Using Popular Songs

Use popular songs with fun choreographies to get kids of all ages moving while associating vocabulary to actions. Teachers can use them to introduce or close units related to the human body, action verbs, popular culture, and hobbies. They are also fun to learn and perform in summer camps. Finally kids can also learn them on their own (or with 1:1 teacher support) by watching videos and learning the steps. Then, they can even record a video of themselves doing the dance and challenge a friend to do the same!

What the Ladybird Heard

Listen as I read aloud What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson. This is a versatile story that can interest children 4-6 years old when listening to it, and can also be good reading / listening practice for children 7-9 years old. It is a great story to practice any of the following: farm animals and the sounds they make, how to give directions in English (prepositions), and advanced adjectives practice. Some suggested supplementary activities for each age group can be found below.