Rella's Spielhaus Summer Course Schedule 2018
Rella’s Spielhaus is providing your child with the perfect Summer Camp experience – in German! We offer super fun Summer Language Courses filled with music, arts-and-crafts and lots of outside time at the park. Check out our Camp Photos from 2015, 2016 and 2017 to get an idea.
Choose your favorite theme for this year and book at the end of this page today!
- July 9th–August 31st 2018
- daily schedule: 9am - 3pm
- Early Bird (until 03/31/18) $399/week
- Regular Price $450/week
- Weeks can be booked individually
- We provide snacks (am and pm), the parents provide lunch, water bottle, bathing suit and towel
9:00–9:15am: Arrival, sign in
9:15–10:00am: Welcome Song, ABC, counting, learning how to express oneself in the circle in German
10:00–10:30am: bathroom break, snack
10:30am–12:00pm: Work on weekly theme: sing, dance, arts & crafts
12:00–2:15pm: Central Park, Riverside Park or playground, where we have lunch, free play and outdoor activities
2:40pm: Arrival at Studio back from outside, Clean up, recount the adventures of the day, good-bye song
Along the popular story of “Die Biene Maya” we will learn the catchy title song of the German TV series and Csilla will teach a buzzing choreography. We will also learn about the fascinating and sophisticated organization of a beehive and how honey is made. We will also explore and discuss ways how we can safe the bees from disappearing. The 7-10 year olds will create a "Bienenposter" where they will teach the little ones about the inner workings of a bee hive.
This week will be dedicated to the Feuerwehr, a vital part of our beloved City. We will look at what fire is, how we prevent it, we will get to know people who work for the Fire Department, and get an understanding of the fitness and strength needed in order to fight a fire. The kids get to play with fire trucks, draw "Schablonen", learn a fun and challenging fireman choreography of Feuerwehrmann Sam; we will have costumes available and visit the Fire Museum in Soho.
Children can be very specific about their favorite animal. If that's the case, we will investigate its habitat, diet, the way it moves. The smaller kids will draw their favorite animal on a huge piece of paper with finger paint, the bigger ones will additionally compose a diary of their Lieblingstier. We will also compose a tune that fits your child's Lieblingstier's character.
Chances are that the German-speaking parents are familiar with this endearing German TV series. Pumuckl is a little Kobold who can only be seen by Meister Eder the Master Carpenter. We will read the story together, sing the Pumuckl Song and learn everything about what a carpenter does. On our trip to the hardware store every child will get to buy a tool and describe to her friends what it is used for.
Most children are familiar with the powerful story of lion cub Simba. We will read the story, learn a song from the movie and get to know all the other animals in the book. We will also create a touching Simba choreography.
There is so much to learn about our bodies. In the beginning, we will determine what group will investigate what systems: Bones, blood flow, digestive system, the largest organ, the skin. With the help of life size skeletons and books, every child will become an anatomy expert in their own right. In order to experience how we can stretch and bend our bodies, we will offer a daily 30-minute yoga session.
Every child can relate to the wonderful story of the marionette who after he has proven himself brave, truthful and unselfish is transformed into a real boy. We will read the story of old Geppetto, the creator of Pinocchio and the adventures both have to go through to be united again at the end. We will learn the title Song "Pinocchio - kleines Püppchen" and create our own Pinocchio out of papier-maché.
We will read Mogli's story together and incorporate a fun choerography of "Probier's mal mit Gemütlichkeit" - such a catchy song to learn for the kids. And as you might recall, Mogli and his friends eat lots of healthy fruit! Through research in books, we will learn everything about our favorite fruits i.e. where and how they grow. Every child will get to buy their favorite fruit and explain to the group why it loves that particular fruit so much.