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  1. I have the following puzzles to sell including a lovely Christmas puzzle. I would like 4 Euros for all of them or 1 Euro per puzzle. Pick up is in Kieferngarten. 
  2. Hello,   I couldn't find a similar post so I hope it's ok to create a new one. Am looking for some input on the languages topic.. My husband and I have a two year old son and a 12 week old daughter, our son goes to Krippe (not a bilingual one) so his language there is German, and at home we speak English and French. He has just turned 2 and knows lots of words in French and English and he understands alot in both languages but isn't forming short sentences yet. As for his German he knows a few words too. I'm not too concerned that he is a bit behind some of our friends' kids at home because he is learning 3 languages, not 1. Anyway yesterday we had the 'annual review' with two of his carers at nursery and one of the main points that came up was his lack of attention, which they said is alot more extreme than other kids. Things go through one ear and out of the other, he stares blankly at them when he is being told off then carries on doing the exact same thing, doesn't understand instructions sometimes, seems to be in his own little world, etc, etc. These are all things I've noticed at home but put it down to selective hearing, trying to process 3 languages at once and generally being a toddler. Well the carers at nursery think there's something wrong with him and suggested he meet the Sozialpädagoge to assess him for possible 'Wahrnehmungsstörung" (sensory problems). We also need to get his ears and eyes checked to see if the problem lies there. So my question is, has anybody who has brought up a trilingual child ever had a similar experience? How have your toddlers been in terms of paying attention/language development with 2 or 3 languages?   Thanks!
  3. HUMPTY-DUMPTY SAT ON A WALL... Do you love children - and know how to handle them with care? We are looking for an English native speaker in Munich who has experience working with children (age range 4 to 6 years), loves to sing and play with them and would like to join our international team of the Munich language school sphairos. We have to cover one class in a kindergarten on Fridays 10.20 to 11.20 am, preferably starting in the beginning of November. Some knowledge of the German language is essential. Interested? And available? Well, pick up the phone and give us a ring: Sphairos: 089- 18 70 31 56 or send us your CV by mail to
  4. We are Oliver (10), Sophie (8), Peter, Stephanie and Smartie the dog. We are, or we would like to say a  pretty easy going family who enjoy doing many outdoor and sporting activities. Oliver is now at „Realschule“ and Sophie attends the local primary school. Our kids have grown up bilingual as Peter is from England. However most of our day to day life is in German.   We are looking for an aupair to join our family as soon as possible.   If you are interested please pm me.   Looking forward to hearing from you
  5. Hi, if interested, please feel free to have a look by us  Cheers
  6. I need advice on getting a new job after losing our only little girl :-(  I's been 2 months since we lost our Elza. I don't like asking for help but now I - as a non-german speaker - am looking for a company where the management / boss can accept what we're dealing with.    It's all about Elza. It's a story with a sad ending. Elza's story is somewhat long but I'm going to try to make it shorter.     Elza was born with congenital cataract that affected both of her eyes. By recognizing her vision problems at four months at home (here in Hungary near to Budapest - doctors didn't detect that she was born with visually significant cataracts) - and not getting appropriate treatment for her in Hungary we successfully contacted to a clinic located in Jena to get her eyes treated by a modern, two-step surgery. We're proud of our daughter, Elza who had to get through all of the bad things she didn't ask for. We were so scared.   I had to take several weeks off for the surgery plus controls and my boss didn't like my decision at all. Before recognizing Elza's problems with her vision, I worked 14-17 hours almost every day to give my little Elza the best.  I've had several successfully closed projects behind me producing thousands of Euros (I'm a PowerShell programmer) every week for the company I've been working for but - at the same time - caused me missing moments with my child even though I was on a Home Office plan.   After getting approval for my 'vacation' - we moved to Germany for a month. I didn't have the chance to spend even a full weekend with my family before so spending a whole month with them - was the most beautiful time in my life. Elza was so happy to have me there around all the time and after the successful surgery what we were afraid of - my daughter finally learned to laugh!  We were the happiest family in the world because Elza was the happiest child We've ever known. We visited not just Jena but Erfurt, Eisenach, Golmsdorf, Weimar, Leipzig for the first time between follow-ups and it brings back the best memories of our stay with Elza.   We had to get back to HU after a month and on the day we arrived home after driving 1000km with a 5-month old my boss wanted me to be in the office. No home office whatsoever. He asked me to continue where I left off so I realized that all of my tasks were on hold & didn't get delegated. I was so angry but after jumping in again I felt that my superpowers will help me get forward to provide a better living condition for Elza and to have a chance to move closer to the UniKlinik where the professor saved her eyes.   But on a sunny day (that was the first warm day this year) Apr. 16 we felt that Elza needed medical attention. We brought her to pediatrician who said: "Elza is dealing with some kind of infection and you need to get to the hospital immediately". After spending 2 hours at the hospital, not knowing what's happening to our daughter, a doctor came out of the emergency ward to notify us about our loss. :- ( We were told that Elza died of sepsis. Now we know that the doctors didn't know what to do. We didn't even get a chance to fight. Doctors didn't allow us to be with her or comfort her. We miss her so much. After notifying the Klinik in Jena telling them what happened - that made them start crying. They waited for us to have the last follow-up for Elza.   Losing Elza so tragically and unexpectedly has changed our life forever - but we want to rebuild our family, somehow. We feel that Elza needs a little sister, however we know that the pure joy will never come but another life deserves no less. We still want to stick to our plan and move closer to Jena, Erfurt or Leipzig. Our plan brings back warm memories of times together.   That's why I'm asking you for any help. I know that I can't compete with others right now who don't have to go through all of this but I'm not looking for a dream job either.   Although I've spend the past 2 years programming PowerShell (I have 10 years of exp. in the IT sector) I'd accept any kind of offer like cleaning hotel rooms, gardening, taking care of animals or the like - not just within IT.   I only want to see my family happy.     Pictures of Elza:    
  7. Aupair wanted

    We are looking for our next Aupair. Start date: July 2018 for approx. 1 year     We are Oliver (10), Sophie (8), Peter, Stephanie and Smartie the dog. We are, or we would like to say a a pretty easy going family who enjoy doing many outdoor and sporting activities. Oliver is now at „Realschule“ and Sophie attends the local primary school. Our kids have grown up bilingual as Peter is from England. However most of our day to day life is in German.   We live in the beautiful city of Munich in Bavaria, Germany, to be exact in a town house in the southwest of Munich. We have the underground and recreational Parks on our doorstep plus Munich city centre is just a 25 min underground journey away. We both work full time so our current au pair (Viktoriia) is at home for Sophie and Oliver in the morning (breakfast etc) and when Sophie comes home from school at lunch time. She makes lunch and supervises her homework, makes sure she gets to all of her various afterschool activites, such as athletics, capoeira etc.makes up fun games, helps keep there rooms tidy (this bit is very important to us, as our two are notoriously bad at managing more than a couple of hours without making a mess) plus taking care of there clothes washing. Taking Sophie out on afternoon trips to the swimming pool, cinemas or visiting one of our many museem‘s. Olli attends an all day school so is only really around in the mornings ( not a great morning person, but then who is?)   What are we looking for?Well, we would like someone who is not only just there for the kids, but who can also join in with us, be it on an evening or on a day trip to... become another member of 'the family'. One of our most important requirements is that you must have had some experience with kids and be aware just how difficult it can be. Being creative and able to take the time and build a relationship with the children is THE most important part of the job. Being independent and creative is a must when working with kids, ours are no different and respond really well to people who give them time and make life fun.Someone who can sit down with them and just make up things, be inventive and fill their time with fun, also as we have a DOG (an Appenzeller) being dog friendly is a must, also some dog walking is required. We both run or bike with her, so someone who enjoys going jogging and keeping fit would be perfect.While having fun is very important for us, their performance in school is also, you will need to supervise Sophie’s homework, encouraging her to do it neatly and help them study for tests etc. This next year is very important as it decides which future school she can attend, someone who takes this on board would be a great help We are not looking for an employee but for a new friend for the children and us. Someone who helps in the family not because we tell him/her to, but because he/she wants to, and anyway we think that it is the normal thing to do whem you are part of a family.We would expect you to: - get the children ready for school in the mornings - provide lunch for Sophie - supervision of homework- playtime activities with the kids- dog walking in the mornings and maybe also in the afternoon too.- light housework, putting on the washing machine regularly (you would be responsible for ensuring all the kids thinks are washed, no ironing required   If you are interested then please pm me.   We are looking forward to hearing from you   Pete & Steph  
  8. Berlin's end of the international actions on the 30th to express outrage at the recent human rights abuses in the US and demand action from Grenell/ Merkel Saturday at 13:00–15:00   DEMO IS AT THE CORNER OF Ebertstraße and Behrenstraße, diagonal from the Embassy, ON THE TIERGARTEN SIDE!We demand that children and parents be reunited and that the United States end its 'zero-tolerance' policy. We demand that families be released from prison, and an end to deportations.We demand an end to the criminalization of immigrants and asylum seekers in the US and in Europe. The right to move for safety or a better future is a human right!***We'll be collecting children's clothes, toys and other items at the demo to donate to local refugee shelters here in Berlin.***This demo is FAMILY FRIENDLY! We'll have balloons and bubbles!#FamiliesBelongTogether !Tell US Ambassador Grenell to:End parent and child separation! Reunite families now!Release imprisoned families!Stop ICE terrorizing immigrant communities! Abolish ICE!End the deportations!Tell Merkel:Open the southern border! Stop the deportations! No human being is illegal/Kein Mensch ist Illegal/Ningún ser humano es illegal
  9. - not much used in 2 years, really good condition - for kids 6-11 yr old, from 1m to 1m40, max weight 50 kg - size: 72x67x125 , 18kg Price new : 237 euros, selling for 130 euros more details : pick up in Harlaching