Friday, June 28, 2013

With the Ukulele

"With the Ukulele"
is a cheerful song
to celebrate the arrival
of this nice season.

With the Ukulele from Jef Gibbons on Vimeo.

Thanks to its creators  sharing their singing.

This fun song has many verbs ending in "ing".
We can understand more these verbs with this beautiful singing.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

How to make 3D Photos

It's holiday time 
and today we will take a break 
from grammar.
  We will experience new stuff.

On  Jemtoy  explains how to make a 3D Photographia.

Maybe you will need the help of an adult to operate the equipment.
But can make yourself your own 3D glasses to see the photos.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Positive, Negative and Interrogative forms of Verb

You can memorized the lists of Irregular Verbs. 
You can even remember the verbs that are not irregular.
(hint, long verbs 2 syllables or more, are almost always regular)
However, you need to be able to use them in their
positive, negative and interrogative forms.

Some interesting examples.

Present Simple,affirmative,negative and interrogative form from sebanavarro

More about these forms on

Friday, June 21, 2013

Welcome to summer

Welcome to summer
Summer solstice arrives.
Your summer will be different 
depending on where you live.
In White Boxer explains
what happens in each hemisphere.

Enjoy the change of season wherever you are.

Echoes of Ground from Annie on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Personal Pronouns (to conjugate)

You need to know the personal pronouns
 when you conjugate verbs.

clearly explains these pronouns
 with a video and activities.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Kit Geometry to Kid

VIMEO with their interesting bi-weekly challenges
reminded us that geometry is everywhere.

We can play looking for geometric shapes.
Flykit puts you one simple example.

Kit Geometry to Kid from FLYKIT on Vimeo.

These great videos about Shapes
show you where the geometry is hidden.

You can start as in the video "Shape Portrait"
playing with geometric shapes of the face.
Simply cut out of a magazine:
two round eyes, a triangle with a nose and a rectangle with a mouth. 

Then your imagination will give you combinations.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Helping Verbs

The helping verbs explain auxiliarily
the data about full verbs they accompany.
They qualify their meaning showing
expectation or obligation,
probability or directionality,
or the potential.

There are twenty-three and you can learn them singing.

The Helping Verb Song from Tracey Bruce on Vimeo.

Here lyrics.

More about these Verbs on 
Grammar the Easy Way

Some activity helping Verbs on
Free Language Stuff

Some tips helping Verbs
To take
To look

Friday, June 14, 2013

First steps in Verbs

We can start with Action Verbs.
Is all that can do people or things.

   Our friend gets into Action !

He can jump into the water and swim.

He can ride a bike.

He can skate and make looping.

He must eat to grow.

He wants to read to relax.

He goes to bed to rest.

Now it's your turn. 
You can make your own articulated puppet.

You can print and cut these shapes or invent.
You just need to paste into cardboard.
Arms and legs are made with malleable wire.

Have a nice adventure with Action Verbs.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Polar Circles

When we are children we tend to draw the frozen landscapes
with penguins and polar bears together.
We  think that both poles of the earth are similar.
But they have great differences.

In this video you have a great visual comparison.
In this version we can hear a Dutch voice-over,
whilst the text in the visual is English.

Polar Circles - Arctica versus Antarctica from Tommy Rombouts on Vimeo.

More about Polars Circles:

  Animals of the Artic                 Antarctic Wildlife

The most surprising of these lands
are the northern and southern lights.
  And further investigate together.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

To take lesson from mistake

The bug fixes can be the best lesson.
It's easy to make mistakes in translation.
It is therefore welcome any correction.
This will help us in this adaptation.

We would  facilitate learning like you're traveling
especially in children with some difficulty.
But using these tips we saw that entertained everyone.
Even we've used them with grandparents who wanted to be students.
They enjoyed explaining these stories to their grandchildren.

We started in Catalan.  CATATRUX
We continued in Spanish.  F L O T S

Now we are making this adaptation in English.
We look at the difficulties of some ones
to be useful and easy for everyone.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Connecting words

An animated lesson to teach about conjunctions.

Conjunction for grade 2 from turtlediary on Vimeo.

You can fly like this little bird 
in the world of words
 when using correctly
conjunctions to make sentences.

More about conjunctions:

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Road Safety

Road Safety from Amanda Brent on Vimeo.

The genius of children's drawings
and their own explanations
are a refreshing information.

Nature's Compass

Sunset Tree from The Film Artist on Vimeo.

Perhaps the future is listen nature.
Sometimes society is guided by the economy.
But the important thing is the people's feeling.
Then you can try to live free as the strong tree.

One Tree Seven Families from Sencer Yalcin on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Animal's drawings with simple shapes

Everyone can learn to draw.
It's like walking, talking, writing, ...
Sometimes we put on ourselves limits.
Why say "I can't" without to try?
Why accept being told "you can't"?

There are many ways to surprise yourself in this life.
They're waiting for you.

A fun and easy way to draw animals is with geometric shapes.
You can see it in      DragonArt   

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Surprise in the lake

One day our friends were surprised in his walk along the lake.
Look intently this picture and you'll discover someone.

Indeed there is a frog hidden in the weeds of the lake shore.
Our friends Q, C, and K heard his croaking
"croak, croak" that seems their own sounds.
You can see his story    here   to remember.
Soon they became friends playing together.
The frog explained them  their curious cycle of life.

 More about

Finally you can see a video of tadpoles 
with the beautiful song "Giraffe" by Bryyn.

You can draw your own frog with only using circles and triangles.
It's fun making it for her big eyes and mouth clown.
 Let's go to try.

More about how to drawing

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sentences about appearance

"The secret friend" is fun to play.
You must think of a sidekick.
You can describe it but you can not say his name.
When someone guess then he may be the next.

can teach you about phrases to describe in a funny game.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

From sunrise to sunset

The sun is always shining but sometimes we can't see it.
Can be seen from sunrise to sunset if it's not cloudy.
But he's all time shining for you.
 Do you want to know why?

This great video
explains the sun.

Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas) from Hiné Mizushima on Vimeo.

More about this important star in
   Kids Astronomy  

Finally  here's an upbeat song by The Beatles.

This sweet version is for children 
who especially appreciate the optimism.