Earworms, stuck-song syndrome, sticky music, and cognitive itch are all terms used to describe when a song gets stuck in your head – and, although defined, it can’t quite be explained.
So how can you use this scientific mystery to your advantage so your pupils will pick up their French language learning more readily as they advance through the curriculum?
The answer is with Petites Étoiles – a comprehensive resource which uses rhymes and songs to introduce your Reception to Year 2 pupils to French language learning. So when they start to learn French more formally, they will have already internalised how it sounds.
Petites Étoiles provides lesson plans, activities, and ideas based on 18 popular topics (toys, food, animals, celebrations…), with each unit focusing on a rhyme or a song to aid the pronunciation of words and to make learning more memorable.
The accompanying disc also contains video clips, as well as a huge bank of reproducible resources, IWB games, and much more. The practical activities are play-oriented and range from role-playing and miming to phonics games and mask-making.
Furthermore, Petites Étoiles has a clear and easy-to-use layout and provides a huge amount of practical support for teachers which means that it can be used by both French specialist teachers and teachers with limited knowledge of the French language.
You can order Petites Étoiles in a variety of ways, including:
- By visiting the website
- By phone on 01449 766629
- By fax on 01449 768047
- By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or by post to Brilliant Publications, Mendlesham Industrial Estate, Norwich Road, Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5ND.
Mendlesham Industrial Estate,
phone: 01449 766629
fax: 01449 768047