Tag: Reading

BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE
BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE
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 ...
READ MORE
BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE
BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE
BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE
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 ...
READ MORE
BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE
BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE
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 ...
READ MORE
BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE
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 ...
READ MORE
BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE
BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE
BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE
BABY
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 ...
READ MORE
BOOKS
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 ...
READ MORE

CHECK THESE OUT

FOLLOW US

Time for some baking? Head to stories and choose a delicious Autumnal recipe from our top fifteen! #babyccinokids #babyccinoeats #bakingwithchildren
2 hours ago
Conker spiderwebs! This is an oldie but a goodie, perfect for a weekend craft, manageable for little hands but also extremely entertaining for bigger ones. And it’s quite an addictive thing to do! You’ll need : Conkers Wooden skewers Any sharp tool like pointy scissors to make a little hole in the conkers Yarn Scissors Make 5 evenly spread out holes in the conkers. Push the skewers in the holes so they are tightly inserted. Choose a yarn to start with. With a flat knot, secure the yarn around one of the skewers. Start weaving by twisting around each skewer before you go to the next one. If you want to start a new colour, just knot the yarn around a skewer to secure it, and tie the new colour to the next skewer. Keep going until you’re happy. Lovely idea from @estherbabyccino #conkers #babyccinocrafts #babyccinokids
1 day ago
Check out our giveaway a few posts back with the stylish & functional @hauptlihauskids. So many uses, and #cradletocradle approved too! Only a few hours left so act soon.
1 day ago
About a year ago, Courtney shared a selection of Wilkie’s favourite picture books, many of which are still on rotation as his favourite bedtime reads. But he’s beginning to enjoy the slightly longer stories now. She snapped a photo of his current go-to books, most of them he can pretty much read to himself because he’s read them at least 100 times! What are your favourite kid books for nearly two year olds? @courtneyadamo
2 days ago
We love open-ended, evergreen and heirloom toys here at Babyccino. Shannon recommends these beautifully made wooden vehicles from @faguswoodentoys which her children love. They are sturdy, clever, and so pretty to look at. More on our blog! @slcorlis #babyccinokids #babyccinoplays #evergreentoys
3 days ago
Giveway! To celebrate the new @hauptlihauskids collection, we are giving away a pack of FIVE new Nuscheli (one of each beautiful colour!) to one lucky winner! To enter, please follow @babyccinokids and @hauptlihauskids and tag a friend in the comments. Multiple entries are allowed, so tag ALL of your friends (one comment per tag please)! We absolutely LOVE these Nuscheli for our kids, they are so versatile: bibs, wipes, bandanas, handkerchiefs, travel cloths.. we use them for anything! This giveaway is open worldwide and will end on Nov. 15th at 5PM GMT. The winner will be announced in the comments on the 16th of September. Good luck!!! This giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram. You must be 18 years or older to enter. #babyccinokids #babyccinoboutiques #hauptlihauskids #nuscheli #familyessentials
3 days ago
Don’t miss it!! The ShopUp is in less than three weeks (Dec 1 & 2!) and we have amazing activities and brands lined up. It is going to be AWESOME! Pop over to @theshopup to follow all of the lovely shops joining us this year and the activities we’re lining up! Fun for the entire family, and find gifts for babies and children but for mamas too!! @hungermama @estherbabyccino #theshopup #babyccinokids @nelliequats @lotsoflovelyart @vali_and_co @folpetto_swim @bonordic @catkinkids @littleborne @manifestowoman @f.a.u.n.e @sisiandseb @binibamba @apolina_kids @thesimplefolkco @kittyclogssweden @almaformula @belhonore @elhee_france @71bis @smartmatkids @maisonjuli @intemporels.baby.knits @minilamode @cutecouturelondon @ollie_jays @risurisuparis @_deuxlapins_ @tilian.kids @thenatty.co @tajinebanane @omibianatural @igrowco @laustineyourdreams @annafielondon @shoppretago @princessandthecake @atticusandgilda @katewoodscrafts @kamsokids @luna.and.river @rainerandbear @finandzee @at.london @marlonandlittlefriends @cherry_bandits @nousetpaname @baininbaby
4 days ago
Have you ever made ‘stained glass’ with your children? Lara is showing us how to create this beautiful art and make it seasonal using fall leaves. So pretty! Check out the link in our profile to see the (easy!) how to. @laraoflondon #babyccinokids #babyccinocrafts
5 days ago
Read the amazing, beautiful story of Maya of @playinchoc on our blog today! ️ We love the deliciously creamy @playinchoc chocolates (entirely vegan and allergy free) — children LOVE to collect the little surprises that come with the chocolates. There’s a fun advent calendar too! (And all of the packaging is fully recycled and recyclable / compostable, and entirely plastic free.) #babyccinokids #babyccinoboutiques #babyccinointerviews
1 week ago
Our annual @babyccinokids Holiday Gift Guides are now live!! Follow the link in our profile to find inspiration for wonderful gifts, ranging from the ‘sweet-and-small’ variety to the special ‘once-a-year-lasts-a-lifetime’ kind of gifts. These guides make your Christmas shopping easy and organized and are also perfect to forward to grandparents or other family members :). Enjoy!! #babyccinokids #babyccinoboutiques #holidaygiftguides
1 week ago
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
2 years ago
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!
2 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.
3 years ago