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GrupoPLAY Bilingual Family Playdate

Dates

Sat, Sep 11, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021

Time

3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

Location
Capacity

60 students


Class Experience

GrupoPLAY is a bilingual playgroup that hosts regular playdates for Spanish-speaking / bilingual families* in different spots around Loudoun County. We use these playdates as a way to show our children Spanish in a wider context; outside the home and outside the classroom. Children are able to see that Spanish isn’t just “mom and dad’s language” or something they learn at school, but rather it is a beautiful communication system that is used by entire communities of speakers, including other kids their age! During these playdates, adults model peer-to-peer Spanish conversation, children bond over finding language commonalities, and overall, bilingualism is normalized and ultimately celebrated. Kids’ perspectives will shift as they begin to see the incredible value of being bilingual — when they see it as a superpower. At the end of the day, the true mission of GrupoPLAY is to unify the bilingual community and to equip families to cultivate and celebrate bilingualism in their own circles of influence. All ages welcome :)

*We aim to stay in the target language (Spanish) during these play dates as much as possible. So please be prepared to maintain conversations in Spanish at the level you are able to, both among adults and adults to children (though it’s completely fine if you’re not fully fluent!). Making that the expectation is the only way we can really create the target language environment. Allow this setting show the “communicative need” for Spanish to encourage your family that it is important to speak it! ☺️

*Please join our WhatsApp group, linked in confirmation email, for the most up-to-date information on where we're meeting and other details*

Notes

Check confirmation email after you register to see how to access the info WhatsApp loop for play group location, weather updates, etc.

Other Things To Know

Adult Participation
Required.

Adults are required to remain with their children during the entire event

Holiday Schedule
See Schedule

Reviews for GrupoPLAY Bilingual Family Playdate

Brigitta W.

Jul 25, 2021

Loved:

I love the opportunity for my kids to have a group playdate that is culturally-minded and allows the Spanish language to be heard casually.

Improvements:

N/A

GrupoPLAY Bilingual Family Playdate
Location: Various Play Date Locations | Instructor: Kaila Diaz

Reviews for Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion

4.9 out of 5

Based on 55 provider ratings

Marisol W.

Jan 6, 2022

Loved:

The rosca was delicious Seeing the other kids motivated my child to engage.

Improvements:

I rarely say this, but nothing. Within the current circumstances that Miss Kayla teaches she does an amazing job. Ok one thing, maybe have a visual queue to reel kids back to attention.

Ya Vienen los Reyes Magos | Pop-Up Playclass (Spanish Immersion)
Location: Online via Zoom | Instructor: Kaila Diaz

Iliana G.

Dec 18, 2021

Loved:

Lots of chances to participate

Dulce Navidad | Pop-Up Playclass (Spanish Immersion)
Location: Online via Zoom | Instructor: Kaila Diaz

Amanda V.

Dec 2, 2021

Loved:

Kaila brings such a fun and engaging energy to the class. My reluctant writer/reader looks forward to logging in weekly which is AMAZING!

Improvements:

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

Rebecca J.

Nov 30, 2021

Loved:

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.

Improvements:

Nothing!

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Location: Online via Zoom | Instructor: Kaila Diaz

Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion Location

Various Play Date Locations

Ashburn, VA


About Bilingüitos Spanish Immersion

Bilingüitos exists to cultivate and celebrate bilingualism all around us. We are specifically passionate about equipping bilingual families to connect with their family's heritage language TOGETHER through meaningful connection. We do this virtually through interactive and engaging Spanish immersion classes, featuring our signature Bilingüitos curriculum developed by linguist and childhood bilingualism specialist Kaila Diaz.

Beyond the virtual 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. (Come hang out on Instagram to see what we mean! @bilinguitos) We also have several in-person communities around the United States that come together for Spanish language meet ups. We delight in bringing these local bilingual communities together through playdates, storytimes, seasonal parties, movie nights, and other events all around their area.

We believe that adding / maintaining a second language is not always easy, but that it is always, A L W A Y S worth it! Come celebrate bilingualism with us!

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