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We have World Cup fever as we root for Team Deutschland. We are traveling in Europe so team colors decorate everything and all the soccer matches are televised everywhere. We even watched part of one of the German games at a Rasthof on the Autobahn! Now we are at our vacation hotel and I saw the cutest [...]

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A little fun on St. Martin’s Day

Photo: Bux

Tomorrow is Martinstag. Do you know what this traditional German holiday is all about? Our free unit study contains easy crafts and recipes as well as some helpful background information. It’s all free for the taking – click the image below.

Download the St. Martin’s Unit Study

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Why practice leads to enjoyment with new skills.

My kids are taking swimming lessons this week.
Up until yesterday, my 6 year old, Max, hasn’t been willing to go underwater. He thought it would be too hard, he might not be able to get back to the surface again and he was worried that he might swallow water accidentally. Basically, he was [...]

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Toddler Book Storage

My little man has turned into a total book lover. Oh, joy! It does this mother’s heart such good to see him pick up a book and look through it. The examples his big brothers set are very powerful for him and he sees a lot of reading going on these days.

His room is [...]

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Make your own German ABC Book

Our latest interviewee, Chrissy Leiberan-Titus, has posted a tutorial on how she created a one-of-a-kind German ABC book with her daughter. Here’s the tutorial.

German ABC Book

Wouldn’t this be fun to do with your kids? My two younger boys are going to love it.

Chrissy blogs at Muse of the Morning and has a ton of [...]

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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 [...]

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