Weekly Content Update | Musical Instruments & Soccer Terms
This Week at Gemiini
Our film team has uploaded a new set of image words that use sounds and images to generalize the names of musical instruments. We've also added a small batch of live action clips teaching words for basic soccer actions such as kick, dribble, score, and save.
In each of the new musical instruments clips, an audio sample of the instrument plays as images of the instrument flash across the screen. Many children enjoy looking at the pictures and hearing the unique sound made by each different instrument, and generalizing with sound and images at the same time helps expand the web of ideas and experiences students associate with the word they are learning.
Teaching words related to subjects that your student has shown interest in is an excellent way to motivate speech. You can encourage your student to make more frequent attempts at spoken language by incorporating your child's favorite instruments (or clips related to his or her other interests) into his or her Gemiini assignments. Musical instruments are located in Spoken Language → Hobbies, Sports, & Recreation → Musical Instruments.
Our newest sports additions generalize soccer terms like kick, dribble, score, and save. These clips feature closeup shots of each action to teach the meaning of the word and to provide clear examples of how to perform each action. Soccer (and sports in general) is another example of a topic that many students are interested in, and these clips are a great way to generalize vocabulary associated with activities that can get your student up and moving.
The new soccer clips are located in Spoken Language → Hobbies, Sports, & Recreation → Soccer → How to Play.
For questions on incorporating these or any clips from the Gemiini library into your student's assignments, schedule a free call with one our product specialists. If you're having technical trouble or need help getting started, check out the articles in our Knowledge Base. If you're looking for clips that don't exist on the site, please send a content request to firstname.lastname@example.org.