Big Fun – Theme Song Lyrics

The Big Fun Song

From the sky to the ground
And all the way around -
We can have big fun!
If there's rain, if there's sun,
Let's play with everyone.

Chorus

We can have big, big fun
Take a walk outside.
Our world is big and wide.
There are flowers and trees
And yellow bumblebees.
Buzz, buzz, buzz!

Chorus

We can have big, big fun
Join your hands with me
Let's see what we can see!
Then take a closer look.
We'll learn beyond our book.
Look, oh, look!

Chorus

We can have big, big fun

WHAT IS BIG FUN?

Big Fun teaches young children English – by listening, imitating and repeating – in the same way that they learn their native language. And they grow confident to speak English on their own.

Starting with basic vocabulary and language, Big Fun teaches children English in the context of eight engaging themes. They learn about math, reading and writing readiness, values and nature as they practice motor skills and have fun doing creative projects.

The audio program includes vocabulary, conversations, narration and original songs and chants to delight both your students and you.

Big Fun is a big start that progresses to any English course, including Big English

LEVELS

COMPONENTS

WHY CHOOSE BIG FUN?

I need to keep my young learners focused

Big Fun ensures you have a variety of video, listening, audio and play activities to keep your young learners engaged. The Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach of using the nature topics in the Amazing units challenges your students and brings the real world into the classroom. You can also use associated activities, such as bringing in real objects for children to observe, touch, smell, listen to or taste, to help them learn.

I need to teach so much more than English

Illustrated scenarios, songs, chants and games help your students learn the values that are as important for children as the language skills they are learning. Critical thinking/problem solving, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration are the foundation to this 21st Century Skills approach.

My students aren't literate in their native language yet

Teaching children to follow directions and communicate makes learning English meaningful and fun. Songs, chants and simple conversation practice as part of the audio program helps students learn English even while they are not literate in their native language. And by the end of Level 3, students are able to read and write.

I need to consider my students’ developmental ages and stages

Assessment for Learning techniques use age-appropriate activities to help raise children’s awareness of what they are learning and help you assess their progress. Children record what they like best in the unit Wrap-Up, and you can use these responses to plan the end of year show. Working towards the show encourages collaboration as your students make scenery and costumes for the show.

READY FOR SOME BIG IDEAS?

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Big Fun teaches young children English — in the same way they learn their native language — by making sure they listen, imitate, repeat and begin to speak on their own. Starting with basic vocabulary and language, children learn English in the context of eight engaging themes.

They learn about math, reading and writing readiness, values and nature as they practise their motor skills and have fun doing creative projects.

Children learn English, transfer knowledge and become critical thinkers as they cycle through the same eight themes that advance in sophistication with each level.

Content and Language
Integrated Learning (CLIL)

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Young children learn English and so much more

21st Century Skills

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Young children need to be prepared for the world that awaits them

Assesment for Learning

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Awareness and confidence lead to success


AUTHORS

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MARIO HERRERA has a degree in education and an MA in EFL. He has taught English for more than 30 years at all levels, from young children to adults. He is the author and co-author of many acclaimed ESL/EFL series that are used in levels ranging from pre-primary to junior high schools.

His previous series include Backpack, a seven-level primary EFL course, Pockets, a three-level pre-primary EFL course and Cool Chat Connected, an EFL course for secondary schools. As an international consultant and teacher trainer, Mario Herrera travels the globe, directing seminars and delivering professional development workshops throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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Barbara Hojel has an MA in education from The Johns Hopkins University and more than 34 years of experience teaching very young children and training teachers. She has led workshops and trained teachers around the world.

She has authored and co-authored material for very young learners, including: Pockets, Hip Hip Hooray Starter Level, My ABC Storybook, Buttons, English for Me!, Storybooks, Balloons and the My English Book series. She has also written material for teachers: EFL/ESL Class Starters, Poems and Fingerprints.

TRY BIG FUN

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

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Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

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Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

BOOKS

image description

Take a look for yourself at a sample unit from the Student’s Book and Teacher's Book.

VIDEOS

image description

Learning should be fun. Take a look at some of the videos integrated into the lessons.

AUDIO

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Listen to the sample songs and hear the multiple exposures to new language and intensive recycling in practice.

View samples

WHY CHOOSE PEARSON?

If you thought learning was confined to the classroom, think again.

We love what we do in English Language Teaching (ELT) at Pearson, because we get to work in lots of different types of classrooms around the world. Every day we look at ways of combining content, assessment, technology and services to help teachers and students across the world teach, learn and practise their English skills, making us, Pearson, the world's leading education company.

We believe in all kinds of learning, delivered at any time, in any place through materials of the highest quality, enabling you to achieve your English learning and teaching goals.

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