Lessons

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum

   

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 favorite music!

Your favorite music!

Around the world, people like all sorts of different music. For some, music is vital. For others, it’s just noise. But for many, music tells the stories we don’t know how to tell ourselves, helps us understand or cope with our feelings, distracts us from […]

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 […]