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Best Bilingual Activities For Kids South Of The Loop

September 14, 2012 6:00 AM

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By Jessica Cage

It is important to not only ensure children stay healthy and active, but that they also become knowledgeable. Everyone should be versatile and a great way to obtain that versatility is by learning a new language. It is well known that when learning a new language, the earlier you begin learning, the easier it is to do. Here in Chicago there are numerous programs that offer language studies for children as young as four months. These programs provide courses in several different languages that will not only help them become bilingual but also prepare them to be easily adaptable in the future.

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Language Stars
133 E Ogden Ave, Suite LL1
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 321-1060
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Language stars is a leader in youth language studies. All programs are taught by native-speaking instructors who work to blend fun and learning in their full-immersion programs. Providing education for children as young as 12 months, their ideal is to take advantage of the child’s “window of opportunity” to create a productive learning environment. With seven learning centers and eight satellite centers throughout Chicago, Language Stars is able to educate more children with smaller class sizes.

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Lango
Daystar Center
1550 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
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Lango aims to instill an appreciation for other cultures into its students. Not only will your children learn how to speak a language, but they will also learn about the people, the food and the nation as well. It is important to develop an understanding of a culture because it raises excitement about the language. Lango not only offers classes filled with eager students, it offers private tutoring to provide your child with personalized instruction. Visit Lango where the first class is always free.


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Firman Community Services – Early Childhood Learning Center

5401 S Wentworth Ave 
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 373-3400
firmancs.org

Firman Community Services offers the Early Childhood Learning Center for children ages two to five. Along with its courses in both Spanish and Mandarin, Firman offers Computer Literacy courses and Creative Learning Curriculum. All instruction involves fun ways to learn for the children. Firman also promotes parental involvement with meetings, workshops and field trips where they are asked to chaperon. To help families maintain affordable education, co-fees are based on family size and level of income.

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Kemit Learning Center
44 S Greenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 268-4454
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At Kemit Learning Center, Spanish is incorporated every day during Language Development and Art Exploration. This helps to foster and promote your child’s natural love of learning. Not only will they learn a new language, but at Kemit Learning Center, they will also be able to explore other aspects of learning with music, art and self-elected activities. This approach gives children the opportunity to find something they really love doing, making them eager to improve their skills.

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KinderCare Learning Centers
1501 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 913-1557
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KinderCare Learning Centers work to balance learning and fun for children as young as six weeks to age 12. Here your child will learn Spanish through the use of music, games, literature and more. This provides multiple opportunities to hear, practice and see the Spanish language, creating a natural learning curve. With KinderCare’s Catch the Wave program, children are given the opportunity to learn in areas such as science and sign language, both before and after school. This is flexibility that any busy family can appreciate.

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Jessica Cage is a freelance writer from Chicago. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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