What do we believe in?

“Having spent hours on research to find suitable German learning materials for my children, I remember well how difficult it was to find appropriate materials among the multitude of websites. Friends then asked me about my findings. I guess that’s how the idea to share the materials on a website was born. And the wonderful thing is: the materials are universal. German-speaking families, relatives and other like-minded people across the globe can use the same materials.”

Founder: Marielle Schaer Selby


We we believe in:

  • knowing that it’s important to know the parents’ language and it’s worth the effort to foster it
  • everyone of us can promote and foster the German language with children¬†
  • children feel proud to speak more than one language

No two children have the same learning preferences nor do two families have the same goals. Our German material list caters for those different needs and goals:

  • you wish to keep up the language for basic communication with relatives and value cultural and linguistic bonds
  • you wish to supplement to a German tutor or course
  • You wish to keep the doors open for future exchanges or studies in a German-speaking country or the language skills will be needed for schooling when returning to a German-speaking country

This unique website offers well-researched materials to learn and improve German with kids attending preschool to primary school.

Germanwithkids.com is the first website to address these needs by providing a collection of materials and general information in form of a yearly updated list.

Who are we?

Marielle Schaer Selby

Marielle Schaer Selby

Swiss - Australian citizen


  • I wanted my children living in an English- speaking environment to keep their German
  • By sharing the materials, many others can benefit
  • Little things can have a long-term impact


  • My experience teaching at a German School abroad helps me to identify suitable materials
  • I am passionate about families fostering their language background
  • perseverance pays off & children are grateful for the effort parents make
Anne-Catherine Froidevaux

Anne-Catherine Froidevaux

Swiss - Australian permanent resident


  • To converse with family members
  • To learn about their culture and background
  • To build a foundation for learning further foreign languages
  • To make connections and develop a deeper understanding of others


  • My experience teaching languages at a German School abroad
  • My own interest and passion in languages and the way they are acquired
  • The abilities I can see in children speaking multiple languages
  • The bridges languages build in our world

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