• GIFT IDEAS,  KIDS

    Best Fine And Gross Motor Skill Gifts For 3 Year Olds

    I can’t believe my toddler is turning 3. It felt like just yesterday I brought my little bambino back from the Krankenhaus (hospital) and here she is, blowing her 3 candles on her birthday cake soon.

    I think 3 is a fabulous age. Even now at 2, I’m blown away of her capabilities. There are times I feel like I’m talking to a mini-adult, she placing her hands on her hips, conversing to me about everything and anything. So what’s more at 3. They’re developing in leaps and bounce – physically, cognitively, emotionally, socially, their sensory and motor skills are improving, and language.

  • BILINGUAL,  GIFT IDEAS,  KIDS,  REVIEWS

    Best English Books For Bilingual Kids

    My kids are bilingual – truly bilingual. You must be thinking, “Hey, most of us could speak more than one language. What’s the difference?” You’re right. We’re all bilingual or multilingual in one way or another.

    What I mean by truly bilingual is they are not spoken or taught one language at a time at home. But simultaneously (English and German) since they were born. I myself speak four languages, but I learned them throughout my life and I still do. However, I was brought up speaking only English.

  • GIFT IDEAS,  KIDS

    Advent Calendar Filler Ideas For Kids (Ages 6-9)

    It’s that time of year again where I’ll have to fill my children’s Advent box. Sure, I could just buy Advent calendars from the store to make my life easier. But they’re just not the same. To me, it’s not just about chocolates or little toys in those little windows. It’s also about doing things and spending time together as a family during Advent.

  • GIFT IDEAS,  KIDS

    Birthday Gift Ideas For 2 Year Olds

    I’ve been wondering for weeks what to get for my soon to be 2 year old. The fact that she has an older sister (who has pretty much everything) made the task challenging. I needed to think of gifts that are different and matches her interests. Something where she could work on her fine motor skills, develop a new skill or sparks her imagination. And lastly, without spending too much.