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Primary school children's resources

Teaching English through stories, games and songs brings fun and enjoyment!

Primary school children’s personal development blooms in these formative years. Motor skills, social skills, intellectual awareness, developing learning strategies all start to be noticeable but they are complicated by different children evolving at different speeds. Children’s horizons widen, taking notice of the world around them, growing. They start taking learning more seriously and begin to work with other children.

What creative challenges this brings to teaching English to eager, expectant children hungry for new experiences! Look no further. Shelley’s games, plays and skits, stories and flashcards for primary school children learning English as a second language is the key to providing the variety, stimulus and quality expertise needed to get impressive results.

  • The ESL resources comply with the curriculum for European Language Certificate (and international equivalents)
  • The comprehensive teaching English aids are complementary
  • Provides infinite flexibility to adapt to your own teaching style
  • Expand your children’s vocabulary
  • Learn correct English grammar
  • Encourage children to gain a new understanding of various topics and events happening around them

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Shelley's ESL resources

Here is a complete portfolio of resources that will stimulate your primary school children, 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 engaged online with this book of games full of fun ideas and tips to make your lessons stimulating and memorable.

Find out just how much fun ESL role-play and skits can bring to your lessons, helping your pupils learn and stay motivated.

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

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

Save a huge amount of time. Instead of hunting around for pictures on the Internet, just download these 25 vocabulary themed flashcards.

If you’re looking for some ESL tutoring activities for one-on-one tutoring, you’ve come to the right place! It’s easy and fun to teach your child English.

176 English Language Games for Children ages 6 to 12

A complete set of exhilarating games for primary school children of different group sizes and situations 

176 English Language Games for Children aged 6 to 12 is the top-selling book on ESL games worldwide crammed with fun ideas and tips to make your lessons stimulating and memorable.

ESL games for developing listening, speaking, spelling, reading and writing skills

A detailed index provides a rapid way to choose games for vocabulary and grammar topics

Tips on how to use the games in the classroom: an explanation of the categories, the best group sizes, how to adapt the games to different ages and levels, the materials you’ll need, the pace of the games and how to get the most out of mixed abilities

Games themed for vocabulary to stimulate speaking and listening

Rapid game selection to suit any occasion in the detailed index grouped into a category, group size, level, age, materials needed and pace

Introduction packed with handy tips on dealing with competition, movement, mixed abilities, logistics, working pairs and groups, classroom management and technology in the classroom

Bonus! Ready-made lesson plans included

Make a difference and give every pupil the chance to succeed in learning English

What can you expect from 176 English Language Games for Children?

  • Easier, faster lesson planning
  • Fun language drills for learning new vocabulary and grammar
  • Fun ways to have all the children speaking as much as possible during lessons
  • Classroom management strategies that work in the real world
  • Games for listening, speaking, spelling, reading and writing skills
  • And you may even become a more popular teacher!

cute primary school kids in class

ESL Online Games

Interactive activities to engage students of all ages and bring the joy of learning into your virtual classroom

Enjoy teaching happy, motivated pupils online. Following the success teachers have had with her classroom games books, Shelley created this mega-collection of online games to entice fun and effective learning for all ages and all levels.

Five-minute warm-ups, ten-minute no-prep games, low prep, and extended activities

Visual icons help you quickly select an activity

Tips on how to use the games in the classroom: an explanation of the categories, the best group sizes, how to adapt the games to different ages and levels, the materials you’ll need, the pace of the games and how to get the most out of mixed abilities

Games themed for vocabulary to stimulate speaking and listening

Rapid game selection to suit any occasion in the detailed index grouped into a category, group size, level, age, materials needed and pace

Introduction packed with handy tips on dealing with competition, movement, mixed abilities, logistics, working pairs and groups, classroom management and technology in the classroom

Bonus! Ready-made templates in the free downloadable bonus

Bring the joy of learning into your virtual classroom!

What can you expect from ESL Online Games?

  • Easier, faster lesson planning – the more games you use, the easier it gets.
  • Fun language games for vocabulary and grammar, listening, speaking, conversation, spelling, reading, and writing.
  • Tips on teaching online, dos and don’ts, technical tips, online security, engaging students, and more.
  • Support from the author
  • Easier, faster lesson planning – the more games you use, the easier it gets
  • Fun language games for vocabulary and grammar, listening, speaking, conversation, spelling, reading, and writing
  • Tips on teaching online, dos and don’ts, technical tips, online security, engaging students, and more
  • Support from the author

ESL Teaching Kits for primary school children

Teaching kits complete with 5 original stories in clever narrative with 84 vibrant illustrations in two tenses

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…

Original stories with humorous and surprising plots to entrance all

Extra vocabulary in each story for children more advanced in understanding English

Progressive stories building on vocabulary previously learned, with revision cleverly mingled in new storylines

Pre-, mid- and post-story activity ideas

A PowerPoint animated movie for each story

73 flashcards in A4 and small sizes in both colour and black & white (for colouring)

34 worksheets

8 board games

5 crafts

Original stories with humorous and surprising plots to entrance all

Extra vocabulary in each story for children more advanced in understanding English

Progressive stories building on vocabulary previously learned, with revision cleverly mingled in new storylines

Pre-, mid- and post-story activity ideas

A PowerPoint animated movie for each story

73 flashcards in A4 and small sizes in both colour and black & white (for colouring)

34 worksheets

8 board games

5 crafts

Fun ESL Role-Plays and Skits for Children

30 fun ESL plays and skits that are adaptable, humorous and easy to run in your class

If you’ve already got our popular classroom games book, 176 English Language Games for Children aged 6 to 12, then you’ll have plenty of ammunition for class time, but ESL skits add another level of fun to your lessons. ESL/EFL plays are ideal for including as part of an end of term show to parents or to the whole school. They help keep the group motivation high, increase your effectiveness as a teacher and ensure that parents keep sending their children to your classes.

30 tried and tested fun skits for children

A fun, effective way to teach and revise common vocabulary themes needed for the school curriculum

 Children love these skits; use them to help create a bond with your students

Warm up your class to enjoy drama, even if you have no interest in acting

Adapt the skits to your exact requirements

Great content for end-of-term shows, shows at a school assembly or school open days

Bonus! Access to skits in action

Free videos with Fun ESL Role-Plays and Skits for Children!

children acting skits by Shelley Ann Vernon

Inside this book is access to a series of videos of plays in action. Watching the videos you will see how children so enjoy the skits and how motivated they are to speak English. You’ll get ideas and inspiration from teachers using the skits, adapting them, and from seeing what a success they are!

ESL PowerPoint animated movies

Use movies to make learning fun!

These PowerPoint animated movies are the Teaching Kits About Me, Daily Life & Special Days 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 Flashcards

Cute ESL flashcards for 25 vocabulary themes

31 coloured flashcards in themed sets with numbers and the alphabet.  Printable games included to help revision.

Save a huge amount of time. Instead of hunting around for pictures on the Internet, just download these 25 vocabulary themes instantly. 

Tip:  If you laminate it the material will last a lifetime, and you will be able to use it over and over again, with different classes, with many different games, and with the same class for revision

 439 colour flashcards!  Plus 78 flashcards for the alphabet and 40 for numbers

 All 439 picture flashcards are in colour in two sizes – A4 and small size for tabletop games

 120 pictures in black and white for colouring if you have younger children

 Children remember words by heart rather than just reading them from a card

Pictures only for faster learning and flexibility: teach ANY language (Hebrew, Spanish, French, US English, and so on)

 Varied drawing styles to avoid monotony

Teach Your Child English

Fun one-to-one English teaching games for parents and private ESL tutors

Here’s how to teach English 1-2-1 fun and effectively. Teach your child in a way that does not feel like work. Have more motivated pupils. Keep your students, and their parents, happy! The games are for beginners to lower intermediate, aged 4 to 12.

For ESL private tutors or parents, 143 English language games to learn vocabulary and grammar, one to one, with sample illustrative videos.

 An effective way to teach English 1-2-1 that’s more fun than a textbook

 Save time on lesson planning

 More motivated pupils who enjoy your lessons more

 Over 100 language games, adaptable to any language

 Games for learning new vocabulary and grammar, speaking, spelling and writing games

Bonus! 3 lessons to copy in the free bonus

Free video demonstration lessons

indivudual english lesson in progressInside this book is access to three demonstration lessons on video. Watch and copy these lessons as an easy way into teaching 1-2-1 through games.

Watching the videos you will see how much children enjoy learning through games and how motivated they are to speak English. You’ll get ideas and inspiration from them and see what a success they are!

Read the blog for great teaching tips!

ESL plays for children

Find out just how much fun ESL drama can bring to your lessons and keep your pupils motivated while providing experience in communication and giving children the opportunity to learn to work together.

ESL flashcard games

Shelley explains how to use flashcards to keep sessions fun and game-like. There are unlimited games to invent with flashcards with a great effect on language learning.

ESL tutoring

The biggest challenge for everyone, even for teachers, is knowing how to go about making it fun so that children want to learn. Keep reading and Shelley will show you how!