Summer Bilingual Birdies

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Age Range: All ages 1 – 5 years old (though up to 7 years old is GREAT and very age appropriate)
Class Length: 45 minute class with caregiver
Session Length: Held once a week for 14 weeks
Brand new Session Units: Transportation, Farm Animals, Colors and Sun Moon Stars

Pricing

6/24/20 offer – 2 payments of $99 for final 10 weeks. This price is a one time only offer which is a pro-rated amount based on time of enrollment, plus a new family discount. $99 will be charged upon enrollment, 2nd payment of $99 charged on August 1st. If you enroll after that we will pro-rate your fees to reflect the weeks already passed. 

  • Regular price for the full 14 weeks was 3 payments of $90.
  • Class is held on Mondays at 11am EST.
  • This also includes 4 units of digital resources (e-books and vocabulary sheets) plus a take home Biko puppet which will be mailed to you.
  • This registration also includes unlimited access to our online virtual Kindermusik house party which gives you access to 12 other classes per week that you can attend at your leisure!
  • First payment is at time of registration, 2nd payment on July 1st, and 3rd payment on August 1st.

Description

Bilingual Birdies is a super fun foreign language and music program where we teach basic vocabulary and short phrases in Spanish through music, dance, and puppetry. It is similar to Kindermusik in that the root of the entire class is based in music. In Bilingual Birdies, the music is very hip and upbeat which evokes positive emotion and triggers memory. This makes learning new words a joyful experience. The primary goal of a Bilingual Birdies class is to teach new vocabulary in a foreign language, celebrate diversity, and have fun while learning!

There are so many benefits to exposing a child to a second language before the age of five and the list includes:
  1. Advanced cognitive development
  2. Stronger executive function
  3. Heightened sensitivity for other languages and cultures to become a more open-minded adult
  4. Increased opportunities in global job market

20200430_113910~2Marisol LaBoy, our seasoned outstanding Grow and Sing Studios Kindermusik educator and Bilingual Birdies licensee leads our Bilingual Birdies in Orlando. She is a native speaker and her love for the Spanish language and Latin culture makes us proud to have her leading the bilingual fun this Spring! Her online zoom classes have been an absolute hit, and she can’t wait to continue. Marisol creates an unforgettable cultural experience while introducing Spanish vocabulary through song, dance, and puppetry.

Biko Birdie, is our blue birdie puppet helping us this Summer!  Our goal is to teach 15 new words in each class through exploratory play with super hip music at the root of it all! And, Bilingual Birdies is so much more than learning another language. We strive to encourage cross-cultural awareness, compassion, and curiosity in every class. Your children are learning to celebrate diversity by embracing a new language and culture. Just imagine the lasting impact this will have as they grow up to be even more open-minded adults!

Bilingual Birdies was first started in New York City 12 years ago by Sarah Farzam a trilingual educator and graduate from UCLA.  The program has been featured on CNN, NY Times, Univision, BBC, and the Today Show and has become the premiere foreign language and music program for preschoolers, toddlers and even infants. The curriculum was created in collaboration with outstanding music therapists from NYU, the best musicians in New York from all over the world, and PhDs from the World Arts and Culture department from UCLA. Bilingual Birdies licensed educators are incredible bilingual early educators who have a genuine love for music, language and culture, and of course sharing all of that with children.

SCHOOL YEAR 2020-21 CALENDAR


Our School Year includes 34 weeks of classes with some scheduled weeks off which are noted below.
Kindermusik Virtual+ School Year begins – Aug. 31 – Sept. 4

Bilingual Birdies Online begins – New Unit begins Sept. 7 (Aug. 31 class is included in enrollment)
Kindermusik Virtual+ School Year ends – May 24 – 28
Bilingual Birdies Online runs year round. Scheduled breaks are the same as all other classes. 

OFF – Thanksgiving week – Nov. 23 – 27
OFF – Holiday/Winter break 
– Dec. 21 – Jan. 10
OFF – Spring Break – March 15 – 19, 2021

All classes held online via zoom in a secure classroom. Due to licensing agreements and child protection laws, we do not record classes. All classes are live and interactive.

SUMMER 2021 CALENDAR


CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 IN PERSON POLICIES
Our Summer includes 10 weeks of in person & online virtual classes! 

Summer session A (five weeks)
Winter Park and Port Orange: June 7 – July 9
UCF and Winter Garden: June 7 – July 16 (no class 6/28/2021 – 7/2/2021)

Summer session B (five weeks)
All Locations: July 19 – August 20

Monthly Online Virtual Bilingual Birdies runs along with the dates above including scheduled breaks.  

Classes in Summer will be offered in person and virtually. An option of attending both in person and virtual is available as well. In person classes will be held as long as covid-19 conditions continue to improve and we feel it is safe to hold them. In person classes will have safety protocols including mask wearing in order to attend. Virtual classes will continue no matter what! More information about Summer will be available soon.