Who has never heard of Duden? Since 1880, their big yellow dictionaries have given people assurance in all questions pertaining to the German language and orthography. The portfolio of Duden publishers comprises printed and digital dictionaries, reference works and advice manuals.
But Duden is much more. Our books present easy entry to the world of learning and accompany children and adolescents on their individual journeys of acquiring knowledge.
»Parents want to support their children more and more in a specific and holistic manner.«Elisabeth Blakert, Editor-in-chief
Sometimes learning is anything but easy. Not only is school sometimes a bit of a headache, but the constant demands to be better and better are exacting even for our youngest. Success is a ubiquitous requirement that can quickly turn into time pressure and overload.
We advocate a more relaxed approach when it comes to learning. Instead of coaching, we give more room to inspiration, creativity and enjoyment. Our programme assists parents and their children in achieving this.
We offer every kind of learner a firm basis for absorbing knowledge. At pre-school and primary school level, Duden’s dictionaries, books of exercises and pads of exercises for the holidays with funny illustrations and thrilling stories and assignments provide a playful entry into the world of learning. For well-established students, our focus is on less school stress through thrilling conveyance of knowledge and adequate practice.
Did you know? Dolphins give themselves names, elephants have a secret language and herrings fart messages to themselves! And what is the biggest misunderstanding between dog and cat? This unusual picture book about animal language makes you laugh, smile and be amazed.
We humans need community. We experience it in partnership, family and friendship. But we also need it if we want to shape the future of our society well. In this book, eight children reflect together on what makes our togetherness special. Their insights are full of profundity, sometimes funny, often touching. With their unbiased view, they make us think. About ourselves, our fellow human beings and what is important to us.
Where does language actually come from? Why are there so many languages? How did the people speak in the Middle Ages? This book explores these and many other exciting questions about language and takes children on a journey through the history of language.
The parent asks “How was your day?” and the answer is – silence. The conversation with the child ends before it even began. What does one’s child really think or feel? Ralph Caspers’ questions and answers show parents a way to talk in an honest but also relaxed way with their children.
Dorothee Raab’s educational approach “Learning in one’s own speed” and Linus the raven guide children through learning for preschool and offer a lot of fun. Age-appropriated tasks supporting concentration, fine motor skills, and logical thinking can be accomplished without any pressure.
Family – that’s us. Each and every one of us. But how well do we actually know each other? Start a project with your family! In this colourful entry book there are profiles of every single family member, lists and rankings, space for wishes and crazy ideas, favourite jokes, holiday plans, fingerprints, compliments, and future bets.
Discover the world of the ABC in a fun and entertaining way, by taking the train to the ABC universe! Which letter carriage does the monkey sit in? And what about the cowboy? And the dinosaur? In every carriage there are three passengers who want to come along for the ride. Thanks to the simple checking system, children can check for themselves whether they have correctly matched the passengers to the different carriages. In three separate games, kids learn all about letters and their place in the alphabet.
Whoever asks wins. Whoever answers exciting questions has already won! Starting from the basic idea that all children experience their individual abilities and knowledge apart from everyday school life, this concept is based on a comprehensive learning understanding in the family community.
The Series includes titles covering the following subjects: German, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
A perfect memory of kindergarten times, in which the child’s friends can eternalize themselves painting and scribbling.
Comprising 650 easily understandable explanations from A to Z and more than 800 illustrations and photos.
A creative and easy to practice beginner’s book for German as a foreign language.
On every page rabbit Paul first tells a little story and then invites to make a funny exercise based on that story. Furthermore the title contains a lot of illustrations that can be coloured in creatively.
Games, riddles and funny pranks will chase away boredom during vacation time!
Linus the Raven, the clever little hero of this series, accompanies primary school pupils through the fascinating world of mathematics. All exercises are designed to ensure steady learning progress without demanding too much.
This interactive book gives young children a first impression of how the alphabet works. In a playful way, they learn how to recognise and correctly apply the different letters.
Math exercises can be fun – this pad proves everyone wrong who says otherwise!
This activity pad is a jam-packed bag full of puzzles, riddles, games, colouring pages and much more. Of course, “out of bounds” also stands for quite a few suggestions for funny pranks and practical jokes, so hold on to your seats …
Activity and reading fun in a handy mini format! Each book is designed to keep a child entertained without needing help from their parents. Ideal as presents for birthday parties or the first day of school.
Hand-written letters are something beautiful and a great opportunity for beginners, who are just starting to write, to try out all different kinds of styles. All there is to know for kids about how to write a letter in this funny box. It contains a booklet full of useful tips and tricks for writing letters, interesting facts and witty riddles about the post office, letter paper, post- and folding cards with cheeky monster print envelopes, and stickers for decoration. Everything for a great start, fun included!
»Do letters appear from nowhere?« helps children to deploy their potential and talent by learning in a playful and relaxed way. The book offers easy access for every child to explore the world of letters. They can for example go fishing for their own name, visit a letter magician or read by their fingers. And there is a lot of extra material to play with, too. Exciting challenges and a fresh layout invite kids aged 4 and up to be very creative here.
»Do numbers grow on trees?« offers creative impulses, enticing ideas and thrilling challenges for kids from the age of 4. They can explore the world of numbers up to 10.
Hand-lettering is the trend among adults, but kids too can have fun with bringing flippy, crazy, twirly and gaudy letters to life on paper. This book is taking the child on a journey to create its first hand-lettering projects –
super-simple step-by-step instructions, enough pages to practice inside the book and tons of ideas and templates.
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