Little Scandinavian

All things trendy from Scandinavia for kids and families

A 40 year old letter from Lego on gender stereotypes, ‘To Parents’

by Scandinavian mum

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Image source at reddit.com
A Lego leaflet from 1974 was posted on Reddit this weekend and with it’s simple messaging (and very Scandinavian way of explaining things) immediately got trending on Social Media, as the content is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago. It’s not what you create but being creative that counts and this is way the original lego brick is so brilliant.

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Our best recipe for Scandinavian Mulled Wine, ‘Gløgg’

by Scandinavian mum

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The Scandinavian mulled wine, ‘julegløgg’ has longstanding traditions in Scandinavia. It’s made with red wine, aquavit and madeira, but this can easily be replaced with a blackcurrant cordial for a non alcohol option. It’s the spices which are important! The Swedish King Gustav Vasa had his own recipe in the 15th century, not too dissimilar from the one we will share with you.

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How to prepare for a Scandinavian Christmas in London?

by Scandinavian mum

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Decorate your home with fresh pine tree branches, pretty red berry branches, twigs and pine cones this Christmas. Fill your house with Christmas scents from baking Ginger bread men and simmering ‘glögg’ Scandinavian mulledwine on the stove. Lid some candles and enjoy this dark but beautiful pre-christmas, in Scandinavian fashion, together with your family.

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Children’s festive outfits by Danish MINI A TURE for Christmas 2014

by Scandinavian mum

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Danish children’s brand MINI A TURE has launched another gorgeous Christmas collection; Inspired by a carefree childhood, sledging on the snow-covered hills on a frosty day. Cosy winter evenings in front of the fireplace. Carol singing in the streets and dancing around the Christmas three…
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London transforms into a Winter Wonderland with its many Ice Rinks

by Scandinavian mum

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© Somerset House Ice Rink.
Skate in the heart of the City on one of London’s many magical ice rinks; With season running from November to February, onsite cafes and family tickets available as well as penguin skate aids on hand to provide assistance to children from age 4 and up (and adults finding their feet on the ice!). Enjoy a fun-filled outdoor activity with your family – Skate in the City!

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