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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]