Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My son 'speaking'. 3 months old.

I feel more and more motivated to start this adventure. I speak to my son almost all the time in English. He is three months old (corrected age, as he was premature) and he has started to recognize my voice and he interacts with me when I sing or speak to him.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Learning specific vocab

searching for baby's vocabulary
 I have started to talk to my son a lot in English this last week. I'm singing songs to him and every time I'm alone with him, I only speak to him in English. As I told you before
I don't know why, but I still feel shy doing it in front of my husband or with other people. For now I am not worried, I know I will have confidence to do it soon. Moreover my soon is starting to interact with me. when I am singing, when I smile and laugh or when I touch his face he starts smiling or making sounds too.

My baby's reflux

I have come across an interesting website about parenting looking for vocabulary regarding regurgitation.
I have found that we can use to regurgitate, to spit up or to vomit (although vomiting is not exactly the same as regurgitating).
I love looking for certain words in a real context and in this web I have found some interesting ones http://www.netmums.com/baby/reflux

Monday, June 13, 2016

Poo and pee in context

This is something that students of English as a second language hardly ever learn, but it is really important if we speak in English to our children.
This is what I have found and haven't found:

To drool and dribble

My son is starting to drool a bit more than usual and I have never learnt how to call the saliva that runs from a baby's mouth.
I have found

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Reasons for this decision

If one thing doesn't need any explanation is that parents want the best for their children and they are going to do all they can for them. There are some that have money or that are making a huge effort to save it and provide their children with a bilingual education in private schools; other ones, do all they can so their children can go to certain public schools that have lots of English classes; some spend their holidays in England to get immersed in the language and culture... We do what we can and what we think is the best. I can speak English, for the moment this is what I am going to provide to my son.

For me, there are some important reasons to bring up my son bilingual speaking in Spanish and English.

First,

Reasons for this decision

If one thing doesn't need any explanation is that parents want the best for their children and they are going to do all they can for them. There are some that have money or that are making a huge effort to save it and provide their children with a bilingual education in private schools; other ones, do all they can so their children can go to certain public schools that have lots of English classes; some spend their holidays in England to get immersed in the language and culture... We do what we can and what we think is the best. I can speak English, for the moment this is what I am going to provide to my son.

For me, there are some important reasons to bring up my son bilingual speaking in Spanish and English.


First,

Monday, June 6, 2016

The object you use to give the milk to a baby

As I have started feeding my baby with a baby bottle I have had some questions about the name for this object.

The object you use to give the milk to a baby

As I have started feeding my baby with a baby bottle I have had some questions about the name for this object.

Friday, June 3, 2016

American vs.British English

Today I have run into an unexpected issue regarding speaking in English to my son.


This morning I have been with some friends and I have told them that I want to talk to my child in English.
They all have encouraged me to do it and that

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I got the book 'Raising a bilingual child' by Barbara Zurer

A Spanish friend, who is raising his two daughters in English as well, recommended me this book: Raising a bilingual child by Barbara Zurer, published by Living Language.


I just got it and I can't wait to start reading it!
This book is speaking directly to me, literally! I have opened it to a random page, I have