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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Counting to four on Sesame Street

Let’s go on learning more numbers in English.
This time,Feist 1234 Sesame Street version will be the best way to enjoy learning the number 4.

Teaching children to write the numbers correctly can be very frustrating for early childhood teachers!As an English teacher, I try to support and complement the work of the teachers in Kindergarten using English in every day learning situations. I teach my students to write the numbers in school using some easy number formation poems created by Heidi Butkus. As she says, the purpose is to give the children a little rhyme to help them remember how to form the numbers correctly. And for me, it is a wonderful opportunity to improve the English language skills.

This is the number  writing poem we are going to use to learn how to write number four:

 

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Click on the picture to get the free download of the cards! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Heidi Butkus’ blog!!!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Song

One of the favorite authors in preschool classrooms is Eric Carle. His colorful illustrations and simple text make these books fun to read again and again.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a very special book!  It’s simple, engaging story and beautiful illustrations capture the imagination and inspire all sorts of creative learning activities. You can use this book to teach many different things: Life cycle of the butterfly, days of the week, food categories, healthy eating habits, counting and many more.

Young children can “read” this books for themselves, too, after hearing or singing it a few times .Here you have our “Caterpillar Song”:
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Say “Hello!”

Say “Hello!” to classmates, parents, and friends  with this original hello song from Super Simple Songs.

Saúda aos teus compañeiros, aos teus pais e amigos con esta orixinal canción .

This super simple goodbye song is great for ending any class or play session. It’s very easy to sing along with and learn through gestures, and it ends with 45 seconds of instrumental music to play as children leave the classroom.

Esta canción é fenomenal para rematar calquera sesión pois é moi doada de prender gracias aos xestos que acompañan a letra.

Happy birthday

Gogo’s five years old….and you….How old are you? Let’s learn the numbers from 1 to ten with Gogo.

How old are you? song by Genkienglish is a popular song amongst little kids. They love jumping and moving  while they sing it. Why don’t you try it with this mini lesson?

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Check out how these children enjoy it!

Mingle game is a fun way to practise the question “How old are you?” with little kids.

Children have to mingle together and when the chant finishes everybody asks a kid How old are you? . The child responds and everybody has to get into groups of that number and sit down.Take a look at this video.

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!