With a newborn in the house it’s extremely difficult to spend time in English with E. It’s challenging to spend time with her at all when L. needs me 7/11.
Here is a few tricks we sneak some English time in our weekdays:
1. E. goes to the nursery and comes home in the afternoon. Whenever she enters the door I greet her in English. Sometimes she doesn’t want to speak English at all, at other times I tell her that Mommy has been in English with L. all day then she is more likely to give in and we spend the evening (playtime, video time, dinner, bath and bed/story time) or part of it in English.
|Bedtime reading – Picture Atlas|
2. I rely on her new interests., i.e. at the very moment wind types and the Beaufort scales. She got a book for Christmas from her Godparents (in Hungarian):
She loves the Beaufort scale in the book, so with Daddy’s help we made our English version of it.
|Making snowdrops with or new native nanny, L.|
|Heart garland for Valentine’s Day|
|Helping Baby Sis get undressed|
+1 Cooking/baking together is always a hit with E. She is always happy to help me in the kitchen and it goes without saying we do things there in English most of the time.
|String the mixture|
Life seems bright again 🙂