Oh, c’mon, teacher! This song is too childish!
Some of our upper primary students are fed up with some infant songs that teachers use to reinforce basic language learning, such as ABC, numbers from 1-20, days of the week, months of the year....
Our 12 year olds prefer (and so does the youngest in the school!) to hear songs they like from famous pop or rock groups or singers. And you know what happen? They are not the best to learn standard English!
You tube is a wonderful resource to find songs to learn almost every single thing. And it is not necessary to look for nursery rhymes or songs to “feed” our pre-teenagers in the ESL classes.
Let’s try with some songs “full of energy”!ABC ROCK By Greg & Steve
Days of the Week Rap Back- Jack Hartmann song
Hip Hop Around the Clock (telling time to the hour w/ Jack Hartmann)
The Number Rock by Greg & Steve
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Alphabet song by Fred Penner)
You can find lots of lively songs in Harry Kindergarten's You Tube channel and in English Karaoke icnelly's channel