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Old 06-27-2007, 05:56 PM
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kindergarten

That will be the age when Amalia has to officially start school (by law). But she's allready in a 'pre-school' group, just as most kids are. As is Alexia. For a few mornings every week. It's like daycare.
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This sounds like pre-school or Pre-K in the U.S. This is the time where children learn colors, numbers, letters, shapes and have more play experiences. The current focus in American kindergartens is much more academic than it was 10 years ago.
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:26 PM
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No. The three Princesses are in the personal care of their parents, with the help of a nanny and some maids in the princely villa on the royal domain 'De Horsten'.

Coming December, Princess Catharina-Amalia will enter kindergarten.

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Yes , Regina, Amalia and Alexia visit a daycare centre annex kindergarter for a few mornings every week and esp Amalia has been doing so for quit some time now. Just like many other children. THis has been written about by several trustworthy mediasource (who did not reveal the name of the centre, obviously to protect the young children).
Ok then. Thank you Henri M and prinsesbeagle!
I presume Amalia is in he personal care of her parents and a nanny and a few mornings every week she goes to a kindergarter.
I personally agree with this method.
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Old 06-27-2007, 06:44 PM
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Ok then. Thank you Henri M and prinsesbeagle!
I presume Amalia is in he personal care of her parents and a nanny and a few mornings every week she goes to a kindergarter.
I personally agree with this method.
Yeah me too, this sounds nice, also teaches the kids to socialize at a young age. I'm glad mary and Frederik found the same sollution for their son, as they said, it's only one or two days a week, a couple of hours each time
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:49 AM
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The mere word "socalyze" seems as a cliché. We must learn to live naturally without copying other's people labguages and behaviours. Our times are depressing, to my taste...
When I was little little children begings going to school at four. Some few ones started at three, but NO ONE at two or at one. That's almost a degeneration. The little boy or girl must know his/her own family before he was released to the world. If not he/she is massified since his/her birth and he is more the son or the daughter of the state than of his/her family and his/her country. I'm not a woman who is not "socialized" as people likes to say today, nor were my parents, or my grandparents or y great-grandparents. Now, people send their children to school since they are only month ofr being born...And why? They must WORK, WORK, WORK and WORK. Life today is nothing but work! We are slaving more than the poor negroes from razil and the Caraïbes at the XIX Century...and if I say more is for the KNEW they were slaves and they fighted for not being slaves any ore , while we believe to be free people , and live in democracy...Poor idiots we are! Even a Prince is not free nowadays...He give his childrens to the cold Capitalist state to educate them.

Nowadays, little children are endoctrined since their birth...Poor little things! My brother who is not a noblemen, but a person who must work everyday, as his wife does too, only send my older nephew to kindergarten at four. And is he a loonely boy? He wouldn't knew how to "socialize"? Not at all...He is plenty of friends from his neighborhood...

There is people wanting to steal our children since they birth, but if we are intelligent enough we'll don't give them to these tryrants.

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Old 06-28-2007, 03:04 AM
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healthy

I don't really see what that has to do with the three princesses but I'll give a short reaction: sorry, but I think it's very healthy for kids to go to daycare/kindergarten for a few mornings/days per week. They don't have to LEARN there in the schoolway, instead they get to play with other kids and toys, sing, dance, and do what else they like etc. Most kids absolutely love it.

There is also nothing wrong with going to school from the age of four and parents are allowed to chose the school of their choice.
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:56 AM
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A world of difference for Amalia

It is a total different situation than for Queen Juliana (the mother of Queen Beatrix) who had to attend school in a special classroom in a part of the palace, with three carefully selected girls (Lady Mieke de Jonge, Elise Baronesse Bentinck and Elisabeth Baronesse van Hardenbroek).

Queen Wilhelmina even had it more spartan: she had no any classmate, only her teacher(s) and the prying eyes of her governess in her back. No wonder this Queen developed into a quite aloof and distant person....

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Old 06-28-2007, 06:58 AM
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Sending a baby (of 2 or 3 months) to a day care seems to much to me. But when the child is 3 years old and she goes to a center for some few hours, that seems is a good educational method imo.
I think Princess Máxima wouldn't allow their young babies in the day care for 12 hours a day... so I don't think we should worry. :)
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:52 AM
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From what I have understood, only Princess Amalia (3 years old) and Princess Alexia (2 years old) so now and then go to a crèche (day care centre).
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Old 06-28-2007, 09:55 AM
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Social interaction is good for children of that age. I actually believe that children under the age of one, where possible, should have one on one care and not go to a day care. But after that age, I certainly think that it is good and appropriate for a child to interact with other children and people outside their immediate circle so that they can develop the social skills and friendships that will sustain them through life.

On another note, I know that Christian has a protection officer that is in his immediate vicinity at all times, even when he is at school. Is there something of this nature for the princesses?
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:08 PM
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On another note, I know that Christian has a protection officer that is in his immediate vicinity at all times, even when he is at school. Is there something of this nature for the princesses?
Yes. In first instance of course for the Prince of Orange and his spouse but also for their daughters. After all Princess Catharina-Amalia is number 2 in the line of succession and this is translated in bodyguards when they are outside royal domains.

Inside royal domains they are protected by visible guards (at the gates) and invisible guards (in the CCCV-room, watching security cameras covering the estate).

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Old 06-28-2007, 06:46 PM
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I've never seen the pictures used for this video. They are simply gorgeous

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Old 06-28-2007, 08:46 PM
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Social interaction is good for children of that age. I actually believe that children under the age of one, where possible, should have one on one care and not go to a day care. But after that age, I certainly think that it is good and appropriate for a child to interact with other children and people outside their immediate circle so that they can develop the social skills and friendships that will sustain them through life.

On another note, I know that Christian has a protection officer that is in his immediate vicinity at all times, even when he is at school. Is there something of this nature for the princesses?

More clichés...and "modern" words as "interact"...Could we speak with our own words and not with imposed ones?
And yes, chidren must "socialize" (you see I'm modern too!...What a ridicoulous world we live in" )...But I must assume we were all stupid before the 1990's years. In other Centuries and even some ten years back, children didin't goes to school so early...and believe me, they were normal. My mother and father didn't go to Kindergarten and are not unsocial persons...Q!uite the contrary, I think. They have frends from their neighborhood, and some of them are still thier friends TODAY when they have both 65 years old. NO KINDERGARTEN BACK THEN. And their mother learned them colours, the frist words and all. They eneterd school knowing how to read and write...as it was customary these "awfol oldies days".

No; they only wants children going to school so early to adoctrine them and produce thousand of people whith identical toughts. Little Ryals will be persons whithout any personal initiative, but slaves of the systeme.

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Old 06-29-2007, 03:31 PM
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As a former educator I disagree with your opinion on early education. The curriculum for young children is typically focused upon hands-on exploration, early literacy (alphabet, sound-symbol relationship (phonics and phonemic awareness) an early introduction to literature (folk and fairy tales, fiction/non-fiction, rhymes, songs, finger play) and early math activities. Also, it provides an opportunity for children to interact and learn to work together in groups.

Also, it provides parents, teachers and specialists the opportunity to investigate if a child has speech/language, hearing, vision, motor concerns and learning disabilities. All of which benefit from early intervention during these critical years of brain development. As a parent of a child who is considered "typically developing" and one who is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Occupation/Physical motor planning issues and language development concerns, I can wholeheartedly vouch for a high quality early childhood learning program.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:40 PM
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cute pic of princess Ariane, she opened her eyes during Alexia's birthday
http://celebroyaltykids.web-log.nl/p...alexia__23.jpg
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:59 PM
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I had no clue she opened her eyes. You know, she has a little bit of an "Amalia-ish" look about her.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:04 PM
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I am sure that they are going to the creche and not the real day care or kindergarten. I would lay a bet that they are actually going to the peuter speelzaal, instead of the creche even. Peuter speelzaal really can not be translated into english, but it is something like a child going to a play group, supervised by a "teacher" for 2 or 3 hours once or twice a week, in which they begin to learn to socialize and learn songs, etc.
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:31 PM
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I had no clue she opened her eyes. You know, she has a little bit of an "Amalia-ish" look about her.
I agree, especially around the eyes. With the eldest and youngest looking a lot alike, it's a good thing Alexia looks like Maxima! All 3 sisters seem to have the same nose and mouth, though.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:38 AM
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Thank you for this lovely photo Amina! I'm sure that princess Arane will be as beatiful as her little sisters are. Well she is beatiful right now!

Vanesa.

P.S: I love the words "interact", "socialize" and such...I'm learning a great deal of things! One of them is how stupid we were before globalization...I'm feeling very important in the "better of the possible worlds".
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:59 AM
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Baptism Princess Ariane

The Rijksvoorlichtingsdienst (State Information Service) has announced that the baptism of Her Royal Highness Princess Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Ines of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau will take place at the Kloosterkerk (Cloister Church) in The Hague, October 20th 2007.

Princess Ariane is the third daughter of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima. She is the fourth in the line of succession after her father and her sisters Princess Catharina-Amalia and Princess Alexia.

In 1625 Frederik Hendrik of Nassau, Prince of Orange married Amalia Countess von Solms-Braunfels in the Kloosterkerk.

In 1691 Willem III of Nassau, Prince of Orange came to the Kloosterkerk after he was crowned King of England, Scotland and Ireland.

In 1896 the then 16-year-old Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands attended the Last Supper for the first time, marking her confirmation.

The Kloosterkerk is the Queen's private church, where she regularly joins the congregation.
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