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What's a kletskop?

Save the date! Saturday 29th February 2020, 3rd edition Kletskoppen

Did you know that next year we all get an extra day for free? That’s because 2020 is a leap year, and such a year lasts a day longer than a normal year. To celebrate, we’re organizing the third edition of the Kletskoppen child language festival on this extra special day. Why not join us? Even if it’s only to find out where the ‘leap’ in leap year comes from.

Don’t worry, we’re not skipping 2019 – we’ve got some great new activities planned in the autumn. They’re still secret for now, but we’ll have more news soon. So keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter account!

In the meantime, you can of course still look back at our 2018 edition. You can find an overview of the programme below. Don’t forget to take a look at the pictures and the aftermovie! Or take a look the articles in de Gelderlander and on Kennislink (both in Dutch).

Programme 2018

At Kletskoppen you could join in on loads of exciting activities: we had interactive demonstrations of scientific experiments, informative language games, surprising children’s lectures, crash courses in foreign languages, multilingual book readings and much more! See below for an overview.

The wonderful world of mouth and ear
One word, two languages
The Handy Language Game
How many languages do you know?
Behind the scenes of reading
When language doesn’t speak for itself - Children's lecture
Seeing sounds – create your own soundwave name tag!
nijntje goes cycling – performance
Crash course Japanese
Thijs Goverde – closing act

Kletskoppen 2017

What a wonderful day of language fun was Kletskoppen!

You could teach a parrot to talk, invent a new word at the Word Factory, learn sign language and loads more at Kletskoppen, the first child language festival in the Netherlands, which attracted more than 800 visitors, at least 300 of whom were children. It was a day for young and old, about child language and how children learn their first language (or languages), and a day about language for children.


Wat a beautiful, busy and succesful day it was! See below (or click here) for a photo report of the festival by Valerie van Hazendonk and Laura Luca (Jabber)

Short movies

In the period preceding the festival, we shared some sneak peek videos of the demonstrations that you could see at the festival. And we made an aftermovie. See below! (in Dutch).

Ik lees en zie wat jij niet ziet!
Klanken zien
Zie je waar ik kijk?
Een woord, twee talen
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