“Rabhlaí Rabhlaí“ is a collection of 31 traditional poems and rhymes “as Gaeilge”, a copy of which should be in every primary school in the country. It is especially suitable to be used in junior classes. Pupils in these classes will undoubtedly find the rhymes engaging and they will certainly motivate them to learn and have fun with rhymes as Gaeilge. [click to continue…]
I accidentally came across this book of rhymes on the internet while looking for something else. There are 24 pages of rhymes, songs, nursery rhymes, hello and goodbye rhymes, fingerplays, action rhymes and lap rhymes. It comes from the Henrico County Public Libraries in Virginia, USA. It’s a free download which I think would be great for all infant teachers. [click to continue…]
‘Drama Start’ is a collection of drama activities, including games, role playing ideas, action poems, plays and monologues, suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 8. It can be used in Early Years’ settings or in primary schools, up to and including second class. This book is also suitable for people working with children in any setting where drama is used such as community groups, out of school care facilities, therapeutic group work and so on.
The book is accessible and easy to follow. It is divided into three parts – Drama Games, Plays and Monologues. Each section provides educators/teachers/leaders with a variety of creative and imaginative ideas for stimulating drama activities in many different settings.
This ebook can be downloaded in many formats to suit everybody: .pdf, HTML, Kindle, ePub, RTF. It can be downloaded at Smashwords website and using the coupon code JG87H the book only cost $1.50.
Thanks to Julie Meighan for keeping me informed through Twitter (@EarlyYearsDrama) about drama resources. You can also get other drama hints, tips and resources at her website Early Edu Drama.
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