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Teaching children anything is stimulating. Teaching them English is not only stimulating but truly rewarding as well.
As teachers we are opening up their world and giving them a new way to communicate.
We would do well to remember this. Children love to Move, so activities in English should give them this opportunity.
An activity for
The children form a line with their hands on the shoulders of the child in front of them. The Teacher is the “conductor” and leads them around the room, stopping every now and then in front of an object. “Oh, Look …..a doll! The children can repeat this. Continuing, “Oh, Look ….a truck! As the train “rides” around the room, the teacher stops and makes them notice an object. Then they can ride around another time and this time it’s the children’s turn to say “Oh ,Look..”
The teacher can
also add various toys and objects and then add the colours as
This activity stimulates the children’s sense of observation and connects the English word to the object.
For older children,
the teacher can have action photos displayed.
is to have the children match the word to the picture.
Give each child word cards (dog, house, school etc.) and have them draw a picture to illustrate them. Of course, the teacher will review these words beforehand.
Try to find
songs that are simple and have the possibility to be combined
with actions. There are many sites in Internet to help
you find them.
Once they have played this game over and over again, the teacher can choose a child to lead the game. This is a good way for the teacher to evaluate the child’s pronunciation and to correct it if necessary.
These are just a few examples of what can be done. The key word here is ACTION.
Dear teachers…. if you arrive home exhausted, you’ll know you’ve done a good job!
Just for a laugh:
A little girl had just finished her first week at school.