No Dutch required

'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! • Bienvenidos! • Hos geldiniz!

Picture books movies in Dutch

Voorleesfilmpjes van de Bibliotheek

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

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.


Interesting websites on multilingualism:

Meertalig.nl

Meer informatie op meertalig.nl

Meertalig.nl 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!

Children and language

Meertaligheid

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?


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.


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