Monday, April 11, 2016

Peter Lustig

Two days after my birthday in February, Peter Lustig died.  Peter Lustig had been making children's TV programs for many years, starting when I was about 11.  All his programs revolve around nature and social studies,   He will never know it, but his wonderful, wonderful way of making complicated concepts easy for children has been a tremendous help in our homeschool for the elementary school years.  You can find most of the old TV episodes on YouTube.  The full list of titles (in German) can be found here.  We are also quite fond of his children's encyclopedia.  Veronika is learning all about hedgehogs right now -- we are reading about them in Charles Kovacs' The Human Being and the Animal World.  Since they do not live on this continent we are watching Peter Lustig's episode on hedgehogs, perfect for us.




Zwei Tage nach meinem Geburtstag ist Peter Lustig gestorben.  Peter Lustig hat schon in meiner Kindheit eine Fersehserie (Pusteblume) produziert, die sachkundliche Themen für Kinder wunderbar erklärt.  Peter Lustig wird nie wissen, daß diese Sendungen sogar zu unserer kleinen Schule daheim einen großen Beitrag leisten.  Veronika lernt zum Beispiel im Moment etwas über Igel. mit diesem schönen englischen Buch von Charles Kovacs.  Da es hier in Amerika aber keine Igel gibt, hilft uns Peter Lustig mit seiner Sendung oben weiter.  Übrigens hat er auch ein schönes Kindersachlexikon veröffentlicht.  Und fast alle Pusteblume/Löwenzahnepisoden kann man auf YouTube finden!      


4 comments:

  1. The man measuring his grass was hilarious! The show looks to be really great and a treat for adults as well as kids. Thank you for sharing X

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    1. Yes, he is really crazy when it comes to his yard. He is in many of the episodes. Too bad it does not exist in English.

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