Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

Mmmm…our relationship with the planet we live on. It’s a big topic that’s not going away soon. So, here are some gorgeous songs about re-using things instead of simply throwing them away. I’ve added some help-sheets for learning lyrics. These can be a bit tricky…but 

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.    

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. 

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 

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!                 

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

You do this really well kids…except for one tiny thing! Let’s get that bit right too… then when you sing Happy Birthday to English speakers you’ll get all the right bits in the right places.

Mozzie Bite

Mozzie Bite

Oh that’s soooooo annoying!!!! Sun’s out, nights are warm, late to bed and late to rise… And then… the mozzies come. Welcome to the summer! Try not to scratch… (though Trev and I totally understand why you might want to).     Mozzie Bite Kylie 

The Can’t be Bothered Song

The Can’t be Bothered Song

You know, sometimes, when you’re in the classroom and the teacher is talking…and you find yourself staring out of the window wondering what it would be like to walk away into the windy world and leave all your work behind? Well…we all have those days