Peter Pan adventures

During Autumn I like spending even more time than usual reading bedtime stories. Just after brushing our theeths, feeling cosy under the duvet, we are ready for our usual half-hour reading! When children are about five years-old, I love telling them long stories that last for days or even weeks. A good way to introduce children to the pleasure of reading beautiful children books. We’ve recently read Peter Pan‘s picture book : a magical moment both for my little on and I all…

Redcurrants and so on

Last week, we went to my parents’ house in the French countryside, near Lyon. We were lucky to wander through the fields and to play in the garden … It is a pleasure to see how kids simply play with branches, herbs, insects or lizards they find on their way. They also spent time helping their grandmother to pick redcurrants that were ripe to the point … They enjoyed them in the moment while picking them and also helped their grandma to make jelly or…

Childhood games

Jeux d’enfance. Today, Julie is in charge of this new post about boardgames. You’ve already known her as she writes our monthly cultural agenda.  *** You’re fed up with your kids video games, aren’t you? What about proposing your own childhood successful boardgames? Battleships For younger ones, teenagers and more! A success! Battleships by Legler, 21,81€ on Fnac Versailles pick-up stick (a Mikado chic version) From 16,99 € on  jouets en bois.com Colorful master mind  Mastermind stands for childhood’s nostalgia…  Who doesn’t remember…

Julie’s cultural agenda #6 : November

November is definitely here : no more withches, nor brooms… Not our favourite month, isn’t it? But, on Sweet Cabane, we’ve decided to have fun in November, to go out instead of staying at home with a special ‘Urban culture’ theme for this agenda!  Let’s go!  Let’s start with the synthesizer workshop at La Gaîté Lyrique ! Paris Musique Club is a stunnning  14 weeks’ experience that aims at showing best Parisian musical productions, such as La Souterraine, a great pioneer in discovering new French…

Paris under our thumb

Paris à nos pieds. During Fall holidays, we’ve found a great kids activity at home, both calm and playful. The Eiffel Tower by La Plume de Louise mixes colouring and construction. The poetic drawings are also a good way to remember Parisian main monuments. It’s very easy to assemble : no glue, no scissors… Even the younger ones can help!   You can find the cardboard Eiffel Tower on La Plume de Louise‘s website. Format 1 meter, Exists also in other formats…

Smart ideas for busy kids : our top 10 for Autumn holidays.

Smart ideas for busy kids : our top 10 for Autumn holidays. Autumn holidays have just started, Halloween is coming and the weather outside is soooo cold and rainy!!.So one question comes to every mum’s mind : ” how to keep the kids busy for two holiday weeks???” We’ve selected for you workshops, exhibitions and shows that will be a great occasion for playing, learning and sharing good moments with your kids… while keeping warm! WORKSHOPS Tech Kids Academy’s workshops…

Sweet Fall

Sweet Fall. In the middle of Fall, I’d like to show you a French kids fashion brand, Marie Puce : we really love its sweet and colorful atmosphere! This lovely brand was created by two sisters, Anne and Camille, ten years ago. It makes classic and high-quality design for kids : perfect and easy-to-wear cut,  subtile colors and great materials.  Liberty of London, poplin, corduroy, fine wool are some Marie Puce‘s basics. A perfect French touch… with sweet price 😉 ! Fall collection is…

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…

Family connexion #3 : Cécile

Cécile Schneider, Sweet Cabane, La Turbulette

Family connexion #3 : Cécile. Today, we meet Cecile in our Family Connexion’s section. This mother of three teaches parents how to better communicate and behave with their kids, following Faber and Mazlish methods. *** How did it come to your mind to learn  Faber and Mazlish’s communication methods? When my son was 3, a friend of mine talked to me about Faber and Mazlish workshops tooking place in my own town : ” How to talk so kids will listen”. I immediately thought…