Meet sisters Sydney (8) and Ella (5), the first day campers in Language Discovery Programs history to complete three full weeks of Twin Cities Day Camps in three different languages (Chinese, Spanish, and Norwegian)!
How do you celebrate after going through secret mission to rescue the president of Costa Rica? Minnetonka Spanish day campers took the president to the playground for recreo, of course! As one of the most ecologically conscious leaders of the modern world, it makes sense for the president to spend quality time outdoors with some of his favorite Spanish learners!
Chinese learners in Minnetonka kept their eyes open last week for anything out of the ordinary, especially when it concerned their mission to find the president! Of course, that’s a difficult task to do when a lot of things seem a little out of the ordinary (and lots of fun to boot!). From physical challenges to mental puzzles, these secret agents managed to figure it out with aplomb, and all while learning Chinese! Mission accomplished!
This year’s theme of Mission Impossible has been a hit so far with Spanish and Chinese day campers who have taken the theme to heart. We do take our play rather seriously, but humorous moments do come up during the course of a summer and we wanted to share just a few of these with you!
We sing and dance a lot during day camps! Both singing and dancing are a great way to learn languages; these activities get our bodies moving and our minds ready to take in all sorts of fun language. We use gesture, movement, rhyming, acting, and lots of repetition as we explore the vocabulary introduced during these fun moments, and LOVE hearing stories about how our Spanish learners are sharing these songs and dances at home with family.