Mandarin-Immersion Playgroup @ 1 King Albert Park

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Mandarin-Immersion Playgroup @ 1 King Albert Park

Babies and toddlers will learn mandarin in a natural, fun and engaging way through music, stories, sensory play and process art in mandarin

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1 King Albert Park 1 King Albert Park Singapore, 598326 Singapore

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About this event

Hi parents, I am a mom of a 2 year old toddler and I have been hosting open-ended play sessions, playgroups, parties and other events for a growing community of parents of babies and toddlers who meet regularly to play together.

Check out @tinyplayclub on Instagram, where I share reels and snippets of our community events and play sessions and play ideas that the kids loved.

I am so excited to share that Tiny Play Club is hosting mandarin-immersion playgroups for babies and toddlers in collaboration with Zhen Zhen Laoshi (珍珍老师), a certified preschool Chinese teacher with over 11 years of experience teaching Chinese to local and international children.

After great feedback from the community, we will host regular playgroups on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings for a maximum of 6 kids with 1-2 spots open for children attending a make-up playgroup (see cancellation policy below) to keep the playgroup cosy and for the teacher to give each child attention.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣

We will explore a general theme every month which will be split to a more in-depth exploration of a related topic every week. Since this is a community-based playgroup, we can decide on the next themes based on our kids interests.

We will explore vehicles at our upcoming playgroups in October and our body and senses in November through songs, storytelling, process art and/or sensory play.

Event details

Where: 1 King Albert Park, Singapore 598326 unless otherwise stated for outdoor playgroups

Next playgroup dates (weekday):

Fri 25/11 4-5pm

Next playgroup dates (Sat):

Sat 19 Nov 10-11am

Sat 26 Nov 10-11am

Sat 17 Dec 10-11am

How long: 1 hour for the playgroup, and everyone is welcome to stay on to enjoy unstructured free play and socialise after the Chinese teacher leaves.

What's on?

  • Greetings 问好⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Music activities 音乐游戏⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Storytelling 绘本分享⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Potluck snack time* 点心时间⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Sensory play 感官游戏 ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣/ Process art activity 艺术创作⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Review of playgroup with teacher 活动回顾⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Goodbye 道别⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Unstructured free play and hangout 自主游戏
  • Post-playgroup reflection 活动记录

What is a post-playgroup reflection?

The Chinese teacher will prepare a post-playgroup reflection of what was covered during the playgroup, with song links and book titles so parents can continue to extend children's learning and exposure of the topic and vocabulary at home.

Cost: $30 per child, which includes both the cost of hiring the teacher and the token contribution charge to cover the cost of materials and the time taken to set up, clean up and disinfect play surfaces after the session.

How to make payment?

I am using Eventbrite as a platform to automate event bookings so the event is free to book to avoid incurring booking fees. Please PayNow $30 to 87266246 after booking and WhatsApp me the payment screenshot so I can keep track of who is coming.

Is there a minimum age to join?

It is never too early to be immersed in language in a natural, fun and engaging way! We will prepare age-appropriate activities for all the children coming at each playgroup session.

Do caregivers need to speak mandarin to join?

No

Adult-accompanied event

This is a adult-accompanied community event for both children and caregivers to socialise - strictly no drop-offs!

Cancellation policy

As the cost of hiring the mandarin teacher is fixed per playgroup and split among families who have booked to attend, tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to another child. Alternatively, families are welcome to attend a future playgroup without extra cost as a one-off make-up (subject to space capacity limits, please reach out to me privately to discuss).

⁣Notes:

This is a private event only for the Tiny Play Club community. To join the community, please WhatsApp me at 87266246 to introduce yourself and your child(ren). There are no membership fees to join the community. As this is an in-person community, I want to make sure that I personally know every attending family to keep the community safe.

  • Please WhatsApp me at 87266246 before booking tickets if you have not attended the play sessions before, or tickets will be automatically cancelled.
  • These play sessions are adult accompanied. Parents, grandparents and/or helpers are welcome.
  • A maximum of 2 adult caregivers per family so as not to crowd the play space
  • *Please bring healthy food items such as fresh or cooked food for the kids to share during snack time. The food will be placed on a low table for the kids to serve themselves. I kindly request parents not to bring puffs or packaged snacks as my child has a weakness towards these addictive snacks and those snacks will affect his appetite for meals and worsen his picky eating :-D
  • Feel free to WhatsApp me at 87266246 if you’d like to join us or if you have any questions!