15 fun activities for German learning parents and children

I’d been thinking about writing a blog post with activities for parents and their children to do on a rainy day for quite a while now. So here are 15 fun activities for German learning families on a rainy day or during a lockdown. 1. Play a game. Teach your child the numbers from 1 … Read more

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In my quest for free resources I came across Storybooks Minnesota. The website’s information says “Storybooks Minnesota is a free open educational resource that promotes literacy and language learning in homes, schools, and communities. Part of the Global Storybooks project, it makes 40 stories from the African Storybook available with text and audio in English, … Read more

Wir suchen Deutschland – then and now

If you’ve been following my series of pages from an old children’s book, you would have seen that – according to the 1948 book – it was quite an adventure to travel through Germany. To remind you again, the book covered in poem form a fictitious journey of two small children, Peter and Sabine, who … Read more

Wir suchen Deutschland – Black Forest and Heidelberg

Last month Peter and Sabine visited the Zugspitze and Lake Constance, this month they’re off to explore the Black Forest, or Schwarzwald and  Heidelberg. Schwarzwald Der hohe Wald! Ganz wie bei uns zu Haus! – Das Mädchen ruft’s voll Freude aus. – Sabine, lassen wir das Dreirad stehn! Ich habe Lust zu Fuß zu gehn. Hörst … Read more

Wir suchen Deutschland – Zugspitze and Lake Constance

Last month Peter and Sabine visited Passau and Munich, this month they’re off to explore the Zugspitze and the Bodensee, or Lake Constance, as it’s called in English. Zugspitze Die Berge, der Schnee und die Aussicht, sieh! Ach Peter, so hoch glaubt’ die Berge ich nie! – Die Zugspitzbahn bringt nun die Kinder hinauf, hinab hat … Read more

Wir suchen Deutschland – Passau and Munich

Last month Peter and Sabine visited Weimar and Nürnberg, this month they’re off to Passau and München, or Munich, as English speakers call it. Passau Hier oben möcht’ ich immer stehn, drei Flüsse kann man auf einmal sehn: die breite Donau, die Ilz, den Inn. Hier baute man einst Passau hin. Viel Kähne, vollbeladen und schwer, … Read more

Wir suchen Deutschland – Weimar and Nürnberg

Last month Peter and Sabine visited Meissen and Leipzig, this month they’re off to Weimar and Nürnberg. Weimar Wo sind wir heute, Peter, sag, an diesem stillen Sommertag! – In Weimar, wo vor hundertfünfzig Jahren Goethe und Schiller heimisch waren. Du siehst vor dir das Goethehaus, hier ging einst Goethe ein und aus, der Dichter … Read more

Wir suchen Deutschland – Meissen and Leipzig

As mentioned last month, today we will continue with Peter and Sabinchen’s journey through Germany, as they travel to Meissen and Leipzig. MEISSEN Heut fahr’n wir auf dem großen Stromnach Meißen, das hat Burg und Dom.Am Elbeufer, stolz und schön,ist schon die Albrechtsburg zu sehn.Markgrafen haben sie erbaut,von hier man weit ins Land hin schaut.In … Read more

The Great Deutsche Word Search

UPDATE 2019: After a long wait, One Third Stories finally offer more German books, but only on subscription. To find out more, click here Back to the original post: Last October I told you about my visit to the Language Show, where I met the team from  One Third Stories  and how excited I was about … Read more

Wir suchen Deutschland – Erzgebirge and Dresden

Last week I told you about this book I have “Wir suchen Deutschland” from 1948.  So today I share the first two pages with you. Erzgebirge Im Erzgebirge, im Spielzeugland,nimmt Peter seines Sabinchens Handund läuft mit ihr in den Frühling hinein.Er mag nicht still mehr sitzen – nein!Im Winter haben sie eifrig geschnitztund bei der … Read more

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