Some of my students know that I love the children’s book from Janosch. I particularly like using them when we cover the imperfect tense. But they are also just great stories.
So, if you, like me, like German children’s books,or want to enjoy great German children’s books with your children (or grandchildren), let me tell you what is available, even if you don’t live in Germany.
Lots of his stories are on Youtube.
I have made a playlist on YouTube with stories and songs from Janosch (and to which I will continue to add), but here are my three favourite stories:
But there is more. His website Janosch.de has things to do (including instructions for crocheted tiger slippers!), colour in and cook. You can also watch some of his videos there and listen to some songs. AND you can buy a smartphone app with his most popular story: O wie schön ist Panama. It lets you watch the video, read the story yourself or listen to it, or do both, and play games in German or English (although the games are more suitable for small children). I paid £2.98, that’s cheaper than buying the book or even the kindle version from amazon.
I completely agree with this, don’t you?
So, when you have some spare time and want to practise some German AND are still a child at heart (or have a child that wants to learn with you):
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