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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Amy: Cute code switching this morning when my 3 year old told me "I get my pótamo" (she meant her hippo soft toy). This mixing was music to my ears... It means she is truly growing trilingual.
Apr 6, 2019 2:51:35 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Lovely, Amy! Good for you, and good for her! P.S. I like hippos.
Apr 7, 2019 10:32:37 GMT 9
Alba: So funny, Amy! Great to hear I love the word Hypo, every child says it different! My son did something similar when he say "This tocotó", he calls horses "tocotó" based on the noise they made when trotting (tocotó, iiii (neigh)-ok, for a Spanish ear)
Apr 8, 2019 6:52:09 GMT 9
Amy: Cheer Alba and Adam Beck! . I love these "baby" words. They are so cute. I like the "This tocotó" another example of state of the art Spanglish <3
Apr 9, 2019 4:54:05 GMT 9
Mayken: Got home from a short trip to Zürich - heard German, French & Italian on the train, and both German and French in the tram. And everyone speaks English too. It was nice to be able to choose which of my languages I wanted to speak!
May 6, 2019 23:07:42 GMT 9
Amy: Such a lovely feeling, isn't it? I miss that!
May 7, 2019 16:33:19 GMT 9
Mayken: It is, Amy . I didn't realise how much I had missed it.
May 7, 2019 23:10:43 GMT 9
Amy: Last year, a new colleague joined my team. She's trilingual in the same languages as me. It was like magic. We change languages and even code-switch several time a day. I had missed that so much!! My monolingual colleagues must think we're freaks! lol
May 8, 2019 4:56:12 GMT 9
Amy: Unfortunately, she has resigned and is leaving shortly. I was so proud to introduce her to my eldest, one day that I had brought her to show her round my office. And to introduce other bi/multilingual colleagues. Show how important languages are.
May 8, 2019 4:58:26 GMT 9
Mayken: That must have been wonderful, Amy! I'm sorry she is leaving. I would love to find someone like that. We had an English intern last year who spoke German and French. We chatted a lot.
May 8, 2019 6:06:01 GMT 9
Caro C.: Oh Amy I sort of feel related to what you are saying. Some months ago I made a friend from the US. She happens to be a neighbor with four kids. We’ve been sharing back and forth and I’d love my baby girl to eventually be able to share with her children
May 13, 2019 12:55:09 GMT 9
Caro C.: Although maybe they will be a bit old for her, still we (I mean their mom = Sarah and me) both are very happy and grateful for each other as friends.
May 13, 2019 12:57:05 GMT 9
Mayken: As of yesterday, I am aunt to a baby girl who lives in our ml country with 2 ml parents, and I'm already planning to get them a nice nursery rhymes CD for our first visit.
May 16, 2019 20:03:47 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Nice, Mayken! Have a happy visit!
May 17, 2019 9:10:21 GMT 9
Caro C.: OMG I just came across this song and it filled my heart with joy and excitement...perfect for all of us who are parents: youtu.be/g1fcnhB8GOY
May 19, 2019 14:01:55 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Caro, thanks for sharing that lovely song. Raffi was one of our very favorite musicians when my kids were small. We listened to him all the time. I highly recommend his albums as a source of very enjoyable and very effective English input.
May 20, 2019 15:32:26 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter is on a field trip this week and I feel like I've lost my main purpose
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