I have 2 daughters aged 7 and 5 and I have been looking for a website/app that makes learning German fun for them. I tried Rosetta Stone with my oldest, but it wasn't very child-friendly, and they just didn't get on with Duolingo - partly because of the reading and typing.
Then I randomly came across Dinolingo and my girls love it! It has lessons, games, activities, videos, books and worksheets which are much more suitable for that age group. My oldest can do each unit in one sitting and there is a fun test at the end so I can monitor her progress. She can do this independently, but I prefer to sit with my 5-year-old for her lessons.
The children get points as they progress through the course and collect dinosaurs when they get a certain number of points. When my daughter gets a new dinosaur, she (excitedly) calls me and shows me who she's got. Children can also change their avatar and see their achievements and progress along the course. I like that I can see the whole curriculum, marked with a star for the lessons/activities she has completed and what she scored in the tests.
The price is $149 a year but by clicking on this link it will be $135 instead. The cost includes unlimited online access for the same language for 4 children which is great for us as both our children are using it. If you decide to subscribe, please do go through this link (click here) as I get a small commission which helps to keep Zeit für Deutsch free. In the 'add promotion code' box, please enter ZEITFURDEUTSCH10
As most visitors to this website are German teachers, I thought I should also mention Dinolingo for Schools. Dinolingo school membership is designed specifically for teachers and educators and is personalized with schools in mind. The curriculum includes over 30,000 language learning activities and suitable for children Pre-K to 9th grade.
The Dinolingo school portal has additional features specifically designed for teachers. Whether it's in school or remote learning, teachers can easily add, remove, manage students, classrooms, can lock or unlock lessons, assign homework, classwork while monitoring their student's progress in real time.
School subscriptions require a custom price quote provided by the Dinolingo school sales team but if you mention Zeit für Deutsch when getting your quote, you will receive a further 10% off and I will also receive a small commission. Please click on the button below to get you Dinolingo for Schools quote:
Finally, here is a short video so you can get a feel of what it looks like: