Kidslingo launches Welsh language programmme

March 1, 2022

Kidslingo yn lansio rhaglen Gymraeg 

March 1st 2022, St David’s Day, sees the official launch of Kidslingo Welsh language classes in early years settings and clubs in primary schools across the Cardiff and Newport area. Kidslingo, a multi-award-winning language franchise, is poised to support the Government strategy of reaching 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050 and specifically providing young children with the best possible start in the language.

“The long-term aim for our early years provision is to reach a position where children under five have had sufficient contact with the Welsh language to be able to start on their journey towards fluency.” Cymraeg 2050 report.

Kidslingo has been running Welsh sessions in settings across Newport as part of a hugely successful trial period. “The children are really enjoying the sessions and so are our staff” says Amy Baugh, manager at Chuckles nursery, Newport. Staff there are completing a Welsh course as part of their training and the nursery have found it a great, interactive and fun way to reinforce Welsh with the children each week in a structured child focussed session.

In addition to weekly sessions, all Kidslingo customers benefit from free access to a games website filled with over 200 games in Welsh for the children to enjoy at home. These games are suitable for even the very youngest of linguists as activities include matching images to sound as well as a whole range of more challenging games for older children.

Early childhood is the most rapid period of development in a human life and the key time to start language learning. It is the optimum time to stimulate children into reaching their fullest potential. Extensive research shows the more mental stimulation a child gets between the age of two to four, the more developed the parts of their brains dedicated to language and cognition will be in the decades ahead.

As a young child, the brain has far greater plasticity than an older child or an adult, which means new pathways can be created at an exponential rate. We always talk about little ones being ‘sponges’ but when it comes to language development – this is an incredibly accurate description. Also, as young children have fewer inhibitions, they pick up languages far quicker than older children or adults.

Fun has a hugely positive effect on children’s motivation levels, determining how much is learned and retained. If the experience is fun, little learners will stay curious and keep coming back for more. Kidslingo’s philosophy is to inspire young children to love languages for life. The fun and multi-sensory methodology is a combination of stimulating and varied activities including interactive songs, stories, games, actions and role play.

Kidslingo has been operating fun French and Spanish successfully across South Wales, England and Scotland for the past 8 years and has won many awards including Best Children’s Activity Franchise 2020 (Wales CASA), Most Loved Creative and Academic activity (What’s on kids), Franchise of the year (Club Hub) and Most Supportive Small Business at the Valued Partner Awards 2021 (VPA Wales).

“We are very excited to add an additional language to the Kidslingo portfolio and extremely proud to offer Welsh to the children of Cardiff and Newport. We very much hope that this is just the starting point for launching our fun and interactive Welsh classes in many other areas of Wales.”  Anna Neville, Kidslingo CEO

If you are interested in Kidslingo Welsh classes in your early years setting or clubs in your primary school – please contact Natasha Baker on natasha.baker@kidslingo.co.uk

Kidslingo yn lansio rhaglen Gymraeg 

March 1st 2022, St David’s Day, sees the official launch of Kidslingo Welsh language classes in early years settings and clubs in primary schools across the Cardiff and Newport area. Kidslingo, a multi-award-winning language franchise, is poised to support the Government strategy of reaching 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050 and specifically providing young children with the best possible start in the language.

“The long-term aim for our early years provision is to reach a position where children under five have had sufficient contact with the Welsh language to be able to start on their journey towards fluency.” Cymraeg 2050 report.

Kidslingo has been running Welsh sessions in settings across Newport as part of a hugely successful trial period. “The children are really enjoying the sessions and so are our staff” says Amy Baugh, manager at Chuckles nursery, Newport. Staff there are completing a Welsh course as part of their training and the nursery have found it a great, interactive and fun way to reinforce Welsh with the children each week in a structured child focussed session.

In addition to weekly sessions, all Kidslingo customers benefit from free access to a games website filled with over 200 games in Welsh for the children to enjoy at home. These games are suitable for even the very youngest of linguists as activities include matching images to sound as well as a whole range of more challenging games for older children.

Early childhood is the most rapid period of development in a human life and the key time to start language learning. It is the optimum time to stimulate children into reaching their fullest potential. Extensive research shows the more mental stimulation a child gets between the age of two to four, the more developed the parts of their brains dedicated to language and cognition will be in the decades ahead.

As a young child, the brain has far greater plasticity than an older child or an adult, which means new pathways can be created at an exponential rate. We always talk about little ones being ‘sponges’ but when it comes to language development – this is an incredibly accurate description. Also, as young children have fewer inhibitions, they pick up languages far quicker than older children or adults.

Fun has a hugely positive effect on children’s motivation levels, determining how much is learned and retained. If the experience is fun, little learners will stay curious and keep coming back for more. Kidslingo’s philosophy is to inspire young children to love languages for life. The fun and multi-sensory methodology is a combination of stimulating and varied activities including interactive songs, stories, games, actions and role play.

Kidslingo has been operating fun French and Spanish successfully across South Wales, England and Scotland for the past 8 years and has won many awards including Best Children’s Activity Franchise 2020 (Wales CASA), Most Loved Creative and Academic activity (What’s on kids), Franchise of the year (Club Hub) and Most Supportive Small Business at the Valued Partner Awards 2021 (VPA Wales).

“We are very excited to add an additional language to the Kidslingo portfolio and extremely proud to offer Welsh to the children of Cardiff and Newport. We very much hope that this is just the starting point for launching our fun and interactive Welsh classes in many other areas of Wales.”  Anna Neville, Kidslingo CEO

If you are interested in Kidslingo Welsh classes in your early years setting or clubs in your primary school – please contact Natasha Baker on natasha.baker@kidslingo.co.uk

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