Language learning through songs
The Early Start resources include lots of songs, many specially written, others adapted from traditional children's songs in the language. The creators of many of Early Start's songs used their experience of composing songs for pantomimes ! - they know just what will get groups of children singing with gusto and enjoyment.
Extract from "Salut! Ça va?" the theme song from Early Start French 1. Children love this catchy tune and the simple lyrics.
This greetings song from Early Start Spanish 1 is so simple for beginners. Such a great way to reinforce the first Spanish words they encounter.
This song is from Early Start French 2 - extra help to support learning the higher numbers which can be quite difficult for young beginners.
Extract from "Hallo! Wie geht's?" The theme song from Early Start German 1. Once you have heard this song, it will stay with you throughout the day!
This extract is from Early Start Spanish 2. It is part of a series of songs linked to "Likes & dislikes" in terms of school subjects, food and hobbies.
A song from Early Start Russian. Children sing their names. Most of the Early Start songs are original composistions, but it can also be fun to sing the new language to familiar tunes.
As pupils' language skills develop, they can enjoy singing more complex taditional songs. "Head, shoulders, knees & toes" is always popular with young language learners.
This traditional song about a little snail features in the "Mini-beasts" section of Early Start French 3 alongside the French version of "Incy wincy spider" ("L’araignée Gipsy").