Playgroup classes for infants and toddlers
Learning with our children does more than build a strong foundation for language development. It is also a precious moment for bonding and shared experiences. At our adults-accompanied mandarin classes for infants and toddlers aged 1-3 years old, we want to invite you and your little kiddos to our fun and enriching Mandarin wonderland!
Mandarin Alive (adult-accompanied) : A Great Start to Learning
Age Group: 1 to 3 years old
Duration: 1 hour
Frequency: Option of Once or Twice a week
Mandarin Alive (adult-accompanied) is our Signature Pre-Nursery Programme created to introduce infants and toddlers to Mandarin early. This programme attunes our students’ senses to the sounds and language flow through captivating picture books, Orff music, purposeful play and multi-sensorial activities. Understanding a child’s need for a sense of attachment before they feel secure to explore their environment, our Mandarin Alive (adult-accompanied) is designed to be enjoyed by both the accompanying adult and child.
What can we look forward to achieving in class?
In Mandarin Alive, our students will:
- Develop an interest in Mandarin and language learning.
- Gain familiarity with Mandarin's unique tonality and phonetics.
- Nurture nascent oracy skills, including pronunciation and voice projection.
- Gain spatial awareness of the symbolic nature of Chinese characters
- Develop overall social and cognitive skills such as memory, fine and gross motor skills, musical sensitivity.
Classes (1 hr / session)
HEAR FROM OTHER PARENTS
I am very impressed with the progress Annabelle has made at Youle. She started out staring blankly at me when I spoke to her in mandarin and now she automatically speaks or sings to me in mandarin. I have noticed she started speaking mandarin at her 3rd lesson and she takes away 1-2 new Chinese words every time she goes to class. She truly enjoys going to Youle and I can tell that the teacher has a great influence on her taking an interest in Chinese. Youle's teachers are dedicated with great passion, full of vibes and love for children. I have been recommending Youle to my friends whenever they asked what school Annabelle attendsIrene Seet (Annabelle's mummy)
Our daughter Camille has been attending Youle Mandarin since the age of 17 months. At first we were unsure whether a child could benefit from the parent-accompanied classes at such a young age, but after seeing the results, we wish we had started even earlier.
The teacher is engaging, energetic and passionate. Both parents and children are certain to fall in love with her before the first lesson is over. The programme is carefully designed and incorporates an excellent variety of materials to capture a young child’s attention. The small class size also means that every child can participate actively in all activities and bond with their peers.
Youle Mandarin has helped Camille’s development in many areas beyond Mandarin skills. The classes have boosted her confidence in interacting with other children and adults. She has also shown increased appreciation of music, dance and storytelling.
We recommend Youle Mandarin wholeheartedly to every parent. We will be enrolling Camille’s newborn brother as soon as he is old enough!
Brad and Winny Wilson (Camille's parents)