Hi! I’m happy to have more time with my 4-year-old daughter lately...on early maternity leave and she’s on school holidays from now to the end of the month. What kind of things have you done during holidays where you don’t travel for exposure?
We have Saturday-Tuesday all day together for two weeks, and from 4pm every day. One easy thing is having more time and patience to get the ml homework routine in!
English speaking Canadian Mom, French speaking Dad, transitioning to minority language at home (English) with our daughter in France. Our daughter is doing great with English:)
It's brilliant that your bilingual journey is going so well as it sets the bilingual path for your forthcoming little bundle of joy.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you have a garden and live in/close to nature, so I would suggest outdoor activities such as gardening or nature observation. At The Multilingual Home, Adrienne (a multilingual mum) is doing insect observation: themultilingualhome.com/spring-mini-unit-ants
With the nice weather slowly coming in (though still very chilly), it's an opportunity to take your lil one out to make the most of it to plant strawberries or herbs (sorry, I'm rubbish at gardening so I'll let you pick what's adequate for the season) and observe ladybirds or why not birds...
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Amy: Buena suerte (good luck) with your masters Sara! Glad we can inspire you
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Amy: Adam Beck hearing about typhoon in Japan. Hope you and your family are safe.
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Adam Beck: Amy, western Japan, where we live, was spared, but the typhoon hit central and eastern Japan very hard. Thank you for thinking of us. I'm thinking of you and your family, along with everyone I met during my trip! (And I can picture you now, too!)
Oct 14, 2019 11:09:23 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Sara, cheers from Japan to Australia! I wish you all the best with your efforts at home and for your report!
Oct 14, 2019 11:11:22 GMT 9
Mayken: Last night, I couldn't think of the ml word for puffin, and my daughter beat me to it, in a cute way: It's Papageitaucher (literally parrot diver) but she said Tauchpapagei (diving parrot).
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Amy: It's a relief to hear you're all safe Adam Beck! Mayken, I loved that cute story and I love how your ml structures its words, it is always so much fun and interesting.
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Nellie: So glad to hear you and your family are safe Adam.
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