Tips for starting school

July 10th, 2012

In the next few weeks to start the first school launches in Germany. Berlin and Hamburg all first graders are already waiting for the first days of August. (more…)

Children need their own passport

June 26th, 2012

As of today, 26/06/2012, children need their own passport. The entry of children in their parents’ passports is no longer possible and no longer valid. Background The EU passport regulation with the principle for security principle of “one person – one passport”. (more…)

Forest Railway in Thuringia, Thuringia, Germany

April 23rd, 2012

A special experience for children is to go with the Thuringian forest railway, a tram line called “Thüringerwaldbahn” that operates between Tabarz and the town of Gotha. (more…)

School backpack from Norway

March 19th, 2012

No sooner are the children outgrow the nappies, the question arises as to the school, the school bag / backpack and the spare time after lessons.
In one of these points we can make a recommendation:

School backpacks from Norway

Why not an off the shelf school back that are promoted well in all children’s and parents’ magazines?
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Radio Play

March 12th, 2012

On many trips we were accompanied by audio books and radio plays. Preparations are already running mostly in the spring. New audio books and radio plays have to be found and converted to the format of the car radio. With the stories in the ear, our travels have been a travel with ears as well. (more…)

Hiking with children and what to take with?

February 13th, 2012

Hiking with children is an affordable alternative to adventure parks and animated, expensive offerings. The animation of the children is entirely in the hands of the big fellow hikers and the adventures created in the minds of children. (more…)

Picnic sites listed at OpenStreetMap

October 10th, 2011

We would like to recommend  the following web page picnicsite.wsei.de. This page provides an overview about of picnic sites around the cities Dresden and Leipzig. During our hikes we like to have a picnic at the countryside. If we found such nice places we share it at the wiki-based map project OpenStreetMap. This data can easily be integrated in mobile applications or websites.

School satchel, Tornister or …

September 23rd, 2011

Not only the design but also the comfort and the variability for adjusting the satchels is the reason for our kids to use the satchel of the Company Firma Physio – Schulranzen. Like a backpack, the bag can be attached at taille and chest . Children can run and the satchel on the back remains firm. A rain tarp is integrated as well as a flashing light.

Children travel for free in London

September 10th, 2011

All children under 12 travel mostly free on London transport. Only the passage of the barriers can be adventurous with two children. With a little practice, it works to pass it with one child. But in most stations there are large doors with staff, they will gladly open the barriers.