Lulu: A top that you can spin around--it's made from three pieces of paper.
Roy: A ninja shuriken. It's a little hard to make, but you can throw it at your enemies.
When you think to yourselves (in your mind), do you think in English or Japanese?
Lulu: I usually think in Japanese because I'm thinking in Japanese all day at school. At home, sometimes in Japanese and sometimes in English.
Roy: I think in both. When I'm talking to you and people who speak English, I think in English. With Mommy and other people, I think in Japanese.
Nikoya, have a fun, origami-filled day with your daughter!
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Thank you Lulu & Roy for letting us know your interests!
My daughter says hi to you both, and she too looks forward to playing with you soon. I am going to call her A-chan for the sake of keeping things clear.
A-chan and me were reading their answers, and just when I read out Lulu's hobbies, we looked at each other with a smile and said "same hobbies!". She was so happy that one more person shares her interests !
Ahh...and they are so confident about their hobbies! Smart kids!
And, when I asked A-chan if she knows how to make a crane, top and ninja shuriken, the first thing she asked me was "what's a top?", but when I said it's a "koma" in Japanese, she immediately understood.
There seems to be a gradual fine-tuning process in A-chan's CPU!
Interesting how Lulu and Roy try to make use of both languages to suit the situation. Good job!
Mayken: Adam Beck, thanks for sharing the impressions of your trip to China! I love those duck boats and that doorway! And meeting those kids wanting to speak English with you is so amazing!(I won't enter the giveaway because I'm afraid of winning the chicken claws!)
Feb 6, 2019 0:24:50 GMT 9
Mayken: My friend S asked her bilingual 2.5-year-old daughter: What language do mommy & daddy speak? D: English! S: What language does Grandma speak? D: French! S: What language do the cats speak? D (*thinks, then answers*): Meow!
Feb 7, 2019 0:08:00 GMT 9
Amy: Bless!! how cute is that!!! Reminds me of a similar thing that happened with my youngest when she was 18 months: she said the sound right for every animal but the cow. She kept answering "Lola" because of a famous Spanish nursery rhyme about a cow!
Feb 7, 2019 0:40:09 GMT 9
Alba: My son caught us by surprise when we said thank you (in English) to a waiter in a Mexican restaurant, and he said "gracias" (thank you) to him too in Spanish, also signing it! He was having a blast and there was some Spanish music in the background.
Feb 10, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Sounds like a wonderful moment, Alba!
Feb 11, 2019 11:57:53 GMT 9
Alba: Streaming problems: I decided to play some cartoons in ml2 (Hindi) which I knew had been playing in ml2 the day before with his dad. I was studying my son's face to see if he understood, turns out the cartoon was in Polish, not sure why!
Apr 4, 2019 0:44:39 GMT 9
Amy: Cute code switching this morning when my 3 year old told me "I get my pótamo" (she meant her hippo soft toy). This mixing was music to my ears... It means she is truly growing trilingual.
Apr 6, 2019 2:51:35 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Lovely, Amy! Good for you, and good for her! P.S. I like hippos.
Apr 7, 2019 10:32:37 GMT 9
Alba: So funny, Amy! Great to hear I love the word Hypo, every child says it different! My son did something similar when he say "This tocotó", he calls horses "tocotó" based on the noise they made when trotting (tocotó, iiii (neigh)-ok, for a Spanish ear)
Apr 8, 2019 6:52:09 GMT 9
Amy: Cheer Alba and Adam Beck! . I love these "baby" words. They are so cute. I like the "This tocotó" another example of state of the art Spanglish <3
Apr 9, 2019 4:54:05 GMT 9