De Nationale Voorleesdagen voor meertalige kinderen - The National Reading Days for multilingual children
Several language groups read the picture book of the year to promote reading aloud in the home language
Special event: Saturday, January 28, 2023 (joint reading session by 6 language groups)
Other readings: see program below for dates and times between January 25 and February 4 for other languages.
Special event: 14:00 - 16:00 CET
Other readings: see program below
Special event: Eindhoven Library, Witte Dame, theater
English, Dutch, various
The series of events (January 25 - February 4) has been made possible by:
Eindhoven Chinese School "Han Tang"
Japanese Book Club Eindhoven
Bulgarian Book Club 'Lezen is leuk'
Ukrainians in Eindhoven
PARVAZ cultural group and Eindhoven Persian School
The Reading Pier (English)
de Carousel - El Centro Latinoamericano de Orientación (CLO) (Spanish)
Romanian School "Școala Românească" Eindhoven
Polish School Eindhoven
French School "Les Francofilous"
Eindhoven Italian School "La Lampadina"
Eindhoveni Magyar Ovi-Suli (Hungarian)
Stichting Drio/ Drio Eğitim Vakfı (Turkish)
Korean School Eindhoven
Heritage Language Education Network
We extend a special thanks to Holland Expat Center South for their help in promoting this event series.
Reading in the home language
Reading aloud to children is an enjoyable experience for both parent and child. For the multilingual children in Eindhoven, reading together with family in the home language is a great way to encounter new words, to discover stories from the home culture, and to foster a life-long love of reading.
Don’t worry: reading in the home language should not hinder your child from learning the Dutch language. In fact, a strong basis in the home language and a love for books only helps when children learn Dutch!
International Children’s Book Collection
There are many engaged language communities in our region that have organized activities to get children reading in the home language, including providing books for Eindhoven Library’s International Children’s Book Collection. The international collection currently contains books for children aged 0 to 12 in over ten languages! It is free for children to join the library and borrow books, even if they do not live in Eindhoven. See www.hlenet.org/international-library for details.
The National Read Aloud Days for multilingual children
Between January 25 and February 4, “De Nationale Voorleesdagen” will be celebrated across the Netherlands, to stimulate reading to children aged 0 to 6. Central to this is the Dutch “picture book of the year” Maximiliaan Modderman Throws a Party by Joukje Akveld and Jan Jutte.
Eindhoven Library, Heritage Language Education Network, and numerous language groups are organizing a series of events during the National Read Aloud Days, especially for multilingual children. Several language groups will hold their own reading of the picture book between the dates of January 25 and February 4. You can find the schedule for these individual readings by searching for “voorlezen” in the library’s agenda.
Special event on January 28
On Saturday, January 28, in the theater of Eindhoven Library between 14:00 and 16:00 there will be a reading of Maximiliaan Modderman Throws a Party in six different languages! Everyone is welcome.
With this series of events, we want to promote the International Children's Book Collection, to put these language groups in the spotlight, and to stimulate reading in the home language. Let's celebrate the rich linguistic diversity of our region!
NATIONALE VOORLEESDAGEN VOOR MEERTALIGE KINDEREN, EINDHOVEN LIBRARY
Wednesday, January 25 (10:00 - 10:30) Chinese
Wednesday, January 25 (15:00 - 16:00) Dutch
Friday, January 27 (10:30 - 11:30) Japanese
Saturday, January 28 (14:00 - 16:00) Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Persian, English, Spanish, Romanian
Sunday, January 29 (13:30 - 14:00) Polish
Sunday, January 29 (14:00 - 14:30) French
Sunday, January 29 (15:00 - 15:45) Italian
Wednesday, February 1 (15:00 - 16:00) Hungarian
Saturday, February 4 (10:30 - 11:30) Turkish
Saturday, February 4 (14:00 - 15:00) Korean
PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL EVENT ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023
13:55 – 14:00 Ontvangst
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome
14:10 – 14:25 Bulgarian
14:25 – 14:40 Ukrainian
14:40 – 14:55 Persian
14:55 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:05 Second welcome
15:05 – 15:20 English
15:20 – 15:35 Spanish
15:35 – 15:50 Romanian
15:50 – 15:55 Closing
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