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German Children Stories

EDIT 13-Aug-2015 Additional website: http://www.familie.de/kind/maerchen-geschichten-576161.html

EDIT 01-July-2015 Additional material - Online cartoon streaming. The pace is fairly slow enough to follow, depending on each cartoon. Have fun! https://www.filmon.com/tv/kika

Here are some German children stories websites for those of us looking for easy-to-read (or at least manageable) texts.

  1. http://www.schmoekerkinder.de/geschichten.html
  2. http://www.kinder-alles-fuer-kids.com/kinder-geschichten/kurze-kindergeschichten.html
  3. http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/weitere-fabeln-5258/1

In #1, click the photos to read the full story.

In #2, you have options of both short and long stories. If you want to read longer stories, click the links under "KURZE Kindergeschichten" in the rightmost sidebar.

In #3, Projekt Gutenberg-DE has a wealth of free eBooks (German texts; no direct relation to the US-based Project Gutenberg). To read more short stories, click the double-angled brackets ">>" at the bottom right.

Note: For #3, I obtained the link via http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/archives.html#foreign

Happy reading!

June 20, 2015

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nena5000

Thank you, AsphodelZarafa, for posting this useful information. There is a lot of reading available!

June 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsphodelZarafa

You are most welcome nena5000. I am glad you found it useful :)

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baseduponjason

Great! I have been looking for childrens books to read to my daughter while I practice. She doesn't know that I'm not speaking English ;)

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsphodelZarafa

Hahaha! Awesome! Wishing you enjoyable story times with your daughter :)

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LoneC

I am guessing your daughter is very young. She might even pick up a little German if you continue reading to her in German.

June 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/helenvee

Thank you for that. Very useful.

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsphodelZarafa

You're very welcome :)

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manoehs

Just what I was looking for...thankyou! :)

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsphodelZarafa

You are most welcome! :)

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MidnightFlaneur

Find 'Der Struwwelpeter' ! It's a classic, and also terrifying

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsphodelZarafa

Thank you for the recommendation! For those interested, here's the link http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/der-struwwelpeter-3070/1

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janna155

Vielen danke! :)

June 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsphodelZarafa

Correction: "Vielen dank". Gern geschehen! :)

June 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janna155

Dankeschön :)

June 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TU4jq43v

Cooool! Vielen Dank.

June 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsphodelZarafa

Gern geschehen :)

June 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dakamald

nice one!!

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsphodelZarafa

Glad to be of help. Have fun reading!

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abdellatif563845

you are amazing ... Thanks :)

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