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Ideas and Inspirations for kids in the Netherlands (and their parents) to practice and improve English language skills

Jolly Baby Club : English kids videos

Jolly Baby Club is a YouTube channel with bright, colourful videos in English: Classic nursery rhymes such as Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald had a farm, Five Little Ducks and more will keep the little ones entertained. You can visit the YouTube channel here:...

English and accents

When learning English, accents can be a challenge!  Truseneye92 on YouTube does a fantastic example of many different accents in this video below. What's been interesting for me, raising two bilingual children, is that though I speak with an Australian accent, my...

Duolingo

I've been using this app to practice and improve my Dutch but it's perfect for those wanting to learn English too (or one of several other languages).  Have you tried Duolingo yet? https://www.duolingo.com...

One Globe Kids

I'm super proud to say I know the person behind this amazing app personally.  Anne is an American who lives in The Hague with her Dutch husband and 3 little boys. The video below describes this cool concept.  My girls (and I!) love it. https://youtu.be/6_Nf0uD-hcE You...

Hairy Maclary

One of our all time favourite series of books is the Hairy Maclary stories.  By New Zealand author Lynley Dodd, these are all about a fiesty little terrier, Hairy Maclary, and his friends. Full details on all the books are on...

Dr Seuss

Nearly every English-speaker would know Dr. Seuss.  An American writer and illustrator, he is behind several of the most popular children's books, selling over 600 million copies.  Read more about him over on Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss His...

On Raising Bilingual Children

Crisfield Educational Consulting (CEC) is an accredited educational consultancy, providing services to families, schools and companies. Eowyn is a Canadian now based in The Hague, the Netherlands.  She has a great blog with plenty of information about bilingualism,...

A fun way to count to five: Sesame Street Pentatonic

Sesame Street is a favourite with almost any English speaker.  I'm now 40 years old and grew up with it in Australia.  There are many versions around the world and it's changed a lot over the years.  My kids don't watch it on TV like I did as a kid, but instead see...