so proud of my daughter

Canada
March 15, 2007 8:48pm CST
i'm so proud, i've been teaching my 3 year old daughter french, she will be attending an all french school in the fall. about 3 weeks ago i started talking to her in french quite a bit and after a week she started understanding a few simple things, like go to the washroom put away your clothes and toys and so on. today i was talking to her and she answered me in french. this was the first time she spoke back to me in french. she is doing so well. i'm so proud of her. kids learn things so fast, i wish i can learn that fast sometimes, lol
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I think this is great for you. Kids do seem to learn fast when they are young it is when they get older that they don't seem to comprehend what you are saying. My daughter is sixteen and we are speaking totally different languages. I am sorry to say that it is her version of English and my version of English and she doesn't seem to understand a word I am saying. My cousins daughter is now 19 and she keeps telling me things will get better. I wish my daughter was five again we were so close and she was such a good kid. Now the hormones are kicking in and the boys and the I don't like school and I hate you stage. I know it will get better. It will get better. at least I keep hoping.
• Canada
17 Mar 07
i hope things get better soon. i know what you mean, i think almost everyone goes through this, i know i went through this with my mother as well when i was a teen.
@ctv101103 (860)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
wow! congratulations! you should be really proud of her. i, too, am in the process of teaching english to my daughter (filipino is our first language). she's only 21 months old and i'm finding it a bit hard to teach her since most of the people around her speaks filipino. i know it takes patience and hardwork. can you give me tips on how you did it with your daughter? thanks!
• Canada
16 Mar 07
for the last 3 weeks i've been speaking french to her for about half the day each day. we also read french books and i just got some french videos. good luck
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Yeah!!!!!!!! I know you have been looking for a way to teach her for a little while looks like you found it. Kids do learn quickly especially at that age. Stick with it she will be fluent in no time
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• Canada
16 Mar 07
yes, i found some great sources, at the library they have story time in french sometimes. and we went today to check it out. we also took out some great videios from the library that are geared for kids to learn french as a second language. also the play centre we go to all the workers are bilingual so i've asked them to only talk to her in french and they are really helping me out. i'm glad to have such great community support on this.
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• United States
20 Mar 07
Thats great they do learn quickly escepcially when they are calm and willing to learn. calire
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• United States
16 Mar 07
wow! that is cool that your daughter is learning another language =) children's brains are like sponges and they learn so fast, I am planning on getting my ds some muzzy tapes when he is a little older to learn spanish.
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
16 Mar 07
Kids are like sponges.....the more you use 'it',the more they pick up....keep up the good work!I know how worried you have been about this and it seems it's going to work!
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@selina0625 (1383)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
That's very nice. Congratulations for having a very nice daughter. I would like to have a daughter someday too. French is a nice language to learn. I hope I could learn French too.