We expats are coming and going, not always when we want to. A friend of mine in Essen had to relocate back to the United States late last year reluctantly. After the initial years of stumbling to find her way, she finally found her path that she was happily following. She was also comfortable and relishing in the positives of having her American children ages five and three in a German kindergarten. One of the biggest pluses, of course, was that they were learning the German language. So, it was with some regret that she was removing them from this daily immersion to repatriate back to America.
Before she left, she asked me for some book and toy recommendations that might help them retain their German. This is the list I sent: Read more »