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GrupoWILD Nature-based Spanish Playdates for Bilingual Families (Ages 0 - 12)

Dates

Fri, Sep 10, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021

Time

3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT

Location
Capacity

25 students

Discounts

Sibling Discount


Class Experience

GrupoWILD is a nature-based Spanish playgroup that hosts regular playdates for Spanish-speaking / bilingual families* in different spots around Loudoun County. We use these playdates to foster a love for nature and as a way to show our children Spanish in a wider context; outside the home and outside the classroom. It’s much like GrupoPLAY in that it’s unstructured free play, but in this group our focus is nature play. Children will do things like collect leaves, rocks, etc., make pretend “soups” using nature items, look for critters under rocks, play imagination games etc. Think of it like a mix of GrupoPLAY, Wild & Free, and Tinkergarten. But keep in mind that this is a cooperative playgroup, there is no dedicated leader or teacher, as there are no dedicated lessons or teachings. Adults are expected to contribute to the group by modeling the Spanish language whenever possible. As the group grows, we may decide to incorporate some sort of short lessons, and share that responsibility between adults.

*This group is for families who are actively pursuing bilingualism together. We will 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. Making that the expectation is the only way we can really create the target language environment. We don’t believe in “language policing” our kids, so we can’t control which language the children use amongst themselves, but let’s allow this setting to 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, weather updates, and other details*

Notes

*This group is for families who are actively pursuing bilingualism together. We will stay in the target language (Spanish) during these play dates as much as possible.

*Please join our WhatsApp group, linked in confirmation email, for the most up-to-date information on where we're meeting, weather updates, and other details. This is where all communication will take place.*

*This group meets rain or shine, unless weather makes it unsafe to do so. There is no set group leader, families are encouraged to attend and share responsibilities as they’re able. The $15 join fee covers only administrative costs.

Other Things To Know

Adult Participation
Required.

Adults are required to remain with their child throughout the entire play date.

Holiday Schedule
See Schedule

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.

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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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Maria O.

Oct 18, 2021

Loved:

Very welcoming

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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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