Songs, skits and stories entice the young child to playfully begin the process of acquiring a second language. Our two resident puppets, Rosco and Dora, are always available to liven up the classroom and challenge the kids to explore their imaginations…in Spanish! We are soon joined by the irrepressible Gabi, the kitty, as she takes us through episode after episode of imaginative adventures that include reading, writing, and creating new stories via cartoons, written expression, and acting.
Part of the language odyssey during the lower school years includes an exposure to all three languages found at Oak Hill: Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese. To foster a broader awareness, language instructors bring all students together at least four times a year to sing and share cultural highlights from the countries of the respective languages.