Their memory works mechanically and they think logically they don’t have abstract thinking yet, so that means all the activities should be regarding concrete objects and situations, focused on the names of the things and grammar shouldn’t be taught . Repetition has a key role because kids learn quickly but also, they forget at the same speed. Songs, funny stories, games, colouring, drawing, cutting and glueing are the main activities in my lessons, but the most important thing is a big dose of laugh, of course!
In this age, silent period is extremely important because they’re developing listening skills. Children can be very emotional and intense, so It is also important reassuring them, that’s why all the process must be kind, caring and gentle so that they feel at home and safe.