The letter ‘K’

In an earlier blog, I wrote about the differences between the Dutch and Italian alphabet and how we deal with them now that our 4-and-a-half year old daughter is learning how to write. About six moths ago, my daughter started to write more and more, for instance when she liked to write al the names […]

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The first numbers

Last weekend, we were playing hide and seek. It was my turn to count, so I went “acht (8), nine (9) …” and my 20 month old son added: “tien (10)!” I didn’t really pay much attention to it, as I thought it had been a coincidence, so we continued playing. As we walked up […]

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Learning English with Elsa

Read this in Dutch – Read this in Italian Today, I looked up the lyrics of ‘let it go’ from the movie ‘Frozen’ with my 3,5 year old daughter. Easier said than done. Should I pick the Dutch, English or Italian version? Let me explain why I wanted to look up the lyrics in the […]

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Daddy has a fly

Read this in Dutch – Read this in Italian “Look mommy, my brother has a beard”, my daughter said. We were eating yoghurt and her brother had yoghurt all over his face. She wanted to know who else we knew with beards, so I told her that she has one grandfather with a beard, and […]

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