Baby and Toddler Group Afternoons

We have an all new afternoon playgroup for baby and toddlers
(0-5 yrs) starting Tuesday March 23rd 2016 from 3:30-5:00pm run by our
new group leader Robin!!
Please send an e-mail to toddlergroup@ikec.de to contact us if you want to come
along and meet new friends! We look forward to meeting you and your little ones
at the playgroup!

IKEC
Heinrichstraße 33, Darmstadt

-IKEC Committee

English Classes

Lessons are offered to fluent English speaking children between approximately five years and ten years old. Experienced teachers who speak English as their native language lead small groups (max 10 children) which are divided by age and ability. The classes are divided into four groups beginning with Class 1 (5-6 year olds), Class 2 (6-7 year olds), Class 3 (7-8 year olds) and Class 4 (8 years and above).

The classes are taught in English and use the Jolly Phonics and GINN reading programs. The students begin by learning phonics, basic reading & writing, speaking and listening. As they advance, they concentrate more on spelling, grammar, reading and creative writing. Homework is assigned every week and an English library is available for the children to borrow books for reading at home.

English classes are held on Tuesday afternoons in the Lichtenbergschule, Darmstadt. Classes 1 and 2 are held between 2pm and 3.30pm and Classes 3 and 4 are held between 3.30pm and 5pm. Classes follow the Hessen German School plan for holidays.

For more information regarding these classes, please contact the English Classes Rep.

For those children who attend school, the English classes are considered part of a bilingual programme. As such evaluations are sent to these students’ schools for inclusion in their school reports.

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Pre-School Group

Our pre-school groups meet on Monday afternoons between 2:30pm and 4:30pm and Wednesday afternoon between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. This groups are intended for children between the age of 3 and 5, who already have a good understanding of the English language.

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The purpose of the group is to encourage the children’s communication and interactive skills in a small group of up to 10 children.

For every session our group leader picks a theme and organizes an activity to match. Quite often these activities are seasonal and the children for example use autumn leaves and chestnuts, or create lovely Christmas decorations.

After this the children have some juice and biscuits together and can talk about the things they have created. Then they have time to play together, or maybe choose a game. Towards to end of the session a book is read to the children (often matching the theme) and they sing a song together.

The parents do not usually stay for the session, but there is a parent rota system to help the group leader with the preparation of the activities and the handing out of the biscuits and juice.

The pre-school group encourages the children to use their English, whilst having fun at the same time. The group meets at Heinrichstr. 33 in Darmstadt.

If you are interested in this group, please contact the group rep for further details.

Baby and Toddler Group Mornings

Our group meets on Monday mornings (9.30-11.00am) and welcomes children up to 3 years of age!

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The focus of the group is to have fun whilst improving skills in areas such as language skills, hand-eye coordination, shape recognition and motor skills. We try to offer a structured environment and supportive atmosphere not only for group activities but also for when the children do things on their own. Naturally, due to the children’s age, we leave room to do as much of an activity as they like and parents are asked to help where their children need it.

Each session starts off with an informal play time where we dance, work out or play other active games. We then do some form of – often seasonal – activity. For example, making Easter bunny nests or snowmen pictures, printing letter paper, making and painting salt-dough objects, threading beads and much more.

On nice days we might use the playground or take a walk into the nearby park to watch how the seasons change. After this activity has finished we have a little drink and a snack that parents are asked to bring along. Usually, we then listen to a story one of the parents reads to us and sing some of our favorite songs.

The group meets at Heinrichstraße 33 in Darmstadt.

Anyone interested in stopping by should first contact the group rep to confirm when we will be meeting next.