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10 times learning new words and concepts in play

on Mon, 24/09/2012 - 20:36

Introducing NEW words and concepts to young children

'Let's Play' is the name of the method I've  developed to teach in easy way english to 2-6 years old. The English language is not very present where I live in Italy and the earlier we start in this little town, the better it is for small children to start loving hearing a foreing language.  I always say that learning a foreing language means learning to listen to another kind of music. Isn't that what another language is?! A different melody, with other kind of sounds. 

Young children learn best through their senses, when they move around or stay in good company and a nice ambience. In my playshops children simply play with english. We have so much FUN! Many times their parents stay close to them, so the kids feel safer (and also the parents pick up and continue teaching at home)....

Here are 10 ideas how to teach
(click on the theme):

Big & Small
Our Face 
Our Body 
Clothes 
This is LOVE 

Colors
Emotions 
Day or Night 

Autumn & Winter (Crafts)
 

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BIG & small

Play Set Up

From big to small 

There is small & big everywhere around us

Craft

small way of coloring

Coloring in a BIG way

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Our Face

Story

Craft

Empty Face 
To fill in after the story 

For the Face of the snowman we've used : Paper plate - pompoms - fresh herbs - letters

What a funny Snowmen!

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My Body

Movement Game

Drawing our body

bringing me from the other side of the room the right picture doing different movements

Story

Telling a interactive Felt story, asking the kids to bring me the right bodyparts

Craft

Reconstruct our little person with different shapes of paper

Song

'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes'

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Clothes

Play Set Up

Our daily clothes

We dress our little friend and repeat at the same time the different parts of the body

result!

Story

Help me to put the clothes on the right place

Do it yourself!

4 steps to get dressed

Now you put all in the right order

Craft

Crafting with different textiles

SONG

A Clothes song

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This is Love

Room SET UP

Room decoration

STORY

Story that explains the concept of family

Movement Game

Putting some hugging into practice

Sensory Play

Sensory play with big pink salt and red little objects

SONG

(click on the picture)

A love song for kids

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Colors

Sensory Play

Experimenting with colors, gel and transparent bags

Movement Game

Game: run towards the yellow sun or the green jacket

Craft

Craft: saltdough and M&M's

SONG

(Click the picture)

Song about colors and balloons

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Emotions

Movement Game 'sad'

Show me how sadness looks - then run towards the images that makes you sad

When my teddybear looses it's ear, I feel sad :(

When my icecream drops on the floor, I am sad

Movement Game 'HAPPY'

Make a Happy face - then run towards that what makes you happy!

Eating cake makes you Happy!

Going towards mom, and without falling from the line, makes you Happy!

 A story

My friend BOB is missing his mouth.Which of these things make him happy or sad?

- The strawberries; - A barbie who breaks her leg while playing with her; - Bubbles; - A friend who doesn't want to play lego with me

How does Bob feel?

Craft

Coloring with Black and sad music these monsters..

The color black reminds us on sadness

Coloring the little mermaid with the colors: red, yellow, blue and green. Expressing Happiness.

Song

Sing with me 'if you're happy'

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Day or Night

A Video full of playful ROUTINE ideaS
(click on the video)

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Some 'hands on' crafts to explore
the concept of autumn and winter with toddlers

Seasonal Crafts


Painting with Apples

Printing with Egg Cartons (inspired by TEACH PRESCHOOL)

Painting and Glittering Natural Material

Making a Snow Landscape


Snow Balls


Using their Crafts for a Wintery Landscape in the Class room

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More Fun Learning with preschoolers
 

This is my BODY

These are Colors

This is LOVE

Spring Songs

Daily Routine Play

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