Sunday, September 10, 2017

Alphabet Coloring Pages (Letters U - Z)

Studying a foreign language often starts with the ABC. Introduction of the alphabet to kids opens the doors to the new language for them. So ESL teachers should make sure children have an enjoyable experience with English from their first steps when they start getting acquainted with letters. That is why fun activities are important for easing kids into the second language. Games, songs, colorful flashcards, coloring pages and interesting worksheets can help little students love learning languages, and thus prepare their brains for less entertaining stuff they'll face while studying English as they grow.

It is extremely important that children's first encounter with a new language happens without too much stress and involving their favorite activities. We all know that preschoolers and early school kids love drawing, singing and playing since the time they were toddlers. No wonder all new concepts were introduced to them through this sort of activities. Therefore, introducing the English alphabet to them through coloring sheets is a smart idea.

This is the third and the last blog post featuring my printable alphabet coloring pages. This one contains the last 6 letters of the English ABC - Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz. I hope these coloring sheets will help English teachers make their lessons more enjoyable for little ones who are making their first steps in learning English language.

Alphabet coloring page, letter u coloring, u is for unicorn
U is for unicorn

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Singular and Plural Nouns Flashcards

Hello, dear fellow teachers! Teaching grammar is always a challenge for educators especially when working with young learners. One of the first grammar topic they face on this stage is singular and plural nouns. I would like to present you my new set of flashcards featuring singular and plural nouns. This set consists of 132 flashcard pairs of which 66 picture cards feature singular nouns and other 66 picture cards feature plural nouns.

All the flashcards are divided into several groups.You can see some examples of these flashcards below.

1. The first group of flashcards includes 42 pairs of words which make the plural by adding -s. These are flashcards featuring farm and wild animals, toys, objects, food, and clothes.

There are the following pairs of words:
Farm animals: cat - cats, dog - dogs, cow - cows, pig - pigs, hen - hens, rabbit - rabbits.
Forest animals: bear - bears, squirrel - squirrels, snail - snails, snake - snakes, raccoon - raccoons, bee - bees.
Zoo animals: tiger - tigers, zebra - zebras, elephant - elephants, lion - lions, koala - koalas, kangaroo - kangaroos.
Toys: ball - balls, doll - dolls, bike - bikes, balloon - balloons, car - cars, robot - robots.
Objects: pencil - pencils, bag - bags, book - books, sofa - sofas, chair - chairs, cup - cups.
Food: apple - apples, plum - plums, banana - bananas, carrot - carrots, cucumber - cucumbers, pumpkin - pumpkins.
Clothes: shirt - shirts, jacket - jackets, mitten - mittens, hat - hats, shoe - shoes, umbrella - umbrellas.

singular plural noun flashcards, farm animals
Cat - cats, dog - dogs, cow - cows

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Alphabet Coloring Pages (Letters K - T)

Below you can find another ten coloring pages designed by me to help children learn English alphabet and recognize letters. Such printable worksheets should be particularly useful to educators who work with kids learning English as second language.

Coloring is one of the best activities to make a smooth transition from the daily playtime to the learning process in kindergarten or elementary school. Therefore I hope my ABC coloring sheets are good enough to become one of an early school teacher's tool aimed at making kids love English because learning it is fun.

So here are alphabet coloring pages featuring letters Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt.

Alphabet coloring page, letter k coloring, k is for kangaroo
K is for kangaroo

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Printable Alphabet Coloring Pages (Letters A - J)

Coloring pages are one of the most popular children's pastimes. No doubt, love for coloring can serve as a cognition catalyst. Besides being entertaining, coloring pages are a great tool to be used to help kids ease into the learning process and ensure a smooth transition from a nonchalant childhood playtime to studying new things and preparing for early school. Since we are talking about preschool and elementary school students, there should be a high demand for printable alphabet coloring pages among ESL teachers. Because, obviously, the ABC is the first step to start studying a language. And there is a global trend to begin learning English as early as possible.

As I have already written in my earlier posts, the key to success in teaching English to little kids is fun and engaging lessons. That's why games and popular activities like coloring are always welcome in the classroom. Not only they help young students efficiently memorize letters and vocabulary early in the course of learning languages but also they are a part of a very important process of nurturing love for learning. From the practical point of view, alphabet coloring pages are extremely useful for kids whose mother tongue does not use the Latin alphabet. Children in Asian countries, those in Russia and Arabic countries must experience extra difficulties while learning the English ABC.

Fortunately fine-motor activities involved in coloring stimulate brain and thus improve memory of kids. Coloring alphabet will definitely help them better recognize English letters and words starting with them. That is why coloring is one of indispensable activities in my English teaching practice. I teach English to children whose native language is Cyrillic and therefore many English letters look unfamiliar to them. I believe the problem is even more acute for teachers working in Korea, China, Japan and many Arabic countries. Memorizing the English letters must be a challenge for young learners out there. Therefore printable alphabet coloring pages are the must to make learning the ABC a fun and easy activity for both students and educators.

I searched for alphabet coloring pages in Google but I did not like many of available images. Many of them are not simple enough for little kids. Therefore I decided to create my own printable coloring sheets. I also added traceable words to boost children's motor skills as well as vocabulary memorization and word/letters recognition abilities. So here are coloring pages for the first ten letters of the English alphabet:

Alphabet coloring page, letter a coloring, a is for ant
A is for ant