Now that 2017 is truly underway, we have started getting back into our activity filled routines. It is common knowledge that a child should be introduced to a second language during the formative years (5 and under) to have any hope of reaching near fluency. The question is, usually which language, how many or is it enough? To try and lessen the parental responsibility guilt burden a little, I have compiled a list of the most popular language courses for tots in London.
French is always a popular introductory language for children. We are currently exploring private tuition for this language as often holiday in French-speaking countries, therefore it would be useful for the boys to have a basic grasp of the language. There are parent and toddler group courses available around the city for companies such as:
- La Jolie Ronde established since 1983, Spanish courses are also available
- Club Petit Pierrot purely French courses, boasting small group sizes
- Bilinguasing offering Spanish language courses as well, delivered through music and movement
In the spirit of Chinese New Year and giving a nod to the latest parenting trend in giving you’re child an edge to best the completion, Mandarin is growing in popularity amongst non-Asian families. One of the best providers of these classes is Little Bunnies, which offer immersive classes for babies, toddlers and school aged children.
If you are interested in introducing another language for your child, research which languages considering what the benefits are of the language and what your end goal is, as well as if you’d like to explore either a group or a private session option.