By 2050, the USA will be the #1 Spanish-speaking population on planet Earth. Spanish-English bilingualism, therefore, is a gift we want every American family to give to its children. Cerebritos is BrainStorm’s 100%-immersive Spanish language experience for preschool children age 3-7 (the first of its kind in Bergen County!).
Cerebritos means “little brains” in Spanish. And that’s exactly what Cerebritos is all about: instilling a command and love of the Spanish language in brains while they are at their most malleable.
¿Cómo Funciona? How Does It Work?
One word, amigo: Immersion. There is no more effective way to truly apprehend a new language. Students of the Cerebritos pre-K program engage in a recommended 2-3 immersion experiences per week during which Spanish is used exclusively. That means no translation, no memorization—just seamless acquisition of a second language.
By its nature, immersion is: collaborative— requiring community involvement; customized— challenging for brand-new and experienced speakers alike; and dynamic— involving movement, intentional listening, motor skills, and productive play.
¡Es Muy Importante!
WHY is it so important? The United States is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, according to a new study published by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes. Experts are calling Spanish “the most useful language to know in the United States in the 21st Century.”
What’s more, the brain plasticity of preschool-aged children makes it easier for them to pick up a second language, as well as produce an enhanced ability to learn other foreign languages later in life.Our program will instill a lifelong love for the Spanish language and an appreciation for Latin culture — it will also open up countless opportunities later in life. And that’s muy chiva. (Very cool.)
Our 2-hour immersion experiences and summer camps take place in Franklin Lakes and/or Hawthorne, NJ. Group size is typically 4-8 students.