Teddy Eddie attracts children, parents and teachers with a combination of effective learning with great fun!
Excerpts of books, recordings, games and many other materials are presented below.
The method is based on carefully-designed materials: flashcards, gadgets, scenarios, and games, audio recordings and books.
Thanks to this diversity you never get bored with Teddy Eddie!
Sample parts of the course are presented below.
Most of them come from ‘Transport’ chapter in the Yellow Book, addressed to children aged 4-6.
Slides with audio
The Six Witches
This exercise derives from known to all of us tradition of storytelling. A child listens to a story while viewing slides. Then they present it to a teacher and sometimes they do it acting out some roles. With 13 stages of the introduction of a story, a teacher can differentiate the level of difficulty depending on the capabilities of a group.
Drive a Car!
In this type exercise, Teddy Eddie is based on TPR (Total Physical Response – coordination of language and physical movement). A child listens to instructions and performs a specific action. At the same time they use the sentences with a high level of difficulty, such as ‘Get out of the car and push it.’. The result? Even complex phrases are easily memorized and introduced into everyday 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. A child listens to, repeats and performs a specific action during speaking. The objective is usually to consolidate covered material, especially sentences and complex grammatical forms. Rhymes, children’s language and numerous repetition facilitate significantly the memorizing process.
The Big Truck
Ears up! is a special proposition. It’s completely unique for Teddy Eddie method. It’s based on listening comprehension exercises, however, it’s tailored to the needs of young children. How does it work in practice? It’s usually a short, funny story, which appears at the end of a chapter and checks if a child mastered the material. Listening takes place without any visual aids. After its completion, a teacher asks questions and students respond.
Animals are sick
In this game children play animals and a doctor. Particular animals ‘get hurt’, but then a doctor appears with an appropriate remedy. The game has been designed in such a way so that children use a language functionally, develop listening and activate in communication, and learn to speak for a specific purpose. Moreover, children would play such a game also in their native language. Gadgets (the stethoscope for a doctor and pills for sick animals) add colour to the game.
Animals are sick
EXCERPTS OF BOOKS
i.e. printed materials
Teddy Eddie looks at a child from the cover and the adventure with the Teddy Bear begins… All the books addressed to students are soft, fragrant and colourful. They attract children’s attention and stimulate curiosity. They differ from traditional student’s books for pre-primary age children: they contain texts and all the material covered in the classroom. Children don’t mind that and it’s a great support for teachers and parents as well. In this way, wandering through the world of English language changes into fun for everybody.
Parents can follow child’s progress in learning on a day-to-day basis. They receive a guide in their mother tongue, containing not only information about the skills the kid is going to acquire, but also dictionaries with the new vocabulary and the content of texts (such as songs, rhymes or stories) in both languages. They get a full description of the method and ideas how to support the foreign language learning development at home.
Each student’s set is fitted with an additional gadget- a booklet with 38 pictures. Each picture represents a word that doesn’t appear anywhere in the Book. Children learn these words as ‘passwords’ that allow them to enter the lesson. 38 words of the Secret Booklets in Teddy Eddie method are only an addition, while working with a traditional student’s book a child learns the comparable number of words … within a year.