Stay Up-to-Date with the News through Online Dutch Lessons at Dutch for Kids

Stay Up-to-Date with the News through Online Dutch Lessons at Dutch for Kids

How can you ensure that your children, who may not be physically growing up in the Netherlands, remain connected to the news and culture of their homeland? At Dutch for Kids, we’ve developed a unique approach to make this possible: weekly online news readings via jeugdjournaal.nl. Jeugdjournaal At Dutch for Kids, we believe it’s essential…

Welcome to the Netherlands! 5 Fun Children’s Films to Watch on NPO in 2024

Welcome to the Netherlands! 5 Fun Children’s Films to Watch on NPO in 2024

Have you and your family just moved to the Netherlands and would you like to watch some fun movies with your kids? Then you’ve come to the right place! Watching movies is not only enjoyable, but it can also help you learn the Dutch language better. That’s why we’ve selected five great children’s films for…

The Journey of Elysia and Lily: How Dutch for Kids Helped with Their Dutch Adventure

The Journey of Elysia and Lily: How Dutch for Kids Helped with Their Dutch Adventure

As a teacher at Dutch for Kids, I’ve had the privilege of being involved in the inspiring story of Elysia and Lily, two sisters from New Zealand who found their way to the Netherlands. When Elysia and Lily’s family had to move to the Netherlands for their father’s work, their parents knew they had to…

Learning to read and write with pictures and songs

Learning to read and write with pictures and songs

The Dutch Sounds Understanding sounds is the foundational skill a child must acquire to learn to read and spell effectively. Each sound can be represented on paper by a letter associated with that sound. We distinguish between consonants, short vowels, long vowels, and diphthongs (double vowels). Linking sound to letter Learning vowels can be a…

Why is it important for expat children to learn Dutch?

Why is it important for expat children to learn Dutch?

Living abroad as a Dutch family, like many of you, often involves navigating a delicate balance of cultures, languages, and identities for our children. A question that frequently arises among my clients or friends is: why is it so crucial to teach our children Dutch, even when they are thousands of kilometers away from the…

Navigating Dutch Study Requirements as an Expat Child: Our Support for a Smooth Transition

Navigating Dutch Study Requirements as an Expat Child: Our Support for a Smooth Transition

Imagine this: you’re a teenager living abroad, and you’re set on studying in the Netherlands by the time you turn 18. What do you need to know? What about the entrance exams some universities require? How can you prepare yourself and ensure your Dutch skills are up to par not only for engaging conversations with…