KudoZ home » Dutch to English » Education / Pedagogy


English translation: while playing, by playing

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
Dutch term or phrase:spelenderwijs
English translation:while playing, by playing
Entered by: Justine Sherwood
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

11:01 Mar 7, 2007
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy / teaching toddlers
Dutch term or phrase: spelenderwijs
Weet iemand een goede vertaling voor spelenderwijs wat ook iets met spelen te maken heeft. Van Dale geeft "without effort" maar omdat de tekst gaat om peuters, bijvoorbeeld "wij bereiden hem spelenderwijs..." of "spelenderwijs leren", "ondekt uw kind spelenderwijs", vind ik het geen goede oplossing. Alvast bedankt voor suggesties!
Justine Sherwood
Local time: 10:10
while playing, by playing
'Learning while playing' or 'learning by playing'.
Selected response from:

Chris Hopley
Local time: 11:10
Grading comment
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Summary of answers provided
4 +7while playing, by playing
Chris Hopley



7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
while playing, by playing

'Learning while playing' or 'learning by playing'.

Example sentence(s):
  • ideas to help them learn while you have fun at home
  • Helping toddlers learn while playing

    Reference: http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/growth/learning/toddler_pla...
    Reference: http://www.rtbbc.co.uk/
Chris Hopley
Local time: 11:10
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 68

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  writeaway: very clear from the context (easy for those with hands-on experience ;-)). anyway the obvious translation.
2 mins

agree  Saskia Steur
3 mins

agree  Buck
3 mins

agree  Kate Hudson: through play can be used too
13 mins

agree  CJG
14 mins

agree  Dennis Seine
2 hrs

agree  Kobe Vander Beken: in a playful manner misschien ook?
6 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Voters for reclassification
PRO / non-PRO
Non-PRO (2): CJG, Adam Smith

Return to KudoZ list

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search