Big P has been in school now for 8 months and we have settled into a routine now. Watching him learn has been so cool – especially the French aspect of it all. P is in the French Immersion program and Princess R will be doing the same program starting next September (wha?!?!). I am so glad they start off in Kindergarten with this because I am having to learn it all too. All his work is in French and he brings home books and activities for us to do together at home.
One of the coolest things has been both P and R’s interest in French. We now watch mostly French television during their tv times and they play computer games in French and even most of the movies we own have the French audio option.
One of the hardest things about the French immersion is the questions that my curious kids ask about French. They are constantly asking ‘what is that in French?’ or “how do you say that in French?’ and since I have really no idea – i leave it to my trusty friend …
Seriously – in the days of translation dictionaries i would not survive. Now all i have to do is head over to the website and type in the word or phrase in English and it will translate it for me. You can even hear the French (&English) word/phrase so you know exactly how to say it.
It has been so much fun.
I am pretty convinced Google knows everything and this specific awesome allows me to feel like I can encourage their interest in the French language without completely fumbling through it.
I am so happy that they are so enjoying the new challenge and i am glad Google will translate for me later in life when they know way more then i do.
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