My big boy Linus is very interested in letters. He asks non stop about the different letters, and is hunting familiar combinations, like a little word-detective. But it is still one year until he starts in school (luckily), so there is no stress with the reading part.
A long time favorite book over here is ‘Majas Alphabet’. It’s a book that I used to read as a child too, a timeless classic. A beautifully illustrated flora and alphabet in one. For each letter there is a little poem, and an illustration of a tree or flower, that starts with the letter.
Lavender is the choosen plant for the letter ‘L’. Maja and her friends are having a lavender pillow factory. That is something Linus has been talking about doing for a while now. So this year, when the lavender started to bloom, we decided to give it a try.
It was our little project, but he managed to do most of it by himself. My big boy… From his grandmothers garden he brought home lavender, that he hung up to dry. We found some little pieces of left over fabrics that he cut into little bags. The sewing part was the most challenging one, that we did together.
The first finished bag was hung straight up… over little brothers bed. Maybe with the hopes that he will fall asleep faster in the evening? They are sharing one room, and Niels is always getting a lot of energy the second you put him to bed. Time will show if the lavender pillow helps, I would be happy about it too!