Hippo and Friends is a new 3-level pre-school course for 3-5 year-olds. It uses a song-and story-based approach with actions and activities to reinforce learning. The Pupil is Books are packed full of delightful illustrations which will engage children right from the start.
Songs and stories introduce the topic of each unit - topics which are designed to encourage positive attitudes in young children, such as helping others and sharing. There are also special extra units on festivals such as Christmas and Halloween in the Teacher is Book. At the end of each unit children have the opportunity to make a simple storybook which they can take home. This takes English outside the classroom making the language more meaningful, and enables parents to be involved in the learning process.
The course is easy to use and is suitable for schools offering from just one lesson a week to 5 lessons a week. The full-colour Teacher is Books contain step-by-step lesson plans and classroom management techniques. Each unit is divided into 5 lessons: Sing and learn, Listen and learn, Do and learn, Say and learn, and Moving on. There are also plenty of ideas for extra activities which offer the teacher flexibility and choice.