Friday, November 25, 2005

Busy Books for Toddlers

We're currently away for Thanksgiving and so we don't have access to the piles of toys at home :) We brought a few books with us and Max has had a great time with one our of our lacing books, Fädeln, schnüren, zubinden, with Shoelace Each page has several places to lace up and complete the picture - lace up the tent, create a rope ladder, etc. Max loves the pictures, especially the animals playing with the "Kinder" as he says.

Another fun choice for traveling is Sesamstrasse, Wir lernen die Uhr. Our favorite Sesame Street characters introduce telling time with a movable clock.

So help ease the holiday fidgets with some fun and educational books, auf Deutsch natürlich!

See all German books with effects from Alphabet Garten...

Sunday, November 20, 2005

German Music Recommendations for Toddlers

I have a a 16 month old daughter. I'm trying to expose her to German in a fun, age-appropriate way. I already purchased 2 CDs from your site: Schnappi and and Zehn Kleine Krabbelfinger (or something like that). Can you give me your top 5 favorites for other CDs that would expose her to German and be fun?


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Hi K.,

Thanks for your message! Here are my top five for young kids:

Anything by Rolf Zuckowski, in particular "Im Kindergarten" and "Rolfs bunte Liederreise"

Erste Lieder fuer die ganz Kleinen
Traditional nursery songs with a modern instrumentation

Kleine Raupe Nimmersatt (Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
Songs and story on a CD.

Targeted toward older kids but also fun for little ones. My toddler (21 months) loves this CD and demands it on a regular basis :)

Either 3CD set or the single CD, Unsere Buchstaben. Lots of fun!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Viel Spass!