Five links on animals for kids

Kids love animals which is why it is a great way to get them excited about English, here are five useful links to get them started.

Here is an interactive board game the whole family can play. The chips and the dice move. For more advanced learners you can take this game further by asking them whether or not they like the animal they have landed on and get them to make the sound.

 

https://www.eslkidsgames.com/esl-board-games-interactive/animals

Here is a great game to help with spelling:

https://www.eslkidsgames.com/animals-vocabulary-game

A fun interactive video:

https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/animals-vocabulary-1

For more advanced learners this description game (animal category) can be good to learn characteristics of the animals:

https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/describer/

 

Here there are games to practice spelling, grammar and vocabulary all on the topic of animals:

https://www.mes-games.com/animals1.php

 

There are many little things you could do at home to help your children learn animal vocabulary in English. Why not take a trip to the zoo and ask them how many animals they can name. Ask them to describe their favourite animal in English or their pets if they have any. Hearing parents speak English will also give them a little boost of confidence in trying out the language.

5 Links to learn numbers for Kids

Numbers can be quite confusing for children when they first start learning English, here are five useful links to get them started.

The numbers category on this game is a very good starting point as they will listen and read different numbers.

https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/fast-english/

After some practice, monster numbers can be good as they will need to think a little faster.

https://www.gamestolearnenglish.com/numbers/

A fun interactive counting game:

How Many – Counting Game 

Here is a great video to learn numbers from 1 – 10 which includes lots of nursery rhymes and is interesting for children.

 

Help George count and find his animal friends in hide and seek:

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/hideseek/

There are many little things you could do at home to help your children learn numbers in English. Start by asking them how many things we need. For example, at dinner time you could ask: how many forks do we need? Or how many chips are on your plate? When you are out in the streets you could ask: How many red cars do you see? Or how many bicycles do you see? All these questions not only teach them how to use numbers but help them learn new words too. Hearing parents speak English will also give them a little boost of confidence in trying out the language.

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Luckily, Unfortunately, Despite/In spite of, Although

We all know how difficult it is to practice using conjunctions despite trying our best! Luckily, we created this fantastic exercise to help you!

This grammar exercise focuses on a few important conjunctions that may be difficult to understand and even harder to practice outside the classroom. Keep in mind the conjunctions ‘despite/in spite of’ and ‘although’ show a contrast, but ‘luckily’ and ‘unfortunately’ show an opinion.

Beware of the construction of ‘although’ and ‘despite/in spite of’

Although + subject + verb

Although she is young, she is very independent.

Despite/in spite of + noun/pronoun OR verb + ing

Despite the bad weather, we enjoyed ourselves

In spite of being a millionaire, he lives in a very small flat

 Try to fill in the gaps below using the proper conjunction – Luckily,… Unfortunately,… Despite/In spite of… Although…

Luckily, Unfortunately, Despite/In spite of, Although

Fill in the gaps.

 

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