The Chameleon and I

I remember the first time I saw a picture of a chameleon, bright green on a bright green banana leaf. Its tongue was rolled out, and those eyes! I was fascinated and wanted to find out more. I wasn’t disappointed, learning, among other things, that they can actually change their colour according to their background. Immediately…

What’s On: Zurich

Here are a variety of upcoming events and activities in and around Zurich. We also have a list of indoor play centres and other family places to go on our Things to Do in Zurich page. Outdoor Activities Knies Kinderzoo in Rapperswil Mar. 4 until Oct. 31 A small fun zoo to visit where children…

What’s On: Basel

Events, Theater & Performances Theater Arlecchino: HEIDI – Openair im Spielzeugmuseum Riehen Jun. 7, 10, 11, 14, 18, 21, 24, 25 at 14:30 For more info. please call 061/331-6856 or visit the Theater Arlecchino website Basler Kindertheater: Rotkäppchen Apr. 29 to Jun. 18, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. For tickets and time schedules please call 061/261-2887 or…

April l May 2017: The Future

There are no crystal balls in this issue but we’re considering the future and what it will hold for our families. Our writers muse over topics such as the expat issue of moving to a new country, how to know when your family is complete, preserving your children’s artwork and memories, and how to determine your kids’…

Easter Bag Craft

This pretty little bag can be used as an Easter “basket” to collect Easter eggs and goodies. It is also suitable for small children who like to carry around a bag in which to gather precious items. This bag is uncomplicated for an adult to make or a child from age seven upwards, as there…

The Past in the Future

When I was nine I had to say goodbye to my best friend because she had to leave Oman, where we’d spent two years playing, swimming and exploring the idyllic paradise by the sea. Little did we know that we wouldn’t be seeing each other until twenty years later. We wrote to each other, of…

Spring Flowers Craft

Here is a nice little project that can be used as a lovely home or gift decoration, and you can even fill a vase with them. It’s easy to do and gives you freedom to play with the shapes, colours and textures. Materials: Tissue paper and different paper wrappings (if you usually save some of…

How Many Children Do You Hope to Have?

How do I know if we should try for a third child? My two daughters are the same age as my sisters were when my mom fell pregnant with me. They are five and seven years old. They are both at school and very independent, and I have been thinking about what our life would…

Pocket Money: When? Why? How Much?

There are plenty of questions surrounding the pocket money issue, and there are no easy answers to those questions. Yet, with some guidelines, you can devise your own set of rules. Parents and experts have dealt with various arguments questioning the very need of giving pocket money to children, to how much, why, when and…