Vocabulary Practice Videos: Numbers 1-10

Songs are great for learning English. It is also important for young learners (ESL, EFL) to practice English vocabulary with good pronunciation. For that reason I started a new video series! More below the video!

Vocabulary Practice Videos for Children’s English Class

It is important to take some time in your English class for young learners to teach the basics of the English language. It is ok to drill and practice vocabulary in your classes. This should not take up all of your classes, but a few minutes each class is important.

I always practice numbers, ABCs, weather, and colors in each English class. I often add more vocabulary. By taking the time to ask the students to repeat after us they learn proper pronunciation. Pronunciation is very important for English conversation. If a student know vocabulary, but can not pronounce it correctly it could cause difficulty in conversation. For this reason, we need to practice single words with students through vocabulary practice.

I hope these videos will be helpful for your classes. Check out the vocabulary practice video on Fruit on the Dream English Kids YouTube channel!

 

Yes No Game Video

Learning how to answer a question with “yes” or “no” is an important skill for young English learners (ESL, EFL).  Children also love to answer questions and show their knowledge. (More below the video).

Target vocabulary: dog, cat, bird, fish

In this fun video I ask, “Is this a dog?” and students have to answer either “yes” or “no”. I go through all four animals. This helps build children’s answering skills and confidence!

Teaching idea:

After watching the video, use flashcards to ask the students, “Is this a dog?”  holding up different flashcards. Next, have the students get into pairs and ask each other questions. You can use animal flashcards, or any objects.

I hope this is helpful. Happy Teaching! – Matt

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

I made this new version of Old MacDonald to help teach the vocabulary words with repetition. Repetition is very important for young learners of English (ESL, EFL). More below the video!

Repetition for Learning

In the original version of this song the key words like “farm” and the animal names are only sang once. In my version, I repeat these words three times! It is a simple and effective way to learn the animal names. Sing along and have fun! E-I-E-I-O!

New Jingle Bells Video! Sing and Chant Version

Check out the Dream English version of Jingle Bells! Lyrics below:

Merry Christmas!
Let’s Practice
Santa Claus, a Christmas tree, toys a stocking, presents, a candy cane,
here we go
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, hey!
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, hey!

1,2,3,4!
I can jump, I can dance, I can sing, I can laugh
I can jump, I can dance, I can sing, I can laugh

Let’s practice;
a reindeer, a sleigh, a snowman, an angel, an elf, mistletoe,
here we go
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, hey!
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, hey!
1,2,3,4! I can jump, I can dance, I can sing, I can laugh
I can jump, I can dance, I can sing, I can laugh
Merry Christmas!

Free Download Christmas resources for your classes: www.dreamenglish.com/christmas

Hello Action Song Free Download

The Hello Action Song is a fun song to start your young learners English class!  Lyrics and how to teach below!

Click here to download Free MP3 – Hello Action Song
How to download: Right-click on the link. (Mac users Control-click)

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Hello Action Song

The Hello Action Song is the first song on the new “Action English” album available now on Spotify and Apple Music. Search “Dream English Kids” or “Action English” to find the album or follow the links.

Lyrics:

Hello! Here we go!

Walk, walk, walk, and say hello
Hello, hello

Run, run, run, and say hello
Hello, hello

Jump, jump, jump, and say hello
Hello, hello

Spin, spin, spin, and say hello
Hello, hello

Stomp, stomp, stomp, and say hello
Hello, hello

Dance, dance, dance, and say hello
Hello, hello

Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello!

How To Teach

Start out your class by greeting and saying “Hello” to your students and waving your hands. Next, teach the actions by saying them in English and doing the action at the same time. Actions: walk, run, jump, spin, stomp (your feet), and dance.

After you have taught the actions you can sing the song once without the backing track and then try it with the music! Remember to smile and have fun!
Action English Album

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Available now on Spotify and Apple Music.
Search “Dream English Kids” or follow the links below:

Download printable lyrics to the Action English Songs:

Listen to samples of the album here:

Happy Singing!
Matt 😀

 

New Album! Action English Available Now on Spotify and Apple Music

We all know how important it is for young English learners (ESL, EFL) to move their bodies while learning English. With this in mind I created Action English! 10 Fun New songs to get your students moving and singing in English! Available now on Spotify and Apple Music (Links below player)

Action English Album

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Available now on Spotify and Apple Music.
Search “Dream English Kids” or follow the links below:

Download printable lyrics to the Action English Songs:

Happy Singing!
Matt 😀

 

New Video: Five Little Monkeys – Repeat After Matt!

I’m super excited to share my new song and video “Five Little Monkeys” repeat after me version. More below the video!

I created this song specifically for young English learners.
Have your students repeat after me and do the actions.
They’ll be singing in English right away!

Action English Album

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The song is from my new album “Action English”
10 new songs to get your students moving and singing in English!

Available now on Spotify and Apple Music.
Search “Dream English Kids” or follow the links below:

Download printable lyrics to the Action English Songs:

Happy Singing!
Matt 😀

 

New Podcast: Teacher Talk with Tati – Classroom Activities, How Children Learn, and More!

Today I am talking with teacher and teacher trainer Tati! We talk about how children learn, immersive classroom activities, conversational book reading, and how Tati teaches her students in Brazil. We also talk about how Tati teaches her young learners indoors and outdoors. Very interesting conversation, thank you Tati!

Follow Tati on Instagram: @tatiteach 
Tati’s Podcast: Passionate Teachers Podcast

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Stream Dream English Kids Songs:
Spotify
Apple Music

Free Kids Song Downloads for English Class:
https://www.dreamenglish.com/

Dream English Kids Songs Videos

My New Book!
10 Steps To Teach English to Young Learners Book on Amazon

New Video – Five Little Pumpkins Sitting On A Gate

Five Little Pumpkins Sitting On A Gate 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃

New video from “Hello Halloween Songs For Kids”
Teaching Tips: Watch the videos with your young learners and have them follow along with the hand gestures. Pause the video and count the pumpkins. Ask which pumpkin is talking? 1st, 2nd, 3rd?
Happy Halloween!
Thanks for watching,
Matt

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Hello Halloween Songs for Kids- New Album in 2021!

Click here to go to Spotify.
Click here to to go Apple Music.

More Halloween resources for your classes click here!

Podcast: Halloween Lesson Ideas with Teacher Miriam

Today I am talking with Teacher Miriam about Halloween Teaching Ideas.  Miriam talks about songs, games, activities, and more for Halloween classes. 

Follow Miriam on Instagram @teachermiriam_ 

Please check out her Halloween Pack of Ideas Resources by going to the link tree in the profile of her Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/teachermiriam_/

Hello Halloween Songs For Kids Album:

Spotify : https://spoti.fi/3kLbXsH 

Apple Music https://apple.co/3jAT7Ff 

Halloween Songs and Activities:

https://www.dreamenglish.com/halloween

Kids Songs for English Class:

https://www.dreamenglish.com/

Kids Songs Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/dreamenglishkids/videos

My New Book!

10 Steps To Teach English to Young Learners Book on Amazon:

https://dreamenglish.com/blog/howtoteachenglishbook/