If you have been following this blog for a while you are probably aware of the fact that we are a bunch of bookworms in our house.
We read numerous times per day with my toddler twins, add new and used books to our collection often and visit our local library at least once per week.
But it didn’t always use to be that way.
I remember as a child, I didn’t enjoy reading for fun or my own entertainment at all. Continue Reading
Youtube is a very powerful medium. When I first discovered children’s books read-aloud channels, I was thrilled.
For a few reasons.
First, before purchasing a new book for my boys, more often than not I am able to find it on Youtube. In that case, I can check it out and make sure we will like it. It is kind of like a test drive without any strings attached.
Next, thanks to read-aloud books on Youtube, we have always something new and interesting to listen to during long car rides. Continue Reading
If you are anything like me, you look for the best deals when it comes to children’s books. And even though I would love to support the authors more by buying them brand new, there’s a catch.
I mean, have you ever seen a baby or a toddler with a book?
Let’s be honest. Those books get destroyed. Even board books go through a makeover in our house! Continue Reading
Today, during our afternoon walk, I couldn’t get this quote out of my head:
“Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
The Christian explanation of this Bible verse is mostly based on a childlike faith and submission.
But having worked with many young children and now raising two of my own, I know there is a whole lot more we can learn from them.
What is it then? Continue Reading
When you decide to raise your children with more than one language, you will often hear things like “They will be confused!” or “They will not learn either of the languages well!” and “They will have speech delays“. Continue Reading
By the time a pregnant woman hits her third trimester, she has probably searched hundreds of blogs, websites, and books to prepare for the big day.
It was certainly my case.
I read so much about breastfeeding I felt like I could give a speech at the new moms’ convention! Continue Reading
If you are anything like me, you try to figure this parenting thing out every day.
Things we encounter in the first year as parents are far beyond any school or class could teach us. Continue Reading