My biggest reason to learn Greek is due to Leo - I intend to be able to read the letters that come from school and know what he is talking about when he comes home!
For some time I've been a big fan of the 'Greek 4 Kids' blog and was really pleased when the classes were launched in Protaras earlier this month. Aimed at children age 3 and up (3 ish - Leo's not 3 until May!) the classes are full of fun for kids, stories, songs, crafts and games in Greek so they are learning the language without really noticing!
We've been to four classes so far and we are loving them - I've been staying with Leo at the moment but the plan is to leave him soon. The others at the class as also under 3, a bit younger than Eri usually takes so I'm not the only Mum there. It's helping my Greek too as I manage to understand about half of what is said!
It's so good for Leo who despite a bit of reluctance at the initial class is now really enjoying them and not wanting to leave at the end! I'm interested to see how he progresses as the weeks go on, he can be very vocal about what he wants to do and not do and it would be nice if he would do as he is told! He's never been in a school / organised group situation before so it's all new to him and he doesn't get that it's 'not all about him'! - Another reason I'm glad we are going here before school!
The classes are really helping us, not only is he now saying a lot more Greek words at home but it's reminding me to say more to him, like 'please' and 'thank you' in Greek too, its all too easy to forget and only speak English as that's all we've known for so long!
This NOT a sponsored post - we attend the lessons and really like them, so just sharing our experience! Greek 4 Kids also have lessons in Larnaca and Nicosia - see the blog or facebook page for more info.