Tag: Reading

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Read and Wonder storybooks
When packing for our trip I knew I had to pack children's books -- we couldn't go a whole three months without them, no matter how heavy they made our suitcases! So I decided to pack books that were relevant to our travels -- books about nature, animals, sea creatures, etc. Over the years we've ...
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Teaching your kids to read
Before we left for our sabbatical, I sat down with the teachers at my son’s school and asked them if they had any suggestions or activities they recommended for my son while we’re away. They told me that kids often forget basic lessons if they take a long break from school -- apparently kids can ...
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FOR MUMS
New Years Resolution 1 of 999,999
This year I am getting organized! And this year, unlike the last few years, I am really serious. I totally triple swear. While I have never been a “Type A” person and have always led a life of total chaos behind the scenes, I have finally hit a breaking point. My girls are turning four ...
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Noodoll
I do love new designs/books/characters that appeal to grown-ups and kids alike. My girls are going crazy for the Noodoll characters I brought home recently, and so am I. Noodoll lives in Noodle town where everyone and everything is made out of noodles. His main arch enemy is Rice Head, who is constantly trying to ...
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The Night Before Christmas
We have a few different versions of this Christmas poem, but Gyo Fujikawa's The Night Before Christmas is our favourite! Her illustrations are so beautiful and in a way that appeals to adults and kids alike. Fujikawa, also known for her version of Mother Goose, creates the most lovely, vintage-like illustrations. We especially love the ...
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Christmas book Advent calendar
I love Christmas! But my problem is I start getting that Bing Crosby feeling around mid-October and it is no good for my kids’ excitement levels. So, as of last year, there is now a self-imposed rule: no Christmassiness (that includes Gingerbread Lattes, Mince Pies and said Bing) until 1st December. Well Bah Humbug! As ...
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FOR MUMS
Eating seasonally and simply
Sadly, I don't read very many books these days. In fact, I've only read two in the past year! But thankfully one of them was a book that has completely changed my life:  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. The book is a memoir about Kingsolver and her family who spent a year living on ...
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Spoon
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal  is a darling children's book about childhood insecurities.  It features a little spoon who wishes he was handy like a fork or sharp like a knife or exotic like chopsticks.  Little spoon's mother explains all the things that only spoons get to do (like diving head first into a bowl ...
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Look and Cook
I found this book in a small bookstore in London and thought it was the most adorable cookbook for kids that I have seen in a long time.  I love that it has an excellent collection of old-school, comfort food recipes – everything from chicken noodle soup, meatloaf and  chocolate birthday cake to simple things ...
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GOOD READS
Sex ed
I have to say I was a bit shocked when my 4-year-old pointed to herself during bathtime and asked, "What is this for?"  I, slightly stunned, replied "That is where babies come out when you are a Mama.  I'll tell you more about it later."  I was proud of myself for not freezing up, but ...
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Noomray, personalised books
You should have seen my son's face the other day when we received the book that was custom-written for him! Noomray, a little Italian company, came up with a great idea-- they write and illustrate books where the main character is the person who will receive the book. It is geared to children, but they ...
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BABY
Mother Goose
When I had my first daughter, my mother pulled out several of my childhood books to give me.   I instantly recognized the quaint, '70s-ish illustrations of one of them, Mother Goose, by Gyo Fujikawa, and am so excited to share this one with my girls.  When researching Fujikawa for this post, I found out that ...
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An Old Institution
My 3-year-old is a lover of books and her personal book collection is threatening to drawf mine. A week ago I decided it was time to take action so I took her to the local library. I have been kicking myself ever since that I had not thought of this before! I had completely forgotten ...
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Mrs. Armitage and the Big Wave
I have always loved Quentin Blake's illustrations, as my father read me the Roald Dahl books he illustrated when I was a child. They are fantastic, but the ones I know are a bit macabre for my 3-year-old. I didn't know that Quentin Blake has himself written and illustrated books for younger kids. In fact ...
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Where's that ...?
Where's That Fish?Cat?Monkey?Duck? is a series of children's books written and illustrated by British born Dan Crisp. The cardboard pages are filled to the brim with colourful, funny images and cut-out parts that play nice illusion tricks.  Just when you think you have found the hidden animal in question, you turn the page and realize ...
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Magical ABCs
Because my husband works in animation (and because he's rubbed off on me), we have become a bit selective when it comes to finding great books for our boys. Illustrations must be good, and the story, clever. We have to enjoy reading the book to them. Alison Jay's board books are beautifully illustrated, and while ...
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Book Binge
I have become a little bit obsessed. First I started with one, and then we bought another, and then we had to have ALL of them. And now I've decided we should get them ALL in hardback! Yes, it's children's books I'm talking about. But not just any children's books; I'm obsessed with one author/illustrator ...
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Fresh new books for the shelf that beautifully celebrate difference in cultural heritage, featuring children. Do you have any books you would recommend? We would love to hear! More from @thelittlemontessorischool on the blog. #babyccinoreads #babyccinokids
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Weekend fun sorted! Any excuse for new traditions especially if they include cake! Galettes de Rois, celebrated in France during January and in many other countries too, involves wearing a crown, eating cake, and finding charms. What’s not to love? Read our blog, link in bio, and join the party like @laraoflondon does! Galettes from @jacquesetlilie #galettesderois #culture #gouter #babyccinokids #babyccinoeats #tradition
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Earlier this week, a successful beauty blogger in the Netherlands, Nikkie de Jager @nikkietutorials publicly announced that she is transgender. A very brave thing to do and was incredibly impressed by her story and the way she chose to share it. If you haven’t seen it yet, there is a lot to learn from Nikkie’s coming out video on youtube. It is an inspiring message from a strong roll model, addressing young people who feel insecure, misunderstood or simply not in the right place. It is about acceptance, respect, hearing and understanding each other, about writing your own story, about the power of being yourself — whoever you are and whatever you are. It is also about the importance of supportive parenting. Nikkie shares that she is intensely grateful for her mother, who always saw and heard, listened and understood, respected and supported her in her choices and in her transition. We have always tried to be straightforward in discussing sex and reproduction with our children, and open about the idea that heterosexuality is just one shade of a wider spectrum of diversity. Thanks for the new blog post @estherbabyccino ... what are your thoughts? Comment below and link is in bio. #babyccinokids #thursdaythoughts
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So many memories are made, and so many family photos taken, with a constant flow of images making their way onto phones. But how do you save them, share them, and treasure them? The clever @slcorlis shares her strategies for moving photos from digital to print, and preserving them forever. Hop over to our blog or click thru stories. #babyccinokids photobooks2020slcorlis
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Bonjour Madame Badobedah. Welcome to our new book recommendation which is ... anigmatic and mysterious and hysterically fun. It’s absolutely everything a book should be made of. We adore Madame Badobedah and you will too! Link in bio. @mssophiedahl @walkerbooksuk @vanessa_wild_flours
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A healthy Sesame-Crusted Salmon with delicious Asian flavours will certainly add interest to any grey day. And it’s a one-tray meal packed full of flavour but low on clean-up. So basically, perfection. A firm family favourite from @laraoflondon ... link in bio. #babyccinoeats #babyccinokids
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Welcome back to 2020. We are sailing into the new year with some new fun posts. You’ll love this first easy craft of the year — making walnut boats. A great way to start a relaxed Saturday in pjs. ️ @laraoflondon #babyccinocrafts #babyccinokids
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Here’s a video of our latest ShopUp in East London (shot and edited by our lovely and talented friend Nadine Brandt). It encapsulates the ShopUp atmosphere really, really well, and it makes us so excited for the next one!
1 year ago
Our beautiful new book, '9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy' for the family to share, is AVAILABLE NOW! You can order it here: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
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Check out our new book! 9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy for the family to share. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
2 years ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
2 years ago
Our 2nd live shopping event in Brooklyn was amazing! Great shopping, delicious treats, tons of kids activities and a super cool family photo booth!
3 years ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
3 years ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
3 years ago
Here we show you how to harvest rhubarb from the garden, and make it into a delicious compote. If you make oatmeal at the same time, you have made a delicious and nutritious breakfast that your family will love! (Ours do!)
3 years ago
This gym bag is such a fun and easy project, also for beginners this is a nice sewing project. Esther, Emilie and the kids had so much fun going to the market choosing all the supplies. The fabrics from Little Cube are the cutest!
3 years ago
Our first live shopping event in Brooklyn was a great success. We loved seeing the best boutiques under one roof, combined with great food and fun activities...and some dancing! Hope to see everyone this year again on September 18th & 19th at 501 Union, 501 Union Street in Brooklyn.
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