What did your parents and grandparents love about real nature on the farm?

I know that a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania is about the most random place for a country singer to come from, but I had an awesome childhood. “Taylor Swift

Benefits of spending time on a farm

It’s the 21stcentury and many of us never or rarely experience farm life?

You may not realize it, but spending some time on farm can add new dimension to your life.

One of these dimensions is increased creativity?

Does literary travel encourage children to read?

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine

After you explored this post, I think you’ll agree that taking children to the location of some best loved children’s author and sharing their books  does inspire children to love reading. With so many new interactive e-books, apps based on favorite stories, and online games with beloved characters, it’s easy to forget about just plain books. But children’s novels and picture books can become real-world adventures when you take young readers to children’s literature-centered destinations throughout New England.

Kids need adventure. Take them to visit Paddington Bear’s hometown.

What are the benefits for children from reading literature?

Many educators agree that reading literature gives children these valuable life skills:

Literature provides pleasure to listeners and readers. It is a relaxing escape from daily problems, and it fills leisure moments.

Literature builds experience. Children expand their horizons through vicarious experiences

Literature provides a language model for those who hear and read it. Good literature exposes children to correct sentence patterns, standard story structures, and varied word usage

Here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the last stops on the Grimm’s Fairy Tale Road.

This family storybook vacation on the Grimms Fairy Tale Road started in  Hanau , the place where Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm were born. The journey continued on to Steinau der Strasse and Kassel.

Now let’s journey on to visit the remaining fascinating cities on this magical trip.




Continuing on the enchanted road to Gottingen is where the Brothers Grimm lived after they moved away from Kassel. While living here, the Grimm brothers held professorships at the city’s famous university, which was founded in 1734.

Let’s continue with the family storybook vacation in Germany

Last week we started an exciting family storybook vacation in the magical world of the brothers Grimm’s fairy tale road. Appropriately,  the first place on the journey and birth place of the Brother’s Grimm started in Hanau in the state of Hesse.

Now the adventure in the magical land of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale road continues another 30km (19 miles) to Steinau an der Strasse, where the Brothers Grimm spent their carefree youth.