English for pre-school learners

Case studies

Lippy and Messy TV Programme
Bell Krakow

Lippy and Messy is an innovative TV series for children - performed by native speakers and delivered entirely in English -  which teaches English in a fun and engaging way.  

The eponymous heroes, a mischievous boy-clown Messy and a talkative girl-clown Lippy, go through amusing adventures (each episode is 4 minutes long) and each time they learn new words, a new letter of the alphabet and at least one original song. They interact with a third character, Wizzy (The Wizard of Words), who conjures up situations and contexts to explain new language.

While children see Lippy and Messy as entertainment, parents appreciate it as attractive language education. The series is available on DVD, accompanied by an illustrated song book, stickers, a colouring book and guidelines for teachers and parents.
Lippy and Messy was devised and created by Bell Krakow for Polish Public Television (TVP).

One World Nursery
Bell Switzerland

The Bell One World Nursery School in Geneva offers a pre-school programme in English designed for children 2 - 5 years old.

The nursery offers a positive, friendly environment where children can feel secure and are encouraged to develop their full potential.

The children follow a carefully planned daily timetable, which ensures a balance of activities and enables children to become accustomed to a routine within a social group. Activities include:

  • Language development through stories, songs and rhymes.
  • Recognition of colours, shapes, numbers and the alphabet.
  • Learning to listen to adults and other children.
  • Group work and individual task completion.
  • Music and movement.
  Lippy and Messy TV Programme pre-school case study