As an ESL teacher one of the biggest challenges I faced as a new teacher was baby classes. I couldn’t establish a relaxed atmosphere that made learning English fun. Instead I had children running in every direction doing anything and everything possible with the exception of learning. It was like herding cats.
On the advise of more experienced teachers I started establishing a routine in which I used songs as a frame for my lessons. Not only do songs make ESL learning fun for children they can also establish a lesson pattern that your students will become familiar with.
I found Super Simple Songs almost immediately. Their YouTube site is insanely popular (over a billion hits and counting) and their songs are the same ones you grew up listening to with a few tweaks to make them easier for language learners to follow. This is one of my ESL student’s favorite songs.