Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch!
The Alphabet Garten family wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The elves in our shipping department will be closing early so they can help deliver presents. The absolute last orders to be shipped before Christmas must be placed by 9:30am PST on Friday, December 21. Orders [...]
“Lustig, lustig, trallalalala…” Conni sees the Lebkuchen and chocolate Nikolaus in the supermarket and knows Christmas is coming. There is so much to do! First she has to make Christmas ornaments for the tree and an Adventskalender. Then a visit to the Weihnachtsmarkt and maybe a chance to talk to the Weihnachtsman! Enjoy the season with Conni as she sets [...]
We treasure our German holiday traditions and they play a huge role in our family… Starting with the Adventskalender, of course! We both grew up with Advent calendars. My first ones were sent from family in Germany and we taped them to the window so the light would shine through the lovely pictures when the [...]
It’s never too early for Christmas music! Well, that is my philosophy. I try to hold off until after Thanksgiving, because I love Thanksgiving as well, but I usually can’t help myself. I just love the music of the season!
I also love using anything I can to help put more German into our everyday lives. [...]
Wir freuen uns auf Weihnachten is a delightful Christmas book. It has countless cutout shapes in each page, cleverly turning colors and pictures into another item on the next page. The story begins in a Kindergarten class preparing for Weihnachtsmarkt. The room is full of crafts and a hanging advent calendar. The next [...]
My two year old son loves Caillou, and he particularly enjoyed being able to experience Caillou in German!
Caillou und der kleine Hund tells the story of Caillou’s adventures helping his grandmother take care of a dog named Albert. In doing so, Caillou discovers that he wants a dog all of his own. When [...]
Die kleine Hexe feiert Weihnachten tells the story of Lisbeth, the little witch, who is busily trying to prepare for Christmas. She keeps getting delayed by unexpected visitors. In the end, she is able to get her Christmas tree decorated and cookies baked in time to host her Christmas gathering, which is made extra special [...]
Ein besonderes Kind: Die Geschichte von Jesu Geburt
This is a book you want to study the cover layout closely before presenting to your child, for the cover harbors the puzzle pieces which makes the book “Ein besonderes Kind” a very special book as far as my three and five year old were concerned.
The story itself is [...]
Mina Maus besucht das Christkind is a tactile treasure for our littlest ones. This book tells the touching simple story of a very cold, scared and hungry mouse who by accident lands on the Christmas baby’s manger scene. There it is warm, cozy and even has a few kernels of food.
This cute little story is written so my [...]
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Heute ist Nikolausabend! (It’s St. Nikolaus Eve!) It’s our tradition that we give away our popular St. Nikolaus Day Unit Study on December 5 every year. So read the story in the download, set out your shoes, make some yummy treats, turn on the Weihnachtsmusik [...]