As you may or may not know, I teach English to adults in France (while conducting my own language experiments at home on my daughter and husband!
In september I’ll be teaching a woman who is a childminder in her home, wanting to offer “English” to her little ones (0-3). Apparently her own level is good, so I'm supposed to help with ideas on how to integrate English into their day, and perhaps design little workshops.
It's an interesting project for a zookeeper like me but I’m not sure where to start! Let me know if you have an idea/book etc.
English speaking Canadian Mom, French speaking Dad, transitioning to minority language at home (English) with our daughter in France. Our daughter is doing great with English:)
It is a bit difficult to help here without knowing what this woman is really looking at doing. Does she want to speak all day in English, or do workshops, or do certain activities in English?
She could do an hour workshop in the morning around a given topic. For instance food, the weather, pets, body parts, etc. In these workshops, she could use games, puzzles, read stories, use puppets (maybe use a puppet that only speaks the ml to lead the whole workshop), put on a couple of cartoons in English and nursery rhymes around the given topic.
If she does it around a daily activity, e.g: lunchtime in English, I am afraid it might be more restrictive as to the vocabulary.
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Caro C.: OMG I just came across this song and it filled my heart with joy and excitement...perfect for all of us who are parents: youtu.be/g1fcnhB8GOY
May 19, 2019 14:01:55 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Caro, thanks for sharing that lovely song. Raffi was one of our very favorite musicians when my kids were small. We listened to him all the time. I highly recommend his albums as a source of very enjoyable and very effective English input.
May 20, 2019 15:32:26 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter is on a field trip this week and I feel like I've lost my main purpose
May 20, 2019 20:03:33 GMT 9
Raquel: That's cute, Mayken. I hope you enjoyed all that extra free time.
May 29, 2019 18:17:39 GMT 9
SheilaC: I am concern about our upcoming big change to Public school with all English teaching and minimal Spanish. We have been lucky until now with Spanish speaking Nanny and Spanish immersion preschool. We are doing 2-day per week with Spanish after school.
May 31, 2019 10:51:49 GMT 9
Amy: @sheilac, I suggest you create an actual thread on the "Questions & Concerns" board, so fellow Zoo Keepers can help you with your concerns. 256 characters is too little to discuss something that is so important to your heart
Jun 2, 2019 23:44:41 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam Beck, thanks for that very interesting and timely post - it justifies the large order for ml books and DVDs I'm about to place in view of my daughters upcoming birthday!
Jun 3, 2019 23:46:00 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Great to hear this, Mayken! And happy birthday to both yours and mine! (They have the same birthday, don't they?) And if anyone missed that post, here's the link once more...
Jun 4, 2019 8:03:42 GMT 9