Spielwelt German Parents Association Inc
Welcome to the Spielwelt German Parents Association website. Spielwelt operates a German-language Playschool, Playgroups and Scout Group in Canberra, Australia. We also have a great children's library of German books, CDs, DVDs and games.
Herzlich Willkommen! Die Spielwelt Deutsche Elterninitiative praesentieren die Deutsche Vorschule, Kinderkrippe, und Pfadfindergruppe in Canberra, Australien. Ausserdem haben wir tolle deutschsprachige Kinderbuecher, CDs, DVDs und Spiele zum ausleihen.
New days for GAP
The German Australian Playschool (GAP) has come in line with ACT public preschool days, and now has two classes:
* Mondays and Tuesdays: an immersion program for children with an existing comprehension of German.
* Thursdays and Fridays: a bilingual program for children, aimed at all levels of German comprehension, from beginners to fluent. This program is also suitable for German-only speakers, wanting to pick up a bit of English.
More info on GAP.
New days for SPIEL UND SPASS Playgroup
The Spiel und Spass German playgroup is running on Wednesday mornings, 10am to 12 noon.
More info on Spiel und Spass.
New playgroup for 0-3 year olds on Tuesdays
The Spiel und Sproessling German playgroup runs on Tuesday mornings, 9:45am to 11:45am. The group is for 0-3 year olds, and is held at various parks around Canberra (often Telopea Park)..
More info on Spiel und Sproessling.
Spielwelt wins $10,000 ACTEWAGL Green Grant
Spielwelt is delighted to announce that we have been awarded an ACTEWAGL Green Grant of $10,000, in order to replace the windows at the Turner Scout Hall where our children's programs operate.
Musik Program Tuesday afternoons
The highly regarded MUSIK in German afternoon program is held at Turner Scout Hall on Tuesday afternoons. This great program is geared for children 3-5 years, and 6-10 year olds may also attend. Suits children with a good understanding of German. Starts 3:30 outdoor free play, moving indoors at 3:45pm for music until 5pm. $200 per term (10 sessions per term). (Or $25 per session if you only book one session at a time, on short notice.) More info.
German Language School on Monday afternoons in 2013
The German Language School has kindly offered to run German lessons for 3-10 year olds, at Turner Scout Hall on Mondays, from 4 to 5:30pm. See the ACT German Language School's website for details. Children are welcome to stay on afterwards for Pfadfinder which starts at 6pm.
Scouts in German is great.... and now families can also experience Scouts in French or Chinese!
New FRENCH language Scout Group called Les Explorateurs, has started at Ainslie Scout Hall! Les Explorateurs Scout Group is for kids 6 years and up. Email email@example.com for details.
Or check out the new Phoenix Chinese Scout Group who meet at the Lyons Scout Hall.
Take care in the Australian sunshine
Playing outdoors today? Check the UV levels in Canberra first, and be SunSmart like the German Australian Playschool is!
We welcome your friendship
You can visit Spielwelt socially on our Facebook page, too.
Help your children's German at home
Whether or not you have the great advantage of joining a Spielwelt children's program, check out our inspirational guide to helping your children learn or maintain their German at home.
We acknowledge the support of the ACT Government's Multicultural Language Grants program 2009-2010, for supporting the development of this website. Thank you, Minister!