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Preschool and kindergarten resources

Giant results from small children: ESL resources for 3 to 5 (6) year olds

Are you that special kind of teacher who can deal with eager, energetic and very active preschoolers? Or are you daunted by the prospect of managing formative children? Or have you just simply run out of ideas? Look no further. Shelley’s Games, Stories, Songs, Movies and Worksheets are the perfect answer to the challenge of teaching preschoolers, and research proves that young children learn quicker, recall faster and understand better with an active physical response and natural learning methods.

  • The ESL resources comply with the curriculum for European Language Certificate (and international equivalents)
  • Save time and money as you have everything you need for lessons
  • Reinforce learning and brighten up your classroom with music with songs to match stories
  • Ensure continuity of vocabulary progression AND a full years’ comprehensive resource
  • Cater for children of different abilities
  • Encourage children to express themselves and communicate in a fun and productive way
  • The ESL resources comply with the curriculum for European Language Certificate (and international equivalents)
  • Save time and money as you have everything you need for lessons
  • Reinforce learning and brighten up your classroom with music with songs to match stories
  • Ensure continuity of vocabulary progression AND a full years’ comprehensive resource
  • Cater for children of different abilities
  • Encourage children to express themselves and communicate in a fun and productive way

Shelley’s Personal Message and ESL resources

I have seen parents and teachers ruin a young child’s enthusiasm for learning English by having unrealistic expectations, by nit-picking over pronunciation and by going about teaching the wrong way.  The child becomes discouraged, and from that point on, English is  a difficult and boring topic.  Avoid this trap by using fun resources and being positive.  I’m here to help you if you need me.  Just drop me a line via the contact page – I answer every single message.

Here is a complete portfolio of resources that will surely engage your preschoolers, focus their attention and fire their enthusiasm for your lessons.

Use games in a lesson to help to create positivity, motivate students with their participation and create a positive attitude towards learning.

Get your children to know sounds, words and language, through our collection of stories complete with lesson plans, illustrations, and flashcards.

Read the teaching toddlers report, compiled from interviews with 250 teachers and packed with great ideas that work.

Build confidence in your young learners through songs and promote language, creativity, coordination; even shy children will enjoy singing!

Engage preschoolers and capture their attention with our teaching kit slideshow movies with audio from native speakers and animation.

Use our workbooks with the teaching kits for individual or group work and record your children’s progress (and give them a souvenir of their work!).

ESL Games for Preschool

Over 100 exhilarating games for different group sizes and situations at kindergarten

ESL Games for Preschool provides a concise method to teach 3-6-year-olds to speak English.
Be a fun and effective teacher, never stuck for an idea, with these adaptable games for preschoolers.

Over 100 games with a recommended category, group size, level (easy/ flexible) and pace (wake up, excitable or calm)

8 rhymes and fingerplays (e.g. Two Little Blackbirds)

10 kindergarten activities to go with songs (e.g. London Bridge is Falling Down)

Games themed for vocabulary to stimulate speaking and listening

Rapid game selection to suit any occasion in the detailed index with a four-step guide

Invaluable tips and advice on managing lively preschool children at kindergarten

An introduction packed handy tips on dealing with getting started, cultural differences, misbehaviour, materials, language and grammar, and getting the best out of kindergarten and preschool children

Bonus! Includes a chapter on teaching toddlers

Motivate your pupils, help them learn effectively and ensure you and your pupils enjoy your lessons more

What can you expect from ESL Games for Preschool?

  • Rapid progress across all levels
  • More control in the group or classroom
  • Improved cooperation with other children
  • Improved teacher-child relationship
  • Increased children’s attention span and listening skills
  • Stimulated children’s imagination and understanding of the world
  • Development of the language ability and an appreciation of literature

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Free with ESL Games for Preschool!

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Teaching Toddlers English (ESL, EFL)

This report 33-page report is dedicated to teaching two-year-olds, but all the ideas also work with three to five-year-olds. Toddlers don’t like to be organised into games, so you need a different just as varied approach. This report tells you what to do and how to do it. It is so motivating to read all the ideas that it makes you want to get into a classroom right away and try the fun activities immediately!

ESL Teaching Kits for Preschool and Kindergarten

Teaching kits complete with 10 original stories in riveting narrative with vibrant illustrations

In the simple present tense, the stories teaching kits introduce vocabulary for greetings, animals, numbers, colours, food and drink, nature and action verbs, and more! The stories are progressive, building on vocabulary previously learned, with revision cleverly mingled in new themes with extra vocabulary in each story for children more advanced in understanding English.

The ESL Teaching Kits include…

A detailed lesson plan

Vocabulary introduced in simple, but fun plots to keep youngsters spellbound

Additional vocabulary for children with two or more years of English

Comprehensive supporting resources so minimum preparation is required

Pre-, mid- and post-story activity ideas and games

Colour vocabulary and picture flashcards

A PowerPoint animated movie for each story

Printable bingo cards

Receive a free sample below…

Complement your ESL Teaching Kits

book cover for preschool ESL worksheets

Captivate your young learners with worksheets and funbooks adapted for preschoolers that revise the vocabulary in the Teaching Kits 1, 2 and 3.

Songs album cover for Teaching English Songs 1

Children love singing and it is one of the best ways for them to learn English, remember it, and love doing so. You can be sure to have more fun in class.

ESL Teaching English Songs

For beginners: with games and actions for every song!

Children learn English with a lot of repetition.  Songs are absolutely ideal for language learning as children love them and will want to hear them over and over again – perfect for vocabulary acquisition and language learning. Our compelling and addictive songs match the vocabulary in the teaching kit stories 1, 2 and  3. Available in  CD and MP3 formats complete with audio, video, masks and activities.

ESL PowerPoint animated movies

Use movies to make learning fun!

These PowerPoint animated movies are the Teaching Kits 1, 2 & 3 stories with audio from native speakers and basic animation to captivate your young learners. Use these story movies alone or as part of the complete curriculum for young children learning English along with the games, lesson plans, flashcards and songs.

ESL Worksheets and Funbooks

All colour worksheets to revise all the vocabulary from the Teaching Kits 1, 2 and 3

  49 worksheets for Teaching Kit 1

66 worksheets for Teaching Kit 2

63 worksheets for Teaching Kit for Special Days

Labyrinths and join the dots exercises

Counting exercises

Puzzle exercises

Colouring and drawing exercises

Tracing over letters and filling in words

Trace over the letters of the alphabet

  49 worksheets for Teaching Kit 1

66 worksheets for Teaching Kit 2

63 worksheets for Teaching Kit for Special Days

Labyrinths and join the dots exercises

Counting exercises

Colouring and drawing exercises

Tracing over letters and filling in words

Tracing over the letters of the alphabet

Puzzle exercises

Teaching Toddlers English ESL and EFL

Teaching English to toddlers is as easy as 1-2-3 !!

This rare compilation is beautifully structured and organised to give you the best approach to start a second or foreign language with your child.

Whether you are a nursery or kindergarten teacher or a parent looking to introduce English at home, here you will find tried and tested successful methods and ideas that actually work contributed by over 250 English teachers worldwide. They are all collected in one book and given the Shelley Ann Vernon touch. That means advice on getting started, what makes Toddlers tick, and understanding the differences in child development at this age and how to encourage without pressure. Plenty of material, so you will never be lost for an idea, and plenty of choices to keep your two-year-old children stimulated and coming back for more; be amazed.

Read the blog for great teaching tips!

How 4-6-year-old children can learn and develop

It is quite a challenge for a small child to start nursery school. Here, discover Shelley’s valuable tips for teaching preschoolers and getting great results.

The perfect English lessons for toddlers and why it failed

A well-thought-out, varied and thoroughly planned lesson can still fail. Find out how to teach toddlers English successfully with very little preparation time.

Tips on using songs at preschool and how to do so successfully

Explore the incredible benefits of using songs as a part of ESL teaching. Read on for insight and prepare to be motivated to use music with your ESL students!