My name is Alex. I am a Russian polyglot living in Moscow with my wife and 2.5-year-old son. We are a bit unusual bilingual family because I and my wife are native Russian speakers and I speak only English with my son.
Languages are my big passion so I want to share my knowledge with my kids as much as I can. These days I've been introducing my kid to Mandarin and plan to do it on a regular basis. And now I want to ask some help from Chinese natives on this forum. I want to provide my kid with deep cultural immersion and I usually do this through books, music, and cartoons. Please, share with me some classical resources you use to raise your kids.
You know, these days you can find a lot of different cartoons, stories, and songs for kids but some of them are so weird and silly so I don’t want to show them to my son. For example, in Russian, we have some really good fairy tales, real classics. When talking about music and cartoons – the best were made in the Soviet Union and contemporary industry lacks something, I don’t even know what.
That is why I am asking you to share the very best in your mother tongue for a 3 year old:
1) Books (10 - 15)
2) Songs (100+)
3) Cartoons (10 - 15)
Please, write as many names as you can, I think I’ll order them from Amazon or find it elsewhere.
P.S. I asked only about books, music, and cartoons, but if you can share some other effective ways of interacting with kids – I would be super grateful.
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Sept 7, 2018 21:37:25 GMT 9
Wojtek: After some time, she ran up and told me: "She is speaking English!"
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Adam Beck: Nice to hear your happy news, Wojtek! And congratulations to your brother and his bride! It sounds like they may have a bilingual child in their future, too! Cheers to you all!
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