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Teaching kids English and supporting local artisans July 31st 2017

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Conscientious creation and kids a winning formula! Cours d’anglais pour les enfants le samediIn our new Cours d’anglais pour les enfants le samedi – Saturday class activity DIY we try and bring value to the students. A lot of the artists we highlight use recycled material to produce the most beautiful items. Learning English with Langmobile encourages kids to think not only about the language but about the world they live in!

Supporting your local Montreal artisan local shows you CARE. Supporting local business that take time and apply their efforts to conscientious creation is something we look forward to sharing with our students !

As families raising children in an over consumerism we think its important to highlight a more conscious approach to buying goods.   Langmobile is all about encouraging creativity, community, commerce  – we’ve looked into the go to spots here in Montreal, so you can give, decorate with and wear handcrafted goodies with ease.

The Montreal Experience:

There’s no better place than Montreal to spend an afternoon shopping! Here are four of Montreal’s most popular artisan shops, and for good reason.

Raplapla – Known for their adorable dolls, this children’s shop is sure to have your little one smiling! Located on Villeneuve O, it’s a short walk from the Laurier metro.

Ethik Boutique – This company values both human and environmental resources, ensuring that everything in stock is ethically and socially responsible. If you find yourself walking Saint-Hubert, stop by for a new clothing item, purse, or hat.

Onze – Located on Saint-Denis, this charming shop carries women’s clothes, jewelry, and accessories. They’re jam packed with indie, classic and boho-chic styles!

Buk & Nola – Right on Laurier Avenue, Buk & Nola offers gorgeous objects and accessories to complete any space. They believe that adding a splash of color and style to your home will embellish your life, and we agree!

From your living room: No Matter what your style or taste, these artisans have created something for you. And the best part is, you can support them, while lounging in your pj’s. What’s not to like!

Children’s Toys and Accessories: Julie of Not Sew Strange

From plush toys to geometric print quilts, Julie’s shop is a must see. Her contemporary designs are the perfect addition to any nursery!

Clothing: Yana of Supayana

With a background in clothing design for eight years, Yana creates women’s and toddler/baby clothing in a variety of adorable styles! Most of the pieces feature digitally printed illustrations by the designer herself.

Jewelry: Celeste of Celestial Creations 4U

She creates one of a kind, jewelry pieces in a variety of styles. Whether you’re looking for yourself, or a loved one, you’re sure to find what you’re searching for!

Home and Living:  Alicia and Josiah of Beardbangs

A husband and wife duo who combined their passions of drawing, pottery, and illustration together to form a handcrafted ceramics business. Together they’re unstoppable!

Wedding and Special Events: Heather of Heather Boyd Wire

Heather is a wire artist who specializes in wedding and birthday cake toppers of exquisite detail. Her work is as impressive as it is unique!

 

 

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Teaching English through DIY – Langmobile October 28th 2016

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It’s DIY Friday with me, Celeste, so grab your supplies, throw on an old shirt, and let’s get started! Teaching English to kids has never been more fun!teaching english montreal

As a Langmobile animator, teaching English to children every week,  I love all things arts and crafts, so I thought I’d share my favourite project of the month with you and its just in time for Halloween!

For these adorable emotion masks to earn their title as top DIY, they had to pass the three most important questions. Is it…

Quick? Check!

Easy to clean up? Check!

And most importantly…Fun? Check!

The week before the Halloween Saturday classes were all about feelings. Teaching English to kids can be creative.  showing kids what it looks like to be sad, happy, angry, sleepy, and scared gives them a visual tool to learn another language. Allowing children the flexibility to express their emotions in a constructive way is an important part of their development, at any stage. Staying true to the Langmobile method, this project is designed to help identify the many, sometimes confusing, emotions. I was inspired by this great article open up the conversation  from the Washington post. I am sure you will be too!

You’ll need:

-1 Paper plate

-1 Popsicle or bamboo stick

-2 Googly eyes

-White glue

-Your choice of crayons, markers, glitter, feathers and/or paint

Start by drawing a face and gluing googly eyes to the front of the paper plate. Some suggestions are silly, angry, confused, sad, sleepy, scared…but my personal favorite? Good old fashioned happy!

Here is a sample of what it could look like from the The Pinterested Parent

Get creative teaching English! This is your little one’s chance to color, add glitter, feathers, paint, and anything else they’d like.

Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the plate, and that’s it! Talk about easy and fun.

This DIY is teacher approved, children adored. If you loved this project as much as I did share your experience in the comment section below! Until next time, Celeste.

Celeste is one of our Saturday English teachers! If you would like your child to learn English reserve your place in anyone of our super fun activities. Cours d’anglais pour les enfants le samedi

Cour Anglaise enfant samedi

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