The importance of a second language

What we teach at Bunny Hill Daycare and Preschool is beyond a language. We are providing our early learners with exposure and building bridges to connect our children to a​n increasingly global world, and helping them cultivate a lifelong passion and appreciation of the Chinese/Spanish language and culture. Did you know that children can be referred to as “sponges?” That statement could not be more accurate when it comes to a child learning a foreign language. A child’s brain is developmentally ready to accept and learn a foreign language. Fluency comes fairly easy, rapid and without an accent. Learning a foreign language can also provide academic benefits. Bilingual children have been shown to have better critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and greater mental flexibility.

MANDARIN

你好! Our ​vision is to create an intriguing environment where children can discover the joy in learning the Mandarin​ language and Chinese culture. The most widely spoken language in the world, Mandarin, is also one of the most popular to learn! Children at Bunny Hill Daycare and Preschool learn Mandarin with books, songs, art and a monthly curriculum.

SPANISH

Hola! Our Spanish classes provide English speaking children a chance to acquire a second language naturally – with the goal of becoming bilingual by their kindergarten year – and thus enjoy the life-long benefits of early bilingualism. We teach our children Spanish by naming, recognizing, pronouncing, and art projects linking to the weekly themes.