Saturday, April 7, 2012

Likin' this American girl...

I'm gonna brag a little here. I'm just so proud of my little girl. This year has been monumental in her language development in both languages. She'll rattle off in French when she feels like it. But of course I'm more impressed when she tells me full, comprehensible sentences in English. Sometimes she comes out with some real zingers, like:

"Mommy, you're being whiny today."

"Let's get cozy on the couch."

"Put your hands in your pockets and they'll get nice and warm."

I just love it when she uses those little phrases like "kinda" and "pretty much". I feel like she's picked up the essence of the language even if sometimes the tenses aren't all where they could be. She's doing fine!

I know I've said it before, but I really credit Walt Disney and my Internet TV provider (SFR) which allows us to get the Disney channel in English. I think watching her favorite cartoons helps increase her vocabulary. And the DVDs we can get in English, too. Plus Sesame Street and the fact that Remi is willing to speak in English with her.

Here she is dancing to the Hot Dog Dance they do on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

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And frankly I'm delighted to be able to speak in my native language with my favorite little person on earth. It really is something lovely to share. And somehow it makes me feel like I've got a little ally here. A piece of home right next to me.

Now, as I write she's in my lap begging me to go see the carousel that's in town, so I'll have to sign out!

6 comments:

Lindle said...

Such energy! Such joy! Yes, Mama, put on your dancing shoes...be that girl...watch that girl... she is the dancing queen....

Isn't her delight infectious?

Crystal said...

It must be so cute to hear her speak English. I hope I have the chance in person one day!

She's so cute, but then again, you already knew that ;)

Emmy said...

This made me smile so much!

Jessamyn said...

Yay! She is so happy when that "Hot Dog" dance comes on. I wish I was there to dance and sing in English with her!

Jenenz said...

Hot Diggity Dog she's doing the hot dog dance! She still has the dancer in her. Wonderful that music moves her soul. "Hi" from Elizabeth (she used to watch the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and remembers the Hot Dog dance fondly. BTW, she was 14 when she watched MM Clubhouse).

Chad said...

Grace loves the Hot Dog dance as well and dances along every time. Maybe one day they'll dance together.

Now I just need to find a way to get her to speak French ...