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Hello my friends!! We are students of the second level of Childhood Education. We study the cognitive, emotional, social and sexual development of children. Also, the autonomy, the habits and the routines. We organise activities for children, such as songs, stories, games,... in English and Spanish. In this blog, we offer interactive resources in English to use with children. Furthermore, we will prepare some group dynamics and we will also deal with some interesting English speaking countries festivities and customs, such as Halloween, Christmas Holiday, Valentines Day, Easter and Father´s Day and Mother´s Day. Thank you very much for visiting our blog.

Friday, November 30, 2012


This funny video comes from one of the best EFL blogs  for teachers and students.
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The Importance of Early Learning

You can see the original infographic here

How Frequent is your birthday?

Let's practise dates and numbers with this very nice chart. Click on this link for further practice
The birth data indicate a "holiday effect" in which there are fewer babies born on US holidays. In particular, in a great instance of statistical irony, there are fewer babies born on Labour Day than would be expected for a Monday in September.

  Image and data from here

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How many slaves work for you?

I know, that's a horrible question to ask but if you want to find out what this is all about click here Amazing!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Song

You already knew the song? No? Let's watch and find out how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and then we'll sing the song.

BTW, have you ever seen that woman in the video before? Does her name ring a bell? Clue: pay attention at the very beginning of the video.

Here's another funny video from the same woman. Now, write a comment on this post and tell your classmates about her, who she is, where she works, what's her job......

Thanksgiving Day


Sunday, November 18, 2012

The 5 Stages of Learning

Dear students, this time we are going to think and reflect on the stages of Learning.

First, watch this funny video and try to identify what an average student or teacher would say in each of the 5 stages of learning.

After watching the video, take a look at this interactive presentation, it's quite illustrative of the learning process, now seriously ;-)

The ideas and images for this post comes from David Mearns wonderful blog. His post is worth reading!

Emotional Intelligence

I can't help sharing this video with you, dear students.
It's in Spanish, you won't have any problem with vocabulary or pronunciation so enjoy! It's really interesting.

If you feel you want to learn a little bit more about the Develoment of Emotional Intelligence in Young Children, click on this link.

A song to improve listening skills & singing!

Browse the net on your own this time and find out the answers for the questions below: 

  • Who wrote this song? 
  • When?
  • When was the song first released?
  • What do you know about the myth surrounding its genesis?

Try the online listening activity below

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Activating Empathy in Teachers

Dear students,

I was just wondering if you have  ever watched the short animated film For the Birds.

First leave your comments below on this issue, then click on this link and find out what we can learn from it.

What Teachers Make

Dear students, this is a video-listening activity I have just cooked up for you.

Allow me to introduce you to Taylor Mali first. He is a "slam poet". You don't know what slam means? Click on this link and find out what slam poetry is about.

Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the few people in the world to have no job other than that of poet. 

Listen to his slam poem and do the activity below. 

Do you think he has ever worked as a teacher? What's your guess?  Why?
Check here if you were right.
Our answer

Friday, November 16, 2012

Trick or Treat

On October 31st we celebrated Halloween in our school. We organized a few scary activities and sang songs in the patio. Take a look at the pics and enjoy. Happy Halloween to everyone!
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Christmas tree

Soraya, Cristina, Silvia.


This is a really neat and useful presentation. We will use it as a reference to develop teaching skills.

Baby tortoise

Soraya, Cristina y Silvia.

Songs for children

Hello friends! There are a children's songs. We hope you like it

Monday, November 12, 2012


"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" is a popular English lullaby. The lyrics are from an early 19th-century English poem, "The Star" by Jane Taylor. The poem, which is in couplet form, was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Taylor and her sister Ann. It is sung to the tune of the French melody "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman", which was published in 1761 and later arranged by Mozart for a famous set of variations.

The English lyrics have five stanzas, although only the first is widely known. The English lyrics were first published as a poem with the title "The Star" by sisters Ann and Jane Taylor (1783–1824) in Rhymes for the Nursery in London in 1806. The poem was written by Jane. It was the theme of the Andante of Haydn's 94 ("Surprise") Symphony first performed in 1792. 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. (2012, November 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:22, November 16, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Twinkle_Twinkle_Little_Star&oldid=521644946