Wed, Sep 8, 2021 - Oct 20, 2021
11:30am - 12:05am EDT
Baby’s first year of life and language development! We are changing our approach a little bit with our parent & me classes for this session. We’re dividing up babies and toddlers so we can really focus on language development at each stage, since it differs so much! So in our Parent & Me I class for parents with babies 0 - 1 years, we will be teaching families songs and activities in Spanish geared specifically for language development in the first year (preverbal). We will teach you songs that can be incorporated into daily routines, ones that focus on key themes important in your baby’s life right now (like family members, food, toys, animals, body parts, bed time, etc.) We will also include hand motions and gestures that your baby will be able to soon mimic and produce on their own. The other key part of this class is that we want to welcome any questions about child-directed Spanish and/or raising bilingual kids. So you’ll be able to ask questions as we go. Basically, we’re here to walk through your baby’s first year of bilingual language development with you, and provide resources and knowledge that will help you support the use of Spanish in the home. Set your child up for future bilingualism by informing yourself early about childhood bilingualism and by learning tons of Spanish songs and activities to incorporate into your everyday routines! :)
(In this class, our focus is equipping caregivers/parents so while we will totally address the babies from time to time, singing their names, and getting excited with them when they’re engaged, we will be mainly addressing the parents. Because of this, feel free to tune into class even if your child is napping during this time, because you will still be able to learn all of the info, songs, games, etc. to use with them throughout the week! This class will be partial Spanish immersion; songs, games, activities will be led in full Spanish immersion, but some broader discussion, Q&A, explanations, etc. may be done in English or both languages, depending on the group.)
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How To Participate
Attend class via Zoom video
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.
Reviews for Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion
4.9 out of 5
Based on 53 provider ratings
Dec 2, 2021
Kaila brings such a fun and engaging energy to the class. My reluctant writer/reader looks forward to logging in weekly which is AMAZING!
For our schedule, a slightly later start time would be helpful.
Foundational Spanish Literacy I for advanced/fluent speakers (4 - 6 years)
Location: Online via Zoom | Instructor: Kaila Diaz
Nov 30, 2021
Miss Kaila makes it interactive and fun! D was so sad that it wasn't yet time for Spanish class this morning because she loves it so much.
Toddler Virtual Spanish Immersion Playclass (for 24 - 36 months)
Location: Online via Zoom | Instructor: Kaila Diaz
Oct 18, 2021
Pumpkin Patch Field Trip (GrupoEXPLORE NoVA)
Location: Various Play Date Locations
Oct 1, 2021
We love Sarah JImena's energy and how she says all the student's names during Zumbini class. We also love seeing Sofía during class. My daughter always points and says: "Sofía!"
Location: Online via Zoom | Instructor: Recordings Class, Sarah Jimena Ocampo
Sep 29, 2021
The music is fun, the movements are a good fit for the age group, and the instructor is cheery. We're really liking the new songs we're learning. It was also great that we got our full time this week since tech problems have kept the instructor from starting on time other weeks.
On a technical note, it's difficult to hear the instructor speaking while music is playing. We'd also love a little more interaction with the instructor. It's easy to find prerecorded yoga classes for kids on YouTube. However, a live class gives so much more opportunity for kids to build a relationship with the instructor, and the engagement of a live class (hearing her name, asking and answering questions, etc) is what keeps my child interested.
Virtual Parent & Me Yoga Class en Español (6 mo - 5 years)
Location: Online via Zoom | Instructor: Brigitta White
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About Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion
Bilingüitos exists to cultivate and celebrate bilingualism all around us. We are locally run Spanish immersion programs based out of Loudoun County, Virginia. As of summer 2020 we are also happy to be offering online programs. We offer language classes and programs for children of all ages — Mommy & Me, Preschool, Afterschool, you name it. We also have classes for adult learners because we believe in bilingualism for all! In addition to teaching language through classroom games, activities, and lessons, we also believe in enrichment programs (think interdisciplinary skills anywhere from science experiments to art projects to cooking classes to yoga) because we want our students to be able to use their bilingualism across all domains. Both at our facility and through off-site private/charter classes, we are committed to our local community. For all those in the pursuit of bilingualism, we extend the opportunity to learners of all linguistic backgrounds — native speakers, heritage language students, and second language learners alike. Our mission in the classroom is to create a positive multicultural learning environment where our students explore and discover freely, immerse themselves in a new language and culture, and gain the self-confidence they need as they grow into future bilingual leaders. Beyond the classroom, we are a vibrant and diverse community of families who are passionate about bilingualism and dedicated to instilling a lifelong love for learning in their children. We delight in bringing our local bilingual community together through playdates, storytimes, seasonal parties, movie nights, and other events all around Loudoun. Finally, through our online resources like our blog and podcast, we aim to equip parents with the knowledge and tools they need in order to forge the path to bilingualism for their children. We believe that adding and maintaining a second language is not always easy, but that it is always, A L W A Y S worth it!