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...Introduction Predicting missing words is very useful way to practise listening and anticipation skills.What you need No additional resourcesHelpful hints Children need to be able to see you as they will watch you for signals!What you do...
...Introduction Introduce children to the festival of Chinese New Year. Read or tell children the story of ‘The Great Race’. This explains the story behind the Emperor and the Chinese Zodiac.What you need A picture book that tells the story...
...Introduction Traditional games are in danger of being lost if they are not introduced to very young children at home and in early years settings. Many of these traditional games encourage listening and sound discrimination, and others can...
...What you need good, strong voices! space for everyone to jump and move aroundWhat you do Chant this song and perform the actions. Perform the actions clearly and distinctly: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Teddy bear, Teddy bear Turn around. (walk...
...What you need a white board or chalk board whiteboard pens or chalks beaters and drums – one for each childWhat you do Explain to the children that a drawn dot represents a sharp, quick beat. A dash represents a long beat. Let the children...
...What you need Suitable music to jive to!What you do To perform this simple hand jive you need to master three simple moves. Slap knees Hand clap Thumbs up over shoulder To perform the jive, seat the children either on chairs...
...What you need a parachute a shoulder bag a name card for each child Postman Pat music (if possible)What you do Put the children’s name cards in a pile. Turn these over one by one, and as each child recognises their own name, let them put...
...What you need a large spaceWhat you do Teach the sequence of dance steps to the children. The moves: Wiggle (wiggle your whole body) Stretch (arms up high, wave hands) Step (take one step). Then put the moves together into a dance. Wiggle...
...What you need chimes drums and beaters shakers large flash cardsWhat you do Make a set of three large flash cards; one has a picture of a chime on it, one has a picture of a drum on it and one has a picture of a shaker on it. Draw or find...
...What you need a large space outdoors paper pencil crayons and felt tipsKeywords day seven days week collect drawBefore you start Talk with the children about the activities they do in their week. You could ask parents or carers to note down...