EPG BLOG

ANNOUNCING OUR NEWEST ADDITION – KID’S CLUB

Does your school-aged child miss coming to playgroup?

Do you miss the regular English-language reinforcement now that s/he is in school?

Would you love to bring your preschooler to playgroup but you have nowhere for the older sibling to go?

If any of these questions describe your family and you have Thursday afternoons free this fall, why not come and try out our newest group, the English Playgroup Stuttgart’s Kid’s Club!

ENGLISH PLAYGROUP STUTTGART KID’S CLUB FAQ

What age group is this for?

Kid’s Club is intended for children who are now attending primary school (Grades 1-4). Former playgroup members and English-speaking families new to the area with children ages 6-9 are both welcome to join.

What is the purpose of Kid’s Club?

In addition to answering the questions listed above, the goal of Kid’s Club will be to introduce and reinforce as much English vocabulary as possible using activities, games, books and crafts.

When will the new group meet?

The EPG Kid’s Club will meet at the same time as the Mixed Preschooler group on Thursday afternoons at our Stuttgart-Vaihingen location. Parents with younger children attending the 3-6 year group can now bring their older children along and drop them off at the Kid’s Club for those two hours (15:00 – 17:00) while they attend the preschooler group with the younger sibling.

Parents who do not have a child in the younger playgroup are welcome to stay and help during Kid’s Club or to hang out upstairs in the sitting area.

 Who will be leading Kid’s Club and how much participation is required from parents?

Kid’s Club 2012-2013 will be run by playgroup veteran Emily Born, who will prepare and lead most of the activities with the kids. Unlike the regular playgroups, parents will not be required to prepare crafts or activities, although they are welcome to do so! Families may be asked to gather and bring supplies for their child as needed (for example, one week everyone may be asked to bring an empty jar or a paint shirt to the group).

What kind of things will the kids be doing?

Each month we will work on various activities, games, reading and crafts related to a theme. Unlike the younger playgroups, we will not have a singing circle. We will have a regular snack time and try to get some outdoor time in whenever possible.

Hopefully by sticking to one theme for a whole month, our kids will have the chance to learn and retain the related English vocabulary.

Will there be a lot of reading and worksheets like in “English School?”

Not at all; we hope to keep our group play-based and fun! After being in school for hours, the last thing we want to make them do is more work.

Do we need to be able to attend every week?

No, we understand that with the busy schedules of school-aged children, sometimes families will only be able to come every other week or so. This is another reason we will work on one theme for a whole month.

How much will it cost?

Families will be asked to pay membership fees of €25 each semester (two semesters per year) to help with room rental costs.

We’d like to join, how do we get started?

Please fill out the contact form below to receive more information. We hope to see all our friends there!

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Fall 2012 Flea Market / Kinderkleiderbazar

Poster designed by playgroup member
S. Reichardt
Büro für Illustration & Gestaltung
designsre@t-online.de

(Deutsche Version s. unten)

It’s time again for our semi-annual playgroup bazaar!

This year’s fall bazaar takes place on Saturday the 22nd of September in the afternoon. We will once again be holding it in the basement of the Kindergarten at St. Markus Church in Stuttgart-Hedelfingen (click on the flyer to the right to see all the details).

Playgroup members will be selling their used children’s goods, including clothing, shoes, toys and books, in addition to larger items such as strollers and bikes.

Because our members originally come from a wide-variety of English-speaking countries, their items for sale are also quite international and you will find beautiful and interesting things originally purchased in places such as England, the United States, Ireland, South Africa and Australia. If you love international children’s brands such as Gap and Next, this is the sale for you!

We will also have a cake and coffee stand with delicious homemade-baked goods for shoppers to eat there or take home (American cupcakes, muffins, cookies, etc.). All proceeds from table rent and refreshments will be donated to the English Playgroup Stuttgart e.V.

If you have any questions, please contact the bazaar coordinator, Monika Ruehle, using the contact form below.

TABLE RENTAL: At this time, there are no more seller tables to rent. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please use the contact form below.

See you on the 22nd!!

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Flohmarkt Herbst 2012 / Kinderkleiderbazar

Organisiert von der „The English Playgroup Stuttgart e.V.“ am 22. September 2012

Es ist wieder Zeit für unseren halbjährlichen Basar!

Der Herbstbasar findet dieses Jahres am Samstag, dem 22. September am Nachmittag statt. Wir werden wieder im Keller des Kindergartens bei der St. Markus Kirche im Stuttgart-Hedelfingen zu finden sein (klicken Sie auf den Flyer oben, um weitere Details zu finden).

Unsere Playgroup Mitglieder werden Kleidung, Schuhe, Spielsachen und Bücher, aber auch größere Sachen wie Kinderwagen und Räder verkaufen.

Unsere Mitglieder stammen ursprünglich aus verschiedenen englischsprachigen Ländern. Sie werden schöne und interessante Dinge aus England, den Vereinigten Staaten, Irland, Südafrika und Australien finden. Wenn Sie die Marken der internationalen Marken wie GAP oder Next lieben und dann das der Verkauf für Sie!

Wir werden auch einen Kuchen- und Kaffeeverkauf mit selbst gebackenen Köstlichkeiten für Sie bereitstellen. Genießen Sie diese direkt vor Ort oder nehmen Sie sie mit nach Hause (amerikanischer Cupcakes, Muffins, Keks, usw.). Die Erlöse des Kuchenverkaufs und der Tischmiete gehen unserem gemeinnützigen Verein “The Englischen Playgroup Stuttgarts e.V.“ zu Gute.

Wenn Sie irgendwelche Fragen haben, setzen Sie sich bitte mit der Basar-Koordinatorin, Monika Ruehle in Verbindung. Bitte verwenden Sie das untenstehende Kontakt-Formular.

Tischmiete: Momentan gibt’s keine Tische zum mieten.

Wir sehen uns am 22. September!

Spring 2012 Flea Market / Kinderkleiderbazar

(Deutsche Version s. unten)

It’s time again for our semi-annual playgroup bazaar!

Poster designed by playgroup member
S. Reichardt
Büro für Illustration & Gestaltung
designsre@t-online.de

This year’s spring bazaar takes place on Saturday the 24th of March in the afternoon. We will once again be holding it in the basement of the Kindergarten at St. Markus Church in Stuttgart-Hedelfingen (click on the flyer to the left to see all the details).

Playgroup members will be selling their used children’s goods, including clothing, shoes, toys and books, in addition to larger items such as strollers and bikes.

Because our members originally come from a wide-variety of English-speaking countries, their items for sale are also quite international and you will find beautiful and interesting things originally purchased in places such as England, the United States, Ireland, South Africa and Australia. If you love international children’s brands such as Gap and Next, this is the sale for you!

We will also have a cake and coffee stand with delicious homemade-baked goods for shoppers to eat there or take home (American cupcakes, anyone?). All proceeds from table rent and refreshments will be donated to the English Playgroup of Stuttgart e.V.

TABLE RENTAL: At this time, all seller tables have already been booked.

If you have any questions, please contact the bazaar coordinator, Marie Springer, using the contact form below.

See you on the 24th!!

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Flohmarkt Frühling 2012 / Kinderkleiderbazar

Organisiert von der „The English Playgroup Stuttgart e.V.“ am 24. März 2012

Es ist wieder Zeit für unseren halbjährlichen Basar!

Der Frühlingsbasar findet dieses Jahres am Samstag, dem 24. März am Nachmittag statt. Wir werden wieder im Keller des Kindergartens bei der St. Markus Kirche im Stuttgart-Hedelfingen zu finden sein (klicken Sie auf den Flyer oben, um weitere Details zu finden).

Unsere Playgroup Mitglieder werden Kleidung, Schuhe, Spielsachen und Bücher, aber auch größere Sachen wie Kinderwagen und Räder verkaufen.

Unsere Mitglieder stammen ursprünglich aus verschiedenen englischsprachigen Ländern. Sie werden schöne und interessante Dinge aus England, den Vereinigten Staaten, Irland, Südafrika und Australien finden. Wenn Sie die Marken der internationalen Marken wie GAP oder Next lieben und dann das der Verkauf für Sie!

Wir werden auch einen Kuchen- und Kaffeeverkauf mit selbst gebackenen Köstlichkeiten für Sie bereitstellen. Genießen Sie diese direkt vor Ort oder nehmen Sie sie mit nach Hause (amerikanischer Cupcakes, irgend jemand?). Die Erlöse des Kuchenverkaufs und der Tischmiete gehen unserem gemeinnützigen Verein “The Englischen Playgroup Stuttgarts e.V.“ zu Gute.

Tischmiete: Momentan sind alle Tische bereits vorbestellt worden.

Wenn Sie irgendwelche Fragen haben, setzen Sie sich bitte mit der Basar-Koordinatorin, Marie Springer in Verbindung. Bitte verwenden Sie das untenstehende Kontakt-Formular.

Wir sehen uns am 24. März!

Now accepting applications for our Spring/Summer 2012 term

Photo courtesy of freefoto.com

Next month we will be starting our Spring/Summer 2012 term and are always looking for new families to join our playgroup. The more the merrier!

If you are an English-speaking family raising your children bilingually, please visit our membership page and fill out our contact form for more information or to start the application process.

We are looking forward to meeting you!