|I think these wheels of cheese are larger than my three-year-old daughter. |
(Farmers market, Riquewihr, France, August 2014)
My friend Carol of A French American Life had the cojones to approach the manager of Grandrabbit's Play, an indoor play space in Boulder, and ask them if they were interested in adding French to their current offerings of music and yoga classes. They said oui, we wrote up a proposal, had an interview, and so we start next week!
Here's the blurb:
Come play in French with us! Our classes will engage you and your child in a fun, low-stress language immersion experience. Via songs, books, games, and crafts, you and your child will be encouraged to understand and speak French from day one. The instructors, who use French nearly 100% of the time in class, use context, repetition, props, images, gestures, and tone of voice to make the meaning clear: in other words, the way that children acquire their first language! No previous exposure to French is required.
Doesn't that sound fun? I would totally bring my kids to this class if they didn't already speak French. (Actually, I will be bringing Gwyneth, since she's not in preschool those mornings.)
Promotion: if you happen to be from around here and sign up for a class this Friday, October 17, you will also receive a month of free open play at the facility (a $39 value).
Wish us luck! Any advice?