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.
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