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Lesson ideas, videos, activity sheets and top tips from our education experts.

Ladybird Readers Webinar: Teaching English at home

Watch a recording of the Ladybird Readers Webinar. The webinar is filled with useful tips and ideas to help you enjoy using Ladybird Readers at home.

Fri May 29 Vanessa Reis Esteves
ELT Consultant
Fun and educational activity ideas

Here are some fun and educational activity ideas you can use at home to keep children occupied. All of these activities are based around The Ladybird Readers range.

Thu May 21 Danielle Mundy
ELT Consultant
Early word games and activities

Children can learn to read using the ‘Scrapbook method’. It involves gathering together anything important to a young child, in a homemade book, and writing clearly related words in lower case script alongside each entry. Many more early word games and activities can follow on from this.

Sun Apr 19 Lorna Hillman
Home Learning Resources

Here are some resources which we hope that teachers, parents and students will find useful during school closures.  

Wed Mar 18
The importance of Fairy Tales in the EFL Classroom

Suggestions of possible questions/discussion topics and post reading activities that can be used to develop children’s emotional intelligence, creativity and critical thinking skills for some of the most popular fairy tales that we all know and love.

Tue Jan 21 Vanessa Reis Esteves
ELT Consultant
The Scrapbook Method

Lorna Hillman’s father created the iconic Key Words series. Discover her scrapbook method of introducing reading to young learners which was inspired by her childhood.

Tue Aug 20 Lorna Hillman
Learning English through play

In this blog post, we will be looking at various directed play opportunities and games that can be used to open students learning gates to reading in English and acquiring language in a natural stress-free manner.

Tue Jul 23 Vanessa Reis Esteves
ELT Consultant
A history of Key Words

My father, William Murray conducted his own research knowing that thoughtful, efficient and structured teaching is needed when children are learning to read. He researched the English language concentrating on the most used words.

Thu Jun 13 Tony Murray
Making time for reading

Studies have proven that students who read at least 15 minutes a day see great improvements in their overall academic progress. Yet the same studies also clearly indicate that more than half of our students fail to read the magic 15 minutes per day.

Thu Jun 13 Vanessa Reis Esteves
ELT Consultant
International Day of Families

The topic of families is one that comes up every term in school curriculums. Books can help learners focus on a particular topic and bring it to life. Use the International Day of Families as a focal point for vocabulary related to families in your classroom

Tue May 7 Danielle Mundy
ELT Consultant