Teaching Your Children German in a Playful and Interesting Way
The best and easiest way to learn a new language is in early childhood. Children are able to pick up and learn new words and memorize them easier than adults.
In order to teach your children a new language, you have to know how to start and what kind of information you give to them. The following websites give you an idea on how to teach a foreign language to children by using games, quizzes, memories and rhymes.
And always remember: The best way to learn a language is when the learning process is not realized.
There are several different language learning websites on the Internet. Look through the following website with your child and decide what kind of activities your child is interested in: http://www.teddy-lernt.de/html/deutsch.html
It is always easier for children to remember something that rhymes. On this website you will find a lot of rhymes for children that are categorized into different fields. Choose one of the subjects on the right side.
These quizzes are made for learning simple German words by using the alphabet or trying to write new words. There are several levels for your children, depending on their German language skills.
Young children like to listen to songs that have an easy-to-remember melody. The following site offers a great range of nursery rhymes, which are really popular in Germany: http://www.kleinkind-online.de/seiten/kinderlieder/index.htm
Unfortunately, the website only offers the text of the songs, but if you would like to listen to it as well, you might want to look for it on YouTube.
These websites offer several of the most famous German children songs that you can listen to online: