April 5, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Getting Grimm with young children

Both children and adults love reading folk and fairy tales, although often they appreciate different aspects of them. In our last post we looked at ways of viewing the Brothers Grimm with teenage and adult learners. In this post we … Continue reading

February 7, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The Big Book Reading Experience

When I remember memorable shared book experiences, either as a child or as a teacher, I see readers completely lost in the books they are reading, pointing at the details on the pages, turning the pages back and forth, asking … Continue reading

September 21, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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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

April 27, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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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

July 15, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Life is Not About Correct Answers

This week we meet Marion Williams, who is the co-author of the photocopiable resource book Teaching Young Learners to Think, and has written the activities and teacher’s guide for our brand new picture book series, The Thinking Train. The interview we … Continue reading