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I work for an English school that has recently lost the teacher that worked with children, and I've been given classes with 2 year olds that don't even speak their own language, nevermind English. I have half a decade of experience teaching adults, but literally 0 hours with this age group.

I'm using Oxford's Cookie and Friends (A), but I am obviously not lively enough for this age group to keep their attention. I went from teaching professionals and university PhD students to toddlers, and my head is spinning. I don't know where to begin, and don't even know how to use this book ... and I've got a cat puppet on my hand.

Anyone have any experience with this age group or these resources that can give me some advice on how I can maintain my sanity?
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Also sing nursery rhymes.
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Why not focus on playing games with them, and use only English? They will pick it up as they are picking up their own language. Emotion: smile
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
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I couldn't help but giggle at your post. I love it when people say just sing songs and play games without explaining in detail which games and songs. I can understand your situation 100%. If I can give you some advice, invest in a specific book for TEFL or ESL to preschoolers. There are loads out there. It will help you understand the difference between the adult student and the baby student (2 year olds are babies in my opinion). A lot of the information is common sense but it will benefit you. Oh and one more thing, DON'T let them go to the bathroom alone.....they will forget to come back to class Emotion: smile Good Luck Teacher!!