Teddy Eddie appeals to children, parents and teachers alike, with a unique combination of effective learning and great fun in the classroom!
Below you can see and listen to excerpts of textbooks, audio recordings, classroom games and many other materials.
Most of them come from the ‘Transport’ chapter in the Yellow Book, designed for children aged 4-6.
Slides with audio
The Six Witches
This exercise comes from the tradition of storytelling known to everyone, young and old. Children listen to a story while looking at accompanying slides. Then they act the story out and re-tell it. With our trademark 13-stage lesson sequence introducing all of our class stories, the teacher can vary the level of difficulty depending on a group’s capabilities.
Drive a Car!
This type of exercise is based on TPR (Total Physical Response – coordination of language use and physical movement). Children listen to instructions given in English and perform a specific action to demonstrate their comprehension. Crucially for the Teddy Eddie approach, this is accompanied with oral language production, so that the children have a chance to practise relatively complex language, e.g. ‘Get out of the car and push it’. As a result more and more language chunks are easily memorized and become ready for active use!
i.e. sound recording
My Yellow Car | The Flying Rock’n’Roll
All songs were written by the authors of the method. Their aim is not to teach single words but whole sentences! A British native speaker, gifted especially in the … imitation of voices performs them. As a result, not only the kids love songs and acquire new expressions in a flash. Parents listen together with the kids!
My Yellow Car
The Flying Rock'n'Roll
The Big Truck
Poems work like songs. Children listen to a poem, repeat the lines, and perform specific actions while reciting. The objective is to consolidate the material covered, especially sentences and complex grammatical forms.
The Big Truck
Ears up! is a unique feature of the Teddy Eddie method. This exercise is based on listening comprehension and it is tailored to the needs of young children. It’s usually a short, funny story, which appears at the end of a chapter and checks if a child has mastered the material. Listening takes place without any visual aids. At the end of the story, the teacher asks comprehension questions and elicits appropriate responses from the kids.
Animals are sick
In this game the children play at being animals and a doctor. Some of the animals ‘get hurt’, then a doctor appears with an appropriate remedy. The game has been designed in such a way as to encourage children to use the language functionally, develop their listening skills, and learn to speak for a specific purpose. Realia (a stethoscope for the doctor and pills for the sick animals) add colour to the game.
Animals are sick
EXCERPTS OF BOOKS
Teddy Eddie looks out from the cover and your child’s adventure with our Teddy Bear begins… All the course books are ambitious and colourful. They attract children’s attention and stimulate their curiosity. They differ from traditional textbooks for preschool-aged children in that they contain all the texts and all the language material covered in the classroom. This is a great form of support for teachers and parents alike, and children don’t mind it at all, even though they obviously cannot read yet.
Parents can follow their child’s learning progress on a day-to-day basis. They receive a guide in their mother tongue, containing not only information about the skills the child is going to acquire, but also target vocabulary lists and all class texts (including songs, rhymes and stories) in both languages. They get a full description of the method, and ideas on how to support the learning of English at home.
Each student’s set is supplemented with an additional component – a booklet with 38 pictures. Each picture represents a word that doesn’t appear anywhere in the Book itself. Children learn these words as ‘passwords’ that allow them to enter the classroom. It should be emphasized that the vocabulary set featured in the Secret Booklets is comparable in size to an entire annual lexical load that can be found in mainstream young learners’ textbooks. In the Teddy Eddie course, the 38 “secret words” are only a small part of the vocabulary set that our children are exposed to year by year.