Learn & Play – Level 1 of The Tales of Arthur the Elf
Learn & Play is the first level of our language programme The Tales of Arthur the Elf. It is organised into two series and is suitable for children aged between 4 and 9 years old.
Children learn through stories and role play games supported by activity books.
The storybooks and picture role play books come with audio support which facilitates the development of solid listening and speaking skills.
The voice actors are native speakers. The pronunciation of new words and phrases is clear and allows children to learn how to use native pronunciation.
In the twenty-four stories of Learn & Play (Series 1 & 2), Arthur the elf, the land of Lutinia’s storyteller, introduces young learners to three excited children. The children and their friends embark on travels filled with mystery and magic. Edward, Henry and Anne, experience extraordinary adventures. As they travel they share with each other valuable lessons and key information.
Step by Step Learning & Bite-Size Sessions
Series 1 & 2 of Learn & Play offer twelve learning bundles.
Each learning bundle is delivered monthly by post. It includes two storybooks (with audio), two picture role play books (with audio), two activity books, eight lesson plans and a teacher/parent guide.
Children go through the programme over a period of twelve months which makes the learning process a progressive and effective one.
The course is structured around two lessons per week to maximise retention.
A lesson is designed to last 15 to 20 minutes. It involves a story and an activity or a role play game and an activity.
Children Develop a Love for Reading
The Tales of Arthur the Elf is a language programme designed to appeal to a young child’s innate creativity and imagination through stories.
Children embark on magical adventures and are encouraged to develop their vocabulary, reading and comprehension skills.
Our storybooks are physical books (with audio). They are colorful and interactive. Children go through the main text and then the key words and sentences. The stories are engaging and children have fun repeating the new vocabulary.
The picture role play books are also physical books (with audio). They are colorful and allow children to repeat and develop the vocabulary covered in the storybooks through dialogues.
The short stories of Learn & Play (Series 1 & 2) are beneficial to both pre-readers and early readers. For pre-readers, the combination of text and sound contributes to the development of their pre-reading skills. For early readers, the stories are an opportunity to practice their reading and comprehension skills.
Encouraging a love for reading in the early years is fundamental. Children who are read to and exposed to stories in early life, develop solid language, communication and literacy skills, paving the way for academic success.
A Flexible Programme
Our language programme is dual functional. It is suitable for foreign language tuition as well as mainstream early years and primary school teaching.
As an educational tool for native speakers aged between 4 and 6 years old, it supports language and literacy skills.
As a language-learning tool for children aged between 4 and 9 years old, it facilitates language acquisition through complete immersion. Young learners gain solid listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and develop cultural awareness.
The programme can be used by teachers, parents and carers in a classroom or home setting.
Our Teaching Method
Storybooks (with audio)
- The storybooks are designed to encourage the development of functional vocabulary.
- Each story is short and has clear learning objectives. A child can listen to a story once or twice before moving on to the activity book.
- The activities that follow a story are designed to consolidate the functional vocabulary covered in the story.
- Children develop solid language and literacy skills through creative and fun activities.
Picture Role Play Books (with audio)
- The role play games require the child to engage in the stories and build confidence with the language and concepts introduced.
- The learning template used in the books maximises learning. A role play game can be repeated once or twice before the child moves on to the activity book.
- The activities that follow a role play game encourage the development of language and communication skills.
- Children develop self-confidence and acquire solid listening and speaking skills.
Give a Child the Gift of Literacy
We are running a campaign designed to support underprivileged children aged between 4 and 6 years old in maintained nursery and primary schools in England.
The goal is to give disadvantaged children the best start in life by supporting them in developing solid language and literacy skills.
To achieve our goal, we rely on a network of supporters who generously accept to buy a six-month subscription to the English version of our programme for a child in need.