Press Here

 

fd80a321-97e0-409f-ada7-2389bc502ce1_1.f05056e4593675b1cd2045240a8c5b68Just press the yellow dot, turn the page and follow the instructions. That’s only what you have to do if you want to start a magical journey.

Press Here , one of the three interactive picture books from Hervé Tullet, is a must have for Kindergarten classes because let children’s imagination run wild using only the most basic instruments .

Press Here is a wonderfull opportunity to have a low-tech interactive reading experience with your children and it provides the chance for working with numbers, colours, shapes, sizes as well as stimulate  children’s attencion and develop logical and reasoning skills.

Great book, I’d recommend it!

Unicamente  con presionar o puntiño amarelo, pasar de folla e seguir as instruccións  poderedes iniciar unha viaxe fantástica. “Press here” ou “Un libro”,  un dos tres libros interactivos creados polo autor Hervé Tullet, converteuse nun imprescindibles nas aulas de Infantil porque coas ferramentas máis básicas e sinxelas, permite que a imaxinación dos máis cativos voe libre. Asemade,sen o uso dunha tecnoloxía “punta” , facilita unha lectura interactiva onde os pequenos poden participar en cada páxina e dannos aos docentes e pais a oportunidade de traballar os números, as cores, conceptos como tamaño ou formas e traballar a atención e a lóxica dunha forma amena e divertida.

Press Here version

This book is an amazing source of inspiration for English lessons. I developed some different activities during last term and, even I made my own version in order to introduce the number 1 and reinforce colours and sizes in my 3-year-olds class.

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Press Here Collages

A simple coordinating activity of dot collages  was a hit. The kids were very excited to make their own “press here” pages using only dot stikers and a sheet of paper.

Sorting activity

Press Here Game

3-year-olds  took turns completing colour sequences by placing red, blue, and yellow playing pieces on one of twenty-five fabulously designed game boards.

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Good books to read in Thanksgiving

And here you have three nice book for Thanksgiving !!
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Let’s give thanks
Let’s give thanks
In this day of Thanksgiving Let’s give thanks
For the Joys of life
For the friends we have
Let’s celebrate the gifts of life big and small

Thank you for the people
Thank you for the trees
Thank you for the mountains
Thank you for the stars
Thank you for the oceans
Thank you for the skies
And thank you for the dinner that we are having tonight

Thank you for the girls
Thank you for the boys And
Thank you for the holidays when we make lots of noise
Let’s say
Thank you for the stars
And thank you for the skies
Thank you for the dinner that we’re having tonight
Let’s give thanks
Let’s give thanks
In this day of Thanksgiving Let’s give thanks
For the Joys of life
For the friends we have
Let’s celebrate the gifts of life big and small
Big and small

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The First Day of Winter

índiceLast Friday, we could see the first snowflakes falling down. It was an amazing and freezing day!!! So, I decided to take the opportunity to present  a new book called “The first day of winter” by Denise Fleming to my kindergarteners which helps us review numbers and colours and introduce some winter clothings.

O venres pasado, puidemos ver as primeiras folerpas de neve. Foi un día incrible e xeado!! Asi que , decidín aproveitar a oportunidade para presentar aos nenos de infantil un novo conto titulado “O primeiro día do inverno”, da autora Denise Fleming, o cal nos permita repasar os números a as cores e presentar algunhas palabras relacionadas coa roupa do inverno.

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And here you have a funny song to warm a cold day of winter.Enjoy it!

Good books to read: I need my monster

9780979974625Study Centre recommends ” I need  my monster” written by Amanda Noll , illustrated by Howard McWillia and read by Rita Montero.

Ethan is a little boy who can’t fall asleep without his favorite monster under his bed. When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead: “Gone fishing. Back in a week. -Gabe.” What will Ethan do? He needs a monster under his bed.

 

Ethan é un rapaz pequeno que non pode durmir sen ter o seu mostruo debaixo da súa cama. Pero un día atopa unah nota na que Gabe, o seu mostruo favorito, lle di que se vai de pesca durante unha semana. Que vai facer Ethan? Necesita un mostruo debaixo da súa cama.

 

 

Popular telling time books

I would like to recommend these books that can be used to introduce or reinforce the concepts of time.

“WHAT TIME IS IT, MR. CROCODILE?” BY JUDY SIERRA

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Every evening Mr. Crocodile makes wonderful plans for the next day.

And every morning five pesky monkeys ruin them.

Whatever he does, they are always around.

It’s time for Mr. Crocodile to do something drastic.

“WHAT’S THE TIME MR. WOLF?” ILLUSTRATED BY ANNIE KUBLER

mr wolfWhatever the time of day, Mr. Wolf and Little Wolf are always hungry!

What can they eat that will satisfy their hunger?

Could it be you?

This video clip is composed of song, echo chant, song, and melody.Enjoy it!

 

“WHAT’S THE TIME, MR. WOLF?” BY DEBI GLIORI

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What time is it?

Time to celebrate Mr. Wolf’s big day.

Listen to Debi Gliori tell the story of Mr Wolf as he goes about his daily routine from breakfast to bedtime — and get to know the real Mr Wolf!

One fish, two fish, blue fish, red fish

red fishOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a book written by Dr. Seuss in 1960. It’s a  simple rhyming book for learner readers that  had a way of teaching the broadest of concepts with the simplest of language. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish teaches numbers, colours, opposites, feelings, and nonsense words.

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish é un libro escrito por Dr Seuss en 1960. É un sinxelo libro rimado para os 1º lectores que permite ensinar unha grande cantidade de conceptos coa linguaxe máis sinxela. Permite ensinar as cores, os números, os contrarios, os sentimentos e palabras sen sentido.

Take a look at this video.

Here you have some free Printable One Fish Two Fish Games & Activities

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Good books to read in Halloween

610i5ShtQVL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Winnie the Witch is back for a new and dotty adventure and this time it is with pumpkins. Winnie loves all kinds of vegetables but she loves pumpkins best of all. Sick and tired tired of going to market and bring them back home, Winnie decides to grow her own. With a little hard work and a lot of magic Winnie soon has an amazing supply of pumpkins. So many pumpkins that even Winnie and her cat Wilbur can’t eat them all. But luckily Winnie comes up with a wholly original use for a giant pumpkin…

Winnie está de volta cunha nova e chiflada aventura sobre cabazas. A Winnie encántanlle as cabazas. Cansada e aburrida de ir ao meracado e traelas de volta a casa, decide plantalas. Cun pouco de traballo e moita máxia, Winnie consegue rapidamente unha grande cantidade de cabazas. Tantas que nen Wilbur, o seu gato,  nen ela poden comer. Pero afortunadamente a Winnie ocúrreselle un uso moi orixinal para unha cabaza xigante…

 

 

 

Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to chase away their nighttime fears. Kids can turn the pages of this die-cut book índiceand watch the Big Green Monster grow. Then, when they’re ready to show him he can’t scare them, they’ll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear! You only have to shout: GO AWAY!!!Ed Emberley creou unha maneira moi enxeñosa para espantar os medos noctunos do máis cativos. Os nenos poden pasar as páxinas deste libro troquelado e ver ao mostruo crecer. Logo, cando estén preparados para amosarlle de que non lles asustar, irá desaparecendo a medida que pasen as follas! Só tendes que berrar: DESAPARECE!

 

 

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s picture book designed, illustrated and written by Eric Carle. It is a suitable book to teach  numbers, days of the week, foods and the cycle life  of a butterfly.

First of all, here you have a fantastic version of this tale. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do

After watching the video, we read the story  and my students drew what they liked best about the tale.Do you want to take a look at their illustrations?

The very hungry caterpillar from María Abilleira Pomar on Vimeo.

There are many different activities, art crafts, videos, colouring pages,… to work with this story.Here you have one lim I’ve created for my 1st Grades.

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Snow

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Written and Illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
Farrar Straus & Giroux
Ages 3 – 7

“It’s snowing, said boy with dog.” “It’s only a snowflake,” said grandfather with beard.”

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The sky is grey and it is very cold but, as snowflakes slowly come down, one by one, people in the city ignore them.Only a boy and his dog  believe that it is going to snow.

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Children love snow and this book really shows us how they trully enjoy a spectacular snowfall.This is a book about the weather and the joy it can bring.

After reading this wonderfull book, why don’t we sing this song? Along the way, children get learn and review parts of the body.

Little Snowflake Lyrics:
Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake.
Little snowflake falling from the sky.
Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake.
Falling, falling, falling, falling, falling,
falling, falling, falling, falling…falling on my head.

Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake.
Little snowflake falling from the sky.
Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake.
Falling, falling, falling, falling, falling,
falling, falling, falling, falling…falling on my nose.

Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake.
Little snowflake falling from the sky.
Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake.
Falling, falling, falling, falling, falling,
falling, falling, falling, falling…falling in my hand.

Falling on my head.
Falling on my nose.
Falling in my hand.

Snowflake, snowflake, little snowflake…

We hope you enjoy this kids song.

Music: Super Simple Learning
Animation: Fuzz Animation
Vocals: NAGI
Song: Little Snowflake (©Super Simple Learning 2009)
CD: Super Simple Songs – Christmas

Good books to read on St. Valentine’s Day

What Is This Thing Called Love?
by Davide Cali & Anna Laura Cantone

loveWhat is this thing called love? What colour is it and what shape? Is it sweet or savoury? Is it big or small?

Like a lot of kids, Emma would really like to know.
The problem is: everyone Emma asks—Mum, Dad, Grandma and Grandad—seems to have a different idea of what love is.Can love really be in a piece of cake or a game of football?

Que é o amor? Que cor ou que forma ten? É doce o salgado? Grande ou pequeno?

Coma a todos os nenos, a Emma gustaríalle sabelo realmente. O problema é que a todo o que lle pregunta-mami, papi, avoa e avó- parece que ten unha idea diferente do que é o amor. Pode o amor ser realmente un anaco de pastel ou un xogo de fútbol?

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by Sam Mc Bratney

250px-Guess_How_Much_I_Love_You_Cover_Art“Guess how much I love you,” says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop.But Big Nutbrown Hare loves him as far as his long arms can reach and as high as his strong legs can hop. And so they continue trying to measure how much they love each other. 

Adiviña canto te quero, di a pequena lebre. Esta amósalle ao seu pai canto lle quere: tan ancho coma ela pode alcanzar e tan lonxe coma ela pode saltar. E o seu pai querea tanto coma os seus logos brazos poden alcanzar e tan alto coma as súas pernas poden saltar. E así seguen intentando medir o seu amor.