One of the things I can be really passionate about is sign language: It’s so amazing how adding this additional ‘movement layer’ to language classrooms boosts students’ learning success. Especially ESL and ADD children as well as dyslexic students benefit greatly. Join me on the fascinating journey of hands in motion with this FREE and easy-to-use Finger Alphabet Cheat…
It is one of THE highlights every kindergarten year: Making our own book. Here’s how we do it.
Many children own educational material – alphabet toys like memory games, cards or dice with letter prints. But have you ever thought about their actual benefits? Read further to find out why some of them might even be harmful to at-risk children’s reading success (and what you can do about it).
Singing has been part of preschool, kindergarten and grade school education for decades. However, nowadays many teachers feel pressured to omit practical music lessons in exchange for more scientific subjects. Here are 6 reasons why this might actually decrease children’s reading performance.
Puppets can be a real motivator in language learning. Especially if there is no native English speaking child available a puppet can take the role of a close friend or develop crazy, childlike ideas and thoughts. But there are a few things that have to be considered before jumping ‘on stage’.
Learning to read can be a struggle – but some fonts can make it easier than others. Read further to learn how to tell the good ones from the bad.
When I started teaching ESL I soon realized that teaching the new language was one thing – but getting children that mostly don’t understand a single word you speak to do what you want was quite another. So I developed a tool to make exactly this a lot easier….
Yes, I am an ESL teacher. And there is one thing I’ve always struggled with: Finding suitable books for children that are just starting to learn English. Read further to find some of my most useful guidelines.
Vowels are the most difficult letters to manage for beginning readers. Why? Because their sounds change according to the structure of the syllable they are placed in. Use this simple trick to demonstrate the why and how.