Spanish through Music and Movement, a fun and interactive immersion class
Cucu's PlayHouse (Online)
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Categories: Language, Music | Ages: 6 Months - 5 Years | Format: Online Live
In this 4 week semester, your children will be part of a Spanish Immersion Program where they will be introduced to basic concepts like the animals, colors, numbers and vowels. All of these through the universal language of Music. Each session is fun, active and engaging.
A selection of Children Songs in Spanish guides each class from start to finish. Activities are related to the lyrics, in order to familiarize the children with the words and their meanings. Some of the songs encourage the children to dance. Nilda uses puppets, musical instruments, and props to teach children basic vocabulary through action and interaction, rather than through translation.
The class meets 3 times per week for 4 weeks, for a total of 12 sessions on Zoom's webinar platform. Participants (children, parents, nannies) are able to join the video from their homes and interact with us in real-time, it is a fun and engaging experience.
If you register for the full semester, you will receive 6 downloadable, illustrated vocabulary guides in PDF format that you can use to reinforce the vocabulary at home. Each guide features one of the songs played in class, with a verse by verse translation and illustrations.
You will also have a link to Cucu's PlayHouse PlayList, where you will find most of the songs played in class.
When to arrive:
5 minutes before
The following will add to the experience, but are not required. Please feel free to have with you:
- A musical toy like a drum, shaker, any household item that can be used to follow a beat or just your hands to clap :)
- A couple of playsilks, scarves, or any small piece of fabric that can be used to follow along when we use playsilks in the class
- You child's favorite stuffed animal, doll or any other toy friend
2 hours in advance
Upcoming Schedule for Spanish through Music and Movement, a fun and interactive immersion class
Cucu's PlayHouse is a Language Immersion School located in San Rafael, California that specializes in teaching Spanish through Music and Movement to children aged 3 months to 5 years old.
Through singing, dancing, and playing interactive games, Cucu's PlayHouse stimulates children's creativity and imagination, encourages speech development, social and physical skills and develops their innate musicality. Along with spoken language, music is one of the most valuable learning tools—and Cucu's PlayHouse lets kids learn while having fun! In addition to all the undeniable benefits of engaging your child in musical activities from an early age, Cucu's PlayHouse class will also expose them to a second language. According to recent studies, the ideal age to start exposing kids to a second language is between 0 and 3 years of age—doing so stimulates their brain development and benefits kids cognitively, socially and culturally.
Nilda is the Lead teacher of Cucu's PlayHouse. She currently teaches the virtual classes only. Her passion for music started at an early age. Growing up in a family of Cuban musicians, she was exposed to a rainbow of latin rhythms and sounds. Her culture revolves around music and dance, and she loves to share it with others. Her natural ability to engage with small children, allows her to capture their attention and provide a nourishing learning experience. She is extremely creative and is constantly developing new musical activities and games for the program.