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Free Winter Unit Study

Are you looking for a little extra German practice with your kids? Our latest unit study, Schnee und Eis, by Sarah Menkin, may be just the ticket. Learn a song, practice some winter vocabulary, do a word search, and other school-y  activities await you in this free unit study.

Schnee und Eis

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Create a read-able Advent calendar

As I mentioned earlier, I love Advent calendars! Who doesn’t like counting down the days until Christmas? And what better way to mark the days than by unwrapping and reading a different book each day?

This project is so easy to do and you’ll get a lot of mileage out of your Christmas books. Here’s how [...]


Free shipping ends tonight

If you haven’t taken us up on our free shipping offer yet, today is the last day. We only make this offer once a year so please be aware that it will be 11 more months until it comes around again.

Orders over $69 qualify for free shipping in the United States. Just checkout as usual [...]


Special order Advent Calendar Packages

Have I told you that I’m a little obsessed with Advent calendars? Well, it’s true.  They’re just so darn cute and it really helps to draw out the excitement of Christmas and help little ones get a better idea of the time passing by.

Once you get started, you’ll find all kinds of ways to count [...]


Komm, wir gehen ins Märchenland

Komm, wir gehen ins Maerchenland

Märchenland (fairy tale land) is a wonderful place to be! Especially with this sweet book full of princesses, dwarves, wolves and fairy tale endings. Large, colorful illustrations and a simplified text characterize this large boardbook for young children.

Komm, wir gehen ins Märchenland

All the classic German Märchen are [...]


Frederick: A book for winter

This is a re-post of a review I did a couple years ago. We read this book today and I wanted to share it with you. Viel Spass!

Frederick is a little mouse who would rather collect colors, words, and sunlight while his fellow mice are busily gathering provisions for the long, cold winter. The other [...]


Free Shipping!

It only comes around once a year! No, not Santa Claus It’s the Alphabet Garten Free Shipping Offer! That’s right – for the next 10 days only, you can get free shipping on orders over $69. This is a great chance to get some Christmas shopping out of the way.

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German Christmas Books for Little Ones

We’ve got so many fun Christmas items in stock now. I thought I’d share some with you

Christmas Boardbook Set

The Christmas Boardbook Collection is an adorable set of 3 books.

Liebes Christkind, kommst du bald? is a little story about Paul and Marie, two children who’ve moved into a new [...]


Laterne, Laterne

Tomorrow is St. Martin’s Day (or Martinstag), the feast day of St. Martin of Tours.
Martin was a Roman soldier who, as legend tells, gave half his cloak to a beggar who was freezing in the cold of a snowstorm. Martin then dreamed that Jesus was wearing the half-cloak.  Martin went on to become a monk [...]


Forum Prizes Taken

You people are quick! We’ll be sending copies of Besserwisser Mini. Hänsel und Gretel and Besserwisser Mini. Rotkäppchen to the first 10 posters.

Thanks to everyone who’s joined the Bilingual Parenting Forum. Lots of great conversations going on already. If you haven’t yet joined up, what are you waiting for?!