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English teacher Firoozeh asked me: I have a question in relation to reading stories to preschoolers . While reading the story, some of the kids like to translate the sentences I read, to show they understand the meaning. But I...

11 Mar Shelley Vernon No Comments
picture to illustrate the verb to wake up with two bears

*How would you teach these common verbs to preschool children?

To wake up To get up To wash your face To eat your breakfast To brush your teeth

Why not teach daily routine through games and a cute story?

Groundhog day is the story. North American...

25 Jan Shelley Vernon No Comments
children playing a game to learn English

I received a question today about the difference between an exercise and a game. It seems to me that an exercise is just a drill, there is no game element. An exercise does not purport to be fun, whereas a game does.

The element of fun might be to go against the clock or to...

23 Aug Shelley Vernon 3 Comments

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