With China now boasting the second largest economy in the world, kids who become fluent in Mandarin may have an upper hand when they enter the workforce one day. Bilingual Buds offers full-immersion after-school programs in which kids draw pictures and sing songs to learn the language. Children ages one to three begin building fluency in the Mommy and Me Mandarin Program, which features guided play and the use of props, like puppets, instruments and arts, to spark tots’ interest in the language. Ages 1 to 10.
|Venue name:||Bilingual Buds|
175 Riverside Blvd
|Cross street:||at 68th St|
|Opening hours:||Fall session begins Sept 10.|
|Transport:||Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 72nd St|
|Price:||Two days a week for nine months $4,680 and up, eight classes $300 (Mommy and Me Mandarin).|