Want to expose your kids to a foreign language while they're very young -- the best time for their young brains to soak up the sounds and grammar of Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese? Bring them to the Sponge School, run by my good friend, Jackie Friedman Mighdoll. I first met Jackie more than 10 years ago, in Japan, where she moved after college because she loves languages so much. A few years ago, when she had her first baby, she set up a school to help small children get started with languages. Classes are 55 minutes long, full of games, music, and play designed for 0-4 year olds.
Sunday, January 13th is a good time to learn more about Sponge. Jackie's hosting a tea party, featuring a Japanese taiko drum performance by YushinDaiko. It's free, and your toddler will thank you (in some other language, no doubt).Where: 3107 S Day Street, Seattle
When: Sunday, January 13th 3-5pm
RSVP (not required): firstname.lastname@example.org