There are several links in the part for younger kids that we're already using, so I thought I'd share. I'm going to check out the stuff for older kids.
While I'm at it, my daughter also loves Conni in all forms: - Conni books for 3 to 6-year-olds (Pixi & Lesemaus) - the Conni animated TV series - Conni books 6 to 10 - Conni books 10 and up - Conni as a teenager (15) - Conni CDs (there's a series based on the 3-6 books, the TV series, the 6-10 books and the 10 and up books
There's even a Conni musical that's been on tour for at least two years. Website: www.conni.de
And not to forget, the Conni apps! They are for learning reading counting, calculating, and telling the time.
Post by Dave Hartley on Feb 14, 2017 21:34:05 GMT 9
That's a coincidence, my wife pointed me to that site Deutsch für Kinder und Jugendliche yesterday! Yes, it has some really great suggestions, particularly for online videos. Great find!
I love showing my daughter Sesamstraße, and that site above has a link to the KiKA site with all the episodes. They can also be found on YouTube at the KiKA channel if you search for something like 'KiKA Sesamstraße'.
I've found a great series of books called 'Leo Lausemaus'. The stories seem to have plenty of text and vocab for learning. And they're just lovely stories which promote good morals and principles. I'm looking for any other great book recommendations from anyone.
I've got some music CDs on the way, so will update if I find any good ones! The other day we played with Spotify, which you can use free for a small period, and there is a wealth of kid's music on there!
I've been doing Adam's idea of cloning, videoing myself reading stories for my kids. This is really important to me because I'm away from home SO much .... it's got SO many benefits, so well worth the time and effort. I'm far from a movie producing expert, but for anyone who's interested here's what I do: 1/ Video recording on iPad 2/ Video editing with app 'Perfect Video' (about £4) 3/ Video compressing with app 'Video Compressor' by Jin Jeon (Free) - well worth doing because it shrinks iPad/iPhone videos from a whopping 1mb per second, to a fraction of that size! Who knew?! 4/ Store videos on Google Drive (Free up to 15gb, and can stream video)
Sorry that sounds a bit nerdy, but took me a while to work it all out, so it may help anyone else who's interested in cloning!
I'll check out the Conni apps, and will keep sharing any ideas for good resources.
Post by Amanda Kendle on Apr 23, 2017 21:37:58 GMT 9
Oh thank you Mayken - that's a great link! I'm trying to re-enthuse my son on his German learning path.
He is also (and has always been) a massive Conni fan, too. She's not too girly that he thinks of it as a girls' series and I think the everyday-ness of it all makes it relatively easy for him to understand.
And, Dave, HUGE thanks for the details about "cloning"...haven't been doing it exactly for the reason you mention...too much to figure out how to work it out. You are giving me new inspiration here, and it will be one of my goals for April/May.
HUGE thanks for the details about "cloning"...haven't been doing it exactly for the reason you mention...too much to figure out how to work it out. You are giving me new inspiration here, and it will be one of my goals for April/May.
Hi Ulrike! No problem! Wishing you good luck with the cloning if you decide to do it. Don't be too disheartened if your first efforts aren't very impressive, or are (dare-I-say-it!) a bit embarrassing (though I'm sure you're much more creative and photogenic than me!!) ... I found with each attempt it got better.
Nellie: My daughter came home from school with her first "naughty word" in French (caca boudin)! I guess this means she is now officially integrated!
Sept 22, 2017 5:54:43 GMT 9
Nellie: Adam - will watch the video as soon as I can (living circumstances not permitting right now - we are still in temp accommodation and I can't turn on volume) - looking forward to it!
Sept 22, 2017 5:56:44 GMT 9
Mayken: Skyping with grandma last night had to be cancelled due to technological problems - I needed to talk my mom through a Skype update and her phone battery died. :-(
Sept 25, 2017 20:45:42 GMT 9
Joanna: sorry Mayken...this is sad but funny as I'm sure many skype Grandparents have the same woes !(mine..) For us this weekend: potty training has led to great quality time reading and chatting, and some pretty hilarious ml questions
Sept 26, 2017 6:20:44 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken and Joanna, I can relate! My mother (Grandma) can't seem to get the sound on her computer working so when we Skype, we also have to use the telephone!
Sept 26, 2017 6:36:03 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam, and Joanna, it's good to know we're not alone in this!
Sept 27, 2017 2:46:28 GMT 9
Joanna: Planning a long Christmas minority language visit, so exciting!
Sept 30, 2017 14:46:01 GMT 9
Mayken: Yay! Skype is working again on my mom's tablet, meaning we can skype with ml grandma again!
Oct 2, 2017 23:12:24 GMT 9
Mayken: The other day my mom (monolingual ml) called while my daughter and I were out, so Daddy (monolingual ML) answered. My mom was amazed to find out he isn't monolingual ML any more after all, and praised his active ml ability.
Oct 3, 2017 23:28:39 GMT 9
Joanna: For each day my daughter is exposed to other people speaking English (here in France) I put a little star on the calendar...trying to fill it up!
Oct 8, 2017 3:52:17 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Nice motivating idea, Joanna! And Mayken, thanks for sharing your good news on two fronts!
Oct 9, 2017 7:11:50 GMT 9
Marisa: My daughter won't say number one in Spanish or English, but in German! She loves recognizing the number and saying it out loud... it sounds more like the word 'ice' in English, though, but it's 'eins.' Number 9, however, is 'nueve'. So funny!
Oct 11, 2017 10:33:45 GMT 9
Mayken: My dad's giving Adam's book to his Lithuanian friend's daughter, whose husband is sceptical about their little girl learning German.
Oct 14, 2017 21:10:20 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, thank you for sharing my book! I hope it can be helpful to them!
Oct 16, 2017 15:57:32 GMT 9
Marisa: Adam, another bilingual monkey is about to be born near me (one of my colleagues is giving birth tomorrow), so I also got her and her husband a copy of your book... this world needs more bilingual kids!
Oct 18, 2017 0:06:43 GMT 9