I am making a list of phrases to teach my kids in French for when the au pair comes, as we are telling them she does not understand a word of English, so we are making sure they know the key phrases. They already know the following:
I am hungry, I am thirsty I am cold, I am hot I would like (insert fruit/veggie/food name) I am tired (although, they NEVER use this phrase...ever!!!) Basics like hello, goodbye, whats your name, how are you? please, come, lets go etc
I thought to make sure they know how to say the below, please add anything else you would think a child should know to communicate at the age of 3 and 5 for basic day to day activity to a carer.
Let's go to the park Let's play I am bored I am hurt I want to go to sports club I want to eat I would like a drink I need the toilet I want to go swimming I want to ride my bike He hit me She hit me He is not being nice I want to do art This tastes good I do not like that I want to watch TV Please read to me
Mayken: My 7-year-old, her ML dad and a ml family are going to the Christmas market at a ml school today - and I can't go with them! (Hope that ML dad's presence doesn't stop the kids from speaking ml together.)
Dec 2, 2017 22:12:04 GMT 9
Amy: I'm sure the language balance is heavily in favour of the ml. Don't you worry Mayken. And it's also good that your daughter sees that the ml exists beyond the Mummy sphere. It will give more weight to the ml to hear from another sphere.
Dec 2, 2017 22:51:42 GMT 9
Mayken: In the end, it was my daughter with ML dad and the other girl with ML mom (but who's fluent in ml). The other girl got tired of ml after a while but my girl chatted with people in ml and bought ml books and a snack, all in ml!
Dec 5, 2017 0:29:57 GMT 9
Amy: Not so bad after all then, Mayken
Dec 5, 2017 6:27:24 GMT 9
Mayken: Not bad at all, I just regret I wasn't there with them.
Dec 6, 2017 6:11:36 GMT 9
Amy: As the French have it Mayken: "ce n'est que partie remise!"
Dec 6, 2017 18:47:06 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter wrote her letter to Santa in the ml this weekend, and we'll send it to Santa's address in the ml country, that way she'll get an ml letter back from him! Last item on her wishlist reads "The second Harry Potter book, and more books."
Dec 11, 2017 23:59:38 GMT 9
Adam Beck: More books is always good!
Dec 12, 2017 8:15:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: For Christmas: The Most Beautiful Video You Might Ever See About a Bilingual Familybuff.ly/2nI2yrE
Dec 12, 2017 8:16:04 GMT 9