Dutch is our ML, and we try to avoid media in Dutch but as there are a few in this zoo with Dutch as ml, I thought you may find this link interesting.
It is a webpage where you can find a lot of educative TV programs for kids up to 18 years old. It includes also the news for kids (jeudjournaal). You can search by subject or by age. My kids are 7 now and they love "huisje, boompje, beestje". Some days at school when it rains a lot and they cannot play outside, they watch one of these programs in the class and then talk about it. For kids that are starting to read, "Leesdas lettervos boekentas" is a good choice. And for the smallest one Sesame straat and de zandkasteel. I hope you find it useful.
Thanks for the link. My kids love to watch 'Het zandkasteel'. I hope we can watch 'Het jeugdjournaal' together when they're a bit bigger, they're too young for that now. I'm going to check out the program for kids that are just learning to read. Might be interesting for my daughter.
Boukje, Dutch kids learn to read when they are 6 so I am not sure whether she would like the programs or not as they are aimed for much older kids. But you can always try, of course, with kids, you never know.
Give it a try, why not? I am not sure when your parents are going again to Japan but at the end of the summer I may have some material you could use for your daughter. I don't think my kids will need it anymore as they will be reading without problems by then (they are now in groep 3 learning to read). I can easily post it to them and they can take it to you with drop, hagelslag and those nice things you probably miss.
Probably your parents are visiting then, but King's Day is a GREAT day to get cheap children's books and other kids material in Dutch. For those who not know, King's Day is a big celebration in the Netherlands where we celebrate the birthday of the king (until last year we celebrated the birthday of the queen that is the mum of our current king). During that day there is a flea market all over the country. So people try to sell for really cheap prices all kinds of things they have at home and do not use anymore. Especially kids sell their toys, books...that they're not using anymore to earn some pocket money.
My parents are indeed visiting end of this month, but the kids and I will be in Holland for two weeks in August.
I was in Holland two years ago on coronation day. I bought a few nice books for the kids then. I discovered 'bobbi' books which turned out to be a favorite. I can recommend it for young kids. Hope I can go again sometime on King's Day, but weatherwise I rather go back in summer.
Interesting! At the moment we don't have the money and time to start something new, and I'm happy the way my kids are developing their 3 languages now. But I'll definitely consider this when I feel their Dutch needs more work!
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