Exposing little ones to music and songs at a young age plays a crucial role in 'wiring' their brain for learning. Singing songs teaches children about how language is formed, allowing them to 'soak up' vocabulary, aiding memory acquisition, which is perfect for language learning!
Babies and little ones love to dance and move around. Whether it be running underneath our GIANT parachute, jumping or wriggling, clapping their hands or even busting their own moves to one of our catchy songs, your little one will have plenty of opportunity to move around!
We don’t rote learn with flashcards at Sing-A-Lingo, instead we try to encourage natural use of the language through interactive games. Children are encouraged and prompted to use Spanish whilst counting, spotting colours, naming animals and giving instructions etc, meaning they speak Spanish as much as they hear it.
There are so many benefits to sensory play, including language development, cognitive growth, refining motor skills and problem solving skills, developing and enhancing memory function and many more. Sensory play is also great for calming an anxious or frustrated child and we use a variety of props and tools to stimulate a range of senses within each lesson.
Make-believe and storytelling is an essential part of a child’s linguistic and cognitive development. At the end of each Sing-A-Lingo session the children begin their ‘cool down’ by sitting with a snack and taking part in the telling of an interactive story, told in English and Spanish. We've had stories about naughty sheep, hungry dinosaurs and lonely leopards, as well as familiar fairytales!
Once or twice a term we offer special ‘themed’ weeks, giving the little ones a chance to dress up and have their photo taken. At the end of a term, you get a copy of their photo as a keepsake! So far we’ve had fun in the jungle and fought crime as superheroes!
Parents/Carers are more than welcome to dress up too!
"My 3 year old daughter loves Sing-a-Lingo, and often sings the songs she has learnt at home. In one term alone she has learnt her numbers 1-10 in Spanish, as well as greetings and colours. We will most definitely be continuing, and recommend this group to anyone with little ones. Fun and educational for us both!"
L Stephenson, Norton Sing-A-Lingo
"Thank you so much for today's session, my little boy absolutely loved it, we will definitely be booking to come back in September"
D Hollis, Wolviston Sing-A-Lingo.
"Took my Granddaughter to a taster session this morning, she loved it, as did every other child there. Alana leads fun, well planned activities that really engage the children, and they are learning language at the same time, I also learnt some Spanish too!"
L Lloyd, Norton Sing-A-Lingo.
"My daughter Annie and I attended the baby session in Eaglescliffe...what a lovely class. A very passionate teacher and a really friendly group! We’ll be back next week"
S Fenwick, Eaglescliffe Sing-A-Lingo
"Great idea to learn a language through singing! Alana is fab & would absolutely recommend her classes!"
S Gray, Norton Sing-A-Lingo
"Loved the baby session this morning at Wolviston. My little twinnies were enthralled and loved playing with the musical eggs and silk scarves. Thank you x"
S Simpson, Wolviston Sing-A-Lingo
"My 23 month old little boy loves Alana and her Sing-a-Lingo classes. Learning is more fun when it involves playing games!"
V Hosker, Norton Sing-A-Lingo
Here at Sing-A-Lingo we believe that every child should learn a foreign language in a way that is engaging and which enthuses them to continue learning.
We want language learning to be something children get excited about from a young age and into adulthood because they’ve found a way to learn that is engaging and effective, not something they grow out of because its ‘too hard’ or ‘irrelevant’. We want to offer a different, refreshing approach to language learning.
We provide educational pre-school classes in and around Teesside. Our language classes are taught using music, singing, story-telling, dancing and active games. After all, children learn best when they're enjoying the content!
We currently run Baby and Pre-school Spanish classes to the public and we can also deliver sessions in Nurseries/EYFS settings and can offer MFL PPA Cover in Primary Schools too. Our Early Years course content is directly linked with the EYFS framework; meaning we are a fun, educational and affordable activity which is popular with parents, external providers and, most importantly, the children!
Your instructor has had Qualified Teaching Status (languages) and taught in schools for over 10 years, has undergone comprehensive safeguarding training, is DBS verified and has the highest level of Public Liability Insurance.
We understand that every educational setting is different and that no two children are the same. If you book Sing-A-Lingo as an educational activity within your setting, we will work closely with you to offer a bespoke service which meets the needs of your children, your educational aim and your budget.
Pictured: Alana Reid, Sing-A-Lingo Instructor Teesside. BA Hons Degree, French and Spanish, PGCE, DBS verified.
- Adult Learning
- EYFS on-site classes
- Primary MFL PPA Cover / Themed MFL Events and Workshops / Wrap-around Clubs
- Secondary 1:1 Intervention, Holiday Revision Clubs, Homework Clubs
- MFL Consultancy Services
- MFL INSET/CPD
Please use the drop-down menu at the top of the page to explore 'our services', or use the 'contact us' button below to get in touch to request a brochure or to find out more.
Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: We accept cash and /or you can pay safely and securely with any major Debit/Credit card via PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account please contact us below.
Q: Do I have to pay termly, or can I pay each week?
A: 'On the door' payments of £3 is absolutely fine. However this is subject to available space on the day so arrive early!
Q: I want to join half way through the year/term, will my child be able to join in or will they have missed things?
Every week there will be a new language element that we cover in class, however we will always revisit the basics in the form of a story, game or song so new students can drop into a session and start where they pick up from. We operate a spiral curriculum, which means that we never teach new content and simply move on, we always revisit and recap. This helps children to create the essential pathways they need to recall the new language they are learning and to contextualise their learning also.
Q: Can I bring more than one child?
A: Yes of course! Siblings are charged at £1.50.
Q: I'm a childminder, do you offer a discount?
Yes we do, please contact us using the form below for more information.
If you're unsure about which class to book or you have any other queries, then get in touch. We will get back to you as soon as possible with the answers you need!
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed