While Chinese *is* a hard language to learn, one of the best ways to begin learning it is to start early and study often! The pacing of Step by Step makes learning Chinese--even at the 1st grade level--a fun process!
GERMAN is widely spoken around the World - especially in the EU. It is a largely PHONETIC Language that has EVOLVED over the years. What is WRITTEN is usually what is SPOKEN -- thus making the Language a JOY to LEARN. If you need a FUN and EASY-to-FOLLOW course to get the CONFIDENCE to SPEAK German, this is an excellent choice in that it TAILORS the course to the NEEDS of the Learner in a way that works for them. MORE at: http://sd4shila.creativesolutionstore.com/inter-links.html
Free knitting pattern for Toy Hideaway Hanging Bag - This adorable pattern is knit in garter stitch and folded around a stick or a branch. The pattern is in German but you can translate by opening the page in the Chrome browser, right clicking on the text on the page and selecting Translate to English. However, you can probably easily figure it out without translation.