Ages 0-5: Cantonese Circle & Story Time

Class Duration: 30 minutes

Come sing with us and learn Cantonese over Zoom!

Each week we will cover:

  • a different theme
  • a new story
  • traditional Cantonese nursery songs and rhymes
  • games and activities in Cantonese

Class is suitable for ages 0-5. Adult must be present during class.

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2021 Winter Semester (10 weeks = $130 Cdn):

Saturday: 8am PST / 11am EST (Karen) -- Jan. 9 - March 20 (LIMITED)

Note: There will be no classes held during Family Day Weekend Feb. 13-15, 2021

Ages 3-6: Cantonese Songs & Conversations (Small Group)

Class Duration: 45 minutes

In this class, we will sing songs, look at simple Chinese characters, and have conversations through activities.

Each week we will cover:

  • a different theme
  • writing traditional Chinese character
  • reading simple traditional Chinese character
  • singing traditional songs and nursery rhymes
  • games and conversations in Cantonese

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2021 Winter Semester (10 weeks = $150 Cdn):

Tuesday: 11am PST / 2pm EST (Eveline & Karen) -- Jan. 12 - March 16 (LIMITED)

Friday: 10am PST / 1pm EST (Karen) -- Jan. 15 - March 19 (OPEN)

Saturday: 10am PST / 1:00pm EST (Karen) -- Jan. 16 - March 20 (OPEN)

Note: There will be no classes held during Family Day Weekend Feb. 13-15, 2021

Ages 5-8: Cantonese Songs & Stories & Art (Small Group)

Class Duration: 45 minutes

In this class, we will have fun singing songs, reading stories, and drawing - all in Cantonese.

Each week we will cover:

  • writing traditional Chinese characters
  • reading stories
  • playing games
  • singing songs
  • creating art together

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2021 Winter Semester (10 Weeks = $150 Cdn):


Tuesday: 1pm PST / 4pm EST (Eveline) -- Jan. 12 - March 16 (OPEN)

Friday: 10am PST / 1pm EST (Eveline) -- Jan. 15 - March 19 (LIMITED)

Saturday: 10:15am PST / 1:15pm EST (Eveline) -- Jan. 16 - March 20 (FULL)

Note: There will be no classes held during Family Day Weekend Feb. 13-15, 2021

Ages 0-6: Roundabout Cantonese Music - 氹氹轉音樂圈

Class Duration: 30 minutes

What is Roundabout?

Roundabout Cantonese Music 氹氹轉音樂圈 is a new music curriculum that is developed by Dorothy (Locy Lee) and Eveline Yu.  Moving away from the traditional Cantonese nursery rhymes, we will explore using Cantonese in different genres of music.

In this program, our main focus is learning about music through Cantonese.  Each song is original - written with the child in mind.  We will choose lyrics and music that is easy to sing and fun to use in daily life.  We will challenge children with different rhythms and beats and different pitches to strengthen their tonal acquisition - after all, Cantonese is a tonal language!

We want families to have fun and take this opportunity to be silly with their little ones.  Come and join us in our new music program!
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2021 Winter Semester (10 Weeks = $130 Cdn):
Sunday: 8:15am PST / 11:15am EST / 4:15pm BST (Eveline & Dorothy) --- Jan. 10 - March 28 (FULL)

Sunday: 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST / 5:00pm BST (Eveline & Dorothy) --- Jan. 10 - March 28 (OPEN)

Tuesday: 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST / 6:00pm BST (Eveline & Dorothy) --- Jan. 12 - March 30 (OPEN)


Note:

Sundays, there will be a 2 week break - no classes on Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 (class will be in session for Family Day Weekend - Feb. 14).

For Tuesdays, there will be no classes on Feb. 16 & Feb. 23.

If you're in the UK, you can register here: https://www.locyleelearning.com/roundaboutcantonesemusic

If you're in Canada, you can register below.

Ages 0-6: Sing-Along in Mandarin

Every Wednesday 10am PST / 1pm EST


This is a free beginner class to Mandarin. We will be singing in both Mandarin (mainly) and English. We will learn some simple rhymes and traditional nursery songs.

This program is sponsored by The 519 Church Community Centre in Toronto, Canada. The Community Center has been very supportive of our programs from the very beginning and I love that it has offered this program to families for free.

Follow the link before to register for your program. Please make sure you locate the zoom links in your email (in case you have trouble logging into the Event Brite page).

No language background necessary - I will try my best to follow your lead (so make sure your video is turned ON).


Sign Up Here -> https://www.the519.org/programs/rhythm-and-rhyme

Ages 0-6: Sing-Along in Cantonese (Sign Up through the 519 Link)

Every Wednesday 10:45am PST / 1:45pm EST

This is a free beginner class to Cantonese. We will be singing nursery songs, new and old, in Cantonese, as well as learn some nursery rhymes. We will be using 100% Cantonese - full immersion for 30 minutes! You can do it!

This program is sponsored by The 519 Church Community Centre in Toronto, Canada. The Community Center has been very supportive of our programs from the very beginning and I love that it has offered this program to families for free.

Follow the link before to register for your program. Please make sure you locate the zoom links in your email (in case you have trouble logging into the Event Brite page).

It is okay if your little one runs away - as long as they are listening and being exposed to the language, I don't mind... but... I do require that the video is turned ON for the safety of other families in class.

Please Sign Up Through this LINK: https://www.the519.org/programs/rhythm-and-rhyme

What Do Our Classes Look Like?

We focus on PLAY! We want our parents, grandparents, and caregivers to have fun with their little ones while learning new songs to sing at home.

We start with our Hello Song and end with our Goodbye Song.

In class, you will:

  • meet & greet other families
  • practice our numbers, colours, and everyday vocabulary (food, transportation, daily routine...)
  • move with the music - dance, finger play, clapping to the beat
  • sing - the best age to build a foundation in music development is 0-5 years old!
  • explore percussion instruments - pick up an instrument and jam to the beat
  • have fun!

Classes are 30 minutes long (which is a long time for our little ones to stay focused). Don't worry if you don't know the words - we will provide you links to the songs and lyrics so you can access them when you get home.

If you have older ones at home, we are also offering classes suitable for ages 3-6 and 5-8. Feel free to ask about the courses!

Terms & Policies

Classes are 100% refundable up to 1 week before the start of the first class. Cancellations made within two weeks of the start of class will receive a 50% refund.

If you are unable to attend a class, you can substitute a friend to take your place. Please arrange with your instructor ahead of time.

FAQ

Can siblings attend?

Yes! In fact, siblings under 1 years old are free. Siblings are also welcome in the Online Cantonese Music Circle (ages 0-6).

Do you sell Chinese children's books? I can't find any around me.

Yes we do! All the stories in class are available for purchase. They are available at Little Kozzi Bookstore.
We also take book requests and will try our best to find them for you!