Tiny Talk is a three-level listening and speaking series that introduces English to pre-school and kindergarten children aged three to six years old. It is a complete, fun-filled package, with two Student Books and Workbooks at each level, as well as Puppets, Picture Cards, Wall Charts and Cassettes.
Tiny Talk's components have been designed to directly involve children in a wide range of activities and encourage even the youngest of learners to begin communicating in English. Tiny Talk provides an excellent foundation in English skills for students before they move on and up with other primary courses, such as Let's Go.
Students will enjoy following the adventures of Sue Bear, Benny Bear and friends, presented in colorful, storybook-style units. Language is always presented in situations that readily appeal to young children. A sheet of detachable stickers provides an extra level of motivation for young learners. Teachers will appreciate the comprehensive syllabus offering a carefully graded language progression with built-in review. Double-page spreads present simple patterns, isolating fundamental language structures for important classroom practice. Carolyn Graham, renowned for her popular songs and chants in Let's Go, adds her magic touch to Tiny Talk, with songs specifically written for very young learners.
Workbooks to correspond with each Student Book offer fun additional activities to reinforce new language from the Student Book pages and to develop cognitive and motor skills. They can be used in class or at home. Detailed Teacher's Books, available at each level in both English and Japanese, furnish step-by-step lesson plans plus a wide variety of games and expansion activities. Benny and Sue Bear and, from Level 2, the kids Mike and Julie, are plush glove puppets that help you bring your lessons to life. The puppets are sure to be a hit in any classroom, and are a hands-on way to demonstrate the point of the lesson so that even your most hesitant students will want to participate.