Ben and Bella Teaching Resource
Play and Learn with Ben and Bella is a multi media aid developed in Germany for children whose first language is not necessarily English. The original script was done by a BBC scriptwriter and transformed into immersive learning tool by the German Institute of Immersive Learning. Immersive method or the natural way of learning is the most effective way of learning a language and creating a love for learning.
Through play and learn with Ben and Bella, your children will be transported to 6 different setting: Zoo, Farm, Going Places, Shopping, Circus and A Special Day to see and hear the spoken words in those natural surroundings.
• In each kit, they will be entertained with a DVD covering 3 stories. Each story contains 3D animation, and most with real life sequence. There is also a sing and dance along to get the children to use the language actively. To help the children with the dance move, there is a step by step choreography for watch.
• A storybook is to be read to the children, so that they will re-hear the word they learnt from the video, but this time hear the words constructed in sentences. This is important if the children are to learn how to communicate ideas. — There is also a video book that is in line with the story in the book. This can be watched independently by the children to refresh the use of the vocabulary acquired in the previous 2 media. • There is a re-useable sticker book for the children to play with and also helps the children to re-tell the story and the retelling could be different from the original story. This will help with imagination and creativity.
• Finally there is a parents guide to help you to get started on ideas how to get effective use of the aid.
Each kit will help your children to acquire around 150+ words. The total 6 packs will give them a working vocabulary around 1,000 words. This is a great foundation on which your children will grow their language even before they begin school.
Single Pack $58.80 (call Bobo at 91661132 to order)
FOR CHILDREN AGED 2 TO 7
STORIES, SONGS AND INTERACTIVE FUN
TEACHES 150+ ENGLISH WORDS
SCIENTIFICALLY TESTED LANGUAGE-LEARNING METHOD
LEARN THROUGH PLAY
ACTIVELY ENGAGES CHILDREN
NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS
CORRECT AND NATURAL PRONUNCIATION
USED AND ENJOYED BY PRESCHOOLERS WORLDWIDE
INCLUDES A DOWNLOAD PACKAGE WITH E-BOOKS, MUSIC AND COLORING TEMPLATES TO MAKE LEARNING MORE FUN
PLAY & LEARN SETS
ALL 6 PLAY & LEARN SETS CAN BE USED AT HOME, AND ALSO IN KINDERGARTENS AND OTHER PRESCHOOL INSTITUTIONS.
THESE SETS CONTAIN SEVERAL DIFFERENT PRODUCTS TO ATTRACT AND HOLD CHILDREN’S ATTENTION – AND TO INCREASE THEIR CAPACITY TO ABSORB THE CONTENTS.
CONETNT PLAY & LEARN SETS
1 Storybook + DVD
32 pages, all with full-color illustrations
60+ key English words presented in a picture dictionary an accompanying 15-minute video book on a DVD, with a native speaker narrating the story and
all important words repeatedly articulated and highlighted visually
1 DVD 3 episodes, each with
a cartoon and song
a karaoke version for singing along
choreography clips for dancing along
most episodes also include a bonus live-action video a combined running time of more than 70 minutes
1 STICKER BOOK
more than 30 reusable stickers
stickers illustrating key words
stickers of Ben and Bella
5 background scenes as play scenarios
1 PARENTS’ GUIDE
8 pages written in the local language, including detailed descriptions of the set’s contents, useful tips on how to approach them and information on the set’s teaching methods
Choose one now or buy all 6 packs.
- Going Places,
- A Special Day
filled hours with the diverse Ben & Bella products. Although parental involvement is welcome, it is not necessary.
Children will learn inevitably – and happily –
on their own.
6 CD-ROMS WITH PC GAMES
PLAY • SUCCEED • UNDERSTAND
The CD-ROMs correspond to Ben & Bella’s 6 general themes and use the vocabulary found in the corresponding books and videos. Each includes 3 PC games specially designed for young children.
include a statistics page so you can track your child’s progress
LOOK • LISTEN • READ
The highly visual and clearly structured hardcover storybooks replicate Ben & Bella’s general themes.
• 32 pages with full-color illustrations
• a fun text appropriate both for young listeners and for early readers
• a picture dictionary in the front showing 60+ key words related to the book’s theme.
These words are also highlighted on individual pages of the book and in other Ben & Bella products
6 VIDEO-BOOK DVDS
WATCH • LISTEN • UNDERSTAND
The Ben & Bella storybooks include within them a longer video version narrated by a professional voice actor who is a native English speaker.
Each fun-filled video-book DVD:
• is approximately 15 minutes long
• contains optional English subtitles
• highlights key vocabulary words visually
• helps children to recognize the rhythm and sound of English
SEE • RECOGNIZE • PLAY • PRACTICE
Organized into 15 useful categories, the flashcards repeat and extend the English vocabulary introduced in other Ben & Bella products. They can be used at home or on the go, in games or just by themselves, to practice vocabulary.
Each card has:
• on the front, a full-color picture
• on the back, the corresponding vocabulary word along
with a sample sentence, which creates a context for the word and thus reinforces understanding
6 EXERCISE BOOKS
PLAY • DRAW • THINK
The exercise books engage children’s senses and advance their motor skills while giving them a chance to be creative. Each is organized around a different theme, and each contains many tasks that children can do on their own.
The exercise books include:
- 24 activity pages
- specific instructions for each exercise, located inside the back cover
- vocabulary words from other Ben & Bella products
6 STICKER BOOKS
RECOGNIZE • PLAY • CREATE
Children learn a great deal from hands-on play. In the videos and storybooks, key words are tied to images. The sticker books take that one step further by tying the words and their images to physical objects.
Each sticker book:
- is connected to a storybook and reinforces its learning goals byhighlighting key picture-dictionary words
- contains more than 30 full-color reusable stickers
- includes 5 full-color background scenes to stick them into
WATCH • LISTEN • SING • DANCE
Entertaining and educational, the DVDs are the gateway to Ben & Bella’s world. There are 3 DVDs for each of
Ben & Bella’s 6 themes: At the Circus, Going Places, At the Zoo, A Special Day, Going Shopping and On the Farm.
All DVDs include:
• a 3D English-language cartoon, which repeats key English words while the relevant objects are depicted onscreen
- a music video presenting an original song and starring real-life children
- a karaoke version of the music video
- a complete and step-by-step dance instructions presented by a professional choreographerIn addition, most of the DVDs include a bonus live-action video.The DVDs’ song and dance sections:
- teach and re-teach many key words from their related cartoon, by encouraging children to singthem in the song lyrics and physically illustrate them in the dances
- support your child’s active involvement in the English language
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