Children are our future. Children’s books and arts & crafts.

Children are our Future

Oma introduces books for children as well as giving instruction for arts&crafts projects. She provides baking recipes for birthdays and shares her childhood memories. Some of the books she listed are translated in German and English. Oma also provides the information about the titles and how to get the translations. It is important to support both languages in a bilingual home. The selection of books include the classics like the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm as well as how the Rainbow Fish came to his colors. In addition you will find stories to share in connection with Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. Of course does Oma’s reading list as well include stories about nature and much more. What is a better way to share time with your children or grandchildren than sharing a story?

The Tales of Peter Rabbit can be found in both languages as well. Do you want to find out more about Oma’s collection of Peter Rabbit themed products and how to get them click here.

You will also find tips for making the first day of school for your child memorable. Oma shares with you some of her favorite treats for children, like the Schultüte/Zuckertüte a school cone. You will find the instruction to build your own school cone as well as invitations for the First Day in School. Add the homemade school pretzel to it and you are all set up for the First Day at School.

Christmas is always a magical time with children. Teach them how to make their own advent calendar to count the days down until Christmas.

Preparation Back to School

Prep for school. The Oma Way.

Preparation Back to School! School is just around the corner—time for parents to do their homework early. After all taking the necessary steps for preparation Back to School is the key to a successful, stress-free start of the year. Along with the typical supplies you can find on your kid’s school website, here are some […]

School Pretzel Bread

School Pretzel Bread – Schulbrezel for the First Graders First Day of School.

School Pretzel Bread A School Pretzel Bread is called Schulbrezel in Germany. The First Graders carry it to their first day of school. The pretzel has a colored ribbon, for the girls pink and the boys blue. I grew up with this tradition and made sure, that my children also had their School Pretzel on […]

Children's Books Nature Inspired

The ten best children’s books inspired by nature and approved by Oma.

Children’s Books Nature Inspired Trees turn green. Flowers bloom. Perennials come alive. And seeds begin to sprout like wildfire. When nature explodes in the garden, it’s obvious spring is here. Find out more from the 10 Children’s Books nature inspired and picked by Oma. Just as “natural” this time of year are books dedicated to […]

Peter Rabbit Stories

Peter Rabbit Stories and beyond. Discover the amazing world of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

Peter Rabbit Stories The Peter Rabbit Stories by Beatrix Potter are as important to children as the works of author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe are to adults. And what better way to introduce Peter to your child than on Easter? When I was expecting my last child, I decorated the nursery with the Peter Rabbit […]

Oma’s Top-Ten Children’s Books for Easter. Which one is your favorite?

Oma’s Top-Ten Easter Books Children love Top-ten easter books for children. Classics I read already to my children and grandchildren. Easter is on it’s way and what is more obvious than getting the children in the mood with these beautiful top-ten easter books picked by Oma. Spring has arrived and with the arrival of the […]

Children's Classic Story Books

Top 10 classic children’s books—as told by a German grandmother.

Children’s Classic Story Books Children’s Classic Story Books are called klassische Maerchenbuecher in Germany. From the mysterious and enchanting to the downright adorable; children’s books have a unique way of capturing the imagination—and nothing does that quite like the children’s classic story books. Think about it, the stories that were read to you as a […]

Adent Calendar Instruction

An Advent calendar that is truly unmatched.

Advent Calendar Instruction The Advent calendar is a special themed calendar that helps children eagerly count the days until Christmas. Whether used religiously or not, the calendar has special doors or windows that reveal a special treat, poem, or picture. This particular hanging calendar is made of matchboxes—so the contents inside slide open to the delight […]

Get glowing reviews with these festive tabletop decorations.

Carved Tea Lights These carved tea lights are easy to make. Nice decoration for your table on holidays. Brighten your holiday table with these harvest-inspired lights. They’re not so much centerpieces as they are conversation pieces, so feel free to create as many as you wish. These unique tabletop decorations are easy to make and […]

Life with Children. What would life be without them?

Life with Children I always wanted a life with children, even so that life wasn’t always easy growing up with five brothers. As a young German girl, I had responsibilities. Lots of them—including helping my mother with the laundry, sewing, and other household chores while my father was at work. Tough as it was, it […]