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Bilingual camp builds kids' language skills

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By: Hannah Paczkowski
hpaczkowski@klkntv.com

Songs, games, and crafts, but this isn't your typical day camp.

These kids are learning at a Spanish Emersion Camp at Beattie Elementary.

"We're in the first stage of language acquisition which is a lot of comprehension so we only get to see a lot of isolated words," TLP Kids CEO Sarah Greenwood said.

A good start for these four and five-year-olds.

Many of them are able to put two to three word sentences together already.

"It's a 100% emersion, play–based methodology so, again, we only speak Spanish, obviously, and then the rest is through games," Greenwood said.

It's fun games like these that help students naturally learn how to speak Spanish.

Which Greenwood says is vitally important for their futures.

"Studies are showing that they have enhanced spatial relations, they improve their multi–tasking, and foreign languages have been shown, if you learn a foreign language at a young age to shield against early–on dementia in later years of life," she said.

Many Lincoln Public Schools are introducing the program this year.

This camp goes until July 18, but you can enroll your child into a class at Lost in Fun at any time. It's open to children ages four to 10.

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