimos con la ciencia’ is a great book, not only children will get to make things, such as a musical instrument, illusion tricks…. but they will learn about the science behind every experiment.
  • The series ‘Mi primero libro’ comes in 4 themes ‘numeros’,’animales’, ‘letras’, ‘juguetes’. Each book offers many activities such as stickers to apply, drawing to be done, writing, counting….

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Italian

  • ‘Coloriamo il Natale’ is an advent calendar to colour in. Each day the child discovers a Christmas drawing and theme.
  • Giulio Coniglio – le raccolte’, is a collection of various activity books with comic strips, colouring ins, cutting out shapes, crosswords, craft ideas and many more….

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German

  • ‘Bauernhof‘, ‘Tierkinder’ and ‘Feuerwehr‘ are activity books with stickers, colouring ins and cutting outs.
  • Rundherum in meiner Stadt’, colouring in on the city theme. ‘Auf dem lande’ is about colouring in the country side.
  • The series ‘Spezialwissen’ are little books that fit in a jeans back pocket and can be taken everywhere. All the themes are around the exploration of the environment ‘Geocaching’, ‘Nachtwanderum’, ‘Schnitzen’, ‘Tierspuren’. So what are you waiting for? Get out and explore!

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For everyone

You will love these plastic books. Small enough to fit in a child’s backpack or your handbag. Perfect to keep your children entertained at the restaurant, the beach, the park, in a plane…. Once they are done colouring in, wipe clean and start again. ‘Librito de plastico de la navidad’, ‘librito de plastico de la playa’, ‘librito de plastico de la caperucita’, ‘librito de plastico de los piratas’.

4 themes- the beach, Christmas, Red Riding Hood and Pirates.

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Give the gift of books this Christmas

Books are beautiful gifts. They offer endless entertainment, fun, knowledge, understanding about oneself, others, our world….

Le Toboggan has compiled a list of suggestions but do not stop here, check out our website for many more for the little readers as well as the older ones.

FRENCH

Coffret Pirate
Coffret Princesse
13 histoires maboules de Noel
Les plus belles fables
Les pirates
Noel
Dinosaures a construire
Sing & learn in French
Histoires de dinosaures a lire a mon petit garçon
Coucou dans le jardin
100 histoires dans la foret enchantée
Cherche et trouve a la ferme
Petite lionne a perdu son GRRRR
Les plus belles comptines des animaux (CD)
30 comptines + un compte de légende: Le petit Prince (CD)
Merci
13 histoires maboules de princesses et de chevaliers
Les dinosaures
Ou sont donc passes mes amis
Hector
Le système solaire
5 histoires d’espions
En route pour le cirque
Cache-cache dans la basse-cour

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PORTUGUESE

Hora do banho
Porque adoro o meu avo
As girafas nao dancam
A zebra nao quiere ir a escola
Branca de Neve
Peter Pan
Capuchinho vermelho
Adoro a escola
Espreita o mundo dos dinossauros
Os animais de estimacao
Contos e lendas de Portugal e do Mundo
As 100 primeiras palavras
Contos de Andersen
O Dragao
A coelinha aventureira

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SPANISH

Egipto (14/08/18 update – out of print)
Roma
La Princesa y el Dragon (DVD)
Libro estera – La Granja
En el tiempo de los Dinosaurios (14/08/18 update – out of print)
Los sonidos de la noche
En la ciudad
La Caperucita Roja
Rita comienza el colegio
La abuela
El periodico del abuelo
El tesoro de Barba-Zul
De que están hechas la niñas flamencas?

and the traditional Christmas tale ‘La aranita de Belen’

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Bilingual CHINESE-ENGLISH

The Fox fables
The Goose fables
Yeh-Sien a Chinese Cinderella
Augustus and his smile
Row, row, row your boat
Bus Adventures
Brrmm! Let’s go!

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Bilingual VIETNAMESE – ENGLISH

One of our favourite – The hungry caterpillar
Brown bear, brown bear what do you see?
The fox fables
Tom and Sofia start school

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ITALIAN

Incredibili Dinausori
Pimpa: Rosita, Tina e Leonardo (book + DVD)
Pimpa: storie di Natale
Lo vuoi il mio ciuccio
Il prime bacio… non si scorda mai!
I cavallini vanno a scuola
Sogni di Gigi orsetto e bella coccinella
Giulio coniglio fa il bagno
Clack clack Leone
La fattoria da toccare
Dinosauri da toccare
Ombretta Camilla
Mal di pancia della luna
Alta amico pinguino
La bella addormentata
Giulio coniglio e la pioggia
Giulio coniglio va alla festa

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GERMAN

Ali Baba & the 40 thieves
Bella & Joy
Mein ersten KITA und Kindergarten Geschichten
Sly fox and little red hen
Mein Fahrzeuge – Wörterbuch
Maja & Motte
Bist du noch mein freund?
Dinosaurier
Hilfe ich bin an alien
Mein kleiner markt
Motte geht schlafen
Hor mal, Pepe & Milli machen Musik
Wir singenden früh bis spat
Wer macht was auf dem Bauernhof
Alle meine Wörter

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Bilingual TAGALOG-ENGLISH

The greediest of Rajahs and the whitest of clouds
Ang mga lambing ni lolo ding
Ang madyik islya ni Titoy
Bakit matagal ang sundo ko?
Ang itim na kuting
ready for school
Bahay kubo
Masaya ako

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Bilingual RUSSIAN – ENGLISH

Augustus and his smile
Yeh-Hsien a Chinese Cinderella story
Alfie’s angels
I see the sun in Russia

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Bilingual JAPANESE – ENGLISH

The wobbly wobbly tooth
The Fox tales
Tom and Sofia start school
Ellie’s diary

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Our books are affordable with the majority under $20. Place your order promptly to ensure a delivery prior to Christmas.

Happy reading and Merry Christmas!

 

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Le Toboggan celebrates the World Space Week 4-10 October

World Space Week is an annual holiday observed from 4-10 October in various countries including Australia. It is defined by the United Nations as “an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.”

The choice of the dates was based on the recognition of the launch of the first human-made Earth satellite Sputnik on 4th October 1957 and the signing of the Outer Space Treaty on 10th October 1967.

This is a great opportunity for the inquisitive little minds to learn about stars, planets, satellites and much more…

Le Toboggan suggests the following resources:

 

*French

Encyclopedie Junior, l’Espace“. Do you know that stars can be of different colours?

This encyclopaedia will provide all the information on space from where and when it all started to what are the planets made of. It comes with a quiz.

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Système Solaire“. Do you know the Earth is not the only planet which has active volcanoes? Do you want to find out about cosmic scars?

This book and the DVD will tell you all about our solar system. It comes with a quiz.

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*Italian

Galileo Galilei e la torre di Pisa“, this easy to read bilingual book introduces the famous Italian astronomer, his life, his works and his discoveries.

Also comes with additional facts that can be used by a curious mind or in a school activity.

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Lo spazio da toccare“. Introduce the notions of our solar system with this tactile book. The children will love learning new things while touching different textures.

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Happy reading!

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Children’s book week August 22-28, 2015

This year The Children’s Book Council of Australia celebrates its 70th anniversary.

When should we start reading to our children?

Some say since day one, I would say even earlier. I can still remember how the sound of my voice was soothing for my children inside my womb. Even if I felt silly at times reading out loud books on economics! They were listening to me, my voice, the rhythm of the words.

Education starts at home and we offer a variety of resources that might inspire you, such as DVDs with tales, CDs with rhymes, audiobooks, and of course books.

Children should be shown books every day. It does not matter if they are not interested today, they will be fascinated tomorrow.

Introduce books with different colours, shapes, textures. Make it more interesting. Start by describing what you both see with few words, for example ‘look! it is a cat’. Then later expand, ‘it is a grey cat playing with a white ball’. Not only children will increase their vocabulary but they will be great observers too.

If you speak a language other than English at home, as I do, do not let this hinder the above process. The skills your child will gain in your home language will be easily transferable in English. He will go to school here so no matter what, he will learn English. Focus on your home language, if he is good at describing in Spanish, he will be good at it in English too.

And finally enjoy the quality time with your little one and happy reading!

A few suggestions:

Get the children to manipulate and play with the books. For example, let them draw, erase and draw again and again with ‘Dibujame las caras de la Caperucita‘ and ‘Libro de plastico de los piratas‘. The latter book is made of plastic and can be taken to the beach or in the bath.

Offer a variety of colours and graphics with ‘Cual es este animal de bosque?

Tales to watch ‘La ratita presumida cuento DVD‘ or tales and rhymes to listen ‘30 comptines & conte de legende: Le Petit Prince‘.

Rhymes to sing and read ‘Row, row, row your boat‘ (Chinese and Italian editions).

Books that play music ‘Os instrumentos musicais‘.

Let their little fingers follow the shapes and lift up flaps ‘Chemin de doigt, les bebes animaux’.

Children are naturally curious, let’s encourage them with ‘Cherche et trouve a la ferme’, ‘Pequeno Buba busca su elefante‘, ‘Espreita o Mundo dos Dinossauros‘, ‘Montagna con alette da sollevare‘.

Let them play with words ‘Jeux de lettres garçon‘.

Book for the pram ‘Mein erstes buggybuch: Meine liebsten spielsachen

Books to learn ‘Wehr macht was auf dem Bauernhof?’

Pop up books ‘Os pinguins e as cores‘ or with different colours and shapes ‘Vermelho como….‘, ‘Clack clack Ape‘, ‘En route pour l’ecole‘.

We have many more in different languages, email us for more information.

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Le Toboggan celebrates The Science Week

At Le Toboggan we like children to be inquisitive and explore. The celebration of Science in Perth on August 15th & 16th will offer many fun and free activities for the kids.

We want to celebrate science all year long and carry a range of scientific books for little curious minds, such as:

** Spanish

‘Dinosaurios’, beautiful pop up book showing 3D dinosaurs. (14/08/18 update – out of print)

Nos divertimos con la ciencia‘, you like experimenting, it is more fun when you build it from scratch. The book also comes with flashcards with instructions on how to make your own instruments, experiments and giving you tips.

** German

Dinosaurier‘ learn everything you wanted to know on the Dinos.

You like creepy crawlers, you will like ‘Die coolsten und giftigsten krabbeltiere der welt‘ and ‘Insekten‘. Insekten is a book with flaps which hide more facts about insects.

** Portuguese

You would like know more about our planet or dinosaures. Check out these two beautiful flap books ‘Espreita o mundo dos dinossauros‘ and ‘Espreita o Planeta Terra‘.

** Italien

Children will love ‘Incredibili Dinosauri‘, a big board book introducing their favourite dinos. Perfect for little hands.

Find out more about Galileo Galilei and see some of the instruments he used with ‘Galileo Galilei e la Torre de Pisa‘.

 

We have more arriving in the coming weeks like books in Italian telling us everything about minerals, mammals, birds, textiles….or in French about innovations and discoveries, Space and the Solar System, and more dinosaures…

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