01 Numbers 1 to 12 Mini Lesson
02 Numbers 1 to 12 Song
03 Numbers 1 to 12 Karaoke
04 How many? Mini Lesson
05 How many? Song
06 How many? Karaoke
07 Do you like animals? Mini Lesson
08 Do you like animals? Song
09 Do you like animals? Karaoke
10 I like animals Mini Lesson
11 I like animals Song
12 I like animals Karaoke
13 I like vegetables Mini Lesson
14 I like vegetables Song
15 I like vegetables Karaoke
16 Favourite Flavour Mini Lesson
17 Favourite Flavour Song
18 Favourite Flavour Karaoke
19 Numbers 13 to 20 Mini Lesson
20 Numbers 13 to 20 Song
21 Numbers 13 to 20 Karaoke
Funky Bonus Tracks:
22 I like animals (slow mix)
23 Do you like vegetables?
24 Numbers 1 to 20 Hip Hop Mix
25 Numbers 13 to 32
Talking Words Page. Simply click the words or press the numbers 1 to 8 and hear each word pronounced. Each word is recorded with different people and different intonations to give the kids lots of English exposure.
Talking Picture Cards: Here you have all 8 of the vocab words on screen at once. You can still move over them to hear them pronounced, and it is a life saver for classroom games. Plus if you use a projector in class, you won't have to carry around all the heavy picture cards!
Learn the song with the illustrated "Mini Lesson", the teacher
becomes the "director", the kids become the center stage stars!
Perfect if you're no good at singing yourself.
Then the song complete with lyrics and illustrations! A fantastic way to
liven up the lesson and get the words stuck in your head. And a great way
for kids to practice even when you're not there.
All the themes also have funky games ( the phonics games aren't on the
CD though, those are free on the website!). The games are great to use in the computer room, simply get a student pack of CDs and get the kids to race against each other! You could even use the games
to "pre-teach" the new language to save more time for real practise
with each other.
And to finish off you have the Karaoke Versions!
The music tracks will work fine on any CD player, and Windows XP, Vista
or Mac OSX is recommended for the software section. It should work fine
on older machines, maybe just a little slower.
If your machine can handle the phonics quizzes on this site, then you should be OK!
As promised a review about CD8. I do not know if
any of the information is helpful, but just thought I would share my
ideas and success using this CD.
Numbers - Numbers 1 - 12 - This is a perfect song for young children especially as they love to
remind the teacher about number 12. Some children really start to get very
loud shouting out 12 and are very happy at the end of the song. I also
tried it with the cards and the children had to hold up the cards, of course
they are so desperate to hold up no 12.
Do you like animals - Using
this along with the food songs (CD3) and the vegetable song really
helps to consolidate 'like'. I used the Animal song (cd 4) to recap the
names of some of the animals in this song. The carnival atmosphere to
this song is wonderful. The children had musical instruments and this
worked well. For cute with one group we made ears on our heads as they
said the word. They all looked cute too!
I like animals - I have used this with older children and we made two lines opposite each
other . Line 1 sang "I like snails", Line 2 "Snails?"
,Line 1 "Yes snails!". Then they swapped for the 2nd and 3rd
animal etc. We pointed to the relevant people for him, her, me , you. The
children really sang in a way that they could never like the animal from
the other line and the other line sang the yes replies in a convincing
voice to say of course I like this animal. Some children even had their
hands on their hips and leant forward towards the other line to show they
really like the animal!!
I like animals ( slow mix) -
This is perfect for very young children. They just repeated the lines
and then even managed to point to the right child for you, me etc. Of
course him and her was hard but we played a game where I said point to
him and point to her, which worked well. They then had no problem using
it in the song. I did check the understanding of this using some
flashcards with him or her type characters and said "him or her?" too.
I like vegetables - I used this theme before without the song. I just reintroduced the vocab
and the children loved this song. My only 'moan' would have been that as
I am English I have taught tomatoes in the English fashion and thought
ah it is the USA tomatoes. I then thought of it as a good opportunity to
show that English can be spoken in several ways too. I said about some
differences in German and Austrian German. We do have a completely different
word here for tomatoes so that worked well too. The graphics at the beginning
is also proving to be another doctor doctor moment. At first my 4 years
olds looked rather worried and I thought "oh no!" They then laughed
so much and asked me to start the song again. Not sure what happens at
the beginning??, you have to buy the CD and find out!
Numbers 13- 20 and 13 - 32 - These songs were just what I had been looking for. Children often get
mixed up with ty and teen and often tell me they are 30! It is a good opportunity
to teach the younger children the difference using the song up to 32. I
suppose because you really say the teen part in a separate way it reinforces
Numbers 1 - 12 Hip Hop - This is already a firm favourite. The boys seem to like this song more
and really do some amazing moves. We always let Richard (CD) say the first
number pattern and we sang the repeat. It is hard for some children to
not sing in the first part, but good for concentration and listening skill
development to make them wait!!
Flavours and How many do you have I have not used yet.
CD8 is now one of my favourites. It really has been so easy to use
and really was just what I was looking for to help with numbers. The
graphics are great too. Imagine being 4 years old and looking for eyes
on the peas and potatoes your mum gave you for dinner!! I did say "
Maybe you couldn't find any eyes because they weren't Genki
vegetables!" "Which shop can my mum buy Genki vegetables from?" !!!!!!