Celebrating Christmas around the world - Sweden

Me, reading the book in both Swedish and English over Skype

Me, reading the book in both Swedish and English over Skype

Did you know that Christmas around the world is a theme teachers teach children about this time of year? I had never heard of it until a lovely teacher tagged me on Instagram saying that she was reading my book Tomtens Jul - Santa’s Christmas to her class of five and six year olds in the US.

We started chatting and she invited me to read my book to her class over Skype. It was so much fun, and the kids were really interested in learning about both the Swedish language, and some Swedish culture too.

Kids are amazing, and teachers too for going out of their way to find interesting and useful things to teach them. I had never thought my little bilingual book would be interesting to anyone other than bilingual families - but I’m so happy that it’s helping spread a little Swedish Christmas joy around the world.

So wherever you are in the world, have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year! God jul och Gott Nytt År!

Swedish pine cone angel by my mum

Swedish pine cone angel by my mum