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Author:  Malikariverbaby [ Thu May 14, 2009 7:16 pm ]
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Hio there,

I am looking for some simple videos that I could use with my kids. I would like little cartoons for things like 'The Threee Billy Goats Gruff' or specific primary ESL.
Hope you guys can point me in the right direction :D

Author:  mesmark [ Thu May 14, 2009 10:51 pm ]
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These are the ones I use with my students and play for my own kids.
lcfclubs.com/englishzone/practicezone/index.asp

But unfortunately, it has gone subscription.

Author:  Malikariverbaby [ Fri May 15, 2009 1:53 am ]
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Thanks for that Mark, what a great site. The only problem I have is that I don't have access to computers in the class. Here in France they are no yet into interactive white boards :|

Was hoping to find a DVD.

Author:  mesmark [ Fri May 15, 2009 7:21 am ]
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I have some Dora the Explorer DVDs but each show is about 20 minutes.

Dora is really good because it's a repetitive style and they speak slowly and repeat the word and phrases over and over again.

Sesame Street might be good also.

I have a Looney Toons (Buggs Bunny) DVD that has parodies of famous fairy tales but it's quite difficult as far as language goes. However, kids like to watch those (they just don't understand.)

Author:  lidia.moas [ Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:44 pm ]
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I think charlie and lola episodes are very good too. I use them a lot.

Author:  Malikariverbaby [ Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:43 pm ]
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Hi there Mark,

You have to pay for that sight now and it is only a year subsription and it is really expensive. What a shame because it was really good. Do you know another one that is similar?

Author:  mesmark [ Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:39 pm ]
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Yeah, I saw that just last week. I went to open one of their song videos and was shut out :(

I didn't have time to register or even look at the pricing.

They were well done and I'm sure worth the subscription, but since I don't need them and just used them becuase they were there, ... I'll probably look for some others (or make some :) )

I'll let you know if I find any.

Author:  Malikariverbaby [ Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:12 am ]
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The cost is about £70 and thats only for one year (bit of a rip if you ask me). I would only be using them occasionally so its just not worth it for me. The British Council have some good vids and stories.

IPS should have written SITE not sight in last post.

Author:  Kiwione [ Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:11 pm ]
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I have been thinking about using kids karaoke in some classes
using low level songs they know, like heads and shoulders and work up.

There are some good ones on youtube and you can convert them to ipod and just play them on the TV.
Here in Japan, all classes have a TV, but very few have computers. I find ipods are great for this kind of thing (showing video).

I am thinking of doing it for Christmas songs too (in English)

Also, its very easy to make your own videos using MS Moviemaker (or equiv). Using this, there is almost no limit to what you can do (??)
you can use parts of movies/video/on line content, photos and arrange the music and comentary as you like

Author:  mesmark [ Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:51 am ]
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Here's a site where famous people read stories in streaming video
http://www.storylineonline.net/

Any of the kids program sites have great interactive sites
- www.sesamestreet.com/home
- http://pbskids.org/
- www.noggin.com/
- www.nickjr.com
- www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/

Really well done, but the bad points to those is the language level might be a little high for some students and another bad point is there is so much on there that it takes dedication to look through it all and find what will really be useful and interesting to your students.

Author:  Malikariverbaby [ Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:46 am ]
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Thanks for that.

The seseme st site is great and cbeebies is too. The trouble is that a lot of c beebies and the other sites won't stream to France.

i have been using Youtube. I am doing the 3 Little Pigs at the moment and have been getting the kids to watch the disney version with huge success.

The powers that be have just told me that from now on the kids (age 11) will have to sit an offical test. I will have to spend the last part of the year preping them for it. :roll:

Author:  saul [ Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:05 pm ]
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I reckon short videos are best especially for young kids, so dora is great because it just reaches the threshhold there.
anyone tried playschool or anything like that?

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