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Life Cycles

Life Cycles

It’s almost spring! Lot’s of new things everywhere. Ahhhhh…lovely. So here’s a little Miss Kylie song about life cycles.   Look at all these different hatchlings hatching!  

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

The little kid are learning all about Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Here’s David McKee, the man who created Elmer, reading one of his stories.    

Houten Ruimtelijke Koers 2040

Houten Ruimtelijke Koers 2040

The Netherlands is in the midst of a housing shortage and looking to build upwards of a 100.000 new homes across the country. Houten has agreed to absorb 5000 of those. We are a world-renowned village-style cycling-town of 50,000 citizens (10 mins train ride from 

Wat een winterslaap!

Wat een winterslaap!

Turtle want’s to hibernate, but his friends don’t like him missing out on all the fun of winter. Here’s an online English lesson for Dutch children aged between 4 and 6 years old, based on the picture book A Loud Winter’s Nap by Kary Hudson. 

Cuddle Bubble Christmas

Cuddle Bubble Christmas

2o2o will forever be defined by Covid 19 and it’s effect on individuals and communities around the world. So…how do we celebrate Christmas and New Year when in lockdown or suffering the trauma of loss? Hopefully as people have done for years when in the 

Good Morning

Good Morning

Every time I walk into a class, no matter how old my Dutch students are, we say Good Morning or Good Afternoon, just as they do in English speaking schools. Here’s a fantastic clip about just that: saying Good Morning. It’s from Singing in the 

Stick it in the Bin!

Stick it in the Bin!

We have too many disposable face masks littering our environment. That’s ridiculous!   Stick It In The Bin! Kylie van Dam 2020 It’s on your face Or it’s in your hand. It’s in your pocket, Or it’s in your bag. If it’s cloth, it’s in 

Pardon Me For Being So Rude

Pardon Me For Being So Rude

I’ve no idea where this little poem came from. But it’s a goodie… even though it’s a badie! Pardon Me For Being So Rude Pardon me for being so rude! It wasn’t me, It was my food. It came up from a place below And 

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

Why is an egg on a wall? And why does he always have to fall? I’ve no idea. But what I do know is that children allllllll over the world sing this song. Poor old egg!     So…what have ‘all the King’s horses’ and 

And Then

And Then

It’s 2020 Children’s Book Week in the Netherlands…so here’s a very simple English language action song for little kids. Once upon a time…a long time ago… there were lots of other mummies and daddies and babies too!