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Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about our FunSongs packages.
Who is FunSongs for?
The products and services FunSongs provides are essentially for children. However with the exception of the FunSongs Apple iPad app which kids can learn from on their own, our materials should be used by teachers and parents. You can download the free FunSongs pack. As well as samples of two action song packs, it contains Charles Goodger’s pdf manual with best practices for using action songs in the classroom, Music and Mime, Rhythm and Rhyme.
How can FunSongs help me get excellent results?
How can I get FunSongs Education action song packs?
Simple! Use the action song search facility to find the most appropriate action song for your course. For example it you’re looking for a song about parts of the body, insert “arms” into the search engine. You will then be redirected to two action songs packs: Time to Play and The Monster March. Once you have a pack that interests you, follow the instructions to buy it through PayPal. You can then download it immediately. Each pack contains a Teacher’s Notes page with instructions and suggestions on how to teach the song and make use of the graded worksheets. You can also acquire a FunSongs licence to download all our action song packs in one go, click here for further information >
Why teach through FunSongs action songs?
FunSongs action songs have been specially written to present and teach key vocabulary in a way in which your young learners will never forget. The FunSongs Method brings several expressive disciplines into the learning process: music, singing, mime, dance, poetry. Different intelligences are activated in the learners mind at the same time. Because of the emotional power of music and mime, learners are engaged in the learning process emotionally.
How do I teach new vocabulary with an action song?
First decide on the lexical field(s) you want to teach. Then using our action song search engine on the home page, locate the most appropriate action song package. Once you have downloaded the package follow the instructions in the Teacher’s Notes. For an overview of the FunSongs Method download Charles Goodger’s e-book “Music and Mime, Rhythm and Rhyme.” You may also find this article published by EFL Magazine useful. http://eflmagazine.com/pres