Good ESL Games for Kids
Where can you find Good ESL Games for Kids - Some Recommended Websites
Teaching English as a secondary language (ESL) is a difficult yet very interesting profession. ESL teachers in Japan and around the globe find themselves teaching English to kids and adults of all ages; however it is widely believed that kids are much better learners than the older people. This is probably false, but kids definitely like to learn in a different way, and using games can help.
David Paul`s Finding Out series of books for teaching English to children, as has been mentioned on other pages of this website, has many great activities to get them pumped about learning English. If kids can have fun while learning, what is wrong with that?
by Cheema Beckham
Teachers believe that the best students to teach are the elementary school children as they are extremely cooperative, curious and least self-conscious of all levels. Teachers use a number of methods, ways and training aids to teach young Kids. Some of these ways include ESL Games for kids, ESL Flash Cards, ESL Worksheets, ESL Songs, etc.
The most interesting method among these is by indulging the kids in ESL games. Flash cards and songs are also used for playing these games and inculcating interest in them. These games can be played in class rooms, playgrounds, homes and even on internet. There are a number of websites which offer free ESL games for kids online.
Today I would like to share with you some of my favorite websites offering good ESL games for kids. I am sharing these websites with the hope that they will be a catalyst in creating many positive and meaningful English lessons under your guidance. They have always worked for me and I am sure that you and your ESL students will benefit from them!
• ESL Kid Stuff (http://www.eslkidstuff.com/). “ESL Kid Stuff” is one of the most popular and useful websites. It houses more than 1,500 Flash card images and hundreds of different ideas for crafts, worksheets, games, song sheets and jobs. It can be a very handy tool for teachers while teaching ESL in Japan or elsewhere.
• ESL 4 Kids (http://www.esl4kids.net/). It is also a very informative website with many ESL games. It contains many traditional games which have been specifically adopted for teaching ESL to kids. They keep the interest level of the students very high.
• Kids ESL Games (http://www.kidseslgames.com/). “Kids ESL Games” provides free online games to students and teachers for practicing English grammar and vocabulary skills anywhere and at anytime. These online ESL games include printable games, grammar and vocabulary games, song games and classroom game ideas.
• ESL-Kids (http://www.esl-kids.com/). If you are an ESL teacher, you can get some immensely interesting ideas for your students with this huge list of ESL games and activities! You can find TPR ideas, alphabet games, vocabulary games, sentence building activities, conversation games and much more for small or large classes, and for kids of all ages.
These interesting and fascinating websites have helped me while teaching ESL in Japan and I am sure that they can also help you in teaching ESL to kids quickly and easily.
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