Little Angels Child Development Saturday Spanish classes
All sessions are 45 minutes long. The Mommy (Daddy) and Me Spanish is an interactive class which introduces the beautiful language of Spanish to young children through music, books, finger plays, rhymes, dancing and fun games!
We also offer a "Mommy/Caregiver and me SPEAK Spanish" class for native speaker moms. The dynamic of this group will be different since the children are accustomed to speaking Spanish at home. This class is for moms who want their children to have an opportunity to practice and have fun with other bilingual children.
"One language sets you in a corridor for life.
Two languages open every door along the way." Frank Smith
These are fun, interactive classes which introduce the beautiful Spanish language to children through music, books, finger play, rhymes, dancing and fun games in a storytime setting.
Ages: Infants (6 months) through 6 years of age. Classes are limited in size to minimum 4 children and maximum 8 children per class.
Contact Ms. Angela for more information: 718/704-8455
When you read out loud, you are teaching about communication, and helping young children build their listening and memory skills” – from Reading to Very Young Learners Stories are important for language learning. Narratives and favorite characters present language in a fun social context, which is key for successful linguistic development. When children are emotionally invested in their learning, they understand and retain more information.
Rhymes and Songs
As in English, Spanish nursery rhymes are easy to learn and help young children absorb common sound patterns. Same with songs. Songs are easy to learn, introduce vocabulary rhythmically, and can be repeated and memorized so that young children can build associations between the words and the objects that they are singing about. Through repetition, students will familiarize themselves with the words in each sequence. One of the goals of the class is to increase vocabulary and train young ears to tune into Spanish sounds.
Sign Language and Movement
Incorporating movement into lessons is an important part of creating a stimulating sensory learning environment. Moving, dancing, or actively pointing to objects encourages children to observe with focus and make form-meaning connections between language and their environment. We also incorporate sign language into our lessons. Teaching sign language alongside Spanish has a threefold advantage (at minimum!). First, it presents a movement-based learning modality that is especially beneficial for kinesthetic learners. Children are totally engaged as they listen, repeat, and speak. Second, signs deepen the connection between English and Spanish words (many signs are the same in both languages). Third, it provides non-verbal children a way to demonstrate their understanding.