Author: Kylie van Dam

What is music anyway Miss?

What is music anyway Miss?

On this page we’ll slowly build up some information with the kids over the year.   Music notes on a piano and on paper.         Beats       Different Time Signatures/how many beats in a bar.       An exercise: […]

Houten Hits the BBC

Houten Hits the BBC

What an exciting afternoon! A few weeks ago a journalist for BBC Radio 4 contacted me through this website. He was planning a trip to Utrecht the next day and had found The Guardian piece during research for an article on cycling. How would I […]

The Ants Go Marching

The Ants Go Marching

An oldie but a goodie! Also works for older second language children, though please be careful when marching and thumb sucking. Many a soldier has come unstuck at that one! 😉 Thanks to Turtle Interactive.     And bet you never knew this is what […]

Hoe veel zijn ze? In het Engels ‘tuurlijk!

Hoe veel zijn ze? In het Engels ‘tuurlijk!

Kijk hoeveel je kunt in het Engels tellen . Misschien is het tellen zelf makkie, maar je hersenens gaan veel harder werken dan normaal! Geloof me!! See how many of these things you can count in English. The counting itself might be easy, but your brains […]

The Grand Old Duke of York

The Grand Old Duke of York

Here’s a lovely version of The Grand Old Duke of York.     And here is the fantastic little film Teyl made of his lego Duke and soldiers. Super gedaan Teyl!  

NL Cycling Association Magazine

NL Cycling Association Magazine

The Dutch Cycling Association loved the Guardian article too and wanted to have a world for their own magazine. So…a telephone interview and a seriously good photographer later, here it is. https://www.fietsersbond.nl/nieuws/kinderen-kunnen-hier-fietsen-zonder-ouders/   For the none-Dutchies, here’s the best translation I could muster.   Cycling […]

Skinny Little Chicken Legs

Skinny Little Chicken Legs

Finally, a film for this firm favorite. I dare you not to join in!   Skinny Little Chicken Legs Kylie van Dam   My Gran is a fan of a chocolate biscuit, A lovely cappuccino and a piece of pie. I am a fan of […]

Row Row Row Your Boat

Row Row Row Your Boat

Here’s a firm favorite with the little kids. One never knows when a nasty crocodile might be waiting around the corner!        

Move!

Move!

Here’s a far-from-perfect rendition of a song all about getting out into the world. Lots of energy and attitude needed! I’ve tried to show the three ways in which a group of voices can be split and layered, so go get lots of kids up […]

The Wheels on The Bus.

The Wheels on The Bus.

Group 1 and 2 are learning about traffic. Now, they’ll know it in two languages!