The Happy Nest, an English speaking playgroup in Oerlikon will be offering English and Music afternoon classes starting in September 2014.
The ‘English Club’ has been running successfully for a number of years. In these classes we offer English literacy classes based on the Jolly Phonics System. Starting from age 4 we begin teaching children the basics of letter names and sounds which results in successful reading and writing. As the children pass through the intermediate and advanced classes, they increase their understanding of English grammar and spelling. These classes offer children an opportunity to develop their English skills at a level not offered in Swiss Schools for their age. Our classes provide a fun environment for children to communicate in English with their peers, while learning invaluable literacy skills.
‘Happy Music’ is a new addition to the Happy Nest. We believe that music education is a fundamental aspect of early childhood development. Listening to, and playing music, develops many aspects of the child, since music is academic, physical and emotional. Many studies have shown that music education benefits self esteem, critical thinking, brain development and focus. These classes have been carefully designed to include singing, playing non pitched and pitched musical instruments, listening to classical repertoire as well as popular songs, as well as learning about some of the fundamental aspects of music.
For more information please see our website www.thehappynest.ch
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