Friends! At the start of 2019, my 6 year old and I started a Hindi (Hindustani) language FUN podcast of made-up stories. We "YES AND" each other and build crazy unexpected stories! Getting great responses from families so far.
Sharing here for families that have kids interested in fun, CREATIVE and IMAGINATIVE storytelling while learning HINDI.
Deepti, this is a wonderful idea, the sort of creative approach for promoting language exposure and use that can be both very effective and very enjoyable--for both the child and the parent. You and your son get a standing ovation for your creativity and drive!
Let me also share, for everyone, a link that describes an earlier creative project pursued by Deepti and her son. It was another winning idea!
**NEW! Bearded Dragon Daydreams Coloring Book, created by me and my son, is now available at booksellers worldwide!** Adam Beck is the author of the popular nonfiction books "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability" and "I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL!" (illustrated by Pavel Goldaev) as well as the award-winning humorous novel "How I Lost My Ear" (illustrated by Simon Farrow).
Thanks a million, Amy!! So thoughtful, otherwise I don't think I would have found it, and it's great!
Deepti , this is brilliant, looks like tons of fun and it will be so helpful for us!! Your son sounds so cute. My son at the moment just says "tara" (star) every time he sees a star, and that's all he mutters in Hindi, although he understands it.This and some lovely flashcards I received in Hindi (Linguacious cards if you're curious) will help us lots I am sure!
And I already want to learn more so I can understand too.
Mayken: We're at Harry Potter Book Night at the English bookshop in Paris. The activities are all in French but my daughter teamed up for the treasure hunt with a girl who also speaks ouf ml German!
Feb 8, 2020 3:50:49 GMT 9
Amy: Was stunned to hear eldest had an anglophone (ml) accent when she began to read in the ML this afternoon!! Didn't last more than a paragraph until her brain switched language, but chuffed mum here!!
Mar 7, 2020 23:05:49 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter found the secret stash of ml books I'd bought at the closure sale of the ml book store two months ago and hidden away for later. Guess it's a good time for new books now, right?
Mar 18, 2020 5:29:38 GMT 9
Caro C.: My baby (16mo) perfectly knows what "hi5" means and readily shows her hand even when we are not showing our hand first. It feels like the first minor blossom of the bilingual seed.
Jun 1, 2020 13:05:36 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Nice, Caro! Give her a high-five from me! And I look forward to hearing about many more happy developments to come!
Jun 8, 2020 15:12:21 GMT 9