Happy New Year! We are back from our holiday in Botswana and we had a wonderful Christmas with Granny and Gramps that I’ll write more about later but I’m finding it’s really taking me some time to settle back into the swing of things at home. I’m thrilled that I have a couple of guest posts this week that were written before we left and have given me a little time to ease myself back into homeschool and this blog.
Leanna at All Done Monkey has recently welcomed her littlest monkey into the world. To give her some extra time with the newest member of her family she is running a series of guest posts. I love her site and was excited to have another opportunity to guest post there – you might remember her Random Acts of Kindness series that the girls and I participated in. Since Leanna and many of her readers are raising their children bilingual I chose to write about our misadventures in language learning in hopes of getting some advice. Please click over to see what we have done to try to learn both Chichewa and French and to find out what our humorous results have been – it will explain the quote in the photo above. I had wonderful visions of the girls and I learning French together but we have been so unsuccessful that I am considering giving it up and trying to teach them Spanish instead. While Spanish might not be very useful in Africa, at least it is a language I can speak and expose them to. I really want my children to learn a foreign language from a young age but I’m struggling to figure out the best way to go about it. Let me know if you have any suggestions for me. I’m all ears!
Wishing you all the very best in 2013!