September 21, 2017
by Nora Nagy
0 comments

The Dark in the Box: engaging with emotions through stories

We have all most likely  experienced what it is like to be afraid of the dark, either in our own childhood or through the eyes of a child we care for. Fear, anxiety and loss are some of the negative … Continue reading

August 24, 2017
by Nora Nagy
0 comments

Quick Guide to Children’s Books 6: Fairy and folk tales

The world of children’s literature is an enchanting place which often looks like a colourful maze with imaginary creatures in fantastic worlds. These creatures and worlds are mostly versions of our own realities, and through them we can learn more … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Nora Nagy
0 comments

Ocean’s 6: Six adventure stories to take you across the seas to faraway lands

Imagine you are sitting by the sea, your feet dangling in the water as you look into the distance. The longer you look, the more details you start to notice. Waves lap the shore, a seagull cries, a fish jumps out … Continue reading

April 27, 2017
by Nora Nagy
Comments Off on Tap and learn to the rhythm: Jazz chants in the young learner classroom

Tap and learn to the rhythm: Jazz chants in the young learner classroom

Now that UNESCO International Jazz Day is coming up this weekend, we get to think about jazz and music in our classrooms. Think of your earliest language learning memories. When I think of my first experiences of really fun activities, … Continue reading

January 18, 2017
by Nora Nagy
Comments Off on Theme-based lessons for young learners 1: Houses and homes

Theme-based lessons for young learners 1: Houses and homes

Among the various approaches to content-based instruction and content and language integrated learning (CLIL) some of the most effective ones seem to be theme-based and language-driven. It means that content becomes ‘the vehicle for language learning’,  opposed to content-driven approaches, in … Continue reading