Capture a child’s prime time to learn Spanish
April Sonnenberg is a certified educator who obtained a multi-subject bilingual teaching credential from Chapman University, California, in 2002. Her teaching experience includes instructing 1st and 2nd-grade students within the Santa Ana Unified School District. Additionally, she has served as a bilingual substitute teacher within the Spanish Immersion program at Capistrano Unified School District.Over the course of nine years, she provided educational support to homeschooling families as well as teaching enrichment classes including Spanish, while working in the public charter school system. Furthermore, as a mother of three children, she brings a personal understanding of the importance of language acquisition and early childhood development. April is genuinely enthusiastic about the opportunity to facilitate your child's journey in learning Spanish.From the OCRegister article April shared about founding Playtime in Spanish.
“In 2010, Sonnenberg, equipped with her language and teaching experiences, launched Playtime in Spanish, a parent-and-me style class held at the Covenant Hills Clubhouse in Ladera Ranch and Los Alisos Intermediate School in Mission Viejo. Through playing with a parent or caregiver, children in a Playtime in Spanish class learn the language through music, movement, rhymes, stories and fingerplays.”Read the full article
"Thank you so much, April, for a great class! The girls will always remember their first Spanish teacher and her fun activities." - Lisa
About the Class
The best time for learning a foreign language is from birth to age seven. Research has proven that children who learn a second language early show higher overall cognitive abilities. In addition children who learn a second language develop a greater knowledge of languages in general including their first language. Leading language experts have found that exposing children to the target language for a specific amount of time without translation is the most efficient and effective way for children to think and speak in a second language.Our classes take a fun and immersive approach. Children will learn by playing games and interacting, through music, movement, rhymes, stories, and finger-plays. An academic portion will be included with such activities as creating mini books and writing. Each class focuses on themes such as the colors, the family, the body, nature, animals, and much more!
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