Programmes

Foreign languages

Children undertake daily Spanish lessons at Plantpots as we are privileged to have a native Spanish speaker as one of our Early Years Teachers. 

There is much evidence to show that children who grow up learning a foreign language - starting as early as three years old - benefit hugely.

 

Among the benefits are:

It is easier to learn and become more fluent in foreign languages

at a young age 

Children are developmentally ready to learn a foreign language and

fluency comes fairly easily, quickly and without an accent.

Cognitive improvements

Better problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, flexibility of

mind, multi-tasking abilities, more creativity and enhanced memory

are all associated with learning a foreign language at a young age.

Higher academic achievement

Due to the cognitive improvements mentioned above, children are

therefore more likely to perform better academically. Bilingual children have been shown to have higher math skills and test scores.

Cultural awareness

Learning a foreign language can help children to have a deeper understanding or the world and different cultures around them, which inevitably enriches their own lives.

Yoga and mindfulness

While we love being busy at Plantpots, we also know how important it is to give the children

time to pause, reflect and to be peaceful. Our Yoga, Reflection and Mindfulness programme 

is designed specifically for us by a Yoga instructor certified through the Complementary

Therapists Accredited Association (CTAA). 

The sessions have shown to have a calming effect on the children, helping them to gain focus

and concentration during the day.

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