So you're probably wondering,
"Who is Judith, & how is she in a position to help me?"
(Something like that, right? ;-))
Well, listen up; a little closer . . . I have a story to tell . . .
. . . there was an Aussie Mum who LOVED hanging out with kids (that was ME! ;-))
Yep - those kids were full of potential. And what a delight to encourage them to discover their own unique ways to shine.
One day, quite out of the blue, this Mum was invited to run some French sessions for toddlers and preschoolers at a local council hall; so she did (luckily she knew some French ;-)).
And then she was invited to do the same thing at a childcare centre. And then at a preschool. And then another, and then another, and then . . .
The children felt INSPIRED.
They embraced languages with gusto; they laughed, they questioned, they were SUPER clever, they wanted more . . . they were engaging their POTENTIAL.
. . . they wanted to know more words,
they wanted to try new food, they wanted to know WHY there were different words,
they wanted to know where France was and how to get there,
or how she got here.
They adored the Eiffel Tower, and the story of Mr Eiffel,
and she encouraged them to think of what
THEY could invent or build or create that could be named after THEM,
just like the Eiffel Tower was named after Mr Eiffel.
The children were animated, innovative,
and started to see how they could add to the world.
THE CHILDREN WERE USING LANGUAGES AS A VEHICLE
Now, throughout all this time, the Mum noticed that there were HEAPS of
from different backgrounds who spoke at least 2 languages,
and she wondered why this wonderful quality wasn't being celebrated more at childcare.
There were teachers and educators whose native languages were wonderfully diverse:
MANDARIN SPANISH SERBIAN GERMAN BAHASA INDONESIAN PORTUGUESE FRENCH
RUSSIAN BENGALI HINDI CANTONESE JAPANESE MAORI
FIJIAN SAMOAN GREEK ITALIAN
What an incredible opportunity, both for the educators AND of course, those lucky children!
So she invited some of these educators together to share her techniques.
They LOVED it, and now THEY are inspiring MORE children through their languages,
and feeling proud of themselves and their ability to boot!
They actually described feeling
PROUD, HAPPY & COMPLETE
when they were running their language sessions with the children
(instead of shy and inadequate because of the language barrier)
So she thought,
"How could I help more people to feel this good AND empower children at the same time?"
Now she's coaching WONDERFUL BILINGUAL WOMEN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD,
and showing them how to become AMAZING at running vibrant, enchanting language sessions for children.
Some of them are Mums with young children who feel inspired to empower and enchant other children
with their native or second language by running their own language sessions
(and earning an income at the same time).
Others are Early Childhood Teachers and Educators
who are now weaving their languages and cultures throughout their childcare/preschool days
and/or running their own local language sessions for a supplementary income.
Chiara has started running her gorgeous Rainbow English Club in her home for Mums & Bubs in Italy!
Natalia, hailing from Columbia, now runs a vibrant Spanish playgroup for toddlers and preschoolers at a local community centre in a coastal town in Queensland, Australia.
Lots of laughs at Spanish time with Adriana at the childcare centre where
she works in Canberra, Australia!
All the way from Argentina, Adriana's local Spanish sessions outside of childcare attract those who have a Spanish heritage AND Aussie children who are discovering Spanish for the first time!