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We know that raising bilingual kids can be a challenge! We hope that these articles will guide, motivate and inspire you as well as offering suggestions when things get tough.

Getting Started

When is the perfect time to begin speaking German with your baby?

Our Guide to Raising Bilingual Kids - The how-to's of speaking German as a second language with your kids developed by Sarah Mueller, the founder of Alphabet Garten, in 2008.

Motivation and Planning

Are your language goals sinking in the swamp of lost opportunity?

Strategies for Success

How serving a German "Diet" to your kids can improve their German

Troubleshooting Problems

Why the confidence wave is so important to bilingual kids

Learning to Read

When should you teach your child to read in German?

When teaching reading, DON'T teach letter names.

How labels can help your kids become readers

Recommendations

Sometimes the selection can be overwhelming! We set up a few recommendation pages to highlight some of our favorite items. Our own children created Favorites pages of items that have liked, even loved throughout the years, so check out T1's Picks for Boys and T2's Picks for Girls.

 


 

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