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.
Learning English should be fun.
Everyone, young and old likes drawing games.
Try this one at home, in school, during a language group.
Watch the video:
DRAW AND SPEAK ENGLISH
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 .
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.
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English has some very tricky words.
For example, words ending in ‘ed’ can be pronounced in three different ways.
This is the first of five programmes on pronounciation.
The first video lesson can be reached from the link below:
LESSON ONE. TRICKY WORDS
Language is musical.
Every language has a unique pattern and rhythm.
Reciting Nursery Rhymes helps you learn that pattern. It also helps pronounciation. This Spring I have mounted a special Nursery Rhyme Display outside my house (Jumble House) in Castel Rigone, Umbria to encourage local children to enjoy having fun learning and using English.
Look at this one :
Hickory Dickory Dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one.
The mouse ran down.
Hickory Dickory Dock.
CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO
A ‘Lizzie Witch’. Programme.
A good understanding and vocabulary exercise.
Very easy to follow! Click on this link: FUN! Lizzie and the banana