Mayken, I'm glad to hear that your mother is doing well, and glad to hear, too, that there have been some positive aspects to this experience, as far as your daughter is concerned. I send happy and healthy wishes to you all!
Adam Beck is the author of the popular nonfiction books "Maximize Your Child's Bilingual Ability" and "I WANT TO BE BILINGUAL!" (illustrated by Pavel Goldaev) as well as the award-winning humorous novel "How I Lost My Ear" (illustrated by Simon Farrow).
So sorry to hear about your mom, Mayken. I'm glad you were able to visit her and that you've received a positive report from the doctors. I hope she continues to improve and you and your daughter are able to spend lots more time with her. Wishing you the best!
My mom is scheduled to be discharged from hospital tomorrow, we'll keep close contact and see how it goes.
Meanwhile, I thought I had to remind my daughter (again) to finish her letter to her pen pal and prepare her book presentation for ml class. (We're on half-term break right now.) Last night, I found out she had in fact finished the letter two days ago and was at the almost-done stage of the book presentation where she wanted me to have a look and check.
In terms of reading, she's still progressing very slowly in her read-aloud books that in my opinion are above her reading level, and I wish she'd drop the books and go to something she reads more easily.
But at least she seems to be enjoying the Lustiges Taschenbuch (a Mickey and Donald Disney comic book).
Also, she insists on watching the daily evening news on the ml kids channel KiKa, and sometimes watches a documentary series that's just before or after the news.
Still, I'm sad she still hasn't picked up on reading by herself.
Marisa: "Victory moment:" My almost 4-year-old daughter told me yesterday in the ml (rough translation): "mom, there's something wrong with the cartoons, can you fix it, please?"... she was accidentally watching TV in the ML! So I gladly obliged
Jan 18, 2020 4:15:02 GMT 9
Amy: Awww bless her, Marisa!!! That was so cute!! <3
Jan 18, 2020 5:25:44 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Marisa, give that little minority language lover a big hug from me!
Jan 18, 2020 8:04:49 GMT 9
Mayken: We're at Harry Potter Book Night at the English bookshop in Paris. The activities are all in French but my daughter teamed up for the treasure hunt with a girl who also speaks ouf ml German!
Feb 8, 2020 3:50:49 GMT 9