02/27/2013 (press release: OnlinePR) // UK
kidsunlimited Wandsworth has introduced a language and culture programme for children attending the nursery. The new programme has been incorporated into kidsunlimited’s successful core curriculum, which encompasses gardening, physical, music and art programmes.
The language and culture programme was devised to help support children’s overall learning and development. A recent survey carried out by kidsunlimited found that there was overwhelming support for the idea among parents and carers. Children of all ages attending Kidsunlimited Wandsworth will have the opportunity to begin learning Mandarin Chinese, which will include speaking and writing in Mandarin.
“There are many proven benefits to children learning a second language, not least strengthening their ability to communicate in a first language as brain connections are stimulated and improved,” said Caroline Wright, Head of Early Years at Kidsunlimited. “Additional benefits include increased confidence and self-esteem and improved vocabulary in the child’s first language.”
“Children who learn another language also see improvements in overall cognitive development including increased creative thinking, and development in problem solving abilities, benefiting mathematical understanding,” she added.
China’s growing global influence prompted the decision to choose Mandarin for the language and culture programme. Experts in education and business alike are increasingly coming to see Mandarin as a major international language of the future, and gaining early knowledge of Mandarin could provide children with a critical advantage in their later lives. Cultural activities, such as Tai Chi and paper cutting, will be included as part of the Kidsunlimited programme.
Kidsunlimited’s team of highly-qualified language teachers have experience in helping children of various ages and at different stages of development to learn foreign languages. Art, stories and songs will be incorporated into the language and culture programme, encouraging children to learn through playful activities. Kidsunlimited’s values will be central to the programme, ensuring that children are introduced to language and cultural activities in a way that both stimulates and engages them.
For further information, please contact:
Name: Robert Booth – PR and Marketing Co-ordinator
Phone: 01625 417684 EXT 7707
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