But then, just before the summer holidays, a lovely little email landed in my inbox. A company called Librileo had stumbled across our little blog and wanted to work with us to spread the news about their business!
I am SO excited about this little venture!
Librileo is a Children's Book Box Company, based in Berlin, which was set up exactly for families like us! Families who want their children to have access to excellent reading resources at the right age and stage, but for whom its more of a challenge.
Within a few weeks, a gorgeous little package arrived on our doorstop... Beautifully packed and containing some lovely new native German books, all based around the theme of Autumn and the Forest (which as you all know is my favourite time of year!) They had picked out books which were educationally appropriate for my children's reading (or in my case, not reading) stage and offer different Book Boxes from 0 right through to 8 years old.
To say my girls were thrilled is an understatement.
The books follow a monthly theme, and every month, you receive a new set. The company ships worldwide, so really, wherever you are - Germany or otherwise - if you're a German speaker, you can benefit from these gorgeous children's books!
And perhaps most exciting of all, they wanted to run a giveaway on my blog! Which means one of you can win a book box for your own little linguists just by leaving a comment on the bottom of this blog!
Perhaps the best person to convince you, though, is my three-year-old, Ava...
Here's what she has to say about Librileo's fabulous books!
* The Giveaway is open to participants worldwide *
* The Giveaway will close at midnight on Tuesday 14th October 2014 *
* The winner will be announced on Friday 17th October 2014 *
* The winner will have 2 weeks to respond to receive their prize, if I do not hear from them by Friday 31st October, they will forfeit the prize to somebody else *
* Librileo will send the prize directly to the winner *