Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snowflakes Song for Kids

It's winter now and we have a wonderful opportunity to teach our children some winter vocabulary. One of the most fascinating things about winter is, of course, snow and those tiny beautiful snowflakes falling softly from the sky. So I would like to share my Snowflakes Song with fellow teachers and parents. This song is very simple and can be used for preschool and kindergarten children from 3 to 6 years old.

Here are the Snowflakes Song lyrics

Snowflakes, snowflakes,
Falling, falling, falling, falling to the ground.
Snowflakes, snowflakes,
Flying, flying, flying, flying all around.

Snowflakes, snowflakes,
Dance in the air.
Snowflakes, snowflakes,
Snowflakes, snowflakes,
Fly around.
Snowflakes, snowflakes,
Touch the ground.

Snowflakes, snowflakes,
Falling, falling, falling, falling to the ground.
Snowflakes, snowflakes,
Flying, flying, flying, flying all around.

See also:

Arctic Animals Song for Children
I'm a Happy Snowman - Winter Song for Children
Winter Song about Merry Frosty Days

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Calm and Peaceful Christmas Song

Christmas is coming! This holiday is always a special time of peaceful family atmosphere and romantic feelings. Our new song about Christmas will make you feel warmer during these winter days. 

The lyrics of the song were written by my husband some 10 years ago when he was a student. And today we decided to turn his little Christmas poem into a song that I believe will appeal to both kids and adults. The song sounds as calm as a lullaby so I hope children are going to like it. And grown-ups will certainly love the message of the song calling for peace in the world.  

The Christmas song lyrics:

Snow is falling from the sky,
Turning round like in the dance,
Landing on the nose of mine,
Melting on the skin at once.

It’s a lovely Christmas tree
Whitened with some fluffy snow.
I just have a little dream
To take this beauty to my home.

Everyone will jump with joy,
Singing around the big green tree,
And I’ll give you a Christmas toy
If you give a kiss to me.

You and me will dance all night
Cheek to cheek, and hand in hand.
Hearts are warm and eyes are bright,
Let this party have no end.

Christmas is a real dream
Santa visits our place,
Brings us presents and ice-cream,
Smiles shine on every face.

Let the people of the world
Stop the wars and any fight,
Thank the Virgin and the Lord,
In the way we do tonight.

Peace and love will come to Earth
That’s for what we all should pray,
In the day of Jesus’ birth
War and hatred stay away.

See also:
Christmas Fun song
Happy Snowman song for children
Winter song about merry frosty days

Saturday, November 23, 2013

How Early Is Too Early to Teach a Child to Read?

Blog author’s note: this is the second guest article on my blog. And just as the first one it tells about reading with kids. I hope parents and teachers will find this information useful.

Learning how to read is an important step in a child’s life, and it’s often the parents’ responsibility to start teaching their children how to read. Because this task is placed in the hands of parents, it’s often questioned when a child should learn how to read. Some parents think they should wait until their child is in school while others feel like it’s something that can be taught before their child has reached their first birthday.

how to teach children to read
Image by Marc Levin
So when it comes to deciding the right time to teach your child how to read, how early is too early?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Two Aliens. Song for Children about Cute Aliens

This song about two cute aliens is my husband's contribution to my English teaching activity. My husband works for a web design company as a translator while I teach English to children. He often gets inspired with the success of our Youtube channel where we post my ESL songs for which my husband often creates animation videos. He also get inspired by our four years old son who is constantly surrounded with kids' stuff and tries to learn English through songs, cartoons and children's books. So the atmosphere of the early childhood education in our house seems to be contagious because my husband has made a decision not only to help me create videos for my songs but also write his own songs for kids. And he wrote lyrics for a few new songs I am going to show in this blog. I think these songs are really good.

His first song is called "Two Aliens". This song is about two cute little aliens who visit children on the Earth to play with them and eat some yummies. When he showed this song to me I understood that it could be a really powerful teaching material for teachers working with elementary school kids and older children because the song story is really cute and funny. All teachers know that fun is always great for any kind of lessons with kids and especially for teaching languages. Fun helps create excitement and human brain remembers moments of excitement more effectively than colorless and boring situations. Memorizing things while playing fun games and singing fun songs during lessons is much easier especially for little ones. My husband had created drawings of two cute alien characters and used them to make this little cartoon for even more fun during my English lessons.

This is yet another song created by our whole family (the others being the Fruits and Berries song, the Forest Animals song and the Dinosaur song): my husband contributed his lyrics, illustrations and animation; I composed the music and recorded my singing, and you can hear our four years old son as the cute alien's voice in the video above.