EDUCATION
04/05/2016 03:05 pm ET

This Program Is Using Music And Dance To Help Kids Learn Foreign Languages

The curriculum teaches 10 to 15 short phrases and vocabulary words each session.

Bilingual Birdies is using music, dance and puppetry to help preschoolers appreciate cultures from across the globe.

The foreign language and live music program teaches children basic vocabulary words in languages like Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew and English with the hope of cultivating the next generation of culturally aware and open-minded adults

"They'll not only learn new words in a second language, but they'll also have an opportunity to broaden their worldview," Sarah Farzam, the founder and CEO of Bilingual Birdies, said. 

Farzam has fine-tuned the program for stateside locales like San Francisco and New York City, but also plans to take her program abroad to help teach English to students in Kenya and train Kenyan educators about their interactive program. 

"Our work in Kenya is about serving children, training teachers and donating instruments," she said. 

Thus far, Bilingual Birdies' Kickstarter campaign for its Kenyan program is just a few hundred dollars from reaching its $15,000 goal. 

Learn more about the program in the video above. 

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