Sometimes, I have to try really hard to get
He gets comfy with English during his day at school. Sometimes, for all of us it's just easier.
I am always on the look out for new ways to make our spanish language fun.
Recently, I turned our weekly grocery shopping trips into a spanish game, that so far has been a big success.
We start with writing our shopping list, in spanish.
He get's to be in charge of the list. We start the stopwatch, and quickly find our fruit, veggies, bread and snacks. We say the name of the items to Audrey , who is sitting very excitedly in the cart. She states the names when we show them to her, sometimes all of them are uva ( if grape is all she feels like saying that afternoon) but sometimes she repeats everything we say. This get's me excited.
I occasionally throw in a guessing game.
"Estoy pensando en algo grande, redondo, color verde, rosado adentro, dulce, y con semillas..."
(I am thinking of something big, round, the color green, pink inside, sweet and with seeds...)
Our trip ends with the picking of dessert (but just one), which is always a hit with my kids.
We get home. Ready to unpack everything, in spanish, we place each item in the fruit basket, fridge or cupboard.
A shopping trip is such a simple way to have fun with a second language, so many different items, colors, letters and names.
This is funner than a regular shopping trip with mom.
And don't get me wrong...every once in a while I look forward to those shopping trips all by myself.
Where I can sing in the car to english or spanish, and think in english or spanish.