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Rella's Kinderklassen: Sing, dance and read with us in German

Rella's Spielhaus offers a premier German Music and Stories program in the Tri-State Area with different formats of classes for children. We teach the following age groups:

Rella's Kinderklassen (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 16 weekly German Kinderklassen in Manhattan (four 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 smaller children and added fun reading and writing projects for the 6–8 year olds. At 9-11 years, we start preparing the children for the official "Deutsche Sprach Zertifikate", which we will start offering in 2019.

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. The German Language Certificate is giving our children a clear goal of why to learn German: The final "C-2 Zertifikat" can be used as the official language exam for all German Universities.

My three kids have loved singing, dancing and playing music at the classes. The teachers are fabulous – fun, attentive and engaging.
— Jason, Dad of 3 kids attending the classes
Our child came back from class with a fresh understanding of the power of language, and pride in her new-found abilities, telling all who would listen she can now speak German.
— Eva, Mother of four-year old Gianina
Our sons Nicolas (6 years-old) and Lucas (3 years-old) love to learn, play and sing every week with their friends.
— Christian, Dad of 2 kids attending the classes
My daughter has been attending Rella’s Spielhaus Mini Classes for almost 2 years. The class is fun and interactive way to expose small children to to German songs and stories.
— Caryn, mom of a 2 year old



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