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Meet seven-year-old Sophia from the village of Reimershausen, who lives with her parents, sister Johanna and brother Simon. After a breakfast of bread, cheese and jam made from the fruit in their garden, she is off to school where she and her 19 classmates study English and biology among other subjects. Sophia studies guitar after school when sheís not helping out at a neighborís farm where twice a week she feeds cows and collects eggs from the chickens. Following dinner, she heads back to school for crafts and skits. During the weekend her family eats breakfast together, then enjoys activities. This particular weekend they are celebrating St. Martinís Day, visiting Marburg Castle and attending her sisterís choral concert. A bedtime story from mom and dad and itís off to sleep!
Ole is ten years old and lives in the capital city of Berlin with his parents, two brothers and two tortoises. Itís Halloween, so we get to tag along as Ole carves pumpkins, prepares treats for his neighbors before taking two trains to spend the day uptown, where we see conversation bikes, Segues and tour boats on the river. Upon their return, they head out for some trick-or-treating. The next day itís back to school where Ole studies English and math while his dad, an engineer, works at a jet plane factory and mom teaches at an animal museum. After school itís time for homework and dinner before heading off to handball practice. Itís been a long day, so bedtime is a welcome event!