In this issue the stories and illustrations are even more colourful than usual because the theme of Papperlapapp No. 17 is colours – our world would be quite dull and grey without them.
Like it or not, everyone has a family of origin regardless of how this is formed. The word “family” has associations of longing for unconditional love and security, safety and support. But how are families made up nowadays?
It’s true what they say – music is the soundtrack of our lives. Even very little babies and young children make all sorts of noises. They gurgle and cry, clap and tap. Papperlapapp Nr. 15 encourages kids to sing, make music of their own, listen to tunes and explore the sounds made during our day-to-day lives, in nature and by our own bodies.
The woods is a peaceful, exciting and sometimes even secretive place, where there are many different kinds of plants and animals to discover. Papperlapapp No. 14 aims to inspire readers and listeners to explore the woods for themselves.
We all suffer embarrassing moments and feel ashamed when other people happen to witness them. But if someone is there to help us through an embarrassing situation or listen to us recounting it, we don’t end up feeling so bad about ourselves. Plus, our relationship with that person will only grow stronger.
Issue No. 12 sees us say: “We’re off to the theatre! Curtain up!” When we take to the stage, we can assume multiple roles and act out various scenarios in a flash. This is something that appeals to children in particular. As a wonderful by-product, acting helps children to develop their creativity and their social skills.
Papperlapapp No. 11 follows in the footsteps of the dinosaurs. We know everything we know about these creatures that disappeared from the face of the Earth 66 million years ago thanks to fossils. These precious discoveries are preserved, studied and exhibited in museums like the Natural History Museum in Vienna. But what happens in the museum when night falls?
We don’t call Earth the blue planet for nothing: More than two thirds of the world’s surface is covered with water. And there’s a wide and wonderful universe under the surface. Papperlapapp No. 10 takes readers on an underwater journey.
It sure does feel good to let our feelings out, but does that apply to anger too? Is it OK to show that we are angry? Absolutely! In fact, that is exactly what we should do! And if those around us show a little understanding, our feelings of anger and irritation soon blow over. Sometimes, we may even find that anger helps us to assert ourselves.
Cooking is a wonderful activity – the simplest ingredients can often be transformed into delicious culinary creations. And there’s no need to worry if a recipe doesn’t quite go to plan. All it takes is a bit of imagination and you can whip up a different dish altogether.
Who doesn’t wish they could do a bit of magic at least every now and then? But it’s just not that easy... Or is it?Papperlapapp No. 7 explores the topic in both a fun and philosophical way.
Bees are the most important working creatures on the planet. What better reason could there be for us to dedicate an entire issue of Papperlapapp to these tiny insects? Issue No. 6 takes a closer look at the natural marvels that bees perform, all to our benefit.
All children get bored every now and then. Papperlapapp No. 5 reveals how the dreaded feeling of boredom can even turn out to be a positive force, encouraging full relaxation or inspiring fresh ideas and creativity.
When winter falls, we can cosy up inside with the heating on. But what do animals do? How do they survive the cold season?
No matter how old we are, we all have to put our courage to the test every so often. What might seem like the easiest thing in the world to one person may be a massive challenge for someone else.
Even little children have important questions to ask about the solar system, including: Where is Earth positioned in the universe? How far away is the Moon from Earth? Is there life on other planets?
Friends make our lives better and brighter, starting from when we are really tiny. And that’s why the first-ever issue of Papperlapapp is all about friendship.