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    bniknani is offline Newbie
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    Games and activities for teaching English to children

    I'm new to teaching English to children. i try make my lessons interactive and fun as possible to keep the kids engaged. I'm currently teaching 6-8 year old group and I want to learn more about language games or activities that would introduce or enrich the kids vocabulary and grammar skills.
    any useful websites or tips would be of great help.

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    Re: Games and activities for teaching English to children

    I don't teach young learners so can't help, but there are some sites here that might: Young Learners - ESL Web Directory - UsingEnglish.com

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    Re: Games and activities for teaching English to children

    Since your current location is Poland, I suppose these are non-native speakers and so we are talking about second language acquisition. As I paid close attention to my brother's advancement in English, what I can say is that songs, rhymes and things that can be associated with music were extremely helpful. For the first time, my brother did not even know that he was learning. He simply found delight in singing the songs, but he did learn plenty of words.
    These things are inevitably good for beginner youngsters.

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    Re: Games and activities for teaching English to children

    Just a few ideas.

    Gcompris offers free educational software for children aged 2 to 10:

    GCompris Free Educational Software



    This is a fun English quiz for kids:

    Pussy Cat Quiz with 70 questions

    There are lots of other English quizzes on same site.



    This graphics program for kids could be useful:

    Tux Paint


    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Games and activities for teaching English to children

    Hello,

    I like to use flashcards when working with children, because they enjoy visual stuff. However, it needs a lot of repetition, so you have to be patient. Here's the link for some useful flashcards: Kids Pages - Flashcards

    You should also bring some pictures / posters to the class and ask them to name as many things as they can. For example if you have learned school vocabulary, you should bring a picture / poster of a classroom and the children should name all of the things they know.

    If you have any further questions about this topic, feel free to ask me, I have a lot experience in teaching children.
    Bye :)

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