As you teach songs and stories to the children, go through the vocabulary. Children that are reading and writing can copy the words and learn to spell them. Not yet readers can learn their vocabulary orally. Practice your vocabulary frequently. Check to see if they know the meanings, and if their pronunciation is correct. See Vocabulary sheets.
Mica, mica parva stella (Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
Caput, scapulae, genua et digiti (Head, shoulders, knees and toes)
Senex MacDonald habuit fundum (Old MacDonald had a farm)
Lutum! Lutum! Pulcherrimum lutum.(Mud, mud, glorious mud!)
Christmas Carols: Adeste fideles; quem pastores laudavere; procul in praesepi et sine lecto; tranquilla nox, sancta nox..
Tres mures; Three Blind Mice
decem urnae; Ten Bottles
parva casa in silva; Little Cottage in a Wood
ardet Roma; London (Rome) is Burning
nam comes est iucundus (For he’s a jolly good fellow)
Tres porci parvi - Three Little Pigs
See other plays at the minimus website.
Suggestions for Vocab:
parts of the body
family members: sister, brother, mother, father, son, daughter, girl, boy, man, woman
amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant
(I love, you love, he loves, we love, you (pl) love, they love)
video, vides, videt, videmus, videtis, vident
sum, es, est, sumus, estis, sunt
Genesis 1:1 in principio creavit Deus caelum et terram
John 1:1 In principio erat verbum, et verbum erat apud Deum, et Deus erat verbum.
(In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.)
John 3:16 sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut Filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in eum non pereat sed habeat vitam aeternam
a, ae, ae, am, a, ae, arum, is, as, is
us, I , o, um, o, I, orum, is, os, is
um, I, o, um, o, a, orum, is, a, is
No Good Dad Attacks Apples: Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative, Ablative.
Remember that learning any language involves lots of repetition. Have fun!