I’ve just ordered some audio books and will buy a small CD player to use for ml language exposure, as I can’t read ml language myself and I figure I can sit with the kids like I’m reading, but really I’m listening and learning as well while we look at the books together. I have some audio books on the iPad, but I don’t want them looking at the iPad before bed time, so thought this would be a good solution. Does anyone else do this? Do your kids like looking at books and listening to the CD? We also have an au pair starting in March, so we will have loads of reading and exposure then. But I like to think of other options for when we don’t have the au pair.
I originally purchased the CD of an audio-book for the car journeys. However, with the engine's noise, my daughters' didn't really seem to hear anything and were not interested. At first, I was disappointed and took it back home.
Then, unexpectedly, I had a pleasant reaction from my eldest daughter 2 or 3 months later. She was playing on her own in her bedroom and put the audio-book in her CD player. Since then, she has taken a liking to them and I purchased some more CDs from her favourite author. She now knows some of the stories by heart and "reads" along with me whenever I read one of the books for which we also have the CD.
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Santa brought us some too. We've been busy and we hardly played any, but my children seem to like them. I especially like the ones that come with a book, so we can follow what's being read and look at the pictures.
Nellie , I wouldn't really know, but I'm guessing you could find them at bookdepository, amazon.es, maybe fnac.es...
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Raquel: I love it, Mayken! What a sweet lady. I would have listened in and not asked, hehe. Did you use it to show your daughter how useful the ml can be?
Dec 21, 2017 20:35:38 GMT 9
Mayken: Raquel, my daughter loved it - both the coincidence, and that this lady was learning our language!
Dec 24, 2017 22:25:47 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Happy New Year to you all! Let's make 2018 a really good year!
Dec 31, 2017 7:04:50 GMT 9
Joanna: Packing to go home from Canada...luggage scale reading 23 kg of minority language books!
Dec 31, 2017 23:48:06 GMT 9
Amy: Happy new year to all! . May 2018 bring you every success in your bilingual endeavours!
Jan 1, 2018 23:08:58 GMT 9
Mayken: Happy new year to everyone! I shared a little New Year's Eve story in the Snack Bar.
Jan 5, 2018 5:08:21 GMT 9
Mayken: 7yo wrote her Christmas letter in the ml and sent it to Santa's address in our ml country. This week she received his reply - and was somewhat offended that he replied in the ML
Jan 5, 2018 21:47:21 GMT 9
Adam Beck: That's very cute, Mayken!
Jan 6, 2018 7:57:09 GMT 9
Amy: Oh no Mayken!! I'd also feel very gutted in her shoes! Hope he made up for it by spoiling her on Xmas!
Jan 7, 2018 1:12:53 GMT 9
Mayken: He totally did, Amy! Especially her most important wish - the second illustrated Harry Potter (in ml, of course).
Jan 9, 2018 0:06:05 GMT 9
Raquel: Happy 2018!! How come Santa replied in the wrong language? That's weird.
Jan 9, 2018 19:26:41 GMT 9
Mayken: Raquel, he gets letters from all over the world at that German address, and I guess the reply is in the language that matches the country fo the child's return address. Next time she'll use my mom's address (if she still wants to write to Santa then).
Jan 10, 2018 0:38:19 GMT 9
Raquel: Mayken, I just was surprised that, reading a letter in a certain language, they would reply in a different one. But if it's an standarized letter, then it makes total sense.
Jan 10, 2018 21:42:23 GMT 9
Mayken: It is. Our local ML Santa, to whom my daughter wrote the year before (in ml) replied in ML too but started the letter with her name. But then he's serving a town of 37,000 people only.
Jan 10, 2018 23:18:32 GMT 9
Raquel: Makes sense, Mayken. Thanks for explaining.
Jan 11, 2018 22:31:51 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter called me out twice this week for using the wrong language with her. The second time it was only one work (number of a métro line).
Jan 12, 2018 0:16:39 GMT 9