Strawberry Picking in Frankfurt

Did you know that if you live in Frankfurt, you don't have to leave the city to pick your very own strawberries in the summer? In the northwestern part of Frankfurt, there is a strawberry field in Praunheim. It opens daily from 9am to 7pm during the season. Here is the address: Ludwig Landmann Straße …

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Clubfoot Journey: Hitting the 3 Years Mark

9 more days till my first born turns 3. Just like any other toddler, his emotions run high and low, he is energetic, playful, sensitive and dare I say it, exhausting. However, he is full of love and that's all that matters.  There is so much to celebrate for this boy. He has come so …

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Plant Your Own Garden Cress

As it's Spring, I looked online to find toddler-friendly gardening activities to do with Theo. Except, we don't have a garden. Our balcony is a tiny one occupied by the clothes rack that is constantly packed with the kids' clothes. Hence I started listing a few prerequisites of the plant we would grow together: 1. …

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The Solar System: Playdough Style

I can't quite remember how it happened but last weekend Daniel showed Theo a video of our solar system and since then, the boy's been fascinated by the planets. As it's Earth Day today, I thought it would be interesting to do a Solar System related activity with Theo. But most ideas on Pinterest seem …

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Bärenhunger Board Game

At some point while growing up, many of us played board games with our family and friends. I remember enjoying games such as Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly and Uno. While researching for ideas for Theo's upcoming 3rd birthday, we thought we would introduce him to board games. But he's only going to be 3! Will …

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Thread Beads to Build Concentration

The one thing we were told by Theo's teacher is to work on his concentration. To be honest, I was caught by surprise because he's well capable of sitting with me ploughing through books. He definitely has no problem playing with his train tracks for  what seems like forever to me. But apparently, he's easily …

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Let Children Take Risks

If I was left alone at the playground with Theo, I would definitely be what you'd call a "helicopter mum" who will be within 3 feet radius of him. Way before we had kids, my husband already knew I had fear of heights. I could look at a really safe and fun playgrounds and still …

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Brachiosaurus Learns Phonics

Here we are again making learning fun. Well, I shouldn't say "we" because I'm not exactly the fun and innovative parent. It was Daniel who came up with this brilliant activity. It's fun, engaging and Theo enjoyed it since we were tapping on his interests.  Brachiosaurus is hungry and needs a snack. Which letter will …

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Play Date Cookies Gone Wrong…Terribly Wrong

We've been trying to arrange play dates with Theo's friends regularly on weekends. Since they all are at Kita full-time on weekdays, we parents know how difficult it is to contain the energy our kids have in apartments especially when the weather doesn't allow for outdoor play. Therefore we take turns to allow the kids …

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