A while ago I posted about feeling frustrated that I couldn't find a friend that only spoke Spanish to my daughter. I wondered if I am really succeeding at teaching my children Spanish. Yes, I still would love to find a friend for her that would only speak in Spanish. But I have realized that I am trying my best and that is all I can do!
I decided to get all the Spanish books I could find within their reach. (I might add, we haven't been to the library for Spanish books lately, this is mostly our own books). We do read a lot in Spanish. They love these books just as much as the English ones. Sometimes my oldest daughter starts playing Barbies in Spanish and comes out with a word that I know I didn't teach her. Then I remember hearing if from a book we have read together. I know that I am succeeding, even if just a little bit.
I look for opportunities in the area for her to practice Spanish. Our latest babysitter (that would only speak Spanish, see this post) didn't work out as well as our babysitter where we lived before. She just seemed like she wasn't really enjoying playing with my children, instead she was more doing it just for the money. So I am trying to find another babysitter. Now, I am a little impatient finding another babysitter, but I decided I am going to try my best and then relax. I have googled "Spanish storytime" so many times in my area, maybe something will show up closer to me. Trying my best is all I can do!
Sometimes I get frustrated and think, "Maybe my accent is not good enough or my grammar isn't always correct." I hear their mistakes and wonder whether other children their age make the same mistakes. But then I remember something is better than nothing and I'm trying my best!
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