Mother and Child Playgroups
Today I would like to propose to all mothers who would like to support their child’s bilingual development to build a support network.
I encourage you to invite others who are raising their children to speak your language to join you in creating a mother and child playgroup.
The mother and child playgroup may be for a one hour session where mothers and their children participate in a range of activities that strengthen their engagement, build their language skills and address child development issues in a child care space which is fully equipped with toys, books and resources.
During this session a playgroup leader (that may be any of the mothers in the group) models a range of interactive behaviors and activities that mothers can ‘take home’ and use with their children in the home environment.
Our materials can help you as a playgroup leader to facilitate mothers and children’s engagement through a theme that fosters and reinforces language development and vocabulary and play with their children through a story, a song and an activity.
You can certainly become the leader in a playgroup. Languages4kidz materials offer you the perfect tools for guiding the group into sessions with activities that can nurture language development (books, stories, riddles, games, etc.) and are fun for both mothers and children.