Category Archives: stories

Stafford Primary Languages Conference – Tip Top Language Learning

As promised, my presentation from Stafford last week! A quick whip through some of my favourite activities with a view to inspire and also keep everyone awake after lunch 😉 Links – Rachel Hawkes’ phonics Music for Los vocales D.I.S.C.O. Rhabarberbarbara Jo Rhy Jones phonic activities  Oso Pardo pdf Boowa et Kwala – Peut tu […]

Favourite books for PLL – Counting ovejas / Diez orugas cruzan el cielo / Descubre y aprende los números con Fido

*This is one of a series of posts about some of my favourite story books for Primary Language Learning* Following on from some ideas for Spanish books using colours, the books in this post look at numbers 1-10. Counting ovejas (available on Amazon and Abebooks) is a book about a little boy who can’t get to sleep as there’s […]

Favourite books for PLL – ¿De qué color es Elmo? / Descubre y aprende los colores con Fido / Harold y el lápiz morado

*This is one of a series of posts about some of my favourite story books for Primary Language Learning* One of my favourite occupations in Spain or France – and now Switzerland/Germany – is sitting on the floor of bookshops, supermarkets and any other likely looking shop, poring over children’s books. I could – and […]

Learning Spanish with children’s books

Taking a break from my favourite books for primary language learning, I thought I’d share some ideas from someone else! On her blog, The Architect and the Artist, Debbie Palmer has written two posts about Learning Spanish with children’s books. The first highlights a few series of books that she has found useful – Froggy […]

Favourite books for PLL – Tú ¿Qué quieres ser? / Cuando sea grande / Yo astronauta

*This is one of a series of posts about some of my favourite story books for Primary Language Learning* Following on from yesterday’s post , my other Imapla book is Tú, ¿Qué quieres ser? This has the same quirky style of drawing and poses also poses a question; in this case, what would you like to […]

Favourite books for PLL – Animals Speak / Muu. Bee. ¡Así fue! / Le Réveil de la ferme

*This is one of a series of posts about some of my favourite story books for Primary Language Learning* When my boys were little, one of their favourite books was Moo Baa La la la; in fact, I can still quote it verbatim as I read it so many times! So I was pleased to […]

Favourite books for PLL – De quelle couleur est ta culotte?

*This is one of a series of posts about some of my favourite story books for Primary Language Learning*   When I first started teaching Primary languages, I went on a course run by LFEE in Salignac for French teachers (thoroughly recommend it – I worked hard but had the time of my life and […]

Favourite books for PLL – Das ist ein Buch/Wo ist mein Hut?

*This is one of a series of posts about some of my favourite story books for Primary Language Learning* Moving to Switzerland added German books to my book case where previously there had only been French and Spanish. Not very many as books are exorbitantly priced  (I mostly borrowed them from the library) but some. […]

Favourite books for Primary Language Learning

As I am virtually housebound (that’s ‘nearly completely’ not  ‘housebound in a virtual world’!) I’m looking for things to occupy my time so decided embark on a blog series. I then concluded that I could kill two birds with one stone by cataloguing my books (especially as I’m being reunited with many of them out […]

Los egipcios

Reading Los mellizos del tiempo got me thinking about integrating language learning in the Primary curriculum. As I mentioned in my previous post, it links so well with the ‘topic’ of Egyptians, or under the ‘learning journey’ of Treasure taken in Year 4 at WCPS. So I had a bit of a look around and came up with […]