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Classes Rella´s Spielhaus – German Kids Classes

Sing, dance and read with us in German

This program was drawn up by Swiss born former singer/dancer/actor Barbara Rellstab 6 years ago. It is designed to expose children to the German language and culture using picture books, songs, dancing and instruments, plus fun reading and writing projects for the 6–8 year olds. Rella’s Spielhaus currently offers 11 weekly German Kinderklassen in Manhattan at 3 different locations, including  a brand new location on the UES (4 E 90th Street).
To meet the teachers  take a look here.

German Kids Classes for Minis (mit Begleitung)

Locations

We teach at two UWS locations and one UES location.

Schedule

Each semester consists of 12 classes at 45 minutes. Winter/Spring 2017 enrollment is open now. Our Early Bird Special is valid through December 20th. We look forward to hearing from you!

– Each child has 2 make up classes within each semester.

– Make ups need to be redeemed by the end of each semester.

– Refunds are at the sole discretion of the owner.

Discounts

Sibling and twin discounts apply: Enter code SIBLING at the end of checkout to activate 5% discount on full semester prices.

Age Group: Minis (0-2yrs)
Regular Price: $395 (Early Bird = $350 valid through December 20th)
Single Class: $40, Trial Class: $20

This might be the first German Class your small child will take! We sing together and (re)-learn the Rhymes and Kniereiter you remember from your childhood. We make animal sounds, play with balls, bells and rhythm sticks and look at picture books together. At the end of the class the beloved recorder comes out for a lullaby. “Lieder & Geschichten” encourages both child and parents to have fun with language and music, a wonderful inspiration to be continued at home and the beginning of your child’s life-long connection to the German language!

Simple Studios (134 West 29th Street, 2nd Floor, between 6th & 7th)

Wednesday, 10-10:45am
Semester Start: 01/11/17 ~ Semester End: 04/12/17

Epic Security Building (2067 Broadway, 5th Floor)

Wednesday, 11:30-12:15pm
Semester Start: 01/11/17 ~ Semester End: 04/12/17

Saturday, 10-10:45am
Semester Start: 01/07/17 ~ Semester End: 04/01/17

The New York International School (4 E 90th)

Thursday, 10-10:45am
Semester Start: 01/12/17 ~ Semester End: 04/06/17

Sunday, 10-10:45am
Semester Start: 01/08/17 ~ Semester End: 04/02/17

For more Details and Registration please click here

 

German Kids Classes for Maxis

Locations

We teach at two UWS locations and one UES location.

Schedule

Each semester consists of 12 classes at 80 minutes. Winter/Spring 2017 enrollment is open now. We offer pro-rated rates if applicable. We look forward to seeing you!

– Each child has 2 make up classes within each semester.

– Make ups need to be redeemed by the end of each semester.

– Refunds are at the sole discretion of the owner.

Discounts

Sibling and twin discounts apply: Enter code SIBLING at the end of checkout to activate 5% discount on full semester prices.

Age Group: Maxis: (3-5yrs)
Regular Price: $595 (Early Bird = $495, valid through December 20th)
Single Class: $50, Trial Class: $25

This 80 min class starts in the circle with our signature welcome song. We introduce the theme of the week; we count, learn the German Alphabet; get to know the days of the week, months of the year etc. At the  end of circle time, we start engaging the children in conversations, encourage them to tell us about their lives in German. The second part of the class consists of German rhymes, ball games and and a short choreography. We read a story and discuss the words that the children are not familiar with. The 3rd part of the class consists of arts and crafts: We cut, draw, mold a character that we encountered in the story. And at the end we come together in the circle and sing our beloved “Tschuess -Tschuess” song.

Epic Security Building (2067 Broadway, 5th Floor)

Tuesday, 3:30-4:50pm
Semester Start: 01/10/17 ~ Semester End: 04/04/04

Saturday, 11:00am – 12:20pm
Semester Start : 01/07/17 ~ Semester End: 04/01/17

The New York International School (4 E 90th)

Sunday, 11:00-12:20pm
Semester Start: 01/08/17 ~ Semester End: 04/02/04

Wednesday, 3:45pm – 5:05pm
Semester Start : 01/11/17 ~ Semester End: 04/05/17

For more Details and Registration please click here

 

German Kids Classes for Megas

Locations

We teach at two UWS locations and one UES location.

Schedule

Each semester consists of 12 classes at 80 minutes. Winter/Spring 2017 enrollment is open now. We offer pro-rated rates if applicable. We look forward to seeing you!

– Each child has 2 make up classes within each semester.

– Make ups need to be redeemed by the end of each semester.

– Refunds are at the sole discretion of the owner.

Discounts

Sibling and twin discounts apply: Enter code SIBLING at the end of checkout to activate 5% discount on full semester prices.

Age Group: Megas (6-8)
Regular Price: $595 (Early Bird = $495, valid through December 20th)
Single Class: $50, Trial Class: $25

This 80 min class starts in the circle with our signature welcome song. We introduce the theme of the week; we count, learn the German Alphabet; we learn how to spell the days of the week, months of the year etc. We also discuss distinct differences of our lives in New York versus in a German speaking country. (i.e: Food, Metric system, Transportation). The second part of the class consists of German rhymes, ball games and a funky choreography put together by Csilla. The children read a story together and we discuss and write down new vocabulary. The 3rd part of the class is arts and crafts: We cut, draw, mold a character that we encountered in the story. And at the end we come together in the circle and sing our beloved “Tschuess -Tschuess” song.

Epic Security Building (2067 Broadway, 5th Floor)

Tuesday, 3:30-4:50pm
Semester Start: 01/10/17 ~ Semester End: 04/04/04

Saturday, 12:30-1:50pm
Semester Start: 01/07/17 ~ Semester End: 04/01/04

For more Details and Registration please click here

 

What is “German Kids Classes”?

The program (former Lieder & Geschichten) was developed by Swiss born Barbara Rellstab in 2011. As a former singer/dancer/actor, she was looking for a fun German story time and music class for her 2-year old.  As she could not find anything in Manhattan, she decided to start developing her own first rate and fun classes for the German Language Community in New York.

Rella’s Spielhaus currently offers 11 weekly German classes in Manhattan (three different locations). The program is designed to expose children to the German language and culture using picture books, songs, acrobatics, dancing, instruments, “Kniereiter” for all the little children and added fun reading and writing projects for the 6–8 year olds.

We encourage both child and parent to (re)-enter the playful world of music, movement and the German language and culture. It is a wonderful platform for the Bi- and Tri Lingual New York families to incorporate German into their lives. The various classes hope to serve as inspiration to be continued at home and the program already has created dozens of friendships that will last a life time.

Watch Barbara Rellstab describe her “German Kids Classes” program:

Video Lieder & Geschichten NYC

We offer 11 weekly classes in Manhattan, taught in 2 locations:

SIMPLE STUDIOS
139 W 29th Street
Second Floor
Manhattan, NY

EPIC SECURITY BUILDING
2067 Broadway, 5th Floor
Room Otello or Room Norma
Manhattan, NY

The New York International School
4 E 90th Street
Manhattan, NY

Testimonials

"Lieder & Geschichten ist eine perfekte Gelegenheit, lang vergessene Kinderlieder und Reime wiederzuentdecken und Kindern spielerisch die deutsche Sprache beizubringen. Leiterin Barbara Rellstab bereitet mit viel Animation, gezielt ausgewaehlten Spielsachen und altersgerechten Turnuebungen den Kindern eine tolle Stunde zum Mitmachen und Mitlachen!"Christine (Mom of Max, 15 Months)

"Lieder & Geschichten provides a wonderful, relaxed environment for kids to start taking in German Kinderlieder. Barbara is incredibly intuitive in how she handles the kids, she has an uncanny ability to know what support they need from her to feel comfortable participating, and joining in the fun! The balance of singing, dancing and storytelling has my son fully engaged & visibly enjoying the entire hour of each class."Teresa (Mom of Milo, 12 Months)

"Since its launch at its Midtown location my almost 2 year old and I have been attending "Lieder & Geschichten" with Barbara. My little-one loves going there. When I say "Komm, wir gehen spielen mit Brabara!" and start singing one of her songs ("Hoppe, hoppe Reiter...") he starts scrambling for his coat. Barbara has a beautiful voice and almost acts out the German stories she reads to the kids. Beside reading stories, we sing the "old" German Kinderlieder that I grew up with. In addition we dance in circles and try some tumbling while counting, naming body parts, the clothes we wear and so on - all in German of course! While I speak German to my children at home, I feel that it is important to meet with other German speakers, so the children hear German spoken, sung, rhymed by other people as well. "Lieder & Geschichten " offers a delightful way of interacting and meeting with other German speakers and kids."Kai (Mom of Yanni, 23 Months)

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