Sunday, February 28, 2010

Korean 1st Birthday Facebook Page

Join us at our new Facebook page called Korean 1st Birthday! That's where we'll discuss all things relating to dols!

See you there!

Pororo Theme Dohl Board

Does your child like Pororo and Friends? Look at what a Korean mommy did for her child's Doljabi Board!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Kim Yu-na Wins Korea's First Gold in Figure Skating

What a great performance! Kim, Yu na breaks the world record and wins Korea's first Olympic Gold in Women's Figure Skating.

Photo credit: Korea Times

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Creative twist to Traditional Korean Rice Cakes

Aren't these Korean rice cakes, "duk" adorable? These photos were taken at the Seoul's International Tteok Fair. Photo credit to Serious Eats contributor, Robyn Lee.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kim Yu -na is on tonight!

Anyone a fan? She's the national role model in Korea, especially among young girls. She's so popular that some parents will add these miniature skates to their doljabi event!

She'll be competing for gold for the women's figure skating medal.
Update: She set a new world record for ladies' short program in the figure skating event! If you missed her performance, here's the link. Click here.
Photo credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Baby of the Month Contest

Still taking entries for March's Baby of the Month! If you would like to enter you child (for those 3 years and under), please submit your photo to Please include your child's name, permission to use the photo for contest purposes, and child's age.

Thank you! Winner will get a prize from Little Seouls.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cocomong (코코몽) the Korean Monkey

DVD now available at Little Seouls!

Cocomong, a Korean animated cartoon series is quite popular among 3 to 5 year olds in Korea. The cartoon is about a curious monkey and the fantasy world of food and fun!

Monday, February 15, 2010

How to make your own Dol Towers (Dol Go Im)

Tori Gamble shares how she and her family made their Dol Towers:

We first went to the hardware store 'Home Depot' and bought a 8" wide concrete pouring tube (about 4 ft long). We then measured the tube for cutting into four equal cylinders. Next we cut the tube with a large utility knife.

Then we took each tube and glued paper to cover the facing sides. For the Gum-ball and Candy Mint designs we drew a grid to help with the placement of the candies. For the Year of the Rat design we drew a Cartoon Rat to help guide us in placement of beans. For the 'Celebrate 1st Birthday in Hangul' we printed out the fancy hangul and placed it on the tube to help guide us in bean placement.

Then let the hot gluing begin! Each day/night during our daughter's naps we were busy gluing for about 2 weeks.

For the cookie tower we used a paper towel roll for the center glued to a piece of cardboard. We then mixed up some gingerbread icing and began stacking in a free form design. (Just let the artist free thyself!) The cookie tower was by far our favorite to make, since we got to munch on broken unusable cookies after we completed out work.

All Our Love,
The Gamble Family
(Tori, Dale, Serissa and Baby On-The-Way)

More pictures available at:

If this seems like too much work, you can always rent them at Little Seouls! :-)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Seollal!

Happy Lunar New Year and Valentine's Day!

From Little Seouls

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dol Poster Board

Planning a dol? You can try making one of these poster boards to display your baby's pictures at the photo table. Yes, photo table. Have you seen them? See our post back in January of '09. They are quite elaborate.

I thought getting those presentation boards at an office supply store would be perfect for these. If you've made your own, please send us your pics and we will post them on our blog! I know we've got lots of crafty blog readers out there! :-)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Penguins are ready for the Lunar New Year

As the Lunar New Year approaches, Koreans are getting into the spirit by taking out their hanboks and preparing family feasts.

At Korea's Everland Amusement Park, which is like their Disneyland, they will have penguins greet visitors in traditional hanboks! They look like they are trying to sae bae! Too funny not to share!

Photo credit to Yonhap

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fruit Decoration Idea for Dol (Dohl) Party

The center table for a Korean child's first birthday party, otherwise known as a "Dol," always includes a collection of fruit on display. Usually, parents will decorate the dol table by stacking fruit on a platter or carving out creative fruit centerpieces.

Recently, I got a Edible Arrangements fruit gift and it made me think about how perfect these would be for a dol party fruit display!

Or if you are crafty, you can try making these beautiful fruit displays yourself! Here's a youtube video of how to make a beautiful rose bouquet out of watermelon! Amazing!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Do your kids relate to Ni Hao Kai Lan?

KoreAm magazine recently had a feature article called, "The Kai-Lan Effect," which was written by Anna M. Park. Our very own, Esther Min, co-founder of Little Seouls, had the pleasure of being interviewed for this article. Check it out on the Koream website, by clicking here.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Learn Colors with Pororo

야후 ! 꾸러기 동요

무지개< /font> 빨! 빨! 빨! 빨! 빨강색 소방차가 달려갑니다~ 애앵~애애애앵~ 애애..

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Japanese Eraser Craze!

Have you seen these things? They are so cute! Apparently it's not only a craze in Japan and Korea but in the US! Kids are collecting these things like trading cards and even trading them too! They come in cute animals, baked goods, soups, drinks, ramen, bento boxes and many more!

Do they actually erase? Yes, apparently even better than a #2 pencil eraser but no one actual uses them to erase!

Have your kids started collecting?

Here's little girl showing her 200+ eraser collection:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lunar New Year Shipping Special!

All orders ship for $6.95! Ends 2/14/10. Orders will be shipped USPS or UPS ground. Express/rush shipping does not apply.

Learn Kids Songs with Dream Child

Want to teach your child Korean songs using videos? We sell this DVD with full set of songs at our store! Very popular on the Yahoo Korea site!

Head and Shoulder's Knees and Toes

야후 ! 꾸러기 동요

머리 어깨 무릎 발 머리 어깨 무릎 발 무릎 발~ 머리 어깨 무릎 발 무릎 발~머리 어깨..

Three Bears Song

야후 ! 꾸러기 동요

곰 세 마리 곰 세 마리가 한집에 있어 아빠 곰 엄마 곰 애기 곰아빠곰은 뚱뚱해..

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Learn Numbers with Pororo

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숫자놀이< /font> 1하면 하나.백곰한마리가 노래하지요.(랄랄랄라 랄랄라)2하면 둘.여..