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Resources for learning German for children

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Any suggested free resources for teaching German (and Swiss German) for children (5 years old)?

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My kids have picked up Swiss German while playing with the neighbours. My eldest was also 5 when we moved here, and it took him 6-8 months to speak the language. Incidentally, the little neighbours have picked up quite a bit of English along the way!

And cartoons in German is another great way to learn the language. At this age, I think it comes quite easily for kids, as long as they are not forced to learn!
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Hi all,

Any suggested free resources for teaching German (and Swiss German) for children (5 years old)?

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https://www.livingkidsbooks.com/books/free

As soon as you get here go to the nearest Brockenhaus (like a Goodwill store) and look for children's books.

Also find your nearest Ludothek.
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My kids have picked up Swiss German while playing with the neighbours. My eldest was also 5 when we moved here, and it took him 6-8 months to speak the language. Incidentally, the little neighbours have picked up quite a bit of English along the way!

And cartoons in German is another great way to learn the language. At this age, I think it comes quite easily for kids, as long as they are not forced to learn!
Yeah, I agree it has to be fun. My son is 5, so hopefully he'd pick it up quickly too


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https://www.livingkidsbooks.com/books/free

As soon as you get here go to the nearest Brockenhaus (like a Goodwill store) and look for children's books.

Also find your nearest Ludothek.
Thanks for the link
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Re: Resources for learning German for children

Other kids, cartoons, Donald Duck (and other comics, but i loved DD myself)
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My kids have picked up Swiss German while playing with the neighbours.
Our elder daughter did too - and decided that all children spoke Swiss German and all adults spoke English. So at that time she spoke English to me but Swiss German to her little sister!
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Our elder daughter did too - and decided that all children spoke Swiss German and all adults spoke English. So at that time she spoke English to me but Swiss German to her little sister!
How cute!!
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