Proud mummy of a French reader
Our eldest daughter, L, is now 7 years old. She lived the first half of her life in France, with French as her first language. Since the age of 3 years and 7 months she has lived in the UK with English becoming her first language (she has always been brought up with both languages).
Ever since she was little she has been a real bookworm and will spend all her time reading given the chance. She has recently finished the first Harry Potter and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in English.
I have never worried about her reading in English, as she just “got” it and now can’t get enough of reading. But what did worry me was that she might not want to go through the effort of learning to read in French: a language that is very much her second language these days.
Hubs and I have encouraged L to read in French over the last few years, but her French friends are in France, and apart from Hubs and me she has no French contact on a day to day basis.
So we decided to set the Easter holidays as a time to work on her French reading.
We needn’t have worried. Suddenly she has “got” reading in French too. As we discovered when we gave her a French book to read the other day.
I couldn’t be happier or prouder of my big girl’s achievements. So here she is. Reading in French.
I’m joining up with Loud ‘n’ Proud as I’m bursting with pride at my L’s achievements over here 🙂 Click on the linky below to see similar posts: