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Start your child’s journey in reading and writing with our interactive educational app, now available on the App Store for both iPad and iPhone and Google Play for Android. Ideal for children aged 3+, this exciting app enables children to discover the main 42 letter sounds of English through a series of captivating games.Click here to learn more
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Jolly Trainer Silvana Serbanescu has been busy in Romania with a very Jolly radio advert!
You can listen to the full advert – that aired on Radio Guerrilla – below, with a translation into English!
Is the sky the same every day? Are mice just as interesting as elephants? Is there only one correct way of eating a delicious chocolate cake with vanilla topping?
There is diversity in the world for sure, and Jolly Star is hereby inviting you all to understand it and benefit from it together. I’m Silvana Serbanescu, Jolly Learning Trainer and Educational Manager of Jolly Star Learning Centre, and together with my team of whole-hearted teachers I’m bringing you this news: that any child can be a skilful user of the English language on the condition that they’ve got key methods in place and ready to use. With the help of Inky, Snake and Bee, they can understand whilst playing with and making sense of how the language works as a code that can be broken down for everyone.
Find out more about our inspirational programme on www.jollystar.ro, on the Jolly Star Learning Centre Facebook page or invite us in to your school so you too can see the difference.
Silvana (on the left of the photo): “What I did not have time to say in a 30 second radio spot is that the Jolly Learning programme is so amazingly consistent with the needs of today’s children. Obviously, teaching reading and writing in English can no longer be done in the traditional way, with chalk and talk, according the the jug and mug metaphor. We taught language for so long as a jigsaw puzzle hoping that, by magic, some time, the pieces would fit together. By taking this fractured approach, mainly because of an uninspiring, nationwide curriculum, we’ve taught a lot of kids to read yet not to actually want to read.
“With Jolly Learning, the teacher is not essentially an explainer, but moves towards becoming an involver. This interactive, whole-class experience is undoubtedly more efficient than traditional teaching where the learner is passive and receptive. It encourages children’s interest, their curiosity, exploration and inquiry; it allows children to make meaningful choices and appeals to a great range of learning styles (visual, auditory, verbal, physical, logical, social, etc).
“As a teacher, once I create a wide range of learning opportunities in my classes, I can give more space for my learners to do things and discover things on their own. Thus, children become more aware about how they are learning. Their everyday acquisition is constructed over the foundations of their own earlier learning.”
We are delighted to announce that the Jolly Phonics Lessons app is now available to download for both Apple and Android phones and tablets, completely for FREE! There are several optional, in-app purchases – but with so much content for free, make sure you don’t miss it!