Announcing Around the World in Four Playdates with Language Stars {FREE}

Our 3rd annual winter playdate series is back to chase the winter blues away. Pack your (diaper) bag and save the dates for our upcoming globetrotting adventures…

We are pleased to announce that in 2017, we are partnering with Language Stars to go Around the World in Four Playdates. 

Language Stars Barrington

We’ll help you travel around the world to escape the winter doldrums without the cost of a plane ticket.  Little ones will get to play, learn, and broaden their horizons while you get the opportunity to get out of the house and socialize with other caregivers, for FREE.

Highland Park Public Library, Highland Park
Highland Park Public Library

Each playdate will focus on a different country and celebrate that region’s language and culture. Along with Language Stars locations in Deerfield (Bannockburn) and Barrington,  two of our favorite Lake County libraries will also open their doors to welcome you.

Wauconda Area Public Library – © J. Vincent | | 2016

Each playdate will feature:

  • A Cultural Storytime
  • Thematic Arts & Crafts
  • Foreign Language games and activities led by Language Stars instructors utilizing their proven play-based FunImmersion® techniques.
  • Samples of 100% natural YogurtZ pouches from GoGo squeeZ, our official series snack sponsor — “So Cool, It Doesn’t Have to be Cold.”
Image source:

In addition, kids will receive a “Passport to Fun” at our first playdate event in Barrington.  Stamp your passport at all four of our playdates in the series, and be entered in our drawing for a chance to win a 4-Pack of Language classes courtesy of Language Stars! 

Photo Courtesy of Language Stars

Around the World in Four Playdates offers more than just a fun winter diversion.  Cultural sensitivity and fluency in foreign language are the competencies our children will need to navigate the 21st century. According to linguistic researchers at Cornell University, learning a second language actually gives children a cognitive advantage that can contribute to their future academic success.

Photo courtesy of Language Stars

Are you raising a global citizen and future world leader?  Our free winter playdate series will give your child a taste of the tools they’ll need to build bridges and cross divides!  And trust me, they won’t even know they are learning a thing.  The native-speaking instructors at Language Stars are so lively and upbeat, it feels more like playtime at preschool than a language lesson.  You can read more about my own children’s experience in a Language Stars class in my 2014 review. 

Language Stars Deerfield at Artist @ Heart in Libertyville
Language Stars Deerfield at Artist @ Heart in Libertyville

Mark your calendars for each playdate event in Around the World in Four Playdates:

  1. Monday, January 23rd – Travel to Latin America
    Language Stars Barrington
  2. Monday, February 6th – Travel to France
    Wauconda Area Library
  3. Monday, February 20th – Travel to Spain *
    Language Stars Deerfield
    Eventbrite - Around the World Playdate: France
  4. Monday, March 6th – Travel to China
    Highland Park Public Library

All events are held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and are geared towards toddlers and preschoolers.  * The exception is our 3rd playdate on  Monday, February 20th event at Language Stars Deerfield which will also have activities catering to school-age children on break from school.

Pre-registration for each individual event is required via Eventbrite.  Sign up for our newsletter to receive notifications and registration links for each event as they become available. 

Language Stars
Locations in the Chicago and DC Metro Area
Facebook |  YouTube

Language Stars Deerfield/Lake Forest
2511 Waukegan Rd., Bannockburn
(847) 914-0680 | [email protected]
Spanish, French, Mandarin, German or Italian

Language Stars Barrington
117 E. Northwest Highway, Barrington
(847) 382-1190 | [email protected]
Spanish, French, Mandarin, German, Arabic or Italian

Photo courtesy of Language Stars

Disclosure: Language Stars is the paid sponsor of this event series.  Co-sponsors are given promotional consideration in exchange for their products, services and use of facilities. 


About Loralie 133 Articles
When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.