Author: Kylie van Dam

Old Town Road

Old Town Road

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus and mixing it up! This is a great little tune, but there’s also lots of other stuff to think about. What about music styles? Is this Country and Western or is it Rap? And what’s the history between […]

Dutch and English Tongue Twisters

Dutch and English Tongue Twisters

Here are some Dutch Tongue Twisters to get kids isolating individual words consciously. It’s great for attention to pronunciation and excellent for training their brains to visualize words and then present them as whole units.   And now…here are some English ones.    

Peas with Honey

Peas with Honey

Here’s a silly poem my Popa used to tell all his grandchildren whenever we went for dinner.   Peas with Honey. A traditional nonsense poem.   I eat my peas with honey. I’ve done it all my life. It makes the peas taste funny. But […]

Once I Caught A Fish Alive

Once I Caught A Fish Alive

    Once I Caught a Fish Alive A traditional counting folk song.   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Once I caught a fish alive. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Then I let it go again. Why did you let it go? Because it bit […]

TIE gr 5 Animal Memory Game

TIE gr 5 Animal Memory Game

Do you know the English words for all of these animals?           Now let’s break them up into groups. First, farm animals.       First Shuffle     Second Shuffle         Oh Oh! Here Come The Wild […]

Blurryface

Blurryface

Here’s Stressed Out by the band Twenty One Pilots. It’s about growing up and how sometimes, once you’re an adult doing all the things adults have to do, childhood feels like a much better place to be. And here’s one with just text. Much easier […]

Songs to Dance to.

Songs to Dance to.

         

I like the flowers

I like the flowers

  I Like the Flowers Traditional song, usually sung in a round.   I like the flowers, I like the daffodils. I like the mountains, I like the green hills. I like the fire stone. I like to walk alone. Doe waka doe waka Doe […]

Hello Spring

Hello Spring

    Hello Spring Kylie van Dam   Goodbye winter, It’s time for you to go. The world has rested up. Now it’s time to grow. Hello Spring time, Your days so bright and long. You make us want to run outside And join your […]

Days of the Week

Days of the Week

      Days of the Week Kylie van Dam   Monday, Tuesday, Ticky Ticky Tuesday. Wednesday stuck in the middle. Thursday, Friday, Time to say goodbye-day, The working week is done. Need to wriggle! Saturday Sunday, Those are the fun days, Sleeping in and […]