Learn Dutch for kids

Not only you, but your kids have moved to another country as well. And you know, when the kids are happy, everyone in the family is happy! Flowently offers customised language sessions for children with a private tutor, coming to your home. For the small ones, our tutor will bring Aapje Jaapje (monkey Jacob) who can speak Dutch only. Your child will learn Dutch in a playful way. Besides we use an online learning programme to be sure your child will acquire the correct level of Dutch for school.

What is your name / Who hate you?

One of the most confusing things about Dutch is that some words are very English-sounding, but can have a complete different meaning. Let’s take a look at 4 years old Suzy: she has arrived in the Netherlands a few weeks ago, and is going to school for the very first time.  A little Dutch girl enthusiastically runs to her asking ‘Hoe heet je?’ Suzy feels very confused. Why? ‘Who hate you? Who do you hate? How can we explain Suzy this has nothing to do with ‘hate’ but it means What is your name?

Trouble at the playground

Another example; since the family has been in the Netherlands, Luke has picked up some Dutch words from kids in his neighbourhood. He does not always know exactly what he’s saying, but he some words seem to work out well. One day at the playground everyone – kids and parents – is upset with Luke, and neither he nor his dad knows why… Some of the words Luke had picked up were not so nice. Not speaking Dutch himself, Luke’s father had no idea, a very unpleasant situation.

Learning by playing

Children are not concerned how or why things work the way they do, but rather they acquire this understanding through observation, mimicry and experimentation. Children can feel confused, isolated, depressed or upset about losing control of their ability to communicate. How does your child manage with the new language? Can your child perhaps use a helping hand understanding and speaking Dutch? Wouldn’t it be great for your child to feel confident and happy having Dutch friends?

Dutch for parents sessions

Besides sessions for children, Flowently can offer special courses for parents; learn how to speak with your child’s friends, their parents, teacher. Learning useful vocabulary will make a life-change in your Dutch communication skills. Flowently tutors can even guide you and your child at the playground, school yard and other places where you need practical Dutch language. Avoid getting to the point where you cannot understand your own child!

What parents say about our kids sessions

– ‘Sam (7 years) had a great session with Lisa this week. She only spoke in Dutch and by the end of the lesson he was replying to her in Dutch. He chatted away to me in Dutch after Lisa had left!’

– ‘Really pleased with how its working out with Geertje. I’m recommending Flowently whenever I can.’

– ‘The children really enjoyed having Dyonne visit today. Even as my son went to bed just now he said thanks for letting Dyonne come over and teach him Dutch. I loved how the session was led by the children and at how much they were picking up words, without realising it. I’ll be booking next week’s lesson later. Hopefully Dyonne enjoyed her time with us too!’

‘Flowently was easy to arrange, coming Nathalie directly to us each week, and matched my 2 young bilingual children with the perfect tutor and a customised program to meet their language needs. They continue to both have fun and learn every week!’

written by: Flowently

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