Thank you very much for your reply. It's good to hear from someone who has experience in this.
I already use flashcards and my son seems interested in them. I believe cartoons will be very helpful too. We decided to wait until he is 24 months old then we will enjoy the cartoons and animation movies together. I'm excited about it too.
I'm teaching my son English as a second language and I use OPOL. We play together in English, I read him books, we sing songs together and we do activities like that. I mean I talk to him in English all the time now.
A few days ago one of my friends told me about the "English learning sets". There are plenty of them in the market from different publishers. Should I use one of them? Has anybody tried any of them?
I love the forum. I'm sure I will find useful information and ideas.
It's really good to be in touch with parents from all around the world. The best part is having a chance to directly take opinions and advice from Adam.
In my country raising your child as bilingual is not much known or practiced. I think I will get a lot of help from the forum and the book during this journey. Also, I hope I will inspire some people around me.
By the way I got an email which informs me that my book has shipped. I can't wait!
I'm Ahmet. I live in Turkey and Turkish is my native language. I'm an English Language teacher so English is my second language. My wife is also Turkish. She can speak a little English.
Our son (Deniz Kaan) is 14 months old now. I wanted to teach him English from the beginning.
At the beginning I tried to talk to him in English especially in the mornings while playing two of us. I didn't know much about the approaches at that time.
I currently use OPOL. It seems like we are doing well.
I bought Adam's book from Amazon just an hour ago . It will take some time to arrive. I'm waiting excitedly.
I believe we will do better with the book and I hope I can get some advice from you.
Thanks a lot.
Greetings from Turkey
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Amy: ml1 extended week-end ahead with ml1 grandparents flying in tonight
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Mayken: Follow-up on my daughter's visit at my old ml school: the headmistress suggested a penpal set-up between the class there and my daughter's class here. Let's see what my daughter's regular ml teacher says. I think that'd be cool. (The kids are in 2nd grade.
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