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    How to teach a two-three year child?

    Hello, everyone! Who can help and give some practical advice about teaching young children if I can see them only once a week? Does it make sense? They are smart and clever, fluent in their native language. Thank you.

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    Re: How to teach a two-three year child?

    Once a week? Not enough!

    I would think that music would be the only venue that would enable them to continue hearing and practicing saying words.

    You could record some songs that have words with motions (e.g. The Hokey Pokey??) for them to play at home. But the parents would have to agree to work with you and have the children listen every day at home. Repetition is essential at this age.

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    Re: How to teach a two-three year child?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Once a week? Not enough!

    I would think that music would be the only venue that would enable them to continue hearing and practicing saying words.

    You could record some songs that have words with motions (e.g. The Hokey Pokey??) for them to play at home. But the parents would have to agree to work with you and have the children listen every day at home. Repetition is essential at this age.
    Thank you very much! It is the idea I was thinking of but I needed some support!

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    Re: How to teach a two-three year child?

    Get a song CD, do the actions with them in class, and give them the CD to continue playing at home. Super Simple Songs have good ones that you can order online, and Dream English has some not so good but free ones. You can also do the same things with storybooks. Some links to ideas on how to use some popular and easy to find ones:

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    Re: How to teach a two-three year child?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Once a week? Not enough!

    I would think that music would be the only venue that would enable them to continue hearing and practicing saying words.

    You could record some songs that have words with motions (e.g. The Hokey Pokey??) for them to play at home. But the parents would have to agree to work with you and have the children listen every day at home. Repetition is essential at this age.
    Yeah.. I agree with you susieg. You can also give them like mozzart's songs/music and or for children's songs.

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    Smile Re: How to teach a two-three year child?

    i taught three of my children to read before starting school. cathy got a 2.1 in psychology at cambridge. becky is now a freelance journalist and paul is studying english at queen mary university and getting all a's in his first year. i always found that taking the words, breaking them down and making a game of them worked. such as listing similar sounds eg. moon,soon,noon,boo,moo. take the oo sound and make it sound really long such as oooooooooooooooo then add the the other letters or take for instance cow,wow,now,sow,row.bow. accentuate the ow sound then add the other letter. you can also make up your own songs such as
    a T and an E an L and an E a V (make a V with your hands) an I (point to your eye) an S (make an S shape with your arm) an I (point to your eye) and on (put your fist onto the back of your hand). part song,part letter association. obviously television is a big word to expect of a three year old, it was just an example. learning to read is the best game in the world to a three year old. also point out signs they see every day like stop signs shop signs, coffee,tea,sugar,milk. use flashcards. why have you only got half an hour a week. sorry. too nosy as always. everything around you can be used for reading but especially yourself. making funny sounds when reading to them helps them remember the words too.

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    Re: How to teach a two-three year child?

    Quote Originally Posted by abbi46 View Post
    i taught three of my children to read before starting school. cathy got a 2.1 in psychology at cambridge. becky is now a freelance journalist and paul is studying english at queen mary university and getting all a's in his first year. i always found that taking the words, breaking them down and making a game of them worked. such as listing similar sounds eg. moon,soon,noon,boo,moo. take the oo sound and make it sound really long such as oooooooooooooooo then add the the other letters or take for instance cow,wow,now,sow,row.bow. accentuate the ow sound then add the other letter. you can also make up your own songs such as
    a T and an E an L and an E a V (make a V with your hands) an I (point to your eye) an S (make an S shape with your arm) an I (point to your eye) and on (put your fist onto the back of your hand). part song,part letter association. obviously television is a big word to expect of a three year old, it was just an example. learning to read is the best game in the world to a three year old. also point out signs they see every day like stop signs shop signs, coffee,tea,sugar,milk. use flashcards. why have you only got half an hour a week. sorry. too nosy as always. everything around you can be used for reading but especially yourself. making funny sounds when reading to them helps them remember the words too.
    I take it that you did teach them proper capitalization and punctuation?

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