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Trilllingo's music for learners of German

Hi there,

Learning German makes more fun with good music. It's a simple
way of getting used to the intonation. Trilllingo compiled a playlist
of german songs for you.
Voilà, le nouveau planning pour les élèves, qui apprennent l'allemand:

Lundi et mercredi:

de 15h à 17h

Mardi, jeudi, vendredi:

de 19h à 21h

de 9h à 12h


de 13h à 15h

Viel Spaß!

 Radio Trilllingo


Multilingualism with JoNaLu

Did you ever heard about the german television show "JoNaLu"?
JoNawhat? No? This could be interesting when you have bilingual
or trilingual children and toddlers, who are speaking/learning
German as well.

The word "JoNaLu" is made up with the three names of  the

  • Jo is the name of the "Mäuserich" - a mouse boy
  • Na(ya) is the mouse girl
  • Lu(dwig), the little ladybug*, completes the trio
*ladybug ("der Marienkäfer", "la coccinelle")

They are living together in a mouse hole ("das Mauseloch",
"le trou de souris") under Paul's Bed. Paul is a boy, who is
living with his mother in this house. Whenever the humans
leaving their house the animals are starting to explore the
world of house and garden. Together they experience
some adventures with Paul's toys.

The mice and the bug are encouraging children to sing and
to dance with them, while teaching values like friendship,
social cohesion and helpfulness.

The interesting part of the show is that they get help from
their friends, who are speaking in another language to them.
They cope together with all the problems without getting
stuck in language barriers.
Also when it's just a little foretaste, it could help to take
fear away from other languages and other cultures. 
  • Minou ist a French speaking firefly ("das Glühwürmchen", "la luciole")
  • Scottie is an English speaking spider ("die Spinne", "l'araignée"
  • Caruso is an Italian speaking frog ("der Frosch", "la grenouille")
  • Carmen is a Spanish speaking dormouse ("der Siebenschläfer", "le loir")
  • Sibel is a Turkish speaking butterfly ("der Schmetterling", "le papillon")
  • Nikolaj is the Russian speaking mole ("der Maulwurf", "la taupe")
  • Penelope is an old wise turtle ("die Schildkröte", "la tortue")

The show and their website were awarded by the "Frankfurter
Buchmesse" and by "digita 2011 " for their achievements
to support language and pre-school education.

Radio Trilllingo is a huge fan of their adventures. Currently
there are only 13 episodes. Like many other families we are
hoping for a second season.

Here is the website to play JoNaLu games and an
episode on You Tube. 

"...denn ein JoNaLu bist auch du!"


Learning through play games

Lately we discovered a nicely done Flash based website for
toddlers and preschool-kids. The gloomy ambiance made us
think about a kind of "Addams Family" and let us wondering
what this website is about.

Screenshots of website

The main-page introduce five eccentric characters: Bodmin, Looe,
Mena, Polperro and Gampa. These are the members of the weird
Fungooms family. The characters have different hobbies and invite
you to help and assist them. Click on a character and you will
find different funny games, music and stories.

Screenshots of website

Help green-fingered Polperro, a kind of New Age person, with
his gardening. The wise Gampa will teach you famous sights
and you can assist him taking photos of animals.

In the Atelier you can be creative while helping the artistic Looe
with painting and sculpturing. Bodmin, the little one, will teach
you the numbers in a funny rubber-duck game and will let you
drive his sporty buggy.

And last but not least you can relax with Mena and listen to
some bedstories in her big library. You will see, the land of the
Fungooms is full of surprises and originality.

Screenshots of website

The games are very simple to play and are focused to use
the computer-mouse efficiently. Furthermore they have a very
educative effect on children. Also the levels are easy to pass so
that children are not getting frustrated. Older kids may already
enjoy the challenge of collecting all the stars.

Screenshots of website


Interactivity and games are today a part of children's culture
and we appreciate that there are people who are supporting
children in a good way. According to new studies games can
give useful skills like team-work, strategic thinking, creativity,
imagination and innovation.

The Fungooms are a good possibility to explore and discover
together a new world and the games give you an occasion to play
with your child and talk about all the things which are appearing.

Screenshots of website

Quite recently the "Junior Magazine" awarded the Fungoomes
as "Website of the Month". Behind these games is the independant
computer games company "Upside Down Games", which is based
in the South West of the UK. The Fungooms are their first
official release.

Speaking of games: Don't miss our weekly radio program for
all the geek families and movie freaks out there:

"Trilllingo's Heroes & Heroines"

Our music program about childrenhood memories and
contemporary music from TV-shows, movies, series and
computer games for the whole family.

Every Thursday: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. CET

In the meantime we are back looking for new adventures in
the Fungoom Land!


Children and Nature

Springtime is finally here and also Family Trilllingo is more
enjoying time outdoors than working on music play-lists for
our audience. We apologize for that, but you may understand
how nature is important for children as well. It's so exciting to
get dirty all over and to make all this experiences with water,
sand, mud, wood, stones, shells and leafs.

© 2012 by Trilllingo

Some people call this "Land Art" and the possibilities of being
creative with nature materials are boundless. Lately we heard
about the technic of doing a "Green Graffiti". Family Trilllingo
just collected some moss out there, to start it. We will keep
you informed about our first steps and our progress very soon., Graffiti by Anna Garforth

In the meantime let's be inspired by some great Land Art
projects we found in the internet:
Land Art for Kids

And here comes also the right music while playing with nature
materials: We discovered lately the band "Marco & the Elfenbande".
It's still a very young band, who is doing music for children since
almost 3 years. The ambition of their music and lyrics is to develop
more sustainable habits and a higher ecological awareness of children.
Their debut album with the name "Mit Elfenpower die Erde schützen"
(Protect the earth with elfpower) is about renewable energies.
Geothermal energy, biomass, sun and wind have their own songs.   

For their engagement to having a more sustainable future, they
were awarded by the UNESCO and the United Nations Decade
of Education for Sustainable Development. In the year 2010 they
also attended the 3. European Songcontest for children and won
with their multilingual song "Welcome to Europe". Radio Trilllingo
is impressed and says: Keep it up!



Metalmusic for children?

In Finland no question of age! The band Hevisaurus is performing
already for very little metal-heads. The debut album "Jurahevin
kuninkaat", which means "Kings of  Jurassic Metal" peaked No. 5
in the Finnish Charts and was nomitated for the Emma Award 2010.

Last year they released their third album called "Räyh!" where they
worked again with some famous names from the metal-scene.

Metal Music in Finland became socially acceptable since a long
time. It's omnipresent. The music scene in Finland is generally
nostaglic and melancholic, coming from a big influence by the
traditional tunes of Kalevala and Pelimanni music.

Finland is known for their different sub-genres of Metal Music.
There has been some famous exports in the last decades like
HIM, The Rasmus, Apocalyptica, Waltari, Amorphis, Finntroll
or Nightwish. Since Finnland won the Eurovision Songcontest
with Lordi's "Hard Rock Hallelujah" in the year 2006, everybody
in Europe knows that this country is a Nation of Rock!

Metal Music is an integral part of the finnish culture and this
explains the success of doing Metal Music for Children. This
lead us back to Hevisaurus. The band was founded 2009 by the
Metal drummer Mirka Rantanen, who played with Thunderstones.

He was inspired by his son who asked him as he looked on a old
albummcover of his father "Did they do this when there were still
dinosaurs?" This was the start of the idea to do a Metal Band for
kids with dinosaurs costumes. They play dressed up as four
dinosaurs and one dragon.

Their concerts are just one hour in the afternoon and have a
maximum of 85 decibel. After the concerts children can meet
their heroes in a signature session. The lyrics are made so that
children have something to relate with.

In 2011 the band split because of some disagreement with
Sony. Rantanen found with three other members a new band
called Sauruxet. The old singer stayed with the Label under
the old name.

Radio Trilllingo greets all our finnish readers out there with
a "Mano cornuta".

Here is the Video  "Räyh!". Take a look!


Hurra, hurra, der Pumuckl ist wieder da!

Pumuckl is 50 years. Happy Birthday little Klabautermann! Pumuckl
the red-haired hero from a german serie called "Meister Eder und
sein Pumuckl" is celebrating his birthday. The character was invented
by Ellis Kaut. They also produced Radio-Plays, Stories, three movies
and a musical with Pumuckl. He is the most popular character in
german children-entertainment for several generations.

Source: pumuckl726orf.jpg

Pumuckl is a little undutiful fella driven by his mood swings and
doing a lot of monkeyshines. He is sometimes like a mischievous
child and from time to time very selfish as well. So no wonder that
children relate to him. The carpenter Meister Eder, an old man living
alone, find one day the little kobold who is stuck on one of his glue
pot. Thus he sees Pumuckl although Klabautermänner are invisible.
From this day on Pumuckl is bonded to stay with him – so say the
Klabauter law. Pumuckl gives him a lot of troubles and is singing
his pesky poetries.

But hey, what the heck is a "Klabautermann"?

We had to do a little research on this. According to some information
sources a Klabautermann is a kind of ship-ghost or a water-kobold.
The vocable is related to an old german word "klabastern" which means
"poltern" or "rumpeln" (to rumble). The word "Poltergeist" is coming
from this and you can see it in the word "Rumpelstilzchen" (in english:

Other sources imply that there is a relation to arab roots: "kalfatern"
or "kalfaten". In French the word is known as "calfater", while English
is using "to caulk" or "to calk". It's an old handcraft to repair the
boats with a Kalfathammer. According to maritime superstitions the
Klabautermänner are living on boats. They like to hoax the sailors- and
fishermen, give the captain a warning of dangers of the sea and they
are knocking when the boat has a leak.

On this Pumuckl Fanpage you can find interesting informations
about the little guy and Klabautermänner.

Special note: Keep your eyes opened, Sunday's children.
Klabautermänner are not invisible to you, you ought to
see them...