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Sing, Rhyme, and Play in ENGLISH: Preschool Circle Time, Meets Twice a Week

In this group of 5 kids max, everyone gets their turn. ESL and native English speakers enjoy singing, rhymes, and playing games with a caring, music-playing teacher. Learners gain fluency, speaking confidence, and prepare for reading.
Ms. Christina (she/they)
138 total reviews for this teacher
11 reviews for this class
Completed by 48 learners
Class
30 minutes
per class
Twice per week
every week
3-5
year olds
1-5
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
This class sets a positive association with speaking and reading in English. After 6-weeks of attendance, learners will 1) be comfortable using the words, phrases, and concepts they have learned in class and 2) have established the habit of daily reading with a grownup.
> ESL
Ms. Christina began her career as an English teacher in Taiwan. 
> EARLY LITERACY
She worked for seven years in the children's department of a large public library with a focus on Early Literacy and multilingual programming.
> EDUCATION
Ms. Christina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in INTERNATIONAL POLITICS and GERMAN and a Master of Arts degree in INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS with a language focus on MANDARIN CHINESE.
The homework is to read one book together with a grownup, then read the book to a pet or a stuffed animal. Bonus for uploading a photo to the classroom message board.

During my early literacy training at the public library, I learned an incredible fact:
If a grownup reads to a child every day for just 20 minutes — basically one book a day — the child will hear 1.8 million words in one year. 

Therefore, Ms. Christina wants each learner to read together with a grown-up every day, a book of their choice in any language — it can even be the same book every day! Then read that book to a pet or stuffed animal so the child can practice without pressure, and even pretend to be the teacher. How fun!

Not only will this daily reading habit expose the learner to an incredible number of words, it will instill in them a lifelong love of reading. With reading being the cornerstone of all subsequent learning, the daily reading habit is the simplest, least expensive way to set your child up for a lifetime of success and joy.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Learners should bring a shaker (rattle, shaky egg, maraca, or canister with dried rice, beans, or beads inside) and a book they love—any book in any language. Bonus: Bring a calendar they can write on when we check off today's date.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Please be available to "unmute" your learner for their turn to speak, if they cannot "unmute" themselves. Bonus: Model good classroom behavior from just off-camera. If your child sees you moving and singing along, they will be more willing to too.

Teacher

Ms. Christina (she/they)
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Early literacy and language teacher — with a ukulele!
138 total reviews
168 completed classes

About Me

"Play is one of the most important ways in which young children gain essential knowledge and skills." ~UNICEF, 2018

Hi, I'm Ms. Christina! (she/they) I teach early literacy and language classes drawing from my many years working in the children's... 
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