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I know some basic German and our children are starting to learn it. Can we share some ideas or resources?<br><br>
I might be able to get a small group of children involved soon and I would love to have some more resources to share.<br><br>
I tried to get Lego Magazine to send the German version to us, but they won't. They told me to find a German to send me one. So, I do think I found a contact. It seems strange, but they told me to do it.<br><br>
We got the German fridge magnets and we have been trying to speak German throughout the day.
 

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I took a couple of beginning German classes when I was in university, but never had anyone to converse with, so I've lost most of it, even though I did really well in the class. My background is German, and my grandparents and great grandparents spoke a lot of German around us when we were little, so while I never learned it then, I think that gave me an ear for it which is what made it so easy for me in university.<br>
For the kids, I've ordered a German song CD, from <a href="http://www.abckinderladen.com/alle-singen-mit-mein-erstes-liederbuch-mit-cd-p-1412.html?cPath=58_136" target="_blank">here</a>. It was out of stock when I ordered it, though, and I haven't received it yet.<br>
I've also found German fairy tales <a href="http://www.northvegr.org/lore/grimmsf/" target="_blank">here</a>, side by side with english versions.<br><br>
My oldest is just 4, so my plan right now is to introduce language through song and story, rather than in a formal lesson kind of way.
 

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My DD is only 22 months but we plan on including German. We have a CD of kiddie songs in German and a kids German picture dictionary (Berlitz) which she loves to read, "read, Berman book!" We had a German uni student stay with us for four months (left last month). DD doesn't speak any German except <i>bis bald</i> and <i>das ist leer</i> actually she says "dats leer" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but it's a start.
 

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We have Rosetta Stone but will not start until next school year. We also have a number of German books that I scored at a library book sale. DH and I had fun trying to translate them from our unused years of German in high school!
 
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