What is ¡Juguemos en Español!?
Juguemos en Español is a Spanish immersion program that teaches children the Spanish language in a very fun and effective way. The programs we offer are parent participation classes (like mommy and me or daddy and me classes) and drop off programs throughout the Bay Area.
The ¡Juguemos en Español! Story:
Juguemos en Español or Let’s Play in Spanish first began classes in the year 2000 in Susy Dorn’s friend’s house. She gathered the children to help them learn Spanish quickly through the context of playtime and singing activities. Over time, this small classroom grew into a creative, inspiring Spanish learning program. Susy’s degree in Child Development Education, her love of children and her background in music and theatre brought together an interactive Spanish immersion program for toddlers, pre-school, kindergarten and elementary age children. Now, the program has grown largely by word-of-mouth referrals from parents from the Silicon Valley and all over the Bay Area, who have been delighted to hear their children sing, communicate and understand the Spanish language. Today, “Let’s Play” has touched the lives of thousands of children and their parents. Many of the children who attend are not native Spanish speakers, but some Spanish speaking families are delighted to join us to keep the language alive.
How do you reinforce Spanish at home?
Spanish for Children at Home: Susy has created many Spanish music CDs, Spanish sing-along books andSpanish DVDs for children so families can take home the dynamic elements of “Let’s Play in Spanish!” . The songs are creative, easy and catchy. Children get hooked on the songs and learn all the words through the well thought out audio-visual materials (CDs, Books, DVDs) of Let’s Play in Spanish. There are also package deals where we include multiple audio-visual materials in one Learning Set. Families can purchase materials in our office or by going to our online store.
Where is ¡Juguemos!?
We are proud to be able to offer Spanish classes in different locations throughout the Bay Area. As we celebrate more than a decade of service to the community, we are happy to announce that we are expanding to different locations. Along with our Campbell and Palo Alto, we are now in San Francisco and many schools throughout the Bay Area! Stay tuned for new Locations.
Why is it important to learn Spanish in the US?
Did you know that over 27 million homes in the United States have Spanish as their first language and that speaking Spanish allows communication with over 300 million people worldwide? Research indicates that from ages 1 through 8 is the best time to introduce a new language to a child. They will learn it faster and retain it longer. The earlier a child is exposed to a second language, the more likely they will speak it with fluency and good pronunciation.
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The program hosts an interactive learning environment that teaches young children and their parents to speak Spanish through play time activities, such as singing, drama, stories, games and puppets. This new, non-conventional method of teaching is both enjoyable and effective. The method that Susy Dorn, “Juguemos” program designer, has perfected over eight years, complimented by fun CDs, DVDs and books designed specifically for the curriculum, make this program a huge success.
Our teachers are passionate and excited about teaching the Spanish language to children with the dynamic curriculum of Let’s Play in Spanish. ¡Juguemos! teachers love to have fun while teaching the Spanish lessons.
The “¡Juguemos!” goal is to keep on creating new and exciting learning materials, music and themes to keep the program fresh. Our long term vision is to create online games to learn Spanish and provide innovative ways to learn Spanish free online.
Let’s Play in Spanish feels very happy and proud to have created a community of families that are tight knitted together by the love for the Spanish language. We invite you to contact us to arrange a free trial class for you and your children.