Post by Heather Broster on Aug 25, 2020 1:10:45 GMT 9
I had intended to write this post when I first brought baby E home from the hospital in June but somehow nearly 12 weeks have flown by with barely any time to fit in meals and get the laundry done! Please forgive me.
As I mentioned in my introductory post, "Papa" is speaking to him exclusively in French, I speak to him in Italian when I'm with my husband or alone with him / English when my parents are around, my parents and the community speak to him in English, and Welsh will hopefully enter the mix once he starts school. So far, so good!
Heather, congratulations to you and your husband! Your lovely son no doubt has a very bright multilingual future ahead of him!
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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