So as you may be aware from my Instagram and Facebook post, I made my own wall calendar/planner/educational thing for my three year old. Aside from a few production mistakes which I have yet to rectify, the planner has been largely successful.
Generally speaking, the planner is really useful as I regularly get asked when something is happening and I struggle with explaining that '[Child's name] is coming for a play date in a few weeks time'. I usually have a response that requires further explanations that no amount of Chinese or English will satisfy. So this has helped.
I am sure a child psychologist can explain why my child has been taught simple weather types in both languages since September last year and has affirmed knowledge in different ways but when asked in whichever language, 'what is the weather today?' it is greeted with a coy ' i don't know'. My response is usually loving, nurturing and encouraging in a scene very idyllic of a parent and child interaction. In actual fact my head is screaming 'you know it, you know it, oh my gosh, you know this!'. But back to the planner, this helps because we can discuss what to wear for the day.
In conclusion, as much as this is home made and I am the creator, it is pretty useful. There are a few parts I would change but it has been in use for over a month now and the little one does refer to it still, so all in all a successful project.
My next one is going to relate to time.
If you are interested in this, please let me know as I am open to selling this (with amendments made).
Things of interest
In my quest for bi-lingual excellence (although I fail quite often), I have found a few resources that may be of interest.