An enterprising mum is celebrating after her business teaching foreign languages to babies and children in the Ribble Valley was nominated for a national award.
Kirsty Burrows (31) launched Bilinguasing East Lancashire last year after leaving her career as an international marketing manager to spend more time with her daughter Sophie (two).
Our little ‘BilinguaSingers’ pick up the new language so quickly and there are so many benefits for young children who are exposed to a second or third language early onKirsty
The Spanish and French sessions, for children aged from four weeks to 10 years, have already proved extremely popular and run in Langho and Whalley as well as at nurseries across East Lancashire.
Last year Bilinguasing scooped the Best New Activity for Children prize at the What’s On 4 Little Ones Awards and now the company has been nominated in the Best National Pre-Schooler Development Activity (2-5 years).
Kirsty said: “I am delighted to have been nominated for the second year running.”
Bilinguasing classes use music, song, sensory props, massage and movement to teach languages in a fun and relaxed environment. Kirsty added: “Our little ‘BilinguaSingers’ pick up the new language so quickly and there are so many benefits for young children who are exposed to a second or third language early on.
“Babies and young children grow new brain cells to process the particular languages they are exposed to and bilingual children tend to have significantly larger density of grey matter, which is the part of the brain involved in muscle control and sensory perception such as sight,speech and hearing.” To find out more visit the Bilinguasing East Lancs Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org