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Vol. 1 What materials can I use with a class of 2-year-olds?

Please recommend some materials I can use with a class of 2-year-olds.

The following CDs and picture books are recommended:

Recommendation 1.Songs:
NEW Let’s Sing Together (29 English songs)

This CD of songs contains many popular songs that American kids sing at school, camp, parties, etc. In order to appeal more to children, the songs are sung by children.

The SONG BOOK (for teachers, sold separately) has lyrics, TPR gestures and activities to do with the songs. There are some photocopiable sheets.

Recommendation 2.Picture Book:
Picture Books by Chants series Vol.2 Whose Shirt? (animals/clothing)

This story told through a chant is very popular, and especially recommended for younger students.

While reading the story, pause the CD, and imagine with the students, “What’s next?” “What is it?” Students will have fun trying to guess the next article of clothing and what animal it belongs to!
This chant comes from the textbook WELCOME to Learning World PINK.

Recommendation 3.Picture Book:
Picture Books series Vol.7 My Pet (animals/adjectives)

My Pet is based on a song that was made into a picture book. A boy imagines taking many different types of pets for walks, but they run into problems! The illustrations and simple language are great for 2-year-olds. (Bigger kids still like them, too!)
Other Picture Books series recommendations: Vol.1 Tiny Boppers (numbers/~ing actions), Vol.2 A Beautiful Butterfly (colors/foods)

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