We have started our Dutch reading sessions (Simon reading to me and discussing the complicated terms/ new vocab) with the beautiful series Levend Verleden (‘Live History’). Simon had already read the Ancient Greece book when he was five and loved it. He has now chosen ‘The Islamic Empire’. Every book contains a concise history, timeline, description op everyday life and a few projects like cooking meals according to actual historical recipes or making games played in the ancient times or copying their artwork. We made Arabic pancakes today (after searching the whole town for rose or orange flower water).