Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Paws for thought

PAW Patrol:The Movie is the under-sevens’ blockbuster due to hit the silver screen this week and it’s also on course to support three to six-year-olds learning English as a foreign language.

In a colourful collaboration, OUP and Nickelodeon have launched 20 books in the graded PAW Patrol Reading Stars series, using the popular PAW Patrol characters to introduce vocabulary and reinforce learning through repetition and activities that can be used at home or in the classroom.

The combination of simple vocabulary and grammar, and illustrative pictures which make understanding the story clear, they provide a gradual learning process through three levels that teach recognition and understanding of common words.

The OUP has also published a useful guide to getting the most out of the book series, Using Graded Readers with Very Young Learners.

Alex Choi, a parent who has used the books, says: “Having high-quality education resources that are about characters our children love makes it so much easier to get them learning English, at the same time inspiring a love of reading.”

Image courtesy of Library
Liz Granirer
Liz Granirer
Liz has been a journalist for many years. She is currently editor of EL Gazette and has previously edited the magazines Young Performer, StepForward and Accounting Technician; been deputy editor on Right Start magazine; chief sub editor on Country Homes & Interiors; and sub editor on easyJet Traveller, Lonely Planet and Family Traveller magazines, along with a number of others.
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