The Power of Games
Games and childhood are natural allies, which is why the role of games in Kindergarten and Primary classrooms is so important. They are fun and enjoyable, fostering a positive atmosphere and attitudes towards the English language. In turn, this positive connection prepares children to be more receptive to learning the language. This session will focus on dissecting games (their components and skills involved) to highlight their benefits for the whole child. The setting-up of many different types of games will be demonstrated and practised.
Sarah Hillyard is a trained Teacher of English and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Young Learners from the University of York, U.K. She has taught English in Kindergarten and has been Kindergarten Coordinator at bilingual schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has also taught at Secondary level and has been tutor of “Children’s Literature” at the National Teacher Training College (INSPT UTN). She spent two years travelling as an actress with “The Performers” (TIE – Theatre in Education). She is now tutor on NILE’s online course “Teaching English in Pre-Primary Education” (UK). She is also a teacher trainer, writer and EFL consultant for bilingual schools.