Tuesday, 30 October 2007

British Council for Kids: suggestions

LEARNENGLISH KIDS proposes the following resources for this month:

Fantasy animal resources


-To practise listening with an online activity.

- To listen to the descriptions and find the right dragon.

- To learn about mythical creatures from stories and legends* listen to a song about mythical creatures.

- To read and listen to a story about a princess and a dragon

Wednesday, 17 October 2007


Phonics is a widely used method of teaching children to read, although it is not without controversy. Children begin learning to read using phonics usually around the age of 5 or 6. Teaching English reading using phonics requires children to learn the connections between letter patterns and the sounds they represent. Phonics instruction requires the teacher to provide students with a core body of information about phonics rules, or patterns. (from Wikipedia)

These are two links to webpages offering resources based on this methodology:

Free Phonic Resources

BBC Words and Pictures

English Teaching Theatre Companies

Here you have some links to companies that offer plays in English for primary students:

Blue Mango Theatre

Hello Yellow (no webpage, phone numbers: 945410145 & 945410042)

IPA Productions

Thursday, 11 October 2007


Wednesday, 10 October 2007


Caillou is a children's television show based on the books by Christine L'Heureux and illustrator Hélène Desputeaux.

Here you have several links to resources from the Caillou Official Site:

Memory Game. Printable handouts to make a set of cards to play 'pelmanism' game.
Paper Dolls. Printable pictures of characters and clothes to be coloured and cut out. Useful for colour dicatations and work on clothes.
Storybook. A printable small book with a story. Useful for some simple dictation, copy short texts from the blackboard and further reading.
Colouring Book. Twelve pictures of characters from Caillou's stories.
Several songs like this one about the Days of the Week.