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Elmer is one of the most popular kids’ books in many languages around the world. The message that it’s ok to be different is an important one for children. It’s a wonderful story to practise colours, patterns and animal vocabulary too.

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Story videos

Crafts and Printables

This exciting activity pack can be used to support children’s learning in a variety of ways. Use with or without the story to help children with colour recognition, understanding patterns, counting, literacy and vocabulary development whilst building on the theme that we are all unique.

Digital Simplified Story with Audio

This Elmer Digital Story is an adapted version of the popular Elmer story. The audio can be played as and when you want. Created with EFL / ESL / EAL learners in mind to aid language acquisition, but it would also suit beginning readers or any child working on speech or literacy. British English and American versions are included in this resource.

Colour songs

Jungle animal songs

Farm animal songs

Simplified Powerpoint Story

Includes simplified and repetitive language to help kids acquire English.