Playtime Starter, A & B Teacher's Resource Pack

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Playtime Starter, A & B Teacher's Resource Pack

Stories, DVD and play- start to learn real-life English the Playtime way!

Format: Mixed media format

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

  • Part of: Playtime
  • Level: Starter
  • Language Level: Beginner, A and B
  • Teaching hours: 54 (Starter) and 60 (Levels A and B)
  • ISBN: 978-0-19-404679-4

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

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Key features

  • DVDs for each level of Playtime
  • Big Story Books for each level of Playtime
  • Routine posters - supports a lesson routine (A2 size)
  • Pocket poster - used in many ways to practise vocabulary throughout the course (A1 size)
  • Flashcards - up to 50 vocabulary, numbers, character and photographic flashcards per level


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


Playtime is one of the first courses to offer fully integrated DVD for pre-school English.

Your young learners can see real British children and families along with the animated stories.

There is one DVD for each of the three levels of Playtime with:
  • Animations of the six stories
  • Animation of the six story songs

Levels A and B also contain:
  • Six cross curricular film sections
  • A vocabulary review for each cross-curricular film

Story Books, Puppet, Posters and Cards

  • A monkey puppet - which is a cuddly toy who only "speaks" English - he can HUG children, climb around and stick together with his VELCRO paws and pick up FLASHCARDS with his mouth
  • Big Story Books for each level of Playtime - each with six stories
  • Flashcards showing characters, core vocabulary, numbers and cross curricular photographic cards
  • Routine posters - for each level

Monkey Puppet

Part of... Playtime

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

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