Julie’s cultural agenda #2 : May

Today, Julie Lautier, our culture specialist, gives us all the laces to go with children in Paris, London and all over France! *** Forget April Fool, May is coming full of lilies of the valley as well as of shows, exhibitions and many other surprises. Here is May’s cultural agenda ! Lento: the circus within the « Théâtre de la Ville » (Paris) Early May, let’s pop to the circus, not below the tent but inside the vast « Théâtre de la Ville »….

The Big Bad Wolf

La peur du loup, Sweet Cabane

The Big Bad Wolf.  Today we talk about a both light and deep topic : the fear of the wolf. We will try to explain this human timeless fear and give you some ideas about interesting children books dealing with the Wolf. I’ve asked some blogger mums to help me in this selection : Coline se raconte, Galex la Fée, Mini Branchouille and French Mômes. It’s also a good occasion to go and have a look at their websites! Why do…

Happy bubbles

Réussir ses bulles de savon, Sweet Cabane

Happy bubbles. This is a very important topic during spring and summer times : how to refill your  bubble tube which is just empty in a few minutes? Thanks to my son’s newspaper, Le Petit Quotidien, I’ve tested a very good recipe which permits to make beautiful and resistent soap bubbles in a few minutes : 20 cl tap water 5 cl de washing-up liquid (much better than shampoo or shower gel) 1 teaspoon caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder A…

Parisian cultural agenda by Julie #1 : April

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This is a monthly cultural agenda for families living in Paris. Julie Duchatel, member of Collectif Leopard, and author of Minibranchouille, a blog dedicated to culture,outings and good ideas for Parisian families, writes this article. *** In April there will be many exhibitions, films and plays to go with the kids!  How lucky we are because April weather  seems to be very unpredictable and rather bad … 1/ « Les Indiens sont à l’ouest » at Théâtre du Châtelet It’s the first…

It book #6 : The wind in the willows

Le vent dans les saules - Sweet Cabane

It book #6 : The wind in the willows. This is one of my favorite children’s books! I love reading it again and again with my children. When the Scottish writer Kenneth Grahame wrote it in 1908, he created the first children’s book with anthropomorphised animals. It’s now a classic! The Wind in the Willows is a very complete story for all children, whatever age and gender. We follow four friends’ adventures along the Thames Valley : Mole, Ratty, Badger…

On the trail of great apes at the MNHN in Paris : such a nice exhibition!

Sur la piste des Grands Singes MNHN - Sweet Cabane

On the trail of great apes at the MNHN in Paris : such a nice exhibition! Last Sunday, we went to the National Museum of Natural History to see their latest exhibition  : On the trail of great apes… We loved it! The exhibition was so complete : a mix of paleontologic, historic, naturalist and ecologic approaches… All of them  permit to have a large scape of our cousins 😉 ! The exhibition is full of life : stuffed apes, realistic…

Crazy Carnival

Mardi gras - Sweet Cabane

Crazy Carnival. Next Tuesday, it ail be what, in France, we call ‘Mardi-Gras’, a big Carnival, mainly for children but also for adults. On this special day,  kids dress up and parade through the  streets : super hero, princess, Little Mermaid, and so on. When I was a little girl, it was my favorite day because I really loved dressing up (like a princess above all 😉 ). So you can imagine how much I’ve liked selecting some desguises here!…

It book # 5 : Get back to childhood with Tistou

Tistou les pouces verts - Sweet Cabane

Sorry, there’s no translation for this post which is about a French children’s book : Tistou les Pouces Verts, written by Maurice Druon in 1968. See you soon for a post about a dye laboratory for all your clothes and linen! Have a lovely Sunday, Emilie.

La vie rêvée des livres

La Belle Vie Floc'h - Sweet Cabane

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. La vie rêvée des livres. Je souhaiterais vous présenter aujourd’hui deux livres pour enfants qui viennent de paraître et qui nous ont tous deux charmé : Promenade de la Petite Fille de Nathalie Lété (éditions Les fourmis rouges) et La Belle Vie de Floc’h (Editions Seuil Jeunesse)….

Gingerbread house ‘s workshop at Nicole’s

gingerbread house - Sweet Cabane

Hello, Today Sweet Cabane goes at Nicole’s, an American mum I’ve talked about in my Mum at Work’s interviews… Every Christmas, Nicole and her two daughters are used to decorating a gingerbread house. She tells us here how she makes it… **** “The gingerbread houses are a German tradition that my mom (Lucy’s and Jo’s grandma) has passed on to us. We started when Lucy was just 3 years old, with a good friend – of course his mom and…