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Unread Sep 20th, 2011, 05:38 am
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Default Practicing Dialogue with 3 year olds

Hi all,

I'm teaching kindergartners in China, and am looking for ways to teach small dialogues to very small children - between 3 and 6.

For example:

Hello, what's your name?
My name is ...

I guess I didn't think it would be that difficult at first, but I've tried making a puppet to create a dialogue effect, and they didn't don't seem to grasp that well. They can barely say the sentence, "what's your name." They also just got name tags the today, so they really don't even know what their English names are yet, which complicates the dialogue even more.

Is dialogue a bit too much to ask from this age group? How can I make this work?

Thanks for your considerations!
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