In a previous post, I explained…
You see, half the battle of raising a bilingual child is making the time and opportunity to provide exposure in the minority language. The other half is making the most of that time and opportunity by maximizing the child’s engagement. In my experience, the most effective way to achieve this is by matching the child’s madness for play.
I then shared a concrete example of this with a videotaped interview of my son. If you missed that post, I highly recommend a look: not only does it describe my “method” in detail, the interview with Roy is quite funny…
An interview of her own
Well, ever since I made that post, my daughter has been demanding an interview of her own—which underscores my point about the appeal of play. Lulu saw the fun her brother had in that first interview, and she wanted some fun, too! And, for my purposes, it was another prime opportunity to engage her in the minority language!
So sit back and watch this wacky interview with my 10-year-old daughter. (Your kids might enjoy it, too.) And keep in mind that this activity—a videotaped interview of silly questions and responses—can be a really fun and effective way to promote the minority language.
Two more silly interviews
Don’t miss the silly interviews of Roy and me! Just click on the images below to visit those posts!