Introducing the Numberblocks

Numberblocks, are a relatively new creation from the team that brought us Alphablocks. Like the Alphablocks, the Numberblocks are a series of cute characters (numbers 0 to 10), who have their adventures in a place called Number Land. The focus of the Numberblocks...

Learning TPR actions for kindergarten songs

Total Physical Response (TPR), which involves coordinating language with physical movement (for example, you make actions like a dog to represent the word dog), is one of those things I’m just not naturally gifted at. Problem is, many kids love doing the TPR...

My favourite alphabet song

I have powerful memories of a new Kindergarten English Summer class I taught last year. Part of the syllabus included teaching all of the letter names and sounds. Unfortunately our school had given us only 10 lessons, and the alphabet component was actually a very...

Super Simple Songs Phonics songs

Yesterday, I discussed some of the reasons many phonics songs you might find online aren’t so great for learning phonics. One of the series of songs that I prefer comes from none other than Super Simple Songs. I’m pretty sure, almost every Kindergarten English teacher...