Thursday, March 11, 2010
Learning German at Home
On Fridays, we venture over to Steiner College where Margaret goes to school. We enjoy a healthy biodynamic lunch and learn German from her. She reads to us and we plan to sing songs in the future.
The older children write German phrases in their Main Lesson Books, and Mommy reads the same book that Margaret reads to us after circle time.
As we've mentioned in our eBook, learning a foreign language is all about speaking, singing, moving, and repeating! The more we do it, the easier it gets. And, we get more confident along the way.
We are enjoying finding the similarities between German and English words, just as we've done with Greek and Latin. One new resource that we love is http://www.alphabet-garten.com/. Bob & Nancy's has a few books in German, as does Steiner College Bookstore. Now, it's time to make a puppet that we can use for German conversations at home!