Pick and Click is a fun and simple game to help beginning students learn vocabulary. It comes from TVO Kids, a Canadian children’s television and online network. You first can click on the theme of the words you want to learn about (for example, animals); then you’ll see a short video teaching vocabulary related to the topic; then there will be a short picture/text/audio review of the words, which is then follwed by a fun “test.”
I’ve put the link to this site near the bottom of Vocabulary on the English Beginner/Early Intermediate page on my website. I’ve placed a number of other activities from TVO Kids throughout the various pages on my site. When you go to see Pick and Click, you might want to look directly at some of their other learning games. I’ve never been able to get their Parent/Educator page work very well, though, so you might need to just search through it on your own.
You may be interested to know that TVO, creator of TVOKids’ The Space and Gemini-Award winning Gisèle’s Big Backyard, has recently introduced resources to support parents, through a new education-focused parenting website called TVOParents.com. At the cornerstone of this website is Your Voice, the world’s first live exclusively online interactive parenting show. Your Voice launched Tuesday March 6, 2007, on TVOParents.com, and airs live every Tuesday from 1 to 1:30 pm ET.
Your Voice combines the power of the Internet with the immediacy of live interaction to provide EXPERT advice in REAL-TIME for parents and caregivers on how they can help their children succeed in school. Parents told us they needed a tool to help them navigate through the challenging period of their child’s learning years. With that in mind, TVO created Your Voice specifically for parents of kids aged 2 to 12.
Every Tuesday live at 1 pm, Your Voice host Cheryl Jackson, an award-winning journalist and mother of three, welcomes education and child development experts to explore issues facing parents and their kids, such as when kids should start reading, web safety and bullying in the schoolyard. During the show, Jackson and guest experts will take questions from parents via email or phone. Parents can also share their opinions and experience with other parents through an online chat. At the end of each show, an open-ended segment with parenting expert Beverley Cathcart-Ross called “Ask Away” allows parents to ask their own personal questions on any topic.
The first show on March 6 looked at sex education with guest Lyba Spring, a sexual health educator with Toronto Public Health. The next show on March 13, “Parents: Hurdles to School Success?,” explores the impact a parent’s words and actions can have on a child’s ability to learn, socialize, and succeed in the education system.
Topics in the weeks ahead include:
– Is Your Child Normal? (March 20)
– Immigrants and Education (March 27)
– Schoolyard Bullies (April 3)
– Online Predators (April 10)
To view a video introduction to Your Voice, click on the following link or paste it into your Web browser:
For more information about the program, please visit TVOParents.com, or feel free to contact me or Paul Ginis in the TVO Marketing & Communications department at the coordinates below.
Angela Garde 416.484.2600 ext. 2305 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Ginis 416.484.2600 ext. 2445 email@example.com