Initial meetup agenda:
From 10:00 to 12:00:
In the library meeting room. It is a very large meeting room with tables, chairs, podium, whiteboard, and a kitchen! So bring your baby food, playmat, toys, or anythingelse can keep your lil' one(s) calm.
Christina gives a mini presentation on "school" running ideas. Babies play... Parents share ideas and discuss about difficulties and solutions. Babies continue to play... Create a "school" Play N Learn schedule together. Babies still playing... Brain storm parent activities and responsibilities.
From 12:00 to 4:00:
If the weather cooperates, we can go eat, go to a park or playground. You don't have to stay late, just play by ear.
Please tell your friends about this event!
Hi everyone! I am Christina, a first time mommy to my 7 months old son. I live in Tyson's Corner and work full time in Rosslyn. I am a native Chinese speaker. I work in the foreign language training field and my hubby has been learning Chinese for 7 years. We are trying our best to keep a Chinese speaking only environment at home to make sure I don't lose my native proficiency, and also to help my hubby to get better Chinese, most importantly, to make sure our kid or future kids speak good Chinese and understand the culture! And it's going to be tough here in the US, I know!
I plan to creat a mini Saturday home Chinese school for my son in the future with a ''play n learn'' curriculum include toy time, painting, story time, singing, cartoon, even math and cultural classes like poem and calligraphy! Oh, of course I will also take him to playgrounds, picnics and, I am not a Tiger Mom, for sure I will promote creativity, but all have to be in Chinese only! Yes, I have to. Because I want my son to be native in Chinese.
I believe I can handle to teach all of those to the kids. If you have the same family goal, please join me! Let's help each other to creat our own mini Chinese school for the kids.
I am also thinking that, while the kids are playing, parents could have nice chats and activities together.