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Back to Virtual-School List


Back in March, we couldn’t really prepare for remote learning, since nobody knew what to expect and what to prepare for. This time around it is different. I know exactly how to get ready and what to stock up on. Here’s my Back to Virtual-School List:
By Birgit Sund on August 4, 2020

Live Interactive Online Spanish Classes with Mi Casa Es Tu Casa

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa
Obviously, this is a difficult time for everybody and many local businesses are getting hit extremely hard. We therefore want to use our little platform and help in any way we can.

We asked local businesses to let us know of any products, services, or activities they're currently offering, that can help Austin families keep their kids busy and make this time as enjoyable as possible for their kids and their whole family. In the coming days, we will be introducing those offers on our blog. Sign up for our newsletter, so you don't miss any of these awesome deals.

Read about Live Interactive Online Spanish Classes with Mi Casa Es Tu Casa.
By Birgit Sund on March 25, 2020

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa - Spanish And Music Classes In One


Psychological studies continue to uncover more and more benefits that music lessons as well as multilingualism provide to developing minds. Studies found that kids who take music lessons "have better cognitive skills and school grades and are more conscientious, open and ambitious." and learning a foreign language "develops enhanced executive control, or the ability to effectively manage what are called higher cognitive processes, such as problem-solving, memory, and thought". 

Austin's best-rated baby and toddler classes from Mi Casa Es Tu Casa® are one big treasure hidden in Austin for all the families who are interested in exposing their little ones to Spanish and music at the same time.
By Birgit Sund on December 6, 2019

Color, Draw, Doodle, Design And Personalize Your Very Own Textiles With eatsleepdoodle [Giveaway]

eatsleepdoodle world map duvet cover
It’s easy to have fun in the Texas sun. But even Texas has some unpleasant days sometimes when you just want to stay inside and not leave the house. As parents, you want to be prepared for those days as they can be challenging.

We recently came across eatsleepdoodle, who offers a wide range of stationery and textile products that come with a set of wash-out pens so you can color, draw, doodle, design and personalize your very own textiles. Then, when you’re ready, just put them in the machine on a warm or cool wash and all the ink completely disappears, ready to be re-drawn, re-colored and re-customized.

Read for more info and how to enter for a chance to win a eatsleepdoodle world map duvet cover.
By Birgit Sund on January 22, 2019

Dittydoodle Works - Award-Winning And Emmy-Nominated Preschool Series [Giveaway]


Looking for a Christmas gift for your preschooler? Here's a fun way to get your little one moving and grooving and learning at the same time, at home or on the go. 

Read on for details and how to enter for a chance to win a free Dittydoodle Works DVD
By Birgit Sund on December 10, 2018

Spanish And French Parent-Child Music Classes With Mi Casa Es Tu Casa [Special Discount]



We are a big supporter of the idea of raising kids bilingual as well as introducing them to music at an early age. We did or are doing both. Obviously, our kids have an advantage since their Mama is a true German girl and they have been exposed to the German language since birth, but parents don't need to be able to speak a foreign language in order to raise a bilingual child.

You also don't need to be a musician to raise a musical kid, in fact, we participated in an early childhood music & movement program and learned that it is less important how well you sing than it is to model making the choice to sing.

Wouldn't be amazing if there was a program that introduces your child to both, music and a foreign language? Well, there is. Read on for more information.





By Birgit Sund on December 5, 2018

Online Music Lessons With Austin Based Care2Rock


Have you always wanted to learn guitar but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps, you have a child at home starting a band who needs a little practice? Find out how Care2Rock can help!
By Birgit Sund on August 29, 2018

2018 Maker Faire - The Event For Curious People [Giveaway]


Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. 

Glimpse the future and get inspired! Plus, enter to win a family-4-pack of single day tickets.
By Birgit Sund on April 20, 2018

Free Classes for Children to Explore Entrepreneurship


Last year we wrote an article about ‘Kid Entrepreneurs From Austin And How To Become A Kidpreneur’ where we highlighted some of Austin's very own young entrepreneurs who turned their passion into business. We also listed some organizations and businesses that will help your little one get started. Today we’d like to introduce you to $tart-Up! Kid's Club, a non-profit that provides students with free access to entrepreneurial education. Learn more about $tart-Up! Kid's Club.  
By Birgit Sund on February 6, 2018

The Preschool Box - A Monthly Subscription Box for Preschoolers [Giveaway]


Looking for ways to spend quality time and bond with your preschooler and teach him or her basic skills that help him or her master Kindergarten at the same time? 

The Preschool Box, is a monthly subscription box for children ages 3 to 6, created by Christina Schnell, a Pflugerville kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom whose goal it is to share her passion for teaching with others and help preschoolers get excited about learning and reading.

What's inside the box? Find out here and enter for a chance to win 1 Preschool Box for your little one.
By Birgit Sund on December 14, 2017