Early Communication Skills
In this video, Carol Read talks about how to encourage early communication skills with pre-primary learners by providing many repeated examples for children to imitate and copy. As children become familiar with simple chunks of repeated language, they naturally join in using them too. Carol demonstrates 3 activity types to show how children can join in interacting and taking turns in enjoyable contexts and begin to develop early communication skills naturally and effectively.
Thinking Skills Activities
In this video, Carol Read explains the type of thinking skills young children need to develop and how we can help develop them with pre-primary learners. Carol demonstrates four thinking skills activities and shows how to integrate them into lessons to make learning engaging and enhance children’s language and communication skills.
Using Songs with Young Children
Carol Read, the well-known author of the Wheels series, explains why it’s useful to use songs with pre-primary learners and when to use songs. Carol gives practical tips on how to use songs to teach English to young children and presents 5 fun activities to do with songs in class. All of the ideas can be used flexibly with many different songs.
In this video Carol explains why it’s useful to use flashcards with pre-primary learners. Carol gives practical tips on how to use flashcards to teach English to young children and help children associate pictures, words and sounds. The video shows 4 flashcard activities to introduce, practise, recycle or revise language.
In this video Carol explains why it’s useful to use action games with pre-primary learners because they provide opportunities for physical movement. They also help children to recognize and understand language by associating it with specific actions and mimes. Carol shows how to set up and implement 4 action games with young learners. Action games like these enable you to turn the children’s need to move frequently into an opportunity for learning.
The video introduces the broad theme of values education, what it is, why it’s important and how children can learn values from you, the teacher, through the way you model appropriate behaviour and give positive feedback. Carol Read, the well-known author of the Wheels series, demonstrates 3 types of activities to use in English language classes to teach values to young children.