Youngsters in Derwentside are being invited to take part in a family language day.
Craghead Village Hall will play host to a multi-cultural event aimed at promoting the use of languages in Derwentside. It’s all part of celebrations for the European Day of Languages and the Hello Campaign: National Year of Communication.
Families who regularly use other languages such as members of the local Polish community, local schools and nurseries are being invited to join local families and specialist language learning company Lingotot.
Sessions are being held by Durham County Council run Sure Start.
Gillian McCreesh, speech and language therapist with Sure Start, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the range of languages used in our local area and acknowledge the fact that being bilingual is a great advantage and enhances a child’s communication development.”
A French breakfast will be on offer along with a sing along story time session, in a variety of languages, which will teach those taking part the importance of learning a language early.
Lingotot will provide sessions on how languages other than English can be used to help communication skills in very young children.
Limited crèche places are available but need to be booked in advance.
To book a crèche place or for more information please contact Angela Sterling at Lingotot.
Tel: 0845 680 8148