#46 – Mandarin Exposure

S and I decided to expose L to the Mandarin language via a formalized channel since it’s hardly spoken at home, although we are both decently educated in the language. The day before school started, I was so excited…almost like going to school myself. Since it’s play school in nature, L did not have to wear uniform. After all, she’s only 18 months old.

I was there early to help her settle in and be familiar with the new environment. Once she saw the indoor playground, she was immediately drawn to it. She was so engrossed that she didn’t want to join her little classmates when the class started.

Although the program was two-hour long, it went by in a flash, as the programs were interesting and packed back-to-back. There was song and dance, dramatized skits, art and craft, play and snack time etc. L was fully immersed in Mandarin, which to her, it must be like watching a foreign language movie, at least for now. J

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