Children are exposed to words and phrases from different languages as well as music from different countries. This is achieved by talking about a country or a part of the world in each class, offering child-friendly maps, and including words and phrases from different languages (which are explained, of course) in the narrative itself. Each class concludes with a big, fun dance party with lots of interesting instruments from different parts of the globe.
Priya Malhortra's Bio: I am a mother of two (my older daughter learned to read at 3) and professional writer/journalist and storyteller. I have written a novel which has recently been submitted to editors by my esteemed literary agent who represents a variety of great authors including a Nobel-Prize winning Latin American poet, an American National Book Award-winning novelist, and the first Hispanic- American writer to win the Pulitzer-Prize.
I have a Bachelor' s degree in English literature from Kenyon College and Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. I have also worked as a journalist (another type of storyteller) for several years and contributed to numerous publications including Newsday, Time Out New York, The Times of India, The Japan Times and Cosmopolitan. I currently write for Asian Art News magazine and before having children was the New York editor of the publication.
I grew up in New Delhi, India and have always had a love of language and stories. I can speak English, Hindi, Urdu fluently, know some Punjabi, and have some knowledge of Spanish, which I love and am working on improving. I know about 30-odd words in several languages including French, Swahili, Hebrew, and Arabic.