Would you use the computer?

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Registered: 03-09-2007
Would you use the computer?
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Thu, 02-04-2010 - 7:11am

How would you help teach your toddler a foreign language?

 

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Registered: 03-09-2007
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 5:01am

When my DS was a toddler

 
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Registered: 11-16-2001
Fri, 02-05-2010 - 12:32pm

No, we just talked, read and sung to him from when he was a baby. I was fairly much consistent is speaking English with him when he was smaller, even though we would only see each other once a week at the most.

You know, he only started to really bond with me when he was 4. That day he came by and I greeted him at the door, I could see that there was a "click" in his head. It might have been really the first time that he actually heard and understood me perfectly and that who I was and why I spoke English made sense to him. It just felt that way.

It's a pity that my other brother didn't live here. If he had, he could have been the one speaking English to my nephew and I could have spoken to him in French!








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Registered: 05-16-2008
Mon, 02-08-2010 - 2:39pm

This article came in handy.
I have been pointing to objects and saying what they are in English-
but can I say it in the other 2 languages as well right after without confusing her?

Thanks,
Ketsia

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Registered: 03-09-2007
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 8:07am

Hi Ketsia.

 
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Registered: 06-13-2008
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 7:59pm
Probably not until she's old enough to use it completely on her own. DH and I both have forms of carpal tunnel, so I try to limit my computer usage a lot.

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Registered: 03-09-2007
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 7:32am

Sorry to hear about the carpal tunnel.

 
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Registered: 05-16-2008
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 12:13pm

Thanks for the article-
I had delayed french class and I think I'll register her for the spring class-
German may be something we would need to learn together, lol

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Registered: 06-13-2008
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 8:17pm
I'm not much of a computer/technology freak, so as long as don't exceed my normal usage, I'm okay. A few years ago, I worked at a bank, and had to quit after 5 months because it was so painful. DH actually has thoracic outlet (in the shoulder) and had surgery, but it was unsuccessful. He actually can't type at all, and has to use voice recognition with computer work, and wear braces when he drives too.

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Registered: 03-09-2007
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 7:47am

I think that’s a great idea to take German together.

 
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Registered: 03-09-2007
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 7:51am

Sorry to hear that your DH’s surgery was unsuccessful.

 

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