Activities for Very Young Learners is an essential resource for practising and trainee language teachers of three- to seven-year-olds. This handbook contains over 90 easy-to-use activities for the very young learner classroom, and is ideal for teachers who are looking for ideas to engage their learners in meaningful and imaginative ways. Based on their vast experience, the authors present a clear and compelling educational vision in the introduction, along with information on the learning characteristics of this age group and on how to create an optimal learning atmosphere. There are helpful tips for teaching very young learners and suggestions for how to best handle the challenges of teaching this age group. The activities are organised into eight chapters, including: class routines and classroom management; movement and games; songs, chants and rhymes for topics; stories and storytelling; arts, crafts and displays; exploring the world; thinking-based activities; pronunciation and early literacy.
This title is for language teachers who are interested in the relationship between grammar and vocabulary, and who are looking for activities which focus on units of language, such as chunks and patterns.