Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 14, 2014
Language Stars, the national leader in early childhood foreign language education with locations throughout the Chicago, Washington DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas, will host a free interactive Storytime with Yue Chen, author of “Meimei – A Beautiful Fish.” Featuring games, an online puppet show/audio resources and a take home activity, the former Language Stars teacher will use her new book to fully immerse children in the Chinese language.
WHY: Yue Chen wrote and illustrated ‘Meimei Story’ to provide parents with a resource to reinforce the teaching of Mandarin Chinese to children. The first in a series, “Meimei – A Beautiful Fish” teaches children colors in Mandarin using illustrations and games.
“From my time as a Language Stars educator, I learned that having fun with the language learning process is the key to success for children,” said Yue Chen. “My book was created based on the idea of being interactive, being simple, and being fun! I hope families in the Chicago area will come to my Storytime to learn Mandarin in an enjoyable and approachable way.”
Barrington Language Stars Center, 117 E. Northwest Highway, Barrington IL
Saturday, March 15, 10:30-11am
Lincoln Park Language Stars Center, 1741 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, March 19, 10:15-10:45am
Deerfield/Lake Forest Language Stars Center, 2511 Waukegan Rd, Bannockburn, IL
Wednesday, March 19, 12:15-12:45pm
Andersonville Language Stars Center, 4846 N Clark St, Chicago IL
Saturday, March 22, 10:10-10:40am
WHO: Recommended for ages 1-6, but all ages are welcome. Language Stars families, friends and siblings are all invited.
RSVP: To RSVP, call your local Language Stars Center (phone numbers above). Parent or caregiver must be present for all ages.
About Yue Chen
Yue Chen is an artist, illustrator and former Language Stars Mandarin instructor with many years of experience teaching and tutoring English-speaking children in Mandarin Chinese. Chen published her first book in a children’s book series Meimei Story, “Meimei – A Beautiful Fish,” in December 2013. Meimei Story is an interactive children’s book series that includes online audio and video resources, vocabulary pages, a gamecard page, a coloring and character tracing booklet and more. It’s not only a Mandarin teaching tool, but also a full-color children’s book that is fun!
About Language Stars
Language Stars, the national leader in early childhood foreign language education, teaches foreign language classes for kids between the ages of 1 and 10 years old focusing on the window of opportunity between birth and 10 years of age when a child’s brain is hardwired to learn any language naturally and easily. Their mission is to change how and when children learn a foreign language to foster a new generation of multi-lingual Americans. Language Stars has 25 locations in the Chicago, Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas and is in 150 public, private and parochial schools, including preschools, elementary schools and middle schools. Language Stars currently reaches over 10,000 toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students each week, helping them move toward proficiency in a foreign language, build cognitive skills and become sensitive to new cultures.
Language Stars has 15 locations in the Chicagoland area including Arlington Heights, Barrington, Chicago/Andersonville, Chicago/Hyde Park, Chicago/Lincoln Park, Deerfield/Lake Forest, Hinsdale/Oak Brook, Naperville, Wilmette/Evanston, Crystal Lake, Geneva/St. Charles, Homewood/Flossmoor, Orland Park, Park Ridge and Wheaton. For more information, visit http://www.languagestars.com.
Contact: For additional information about Language Stars or to speak with Leslie Lancry, founder of Language Stars, contact: Amy Clark at amy (at) mtomconsulting (dot) com or call 917.648.5577.