We are plugging along on our Korean language here. I'm in my second semester of Korean at the local university. It was really easy to learn to read. And from there, super easy to memorize lots of words (animals, colors, things, etc.). But after that, putting together sentences....not so easy!
Little Man, however, is soaking up things at
the rate of a dry sponge in a pool. I can't believe how fast he
memorizes words. He's constantly asking me how to say things in Korean
and keeping me on my toes!
Our recent Korea trip
reaffirmed my belief that it's really important to help our children
learn to speak Korean. Little Man's foster family was overjoyed that he
was learning Korean, and people were delighted when he said please,
thank you or good-bye in his native tongue. He has many more words than
that, but he's a bit shy about talking to strangers.
I found this great blog
where another family is working bringing more language into their home
as well, and she had a great idea of using Korean words in familiar
texts. Eric Carle books are among Little Man's favorites and this
blogger has replaced words he knows with the Korean translations.
Be sure to check it out and download the free .pdf to get started on your books!