Don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.

– Mrs Phelps, from Roald Dahl’s Maltida

Activity, Music & Movement, in full language immersion

Suitable for children aged 1 to 3 years

Ever wondered how to sing Wheels on the Bus in Mandarin? Old Macdonald Had a Farm? Or London Bridge?

These engaging group classes use rhymes, songs, games and movement to introduce the Mandarin Chinese language. Children will learn Mandarin Chinese through popular action songs and rhymes we have grown up with in New Zealand, and will also learn common Chinese nursery rhymes. Your child will gain confidence in speaking Mandarin Chinese and won’t notice that they are picking up the language as it will be fun and games for them!

There is a maximum of 10 children per class. A parent/caregiver accompanies their child to all classes and actively participates with their child in the singing, movement and activities during the session.

What happens in class?

The activities and class environment are easy-going, but we follow a structured curriculum that covers a range of themes through the year as this provides the best learning for you and your child. The sooner you can start, the better for your child so that they don’t miss out on learning!

The Toddlers class (30 minutes) involves full body movement, stories, games and interactive activities, involving the use of fun or “real life” props. The class is connected to what the Preschoolers class does, so there is a smooth transition when your child moves from Toddlers up to the Preschoolers class.