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'Language of the hart'

If a child learns its first language well, it will be easier to learn a second language. Parents are well advised to speak and read in the language they speak best, the language of the heart.

The Library has a small collection of picture books in Arabic, English, Polish, Spanish and Turkish. In addition to the books, the Library also offers 'play-learning materials', that helps children to train their language skills while playing.

Picture dictionaries and text-free picture books are also available. Parents can tell the story in their own language with their children.

Witamy! • Welkom! • Welcome! • Ласкаво просимо! • Bienvenidos! • Hos geldiniz! • Добро пожаловать!

Picture books movies

Voorleesfilmpjes van de Bibliotheek

Watch reading films in Dutch from the Voorleeshoek, Bereslim and SchoolTV. After logging in with your library card, you can enjoy all videos for free. Simple and great fun!

To the read-aloud videos

Picture books apps

Apps van prentenboeken

There are many picture book apps where kids can listen to the story and play a song and games. An overview of apps for children can be found on Mediasmarties.

Selected apps by Mediasmarties

Multilingual videos

Watch read-aloud movies with your child in Dutch, Polish, Turkish or Arabic. With more than 500 picture books, there is something for every child!

Watching read-aloud movies together

Interesting websites on multilingualism:

Meer informatie op is an interactive website for anyone dealing with multilingual children. With information about multilingual upbringing.

Audio translations

Speel met je kind een online meertalig spel

Audio translations of beautiful classic picture books. These translations are made with love by volunteers. Have fun listening!

Prentenboeken in alle talen

Children and language


What is a language and how does it develop? What should you pay attention to when a child grows up with several languages ​​at the same time? What can you do to stimulate the child's talking and listening?

Kind en Taal

Bilingualism in the picture

We're all a bit bilingual

What's it like growing up with two languages

A multilingual mishmash in your head

These three educational animations about bilingualism for primary school pupils, parents and teachers are made by Radboud University.

Lid worden van de Bibliotheek

Informatie over onze abonnementen

Welcome to the library

Borrowing Conditions (English)