snowlights…another easy wintercraft with the little ones

so my friend gifted me a monthly subscription for a wonderful magazine named “Landlust” (this is not a sponsored post though 😉 .) once in a while i bought one of these magazines, because they have some great inspirations and recipes.the magazine is focused on countrylife and nature, so maybe now you figure that this is something that gets me interested. so that birthdaygift was just such a great idea.the first magazine arrived a week ago or so and i found so so many ideas of what i want to try or do myself and with the girls.its nice to go back to a magazine and to not have to take my phone and click through pinterest like crazy.don’t get me wrong, i like pinterest and i use it a lot if i’m looking for a specific recipe or idea, but to hold real paper and to get inspired seasonally, regionally is something i do prefer much more. Read More

birdfeeders… a wintery in- and outdoor activity with the little ones

as winter has for surely moved in, in these past weeks, i’m sure lots of us mothers have thought about what to do with the littles ones on those cold snowy days except going sleighing or skiing. and i’m sure, i’m not the only one that thought about making little birdfeeders with the girls. i can’t count the number of winterbooks where the topic of thinking and taking care of the animals in the woods and the birds is mentioned. well, we’ve got lots of them. and i’m glad that through this way our children learn to care for others as well.christian built a bigger birdfeeder with the girls last winter and that’s when we started the whole birdfeeding thing.but this time, we wanted to bring something for the birds that live close to our little woods. i guess 2 old winter children books that i once read, were big influencers on that (Ingeborg Meyer-Rey: Die gestohlene Nase, Fred Rodrian: Hirsch Heinrich). I quickly ‘pinterested’ on how to do little birdfeeders, that we could hang on the trees and i found the ideas of: Read More

forest kindergarten in germany – a little insight

a few readers asked me to write about “what is forest kindergarten?” and about “forest kindergarten equipment”. well, actually i didn’t want to write about it now. first, because we are “the new ones” in forest kindergarten and i think it takes a while to come out with founded information about it and also a reflected feedback of what we treasure most about it and of what we see a bit critical. and second, i thought it would make more sense to write about forest kindergarten equipment in the winter or next spring, after we actually tested our clothes in the colder ‘minus degree’ and in the wettest season.but since some of you are looking for some information now, in the fall, i’ll give you sort of an overlook with this post of what forest kindergarten is and how forest kindergarten life looks like in our case.there will be a second post coming soon about our personal equipment and their sources.

what is forest kindergarten?

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Bergsteigen mit Kindern: Steinernes Meer oder „Warum der ‚Große Hundstod‘, ‚Großer Hundstod‘ heißt“

Das Steinerne Meer übt mit seiner kargen, schroffen Felslandschaft einen ganz besonderen, fast magischen Reiz aus. Allerdings ist es gar nicht so einfach dort hin zu kommen. Von jeder Seite aus, ob zum Kärlinger Haus, zum Riemannhaus oder zum Ingolstädter Haus, hat man ca. 1300hm zu bewältigen. Das ist mit Kindern schon ziemlich viel. Wir haben uns für das Ingolstädter Haus entschieden. Warum wir das sehr empfehlenswert finden, welchen Gipfel wir in der Nähe bestiegen haben und was es mit Toten Hunden auf sich hat, erfahrt Ihr in diesem Blogpost… Read More