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Hooray! Let's play! Second Edition Starter

The best start for very young learners

A comprehensive course for teaching English to 3-year-old children. Its main aim is to teach learning through play.

  • A motivating introduction to English for very young children
  • Songs provide extensive exposure to language
  • Total physical response action stories bring language to life



Student’s Book
  • 6 main units, each with pull-out worksheets including:
    • Chant
    • TPR (Total Physical Response) action story
    • Song
    • Listening comprehension
    • Story/story song
    • Thinking skill
    • Phonics lesson
  • Review sections
  • Extra units
  • Stickers
Activity Book
  • 6 main units
  • Language and vocabulary reinforcement
  • CLIL-based projects
  • Picture dictionary
On Helbling e-zone kids
  • Games
  • Songs and chants

Plus Helbling Media App with songs and chants.


Alphabet Book
  • Recognition and formation of the written letters
  • Fine motor skills development
HLP SE | demo app

Songs, chants, and videos on the go.

To get a DEMO version of the App for level A, please download the free Helbling Media App to your smartphone or tablet from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
Open the app and add the media content by tapping on the + sign, then scan the QR code.


HLP SE | Media App | demo code


Teacher’s Book
  • Detailed step-by-step guide (for new & experienced teachers)
  • Transcripts of the songs
  • Games
Card sets
  • Story cards for listening to and retelling the stories
  • Flashcards to introduce and practise key vocabulary and to play games
Peter the Panda hand puppet


On Helbling e-zone kids
  • Teacher’s DIGI Pack / Presentation Software (IWB):
    • Digital versions of the Student’s Book, Activity Book and Alphabet Book
    • Step-by-step lesson notes
    • All audio content
    • Games
    • Interactive vocabulary posters
    • Flashcards
    • Story cards
    • Picture dictionary
    • Letters to parents/carers
    • Extra worksheets
    • Teacher training video

Plus Helbling Media App with songs and chants.

Scope & Sequence

Download the Scope & Sequence PDF for details on the syllabus followed by this level.

Sample Materials

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Student's Book - Units 1-2 and Review
Activity Book - Units 1-2
Teacher's Book - Unit 1

The Authors

Herbert Puchta

Herbert Puchta

Herbert Puchta is an award-winning author and teacher trainer. He has been a plenary speaker at numerous international conferences, and has conducted workshops and given seminars in more than 50 countries. For almost three decades, he has carried out research into the practical application of findings from cognitive psychology to English Language Teaching.

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Günter Gerngross

Günter Gerngross

Günter Gerngross was a much-loved teacher trainer and author of course books for Primary and Secondary Schools as well as resource books and graded readers.
He was fascinated by the dynamics of teaching and learning, and focussed on the practical application of cognitive psychology to the real world of the EFL classroom.

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