Baby & Toddler Course
BABIES & TODDLERS:
Our Vámonos Baby & Toddler course is designed for babies and toddlers aged 0-3, this course is intended to be nonstop fun and interactivity for 30 minutes, completely in the target language, Spanish. Babies and toddlers are accompanied by a participating adult, which could be a mum, a dad or a grandparent, and they are encouraged to participate in games, songs and rhymes with assistance from their grown-up. During which, the teacher maintains concentration and interest using visual tools, catchy rhymes, puppets and Spanish songs. [Read More…]
Our accompanying adult may well be a Spanish speaker, a complete beginner, be able to remember some school Spanish, anyone is welcome, you’ll soon find that you’ve learned the songs and vocabulary just as quickly as the little ones!
The classes are taught in such a way that comprehension is simple, even for the accompanying adult! Vocabulary lists and support information are also given so that reinforcement can be done at home, if you wish. A piece of homework is given after each class so that the learning experience may continue at home.
Our Baby & Toddler course teaches Spanish following the EYFS Areas of Learning such as communication and language through interaction and speech, physical development through movement and activity, social development through interaction with classmates and teachers, understanding the world through learning about Spanish culture, expressive arts and design through homework activities which involve the use of various fine motor skills.
We are often asked whether under age 3 is too young to begin learning a foreign language, the answer is always the same, the earlier the better! It’s quite an honour and a privilege to be able to see such little ones understanding the teacher, showing comprehension through gestures, mouthing words in Spanish and even speaking words in Spanish when they are ready.
We are extremely proud to be able to offer a foreign language to little ones in the UK, in our European counterparts, foreign languages are taught from an extremely early age and more often than not, they learn several languages simultaneously. Our children deserve that option too, bilingualism is such an incredible skill and the more children we can get interested in foreign languages the better!
Karen – grandmother (baby and toddler classes)
Keep up the great work Vámonos
PARENT & TODDLER EVENTS
During school holidays and festival times we offer a range of extra workshops and parties where parents and their little ones can learn about Spanish traditional festivals and the vocabulary and traditions associated with these. We celebrate Spanish and Latin American festivals such as Carnival, Easter, Halloween / Day of the Dead, Christmas, The Three King’s through workshops and special sessions.