PREPARING KIDS FOR A CHANGING WORLD
Themes - real world topics, adapted to kids
Week 1 - July 13
Movie and Literature
Week 2 - July 20
Week 3 - July 27
Business and Economy
Week 4 - August 3
Geography and Politics
Week 5 - August 10
World Tour 1
Week 6 - August 17
World Tour 2
Animals and Nature
Arts and Beauty
Week 7 - August 24
Week 8 - August 31
Language and Communication
Language and communication is the basis of our program. All our activities are designed to help children build their French vocabulary. About one third of our program includes activities that are specifically designed to build these skills e.g. story readings, individual or group discussions, and vocabulary building games.
We read multiple books daily. Books transport us to new places that we explore together. Whether we read them as a group e.g. during circle time, or on a more individual basis, your child is sure to be exposed to a lot of new vocabulary that will increase their ability to express themselves clearly and with accuracy. We also hope that reading books will help plant the seed for a life-long love of learning and discovery!
Through our weekly themes, children learn about themselves and the world around them. Summer 2020 will bring us to discover many famous people and their areas of interest including Benjamin Franklin, Christopher Columbus, Graham Bell, Helen Keller, Jacques Cousteau, Louis Pasteur, Marie Curie, Martin Luther King, the Wright Brothers to name a few.
Varied and Fun Activities
Our mornings are busy with a lot of different artistic, physical, scientific and entrepreneurial activities and also free-play time of course! On any given day, the children are likely to do a few different "structured" activities either as part of a big group, a sub-group or individually. Examples of activities include:
Treasure hunt - follow various clues to find a treasure
Boat race - build boats and race them to see which will go the fastest, the furthest, best weather storms
Strawberry jam - make strawberry jam while learning more about fruits and how they grow
Nature art - walk in the nature and collect a variety of items that we use to create art
Lemonade stand - make lemonade, decorate a stand and go out and sell!
Every morning, we end our session with a gratefulness exercise that encourages children to think about the positive things that happened during our time together.
The ages from 2 through 8 are a magical time for children—a period of intense development when their brains are forming critical neural pathways that will stay with them for life. At Les Petits Amis, we recognize the importance of nourishing this growth and promoting children’s natural curiosity through games, play, artwork, and music—all in French! Our full-immersion environment allows children to learn a new language, or build their existing skills, intuitively and naturally. We hope your child will join us for a fun summer—en français!