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!
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.
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!
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Amy: Right you are Mayken!
Mar 28, 2018 1:43:20 GMT 9
Marisa: Way to go, Mayken! That's the (bilingual) spirit
Mar 29, 2018 0:55:54 GMT 9
Kristin T.: Will check out your podcast interview on my next run!
Mar 30, 2018 23:24:37 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter brought home her ml report card (she gets a separate one from the regular report card at her bilingual school), and it's straight A's! (Better than her marks in ML on the main report card.) I'm so proud!!!
Mar 31, 2018 6:10:44 GMT 9
Amy: Gratuliere (Congratulations) Mayken!!
Mar 31, 2018 16:54:17 GMT 9
Mayken: Thank you, Amy! As a reward, we allowed her to purchase a big item from her Christmas money--a Playmobil house, with which she now plays in ml!
Apr 4, 2018 3:37:31 GMT 9
Amy: Reward all the way round . Bilingual education can be a virtuous circle
Apr 4, 2018 5:26:18 GMT 9
Nellie: What great news, Mayken!
Apr 5, 2018 4:36:26 GMT 9
Raquel: I totally missed this. Congratulations, Mayken!! You have reason to be proud
Apr 10, 2018 20:08:02 GMT 9
Mayken: Thanks everyone! Today my daughter helped a classmate finish her ml homework just before school - all in ml. (My daughter had finished hers the day before at home.)
Apr 11, 2018 3:58:56 GMT 9
Raquel: I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's passing, Adam. She sounds like an amazing woman. Sending you a big hug from Madrid.
Apr 12, 2018 18:16:38 GMT 9
Marie: I am sorry to hear about your mother Adam. Thinking of you and your family.
Apr 13, 2018 4:25:21 GMT 9
Jana: What a beautiful tribute you wrote to your mother. Sending condolences from the SF Bay Area!
Apr 14, 2018 5:34:03 GMT 9
Kristin T.: I enjoyed reading your post about your mother. Those were some amazing photos to cherish forever. I am sorry for your loss. I know it's ever the more painful having been an expat so long. Take care & be kind to yourself.
Apr 16, 2018 2:24:35 GMT 9
Nellie: I'm so sorry to read about your mother Adam. She sounds like an incredible woman. Your friends across the world are thinking of you and your family!
Apr 17, 2018 0:50:25 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Thank you, everyone, for your warm expressions of sympathy on the loss of my mother. Your friendship and support has meant a lot to me at this challenging time.
Apr 17, 2018 7:44:14 GMT 9