Underneath a selection of projects in the Netherlands, Italy and in European context regarding reading promotion, translation and publishing.

book- and reading promotion 


Editor and author for the Magazine Taalkracht, reading promotion, inspiration and instruction for nursery teachers.

Stichting Lezen & Schrijven, Nederland / Foundation for Reading & Writing, the Netherlands. 

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Author with Margriet Chorus of Voorlezen gaat zó (Reading aloud: you do it like this), Nederlands Jeugdinstituut (NJi) en SWP uitgevers.

Reading aloud background tips, examples, good practices and inspiration for everybody working with young children.

6th reprint!  

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Expert for the evaluation and assessment of the proposals for Literary translations grants for EACEA, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. 

Creative Europe program - Literary translation - aims to increase the translation, promotion and readership of high quality European literature.

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Coordinator and author teachers' and parents' manual. 

Circus Kiekeboe is a multilingual project to stimulate language development of young children especially of immigrant children. The project consists of: a television program, children's books, teachers- and parents manual. tuttibooks was coordinator and author for the parents manual. The program was produced in four languages: Dutch, Turkish, Berber and Maroccan-Arabic. 

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Taino legge (Taino reads) is an association in the village Taino (near the Lago Maggiore in Italy) to stimulate literacy of young children throughout nursery and elementary school by reading aloud on regular basis to children. As a class the children are offered readings in the municipal library in order to 'taste' various types of children's literature. After the reading the volunteers help them to choose books to take home. The project expanded succesfully to the neighbouring village Angera. Irma van Welzen was one of the founders.

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translations Italian - Dutch    

Some examples
Preistorie di città (Forgotten cities) of author Guido Quarzo.
Inquisitive and philosophical stories which show us the basis of what a city is.

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  The playful series Gol! (Gooal!) about a young Italian footballteam of author and sportsjournalist Luigi Garlando.

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Grammatica della fantasia (The Grammar of fantasy) by Gianni Rodari is a classic text about how we adults can ignite the imagination of children by stories and via all sorts of games. Gianni Rodari shows us convincingly  how beneficial this is for the cognitive and social development of children. 

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