ABC Spanish In Motion carefully selects practical, useful and fascinating topics to easily engage children and immerse them fully in Spanish through the duration of each class. The curriculum includes common subjects such as colors, numbers, shapes, routines and commands among others. It also includes themes unique to Latin America, such as Latin rhythms, foods, countries, animals, etc. The academic year is divided in four trimesters. We recorded music for each season that includes original compositions as well as interpretations of classic childcare’s songs of the Spanish-speaking world.
We promote and develop Spanish language skills through music and songs that allows for a long period of listening and developing comprehension along with responses to commands that require physical movement (TPR – Total Physical Response), poetry, games and stories every child will love.
The curricula addresses:
- Emotions: Identifying, understanding and mimicking a whole range of emotions.
- Colors and Shapes: Identification and recognition within stories or songs – not simply repeating names.
- Music and Movement: Building physical coordination and confidence. We also celebrate beautiful rhythms and dances from the diverse world of Latin America. Instrument playing.
- Social and Dramatic Play: Allowing children to fit the reality of the world into their own interests and knowledge. Creating a natural and playful space for drama that needs no written lines to memorize. Role Play. Puppets. Stimulating imagination.
- Comprehension: Observation, listening, and following directions through simple commands, and making predictions.
- Reading: Fostering a love for reading in a new language and word comprehension through illustration and story.
- Science: Exploration of nature, animals and ecosystems.
- Social and Cultural Diversity: Developing an interest in and respect for other cultures. Stimulating confidence.
- Math: Pattern recognition, sequences, numbers, and shapes in different contexts.
- Sign Language: American Sign Language recognition and association with words and ideas that were already learned in early stages of life.