Playtime A Class Book

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Playtime A Class Book

Format: Paperback

The fun, new three-level British English course with fully integrated DVD motivating pre-schoolers to learn through memorable stories and songs.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-404654-1
  • Pages: 88
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 276x219 inches

This great new series focuses on the real-life pre-school environment, a familiar setting for little ones to start learning English through other subjects.

Monkey (the puppet) starts every lesson in a fun way and the children's enthusiasm for English builds from the beginning.

Through easy-to-follow classroom routines for each lesson, children also learn to develop good habits and good behaviour.

Playtime's lively stories present natural language in familiar contexts - using integrated DVD as well.

Educational discount pricing

K12 schools, college bookstores, and other educational institutions with an Oxford account will receive an educational discount when placing their order through our Customer Service department.

Please call Customer Service at 800-542-2442 (8am - 6pm EST, Monday to Friday). You need an Oxford account to receive the discounted price.

Our discounted price list (PDF)

  • Pop-outs (six pages)
  • a Starter unit
  • 3 festival and holiday units
  • Mini flashcards (seven pages of smaller versions of the flashcards)

Key features

  • There are 60 core lessons for Levels A and B, which can be boosted by an extra 30 lessons in the Work Book.
  • The Class Book contains a Starter Unit and six units with core teaching materials and two festival and holiday units.
  • There are 6 pages of mini flashcards (smaller versions of the flashcards) along with pop outs.
  • Great home-school links with the Class Book

    1. Class Book activity pages are perforated - so children can take them home

    2. In every unit the children make a pop-out based on the story that they can take home to tell the story there.
  • The Class Book contains EIGHT activities per unit:

    1. Two consolidation activities - following the story

    2. Two vocabulary activities - to practise the vocabulary song

    3. Cross-curricular/DVD activity - to consolidate the theme

    4. Own life activity - to personalise the topic to the child's life

    5. Key language activity - to bring together all of the language learnt in the unit

    6. Song activity - using the pop outs


1. The Playtime Class Book appeals to all styles of learning, embodied in the four playful, child characters - Rocket, Twig, Star and Melody.

2. The teacher is provided with the widest variety of flexible components in a pre school course, including DVDs

3. Children are introduced to each story by a friendly monkey puppet who guides their repeated contact with the language through memorable songs, story songs, digital classroom resources and craft-based activities.

4. The cross-curricular approach helps learners explore their first experience of English through other subjects and see English in a real-life British context through photographs and DVD

5. Parents and learners are supported by a website with additional practice and content - building on a child's learning in school at home


Part of... Playtime

Playtime makes learning English through other subjects fun by focusing on real-life pre-school.

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