Designed to help children understand
The Power-Glide German Children's Course was designed for children Pre K
- 3rd grade. Course activities are designed specifically with these learners
in mind and include matching games, story telling, speaking, drawing,
creative thinking, acting, and guessing--all things which children do for
"...I remember Dad saying that the river that runs
near our house goes through a big valley where everyone speaks German."
"German?" you ask. "Why would they speak German here?"
"I don't know. But that's what he said. Maybe if we are in that big valley
we can find someone who knows. If we can understand them!"
- excerpt from the Power-Glide German Children's
Give your child the benefits of
learning a second language
Research has shown that children who learn a second language do better in
school, get higher test and SAT scores, go on to better colleges, and have
the added job opportunities that only come with knowing a second language.
Furthermore, a considerable amount of research has shown that learning a
second language in childhood helps children learn to read and write their
Listen to Dr. Blair
Based on natural learning principles
When children learn their native language in early childhood, it is not
through the study of grammar rules and vocabulary lists. Rather, they learn
the words for things around them simply by listening to others. They
intuitively grasp an amazing amount of grammar and syntax. By using
activities that simulate natural language acquisition, it is not only
possible, but normal for children to learn a new language quickly and enjoy
Puzzles, games, stories, and music
The German Children's Course includes multi-sensory activities for all
types of learners. Instead of using boring rote memorization and
mind-numbing drills, this course gets children excited about communicating
in another language. The adventure story, the variety of learning
activities, and the simplified teaching methods are all designed to make
learning interesting and fun.
What your child will learn
Children who complete this course can expect to understand an impressive
amount of German, including several common German phrases, some complete
German sentences, numbers, colors, body parts, and instructions for drawing
and acting given in German. They will also be able to understand stories
told all or mostly in German, to re-tell these stories using German
themselves, and to make up stories of their own using words and sentence
patterns they have learned. After completion, your children will be well
prepared to continue learning at a more advanced level, and they will have
the foundation that will make learning at that level just as fun and
interesting as in this course.
This course includes:
|Children's Activity Book
143 pages. Nearly every page is full of pictures
that correspond to the audio stories and activities. The book is
designed for young, emerging readers with most activities requiring no
reading at all.
|Level II Activity Book
90 pages. Level II is the next step in your child's
German language adventure. It includes another adventure story along
with new learning activities and challenges.
|Level III Activity Book
116 pages. Level III advances your child's German
skills even further with more stories and challenges, building on the
skills from the first two activity books.
163 pages. The Parent's Guide includes teaching
tips and instructions for parents to help their children get the most
out of the course. It also includes corresponding pages and an audio
transcript of every activity in the Children's Activity Book.
|8 Audio CDs
Audio activities from the course are conveniently
organized and separated by track on the CDs.
The Power-Glide Children's CD-ROM can be used to
introduce your children to a second language or as a supplement to the
Children's Adventure Course. The CD-ROM includes interactive activities,
games and resources for learners Pre-K through 6th grade.