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Easy Readers Update

Our Easy Reader items are changing! We are offering a wider variety, different levels, and different programs. Our Easy Reader category pulls together books designed to help children learn the steps to becoming established readers who can read on their own and comprehend the story. Easy Reader books usually start with a larger print size [...]


Ein Tag auf... series

Lesemaus’ series “Ein Tag auf…” uses an engaging story to tell about a specific time and place in history. This paperback series is ideal for reading aloud with easy to understand texts, clear detailed illustrations, and stories that your child can relate to. It is recommend for children over 3 years old. Older children will enjoy the [...]


Homeschooling Tips from FB fans

Recently we received a question on our Facebook page about homeschool curriculums. Others jumped on the conversation looking for the same thing for their kids of different ages. Our wonderful fans offered several suggestions, including:

Use the German Scoyo site. “This is for kids who speak good German at home. This is less expensive than the [...]


Celebrate your German heritage

It’s October, and another busy week for the German-American community – it’s National German Week (Oct 1-7)!

This Tuesday, Oct. 3, is also German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit), which marks the reunification of Germany in 1990.  Erik’s insider tip: since it’s a holiday in Germany, there are no trucks on the Autobahn – ZOOM!

To close out [...]


More Leseproben Available

We’ve added “Leseproben” to more of the books we offer. One of our publishers has made it really easy to add the link (Thanks, Loewe)! Wherever you see the button to the left, you can click for a preview. We hope this feature helps you find the right book for your child!

Here are the books that currently [...]


Review: tiptoi® Interactive Learning System from Ravensburger

The tiptoi® digital-audio learning system from Ravensburger is one interesting find from our recent visit abroad. We’ve had a number of requests for interactive books, so we took a closer look. After several days of play we’re still very happy with the tiptoi® system, so we’re bringing it to Alphabet Garten. We will be stocking [...]


Interactive books

Okay, we’ve made it through our first day in the bookstores. We didn’t make it to our favorite store specializing in educational materials, so workbooks and the like will be another day or two. We’ve had several requests for interactive books and games, so we spent some time today looking for those. We used to [...]


Cards in a can

Meine erste Lernspieldose: Spielen und Schreiben

It had to be fun, coming out of a tin can!
Colorful, easy to hold and many of them is a preschooler’s definition of fun cards. Housed in a tin box, there are about half a dozen different ‘types’ of the 50 cards to correspond to various degrees of [...]


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 [...]