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    Cool Nursery rhymes and very easy poetry

    I'm an English teacher In France, and my daughter's teacher has been asking whether I could come and introduce English to her pupils ...aged 3 ! I have some ideas but what I really lack is very easy poetry which could also be "finger plays", I have some nursery rhymes texts, but I think it's really difficult for children who don't know English at all, where could I get all this stuff?
    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Nursery rhymes and very easy poetry

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I'm an English teacher In France, and my daughter's teacher has been asking whether I could come and introduce English to her pupils ...aged 3 ! I have some ideas but what I really lack is very easy poetry which could also be "finger plays", I have some nursery rhymes texts, but I think it's really difficult for children who don't know English at all, where could I get all this stuff?
    Thanks a lot
    I always liked

    Itsy Bitsy Spider

    The itsy bitsy spider
    Crawled up the water spout
    Down came the rain
    And washed the spider out
    Out came the sun
    And dried up all the rain
    And the itsy bitsy spider
    Crawled up the spout again.

    Here is a link to this and other children's songs

    The Itsy-Bitsy Spider (with voice, FREE)

    The nice thing about this song is that there is a lot of audience participation in this song. I always liked the two hand motion of imitating the the spider

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    Re: Nursery rhymes and very easy poetry

    (children are standing up for this)

    I'm a little teapot, short and stout
    Here's my handle, (Place one hand on hip to imitate the handle on a teapot)
    Here's my spout, (Hold other arm out straight, like a spout)
    When I get all steamed up,
    I start to shout
    "Just tip me over and pour me out!" (Lean over in direction of spout as if you are pouring tea out your arm)

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