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Baby Classes

In our once/week baby/toddler/preschooler classes, the teacher leads the child and caregivers through song and movement to get the children familiar with the sounds of the target language. Classes are 30-45 minutes (30 for under three and 45 for three and older). Many of the songs are familiar songs in English (e.g. Head Shoulders Knees and Toes) while others are children's songs which are traditionally part of the target language. For babies who cannot walk yet, the parent/caregiver can sit or lie the child on the floor and helps him/her do the movements, and the older toddlers can try it out themselves! Bubbles, imaginary choo-choo trains and a variety of other variety of delightful surprises will keep your child entertained and learning!

3-6 year olds (pre-school aged children)

These once/week, 45-minute classes are offered to children and parent/caregivers by skilled teachers who lead the class through several short intervals of song and play. Games like Duck Duck Goose and Red Light Green Light in the target language inspire the children to play and learn at the same time!

K-6 (elementary school aged children)

Our once a week, two hours classes for elementary school kids consist of rapid 5-10 minute intervals of song, games, circle time, and activities. During the first hour, the children converse with the teacher in circle time as the teacher asks questions (always in the target language) and the children have to answer. Respond to movement, pictures, and audio, the children are challenged to learn "in" the target language. If they need to use the restroom or get a drink of water, they'll also need to know how to ask the teacher in the target language! :-) At the end of the first hour, there is a 10-15 minute break for a supervised snack time (please pack a nut-free snack for your child). During the first 15-20 minutes of the remaining time, the children will learn a little bit (just a little bit of time is used for this purpose since the Purple School's focus is on the spoken language) of reading and writing, followed by review through games and, finally, a story to wrap up the class.