The Zoey Blog: ア イ ウ エ オ ...Baachan's breaking out the flash cards, for real. FINAL - COVER UNIVERSE EXPLORERS ORDER

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ア イ ウ エ オ ...Baachan's breaking out the flash cards, for real.

Zo Baachan floor with cards
Baachan and Zoey studying Japanese on the kitchen floor, or playing, whichever.

It only took her ten months but Zedder is going to Japaenese school already...sure, informally, and on Baachan's kitchen floor, but it's learning just the same and she's up for it. In fact, she gets pretty excited about it. Yeah, it's time with Baachan, and sure it's fun playing with all those flash cards, but she's learning nevertheless, and her Baachan is happy to be facilitating it. We always had plans of Zoey working on her Japanese as she grew but Baachan's getting an early start.

Baachan already speaks to her in Japanese quite frequently, and Zo has a definite affinity for the sound of her grandmother's native language, but we smile at the language school rapidly growing out of the kitchen floor at 204 Running Creek. The tuition is affordable and Zoey gets hugs instead of gold stars, even if right now she doesn't know what's afoot. The best learning happens when you aren't paying attention.


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