Category Archives: puppets

El pequeño petirrojo (2.0)

It’s nearly Christmas again so out comes my favourite story – El Pequeño Petirrojo. Checking back, my previous posts have lost all the links/content so it’s worth sharing again I think. Added to that, this year there are new ideas and added fun! El Pequeño Petirrojo is the Spanish translation of Little Robin Red Vest […]

Something old, something new #ililc4

My second session at #ililc4 was entitled Something old, something new and concerned the new 2014 curriculum. My presentation is below, and I’ll explain briefly what I said as I couldn’t attach the notes without making the Slideshare look ugly! And there are lots of links ideas and resources at bit.ly/oldlisibo (should have thought out that […]

A visit to IKEA

I am a great fan of IKEA. As I have shared before, I find it a goldmine for teaching resources. On my latest visit, I made a couple of purchases- 1. finger puppets Great for speaking tasks to encourage reluctant speakers, to encourage imagination and to ‘distract’ from repetitious or disliked activities.  This set add […]

Using puppets and audio to encourage speaking – Update.

Following on from my post on Thursday about Teachmeet ASN-SEN, I have now extracted the audio from my very brief presentation using Audacity and Soundflower, levelled it with the Levelator, edited it to remove the numerous ‘ums’ and published as episode 5 of my podcast – )Lisibo talks!Feeling very proud of myself (and I can […]

Los animales hablan español.

[flickr video=3023021780 secret=e4e1d47f70 w=400 h=300] This afternoon I had the pleasure of the company of Year 2 for a whole afternoon of Spanish!! So I decided to indulge my creative urges and let them loose with the puppets! This caused great excitement – obviously – perhaps a little more than was strictly necessary, but heigh […]

Top tips for Primary Language Teaching and Learning.

I had the privilege to speak at Tile Hill Wood School and Language College on Thursday evening. I was really pleased to be asked by Ana Neofitou, Head of Languages, who I’ve met a couple of times at Language World and other more local conferences, and Jo Redford who is Assistant Head and who I […]

Puppets!

Further to my last post, Joe Dale asked me to repeat the section of the Access Network Flashmeeting concerning the use of puppets so that he could record it and publish it on his blog. I was happy to oblige, and sat down on Saturday morning, surrounded by puppets and tried to replicate what I […]

Access Network Show and Tell Flashmeeting

Earlier this week David Noble tweeted a request for someone to attend a Flashmeeting on 8th May for his Access Network. Seeing it as an opportunity to virtually meet some new people, to help David and to leave school on the bell, I volunteered to share some ideas about using puppets and also some ideas […]