Polar superstar : let’s meet Sherlock…

Polar superstar : let’s meet Sherlock… In the heart of Autumn, just a few days before Halloween, I’d like to show you a beautiful children book about Sherlock Holmes’ adventures, illustrated by Christel Espié (La Sarabande editions) A great occasion for introducing to your kids Sir Conan Doyle’s books and raising their interest about crime literature. We usually read these books all the five together , at night, just before the kids go to sleep… A fabulous family moment we…

Julie’s cultural agenda #6 : October

Julie’s cultural agenda #6 : October. October is not only the time for tights, boots and sneakers but also for a big whirl of culture! So let’s see what October will offer us! As you may see, through this selection, there are lots of super heroes. let’s try to find them 😉 ! “Les contes du Chat Perché” at Comédie Saint Michel This is a wonderful show to (re)discover Marcel Aymé’s children books. The Labigarrure company has made a great…

Wonder Van

Wonder Van. We bought a few weeks ago a wonderful Seventies’ Volkswagen tent/van. I can’t resist showing it to you because it’s a wonderful playing for all my kids, from 3 to 10 years-old! It’s very spacious so that all the kids can stay inside together. its form as a van is a good way for imaginating travels, escape and lots of other playing. It’s also very practical as it’s got perfect dimensions for indoor playings  (see dimensions below) and…

Le Grand Jour : L’enfance de tous les possibles

Le Grand Jour, Pascal Plisson, Sweet Cabane

Le Grand Jour : L’enfance de tous les possibles. Sorry : I haven’t completely translated this post in English because it talks about a French documentary. To sum up, this documentary is about four kids living around the world : one in India, another in Cuba, then another one in Ouganda and the last one in Mongolia. All of them have big projects that can change their lives. We follow them during the last two weeks before their exams, during…

L’agenda culturel de Julie #5 : Septembre

Julie’s cultural agenda #5 : September. This is nearly the end of Summer and the Rentrée is coming, as we call the beiginning of school in September. A hard time indeed for both parents and children! So let’s escape from monotony and stress thanks to this rich cultural family programme! Osiris, swallowed up mysteries at the Arab World Institute (IMA) Ancient Egypt mysteries are revealed at the Arab World Institute this Fall : more than 300 discoveries are displayed, result of…

It book #8 : Serafina la Girafe

Let’s discover an old book written by the French Laurent de Brunhoof in 1961 and reedited by Helium in 2014 : The Giraffe Serafina. A precious children book with lots of adventures, humour and unexpected development. For children between 3 and 6 years-old.   Have a lovely week, Emilie.

Making an herbarium

Making an herbarium. During our summer holidays in the French countryside, the kids and I decided to start an herbarium to keep memories from our long walks and places we went to. After collecting fresh herbs (verbena, mint, rosemary, thyme, basil), flowers (hydrangea, roses, jasmine) and leaves (magnolia, prunus), we made them dry out under a pile of books for seven days. Then we stuck them in a notebook and wrote the name, the date and the place of collection….

Our favourite summer workbooks

cahiers d'été, Sweet Cabane

This is a selection of French workbooks for kids. I’ve selected them according to the age of the kids. Unfortunately, I think they’re mainly French ones. So forgive me this time again ;)! Next post (on Thursday), I will talk dietetics with our nutrionist Lila : she will select all the good summer food that helps to have a radiant and healthy complexion. Of course,  it will be translated in English. *** For older ones Petit cahier de géographie : jouez à réviser vos classiques! Collection…

Julie’s cultural agenda #3 : Summertime

Summer is finally here! Time to have a rest, to enjoy life, to be completely destressed …and to mix culture and holidays with kids! Kid shows in the “In » Avignon Festival For instance, you can go the the Riquet show that seems to be very funny! More information on the Festival d’Avignon‘s website. kids’ photo workshops at Les Rencontres d’Arles More information on  Les rencontres d’Arles‘ s website. Art holidays’ notebook A great way to have fun with your kids while learning…