Babel Babies: Foreign Languages for 0-4s

Apparently 1 in 5 people have resolved to learn a new language in 2018* but how many of those people will manage to fit language-learning into their busy lives? How many will find it hard to study on top of their work and family routine and give up after all?

Well, Babel Babies has a revolutionary proposition for you: learn languages with your children! Ditch the lists of vocabulary, endless verb tables and pointless role plays: SING LANGUAGES TOGETHER instead.

Babel Babies award-winning multilingual music sessions are designed by experienced teachers and linguists with the guidance of language development experts to take the hard work out of learning a language, and replicate the natural language-acquisition process that children are all born ready for.

Infants are brilliant at learning languages (they walk, and talk, seemingly effortlessly) and if we rediscover our inner linguist, us parents can be brilliant too. It’s never too early, or too late, to learn and love languages.

There are two age groups, for Babies (from newborn to walking) and Bambinos (toddlers, preschoolers, and their siblings), and each group is centred around songs in a variety of languages.

Explore French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Norwegian, Japanese, Arabic, Russian and Welsh together, and relax in the knowledge that everyone is a beginner at something, and your children won’t judge your accent: it’s about having a conversation with them, spending precious time with your baby and, above all, having fun together!

The fun begins as Croc Monsieur, our crocodile mascot, takes a tour of the world and discovers what languages there are on his travels.

There is plenty of parachute play, and structured multisensory activities, instruments, stories, puppets and bubbles to keep little ones engaged as they sing, learn and love languages with you. It’s a really sociable event, and afterwards parents head for coffee and keep the conversation going.

You can enjoy the songs between sessions on CD or download, and really get your whole family doing a little bit of language every day in the car or at home.

Join the Babel Babies language revolution for the new term in Bedminster and Clifton from 9th and 10th January by signing up for a space at www.babelbabies.com

Babel Babies sessions:

Tuesday mornings:
Elephant House, Bedminster
9.45 – 10.15am: Bambinos
10.30 – 11am: Babies

Wednesday mornings:
Alma Church, Clifton
10 – 10.30am: Bambinos
10.45 – 11.15am: Babies

* Source http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ education-42455365

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