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

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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

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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

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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…

Jolis contes pour Noël

Jolis contes pour Noël - Sweet Cabane

Sorry, no translation for this post about children’s books… Hello hello! Toujours en relation avec Noël, voici quelques idées de livres à offrir aux enfants. Avec la Librairie Tschann Jeunesse, nous avons  sélectionné pour vous des contes qui sortent des traditionnels ouvrages d’Andersen, Grimm,… Vous trouverez ici des contes russes, chinois, africains… ou encore des contes qui jouent la carte de l’humour et du décalage… Notre sélection est classée par tranche d’âge. Pour les 3-4 ans Yéti de Christine Naumann et Marianne Barcilon, éditions…

Let’s go to Cake L’Atelier for Christmas holidays!

cake l'atelier - Sweet Cabane

Hi, Just a few weeks before Christmas holidays, let me introduce you to a great Parisian place for children : Cake l’Atelier. Elsa and Emmanuelle, two sisters who already have a bakery, decided in 2010 to create worshops for children to teach them how to cook rightly.  The entire space has been designed for children ;  colorful design, baker’s clothes, furniture,… There are many different options : classes all along the year, holidays workshops, Sunday brunches, and birthday parties. Each…