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Day care provides care of toddlers by qualified Russian speaking kindergarten teachers who are familiar with specifics of working with bilingual children. During the early development classes children enjoy playing many entertaining games with creative and musical elements.


Daycare is open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
07:30 - 12:00 Morning program
Yelena Erkasap
Morning program
Yelena Erkasap
Morning program
Darya Schori
Morning program
Yelena Erkasap
Morning program
Nadja Hasler
10:00 - 10:40 Rhythmics
Yevgeniya D'Ottaviano
    
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch and nap time
Yelena Erkasap / Darya Schori
Lunch and nap time
Yelena Erkasap / Nadja Hasler
Lunch and nap time
Darya Schori / Nadja Hasler
Lunch and nap time
Yelena Erkasap / Nadja Hasler
Lunch and nap time
Nadja Hasler
14:00 - 18:00 Afternoon program
Darya Schori
Afternoon program
Nadja Hasler
Afternoon program
Nadja Hasler
Afternoon program
Nadja Hasler
 
15:00 - 15:40   Music
Nadja Hasler
   
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Rhythmic

Rhythmic

Our general program of early development education has been expanded to include the Rhythmic class.  The program includes various dancing games with the elements of dance and choreography: hand claps, stamps, turns and jumps. The main task for children of this age is not to learn the dance as it is but first of all to follow the teacher, navigate in space and cooperate with other children. It is equally important to develop the ear for music and sense of rhythm.

Music

Das Singen und Nachsingen im Musikunterricht dient dem Kind als Mittel des Spracherwerbs. Der Musikunterricht fördert zudem das Gehör, er ermöglicht das non-verbale Spiel und die musikalische Sozialisation verschränkt sich mit einer sprachlichen Bindung. Musik ist überdies natürlich vor allem Zweck an sich: Musikalische Entwicklung ist sehr wichtig für jedes Kind, denn sie beeinflusst seine Welt der Emotionen.

Pre-school offers a multifaceted program with the elements of play and creative activities aimed at preparing children for the successful study at school.

The classes are held on Wednesdays
Class 1
4-5 years
Class 2
5-6 years
13:55 - 14:55 Russian language
Yelena Erkasap
Russian languge
Yulia Eckert
15:00 - 15:40 Music
Nadya Stutz
Drawing
Madina Ali
15:45 - 16:25 Drawing
Madina Ali
Music
Nadya Stutz
16:30 - 17:30 Rhythmics
Yevgeniya D'Ottaviano
Rhythmics
Yevgeniya D'Ottaviano
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Russian language and speech development

Russian language and speech development

A new stage of a child’s development starts at the age of 3-4 years. Words imitating sounds remain in the past and the child feels a need to broaden her language vocabulary. Time of questions comes. In the classroom children learn to distinguish the subjects by their appearance, to compare them by size, color, form, to remember their names.

By playing the children learn to compare their actions with the actions of others and to make them understood. Reading children’s stories, discussions of illustrations, playing sketches are inalienable parts of the lesson plan.

Drawing

Drawing

At the age of 4-5 years fine motor skills of children and creative thinking (imagination, fantasy) develop actively. A child enormously enjoys drawing with fingers and with various drawing tools: brush, cotton swab, pencils, chalks. Modeling from plasticine, clay, wax, doing small crafts with natural materials, making appliqués bring a lot of joy to children. Engaging in such activities supports creative thinking, develops fine motor skills and self-regulation. Apart from that children’s vocabulary extends and their self-esteem strengthens.

Recreational mathematics

Recreational mathematics

The program for pre-schoolers focuses on shaping the early mathematical concepts, it develops an abstract and logical thinking and intelligence. In addition to the "classical" elements of mathematics, such as numbers, actions with them and figures, it contains puzzles, sums, riddles, brain-teasers, tricks, geometry with matches and experiments, selected depending from age, desires and inclinations of the child.

Children do not just get the answers to the questions "How much? What is more, and what is less? Why? How? Where ... from? What for? ", but they also learn how to find the answers by themselves. The knowledge gained here will also help children to study many other subjects in the ordinary public school.

Music

Music

In the music classroom your child will develop speech, an ear for music while singing- joining in a song as well as gross and fine motor skills. During such classes children will play in communication games (round dance, agile games with rules), will learn to play simple music instruments.

Musical development is very important for each child as first of all it affects the emotional sphere of a child. Positive emotions which children receive during education help them learn various subjects and develop physically and mentally better and quicker. This motivates them to continue learning the world around them. Thus children unnoticed learn to speak correctly.

Rhythmic

Rhythmic

The main purpose of the Rhythmic class is a comprehensive development of musicality and rhythm as well as creativity and auditory skills, improving motor skills, preparing children for choreography classes. During the Rhythmic class children are actively involved in transmission of the character of music, its tempo, dynamics, rhythm, and form. They are mobile, emotional, and receptive to music. Many concepts of the music theory are easier to understand through movement.

The program of the primary school is developed in such a way that it as far as possible corresponds to the level of school education in Russia. On the lessons the textbooks are used recommended in Russian schools and the materials are adapted to the particularities of bilingual children.

The classes are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Class 4
7-8 years
Class 5
8 - 9 years
Class 10
10-14 years
13:55 - 14:55 Drawing
Madina Ali
Drawing
Madina Ali
Drawing
Madina Ali
15:00 - 16:25 Russian language
Yulia Eckert
Russian language
Yulia Eckert
Russian language
Oxana Nikitenko
16:30 - 17:10   Math / Logic
Yulia Eckert
Math / Logic
Oxana Nikitenko
16:30 - 17:30 Rhythmics
Yevgeniya D'Ottaviano
  
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Russian Language and Speech Development

Russian Language and Speech Development

The program of the Russian language for school children is aimed at developing reading skills, oral and written speech and is divided into different preparation levels of children:

First level

  • developing oral skills;
  • vocabulary enhancement;
  • handwriting preparation;
  • learning the alphabet;
  • developing basic reading skills

Second level

  • developing oral skills;
  • further reading and writing skills;
  • learning grammar rules

Third level

  • improvement of grammar, speech and orthographic skills;
  • further speech development, communication and analytical reading skills;
  • development of creative activity skills in the Russian language
Drawing

Drawing

Мany scientists believe that drawing has a strong stimulating effect on children’s speech and cogitative activity. Particularly high emphasis is placed on the connection between drawing and thinking. The point is that drawing as a matter of fact is also the story told not by the means of words, but by various drawing tools. The images of the drawing and its bright color range affect the emotional sphere of children. The images which appear under brush or pencil give a child enormous pleasure. It is a common fact that each positive emotion increases the cerebral cortex tonus which eases the flow of association processes.

Drawing classes are divided into thematic blocks: over the course of several lessons children learn and improve various art techniques – ranging from graphic arts to painting, from gravure to animation.

Recreational mathematics

Recreational mathematics

The program for pre-schoolers focuses on shaping the early mathematical concepts, it develops an abstract and logical thinking and intelligence. In addition to the "classical" elements of mathematics, such as numbers, actions with them and figures, it contains puzzles, sums, riddles, brain-teasers, tricks, geometry with matches and experiments, selected depending from age, desires and inclinations of the child.

The program for school children proceeds to the next level, where more complex mathematical elements, such as fractions, percentages relationships, geometric progression etc. are introduced in an entertaining manner. All of this is not included in the standard program in mathematics at primary school, but such tasks are present in the tests starting from the third year. Mathematical Olympiads Kangaroos (3rd-4th and 5th-6th grades) and an admission examination in mathematics to the gymnasium generally consist entirely of tasks of this type, which require not only the mathematical knowledge, but also keenness of wit and understanding of the logical relationships and patterns.

Rhythmic and choreography

Rhythmic and choreography

In the Rhythmic and Choreography classroom children are immersed in the exciting world of dance and choreography, they learn to hear the music, to develop a sense of rhythm, flexibility and the ability to move to any music. In preparation for a dance children also develop attention and memory, improve coordination, develop good posture, strengthen muscles and vestibular system. A lot of attention is paid to the classroom improvisation and dramatic pieces that help to develop children's artistry, suppleness, self-confidence, ingenuity and imagination.

Theatre studio

Theatre studio

Тheatre activity is an exhaustible source of feelings and emotional experiences. It enriches a child spiritually and it is the main tool of empathy development which is important for the organization of joint activity between children.

There are four main focus areas in the Theater classroom:

Acting

Development of acting behavior, esthetic feeling, capability of creative approach to any activity, ability to communicate with peers, elder people in various life situations.

Rhythmic

Development of natural psychomotor abilities of children, finding harmony between their own bodies and the outside world, development of freedom and expression of body movements with the help of complex rhythmic, musical, plastic games and exercises.

Speech culture and technique

The range of games and exercises aimed at the development of breath and vocal apparatus, vocal skills, the ability to possess the right articulation, accurate diction, various intonation and speech logic. Apart from this the following activities are integrated: word games that develop coherent speech, creative fantasy, ability to compose short stories and fairy-tales and to select simple rhymes.

Work on performance

Reading and staging fairy-tales, stories, preparing short performances; developing acting skills, ability to fantasize and improvise; enriching the vocabulary.

Specifics of language development of chidren between 1 and 3 years old

Specifics of speech development of bilingual children

Learning two languages is a complicated task for children in early stage of speech development. As a general rule such children begin to speak later. The earlier a child immerses itself in a bilingual atmosphere, the more successfully it manages to master two languages. If a child begins to learn the second language before she is three years old, she does not mix these languages and learns them simultaneously.

The tasks of language education and development

The main task at this stage of development is to get children acquainted with the outside world, first of all, by involving them in various games and activities. Equally important is the development of general motor skills, sensory abilities, memory, imagination and thinking on the basis of the Russian language.

Specifics of language development of chidren between 4 and 6 years old

Specifics of speech development of bilingual children

Some bilingual children have diverging notion of the same objects in different languages. For instance, things used by the mother have names in her language and father’s things – in his language. Sometimes while a child understands what is being told to her in one language she always responds in another language.

Children of 3-4 years can distinguish who speaks which language, hear the particularities of the speaker’s pronunciation characterizing her speech. Based on their experience 4-5-year-old bilingual children can to choose the language for a game, use their intuition as to what they should say in a given situation.

The tasks of language education and development

At this stage speech development is especially important as it pervades all aspects of child’s psychic development. Speech serves as a tool of communication and is the necessary condition for the development of child’s personality and cognitive activity. Playing games becomes the leading type of activity. It is a strong motivating factor that encourages child’s development, learning and understanding the world.

The main task at this stage is to develop the coherent speech of children and to give them the possibility for developing creative imagination through various drawing techniques as well as music development games.

Specifics of language development of school chidren

Specifics of speech development of bilingual children

Elder children tend to ask questions which testify to their abilities to use the language and various linguistic forms correctly: they compare linguistic phenomena, highlight general and particular features, discuss who and where what language speaks. As a rule, they also want to know what other languages are there in the world and they express the wish to learn them.

Tasks of language education and development

At the age of 5-6 years children begin to develop their main character traits. They have good memory and are able to learn by heart short poems, tongue twisters, counting rhymes. Children at this age enjoy participation in role-playing games during which they quickly learn new words and expressions, exhibit willingness to communicate. As children at this age are able to build coherent expressions, it is very useful to show them a range of colorful pictures and give the possibility to fantasize. Exercises involving fine motor skills stimulate the development of children’s speech that is why they are also included in our program.

At the age of 7-9 years children speech can be very expressive. The vocabulary of the children grows and they begin to understand the meanings of the words better. In the classroom a great emphasis is made on the development of reading skills. At the initial stage the children can be offered to read the texts which they are already familiar with. The task of children during this exercise is to understand the text by recognizing it. At younger school age a child gradually begins to master the written language.

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