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:) recently our son was born.
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...
Marisa: "Victory moment:" My almost 4-year-old daughter told me yesterday in the ml (rough translation): "mom, there's something wrong with the cartoons, can you fix it, please?"... she was accidentally watching TV in the ML! So I gladly obliged
Jan 18, 2020 4:15:02 GMT 9
Amy: Awww bless her, Marisa!!! That was so cute!! <3
Jan 18, 2020 5:25:44 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Marisa, give that little minority language lover a big hug from me!
Jan 18, 2020 8:04:49 GMT 9
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