10 minutes — if it works well with your child, take as long as you want and repeat as often as you wish; you can allocate additional time for follow-up activity
reading, literature, narration, lexicon
Languages of the original source
German. But this activity can be used in other languages.
Mobile App „Was passiert
in der Spittelau?“
Aim of the activity
Building vocabulary – learn about waste management and community heating. Work on child’s narrative competence*.
Preparation for the activity
Download and install the App of the e-picture book „Was passiert in der Spittelau?“.
Tip | Many parents like to read a book first to become familiar with its content, before reading the book aloud to their children. Children often want to talk about what they hear or read. You should welcome interruptions as it shows the children are interested. Let them talk about their own experiences as this supports retelling, which is very important way to develop narrative competence.
Follow-up activities (will need additional time):
Maybe you are willing to translate the text in one of your languages and to share with others? - You find this and other acitivites online and can share via facebook.
Significant benefit of the activity
Supports literature and reading as the base for future reading and writing skills for your child. (see Eichinger 2011)
For further information see Multilingual Families Introduction for parents, with information on why to raise your children multilingually. See also Multilingual Families Self access guide. See also all activities online, where this and other activities are printable or find comments of parents on the material on facebook. Find all projects results on our Website.
Source of the activity
Pixi digital, „Was passiert in der Spittelau?”, 2012, Hamburg: Carlsen Verlag GmbH. This activity is inspired by: Eichinger M., 2011, Die Bedeutung der gemeinsamen Bilderbuchbetrachtung in der Familie für die Erzählfähigkeit im Kleinkindalter, München: GRIN Verlag.