Hello! My name is Elena and I live in Spain. I'm 6 years old. What are you drawing in the photo? Because I like it.
Hello, my name is Chari and Elena is my oldest girl. I'm trying to raise her and her sister as bilingual kids although their daddy and me aren't English. She loves the idea to write to a girl who lives so far away.
What are you drawing in the photo? Because I like it.
Lulu: I'm writing "UTSUKUSHII SORA" in Japanese, which means "beautiful sky" in English. I had to write this for a contest at school. You could get a certificate if you won, but I didn't get one.
[Adam's note: Calligraphy, with brush and ink, is a traditional art in Japan. Children in elementary school practice this about once a week, and a contest is held annually at New Year's, a traditional time to do calligraphy.]
Thank you for your question, Elena! We hope you study Japanese one day!
Adam Beck is the founder of Bilingual Monkeys and The Bilingual Zoo, and the author of the popular non-fiction book Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability amzn.to/22XKuCt and the humorous novel How I Lost My Ear amzn.to/2EsjVRS, both available worldwide.
Amy: And to all other fellow zookeepers of course!
Nov 4, 2018 18:13:28 GMT 9
Wojtek: Yesterday my daughter used a Polish word in an English sentence. From time to time she does it (don't know if I should be happy about that), but anyway what was amusing about that, she said it with an English accent!
Nov 5, 2018 18:23:45 GMT 9
Wojtek: I feel the English accent in our monolingual family has seemed to be something unreachable but in that mixed sentence, I heard the difference. It surprised me slightly.
Nov 5, 2018 18:23:55 GMT 9
Amy: So cute Wojtek! And such a lovely piece of news!
Nov 7, 2018 6:29:36 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Nice Wojtek! Give that little girl a big hug from Uncle Adam!
Nov 7, 2018 10:16:33 GMT 9
Amy: Beautiful pictures Adam! The serenity of the place transpired in every pic. Thank you for sharing them
Nov 11, 2018 21:58:40 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam Beck, Amy, she got a lot of ml exposure but there's only so many times I can watch a Bibi & Tina DVD. Glad she's back at school today.
Nov 13, 2018 0:16:03 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter's school had the annual lantern pageant yesterday. It always moves me to tears when I see the kids stand and belt out the songs in our ml. This year, the ml kids also recited a short poem on St Martin.
Nov 25, 2018 3:34:49 GMT 9