French Program (available exclusively at our Dundas location)

Green Apple Kids offers a full French language option for parents of pre-schoolers. Studies have suggested that there are numerous advantages to young children learning two or more languages.

Learning two languages early in life not only makes it easier to acquire more languages as a child grows, it also has positive impacts in several different areas of development.   Having all the advantages of bilingualism can start at any age, and the benefits are many. The following are some of the advantages that bilingual children have:

  • a higher than average score on tests involving creative thinking or problem-solving
  • early reading skills which tend to come more easily
  • an increase in a child’s ability to focus on mental tasks
  • stronger overall skills in their primary language as well as their secondary languages
  • increased attentive focus and cognition which correlate with prefrontal cortex brain activity networks, which direct highest level of thinking and awareness  (Bialystok, 2009; Kaushanskaya & Marian, 2007).

Our fluently French early childhood educators conduct our classroom activities in French. Visual, verbal and social interaction are all part of the French program.

Throughout the day children participate in activities that promote French vocabulary practice. Singing French nursery rhymes, playing Twister to practice colours,  Bingo to practice numbers and shapes, and Simon Says to practice body parts are all just part of the fun. Music plays a significant role in the French program as children learn a remarkable amount of their vocabulary from playing  and singing songs.

To create your child’s advantage with more than one language, the sooner you start the better. Please call and visit Green Apple Kids to see the benefits of our programming.

Green Apple Kids offre une alternative en langue francaise pour les enfants d’age préscolaire. Les recherches démontrent qu’il y a de nombreux avantages dans l’apprentissage de deux ou plusieurs langues.

Apprendre deux langues lorsque l’enfant est jeune l’aide à apprendre plus facilement d’autres langues plus tard, et améliore le développement cognitive et linguistique des enfants.

Souvent, l’enfant bilingue

  • a des résultats supérieures aux examens utilisant la pensée créative et la résolution de problèmes.
  • acquière la lecture plus facilement
  • se concentre plus facilement devant les taches
  • a une meilleure compétence dans sa langue première et sa langue   d’acquisition
  • a de meilleurs résultats à plusieurs tests d’habilité cognitive, y compris la flexibilité mentale et les taches de résolution de problèmes non verbaux (Bialystok, 2009; Kaushanskaya, 2007)

Nos éducateurs sont bilingues, et spécialistes en éducation préscolaire . Le programme comprend des activités visuelles, verbales, et de nombreuses interactions sociales.

Durant la journée, les enfants participent à de nombreuses activités qui promouvoient l’utilisation du vocabulaire francais. On chante des poèmes, on joue a Twister afin de pratiquer les couleurs, on joue a Simon Says pour pratiquer les parties du corps. La musique a un role important dans l’apprentissage d’une nouvelle langue car par l’entremise de la chanson, l’enfant augmente son vocabulaire de tous les jours.

Afin de donner à votre enfant l’avantage d’une deuxieme langue, téléphonez nous, visitez Green Apple Kids afin de voir les bénifices de notre programme français.

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Parent Testimonial

Green Apple Kids and it’s French Immersion program made our son’s transition to SK – French Immersion seamless.  It also helped him excel by building his confidence and giving him a strong foundation to learn concepts and skills in French while acquiring the language.  

The feedback we have received from our son’s teacher has been amazing. After being in SK for a week, our son’s teacher asked us where he had learned his French.  When we said Green Apple Kids, we were pleased and not surprised to hear about Green Apple Kid’s wonderful reputation in the community and at our son’s school.  

Our daughter is also enrolled in Green Apple Kid’s French Immersion program and will be following in her brother’s footsteps!

Preschool Parent

Gwen ZezulkaFrench Program (available exclusively at our Dundas location)