Really, the question is whether I will pay $480 for Griffin to attend a French class for babies in nearby Boulder, Colo.
- His baby swim class is $36 for eight sessions (and a ten-minute walk away).
- Attending this class would require about an hour of driving (round-trip). I don't like driving. Or paying for gas these days.
- Adding another regular activity into my life might make my head explode.
- Griffin is only six months old, for pete's sake. He doesn't talk yet.
- And finally, as my mother matter-of-factly pointed out to me, I speak French to him all day long--for free.
Still, I'm going to attend the free sample class tomorrow to see how a native speaker engages kids up to 2.5 years old for an entire hour with no English at all. Maybe I'll be blown away and decide that it would really help Griffin (and me). Maybe it'll help me refine my idea of someday offering French classes for kids in my home using music, theatre, cooking, games, art, arts and crafts, and storytelling. Maybe they're looking to hire more teachers!
Or maybe I should just find (or organize) a free French playgroup and make sure that Griffin and Carl spend more time together as Griffin becomes more interactive.
Stay tuned--I'll let you know what the sample class is like. Any advice, especially in regards to what age Griffin and Carl should be for French-language classes for kids and whether it's important to have a native speaker leading such a class?