A construction playground – Where kids build their own play structures with real tools

A construction playground – Where kids build their own play structures with real tools

During this summer vacation, my kids did one week of summer camp on the “Bauspielplatz”, which could be translated with the words “Construction Playground”. They had a wonderful time there and I think, the pedagogical concept of this playground is so great, it is definitely 

Teaching kids to recognize discrimination and injustice and to take a stand against it

Teaching kids to recognize discrimination and injustice and to take a stand against it

Discrimination and injustice is a touchy subject for some “white” people. Many “white” people don’t want to be racists and don’t mean to actively discriminate. It’s a subject some parents don’t want to address or don’t feel necessary to address. However, we should be aware, 

Teaching about respect for all human beings, equal rights and the beauty of diversity

Teaching about respect for all human beings, equal rights and the beauty of diversity

I want my children to learn that all humans are our brothers and sisters, all are equally valuable and all have to be treated with the same dignity and respect. I want them to appreciate how beautiful it is that God has created humanity with 

Family life during Covid 19 times

Family life during Covid 19 times

I know, we are really privileged in our situation, as my husband and I haven’t lost our work and we have a big child friendly garden, where our kids an play. However also for all members of our family the Covid 19 crises is a 

Childhood in Covid-19 times

Childhood in Covid-19 times

Covid 19 is not only a health threat because of the risk of a virus infection. The effects the lockdown and social distancing have on our economy, our jobs, our homes, on our physical and mental health, on family lives and relationships are severe. Lately 

Earth, water, air and fire – providing play opportunities for all senses with the four elements

Earth, water, air and fire – providing play opportunities for all senses with the four elements

Many of my most precious childhood memories are connected to the four elements, earth, water, air and fire. When life is difficult for me, I can draw strength from those memories. I believe that playful experiences with the four elements are essential for good and 

A paradise for children – How to create a child friendly garden

A paradise for children – How to create a child friendly garden

Many parents put lots of thought into how to design their child’s room, because they want to create a nurturing environment, that helps the child to feel safe, calm and balanced and is encouraging for the child’s exploration sense and creativity. So they carefully pick