Teenagers

Other languages

Other languages

If your ears can hear the difference between Dutch and English, let’s get them working on other languages too. Fancy some Chinese numbers? Here’s how you count from 0 to 10 in Mandarin (which is the most used Chinese language).

Your Party

Your Party

Stromae – Ta Fête [Couplet 1] Il est l’heure, fini l’heure de danser Danse, t’inquiète pas tu vas danser Balance-toi, mais tu vas te faire balancer Défonce-toi, mais tu vas te faire défoncer [Refrain] Tu aimerais faire ta fête Ta mère veut te la faire […]

Playing the Cajon

Playing the Cajon

So…let’s get some rhythm going! Here are different teachers, in Dutch and English, giving lots of information about the Cajon and how to play it. If you don’t like their lessons, search and see who else you can find. It’s your music!!!!!!!       […]

How to play the ukulele

How to play the ukulele

So…Here’s how you’re going to learn to play the ukulele: a little bit of help from me each week, but mostly from You Tube at home. Below are two sets of teachers, one in Dutch and one in English. You can learn a lot from […]

Shotgun

Shotgun

Time for a Sing-along with George, who’s seriously happy in the passenger seat!         Did you know that ‘riding shotgun’ comes from a time when stage-coaches dashed around the new colonies of America and Australia? A driver controlled the horses and the […]

Ariana says Thank You

Ariana says Thank You

So…it seems Ariana’s feeling better about life and written a really pretty song to show it. Of course, because we’re learning it at school, we won’t be singing exactly what she sings 😉   thank u, next Ariana Grande Thought I’d end up with Sean […]

Gone.

Gone.

One of the many things we learn during our school years, if everything’s going to plan, is to have faith in who we think we want to be. We begin learning what is healthy for us what really isn’t. And we learn how to take […]

Bubble Baby

Bubble Baby

This was written as part of a geography class for children in their last year of primary school here in Holland. The intention was to facilitate further discussion about the topic whilst giving them some English and a big sing. But, it would be great […]

The Weight of Words

The Weight of Words

Here’s a punchy kid’s song about the responsibility we all have for our use of language. It’s particularly pertinent during this burgeoning era of social media and communications. I predict that this subject will become a greatly invested in element of social and personal education […]

Curiosity Killed the Cat (with guest)

Curiosity Killed the Cat (with guest)

This one’s a firm favorite, though the kids need a bit of help learning the lists at the end. It’s worth it when they do and certainly stimulates conversation about history and the people who made it.