Kids Play In The Same Language.
They just a find a way to get over the minor obstacle of competent verbal communication.
One of the best aspects of living on the US/Mexico border is the opportunity for our children to experience a different culture and language.
I was reminded of this today as my children played at an indoor play area.
I posted about it on the Critters And Crayons Facebook Page and realized that such a great thing really warrants its very own blog post.
Our 6 year old daughter ran around playing tag with a new friend.
She ran up to me and said,
“Mom! I made a new friend! She doesn’t speak English and I don’t speak Spanish! So we made up a game!”
I asked how they played that game. And our daughter answered,
“I teach her English and she teaches me Spanish!
It’s called Speaking Different Languages!”
I noted how brilliant that was.
It is, isn’t it?
When you have so much in common,
like the need to be gleeful in the moment
for the sake of loving that moment,
then language is not a worthy foe.
That’s something children have figured out.
A reader commented on Facebook, “And a child shall lead them.”
And So They Shall.
And So They Do.
For more posts on bilingualism and culture with kids…..