15 Sep 2020

Hola, Namaste, Ni hao!

Exposing children to different languages from an early age enhances their understanding of the world and boosts their communication skills, cognitive development and sense of self. The educators at Papilio Early Learning North Strathfield Blue Campus capture that sense of curiosity and love of learning, with integrated language classes offered as part of the weekly curriculum. 

The benefits of learning another language 

“Providing the opportunity for children to engage with different languages encourages children to pronounce unfamiliar sounds and learn about cultural diversity in a respectful way”, explained Lifelong Learning Centre’s Education Advisor, Jola Sung. 

What’s offered at Papilio Early Learning North Strathfield Blue? 

Centre Manager, Sazia Rahiman spoke with us about their language programs and how it benefits their little learners.  

“We are very proud to offer Hindi, Arabic, Mandarin, Korean and Spanish for our little learners of every age,” explained Sazia. 
 

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“We believe that a second language gives young children the opportunity to explore and learn about different cultures, understand and value diversity and embrace the differences.” 

“Our children and families love that we offer the language program flexibly and as part of everyday learning and play.” 

Promote exploration of language at home

Education Advisor, Natasha Perrins recommends incorporating action songs to expose children to language in an enjoyable way.  

“By using actions when you speak or sing, it promotes cognitive functioning and helps your child to make the connections between word, sound and action”, Natasha explained. 

“Make a point to celebrate diversity and language both spontaneously and intentionally – to provide plenty of opportunities to embrace and support language.” 

Visit Papilio Early Learning North Strathfield Blue and see the love of language for yourself on a family tour. Book a tour online or call 1800 CHILD CARE. 

 

15 Feb 2021

Lifelong Learning Centres Celebrate Lunar New Year & The Year Of The Ox!

At all Lifelong Learning Centres, we encourage the exploration and involvement in cultural celebrations from all around the world. 
3 Dec 2020

Questions to ask on your family centre tour

When touring childcare centres for the first time it can be overwhelming. 

As the saying goes, ‘first impressions’ count, but taking the time to ask deeper questions and really find out what your early education and childcare centre has to offer you and your child will always be time well spent. 

30 Nov 2020

Join us for our fun annual Summer Program

The year is coming to an end – but the fun and learning is not! Nationally, Lifelong Learning Centres will be launching their annual Summer Program in 148 centres.