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Reason Maintain & develop English Literacy Skills of English First & Second Language Speakers. Tweetalig Ondewijs beyond the classroom: a new model of supporting English at Basisschool Level. Probably the first free & open access children’s library in NL.
Activities Story Telling Sessions Rhyme-Time Sessions Book Activity Sheets Monthly School Competitions Weekly / monthly Sessions are free and run by native English speakers We hope to recreating (a tiny bit) of immersion which is so important for language learning and language speaking confidence.
Location Montessori School Breda Re-design by TIESENCOO (voluntary project) 4m x 2m shelving with floor space Ground floor access, no stairs, parking Tables & chairs for activities Coffee making facilities for parents Opening Feb / March 2014
Collection Tiny Readers (0-2) Picture Books Read Yourself Fiction Beginning & Middle Reference Books Audio Books 24 main categories with subcategories Metis Innovation System – visual category system developed for children’s libraries
Breda Melts A place where… …English speaking Expats and Dutch children and adults join together to speak and practise English. …books are shared and ideas exchanged …mums and babies / toddlers can find relaxation and stimulation …children enjoy meeting up and a visit is part of their week
Project Facts Non-profit project, launched October 2013 by Tatia Gruenbaum, Gruenbaum Publishing Editorial support : Helen Redding, Crumbs Publishing Design: Callie Schnider Actively Supported by IWC Breda & Breda Little Monkeys and Members of Amsterdam-Mamas
Heard all about it … Press Coverage : De Telegraaf BNDeSTEM Blog: Dutch-Australian (NL) Crumbs & Pegs (UK)
Campaign My Book has Wings: Send one book to Breda Launched 04.02.2014 Campaign Idea: Katie Hill, design by Callie Schnider, Editorial Support by Helen Redding from Crumbs Publishing International Supported by Dutch schools abroad: Boston, Melbourne, Sydney, Texas Dutch Portland Society
In need of: Books aged 2-13 especially books suitable for dyslexic children, children's reference books and teen literature Audio books Sponsorship for cloth book bags & beanbags Sponsorship for library cards by English Just 4 You.
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