We're off to our ml country for a few days, and I'd like to make the most of our short stay. Since my daughter is now in second grade and an ok reader, I'd like to raise her awareness for the written word in the ml country - signposts, billboards, anything written in ml really.
But how do I direct her attention to these things? Last time I tried a sort of word bingo for the train, with a list of words like "platform, exit, timetable, departure" she'd be likely to spot in the train station or on the train, but it didn't work out too well. (Though it wasn't in actual bingo card layout, maybe I could try that, she knows the principle of bingo from after-school daycare).
Do you have any ideas what I could do? The situations we'll be in will be trains, train stations, a few shops (shoes, drugstore, stationary, and of course bookstore) and a supermarket.
Post by Abbi Gutierrez on Apr 13, 2018 6:31:53 GMT 9
My son is only 5 but when we were in Spain recently he was drawn automatically to all the signs etc in Spanish and liked to try to read them. Sometimes I would point out interesting things like when the sound is different to English (what he's learning at school). Have fun!
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