Musicality

In common with other languages, English has its own rhythm and musicality and, to sound ‘English’ it is necessary to acquire this musicality. I have found the use of Nursery Rhymes very effective when teaching English to young children. The repetition of the rhyming text together movement and dancing games is an effective and fun way to acquire the musicality and learn new vocabulary. Rhymes such as ‘Ring a Ring of Roses ‘ and Oranges and Lemons’ are favourites in this category. Where movement is not applicable, for example in the Nursery Rhymes of ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ and ‘Five Green Speckled Frogs’ I like to make working models which the children can operate whilst reciting the rhyme. ‘Hands on Learning’ is the most effective method for both Children AND adults. Making models, painting or drawing reinforces the learning process and leaves a strong imprint in the memory. It also removes inhibitions and shyness and soon everyone is happily conversing.

This simple model joins many more outside my house to encourage Local children to use the many resources in libraries and on the internet to help them improve their spoken English.

http://tinyurl.com/jumblefunenglish

Practice English over Breakfast

You want to help your kids with their English? Start talking! It’s a proven fact that kids learn faster in a family setting.

So start by watching this video together and then chat in English over Breakfast.

Just ten minutes a day talking English will help your children (and you) to be confident speaking in English.

Link to the programme.

Say NO!

This Summer Say NO to exercises. To worksheets. To lessons.

Help your Children to TALK English.

To USE English. Have FUN.

Use toys and puppets .

Play games.

Do anything that encourages them ( and you) to talk English.

Watch my programmes then USE the English.

http:tinyurl.com/jumblefunenglish (free) gratis. See the link below.

Above all, have FUN.

English is not just for school. Use it everyday.

At home.

Together..

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FEELINGS? How are you today? 


How are you today?  

It is easy to say ‘Va bene’ or ‘I am ok’ .

But young children find it difficult to express how they are feeling. They may not even know how they feel!  

It’s difficult enough in their own language so how hard must it be in a new language? 


Making faces from plastic plates showing the different feelings helps children not just to learn a new language but also gives parents and teachers an opportunity to help youngsters to express their emotions. To understand them. To know that their feelings are normal. The eyes can be either stuck on or you can use a permanent marker. 


Kids will have lots of fun telling stories and dramas using the plastic faces. It helps if the faces are mounted onto rulers first. 

There is a programme on feelings for children on my channel here:  Link to FEELINGS programme