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Who's the (Grand)Daddy?

Asking for a non MeFi friend. His daughter is a single parent to a 3 year old girl, his only grandchild. There is no contact with the father for Reasons. Friend is separated himself. His granddaughter adores him and he loves to babysit her when he can (they live in another city about an hour away), about once a week for a day. He also Skypes her during the week. For the last while she has been referring to him as “Daddy”. Apparently she was being teased at nursery for not having a Dad (at 3!) and she told them that she did have a Daddy, and he was called Granddad. Her Mum thought this was hilarious. Today I was visiting with both of them and she wrote his name (just scribbles) and said “That’s your name.” He said “Granddad?” and she said, “No. Daddy”. Does this matter in any way? [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Jun 3, 2013 - 22 answers

Ooki no kuri no ki no shita de...

Japanese MeFites: what songs did you learn as a kid? [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Jul 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Japanese for children

Are there any very basic resources to introduce spoken Japanese to young English speakers? [more inside]
posted by fizban on Jun 20, 2012 - 5 answers

to Russia with love

Do you know any good videos for young children to learn a little Russian? [more inside]
posted by spbmp on May 17, 2012 - 11 answers

German courses in Germany for children?

I'm hoping to visit German or Austria in the summer of 2011 and would like my two children, aged five and eight, to enrol in a language course while we're there. The Internet isn't turning up much, at least on English language searches. Any ideas/recommendations for schools/locations would be gratefully received.
posted by Holly on Jan 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Why I said so, that's because.

At what age (approximately) do kids learn the linguistic concepts of cause and effect? [more inside]
posted by ElDiabloConQueso on Mar 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Seeking title of old children's book having to do with synonyms and language

A friend of mine is seeking the title of an old children's book about synonyms and language; his description inside. [more inside]
posted by chazlarson on Feb 3, 2010 - 3 answers

A weally hawd question

Why do little kids pronounce "r" as "w"? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Jan 30, 2010 - 25 answers

What do I teach my kids instead of line number BASIC?

What's the modern day equivalent of old school "line number" BASIC as a tool for young children to play and learn with? [more inside]
posted by majick on Feb 21, 2009 - 42 answers

Help my kid learn Spanish

Thanks to a love affair with Dora the Explorer, my six-year-old daughter is fascinated by Spanish. She's too old for Dora now and has moved onto Strawberry Shortcake, but not a day goes by without her demanding to know how to say various things in Spanish. My husband and I are happy to help with this, and will look up translations on our phones, but her questions are rapidly surpassing my intro-level Spanish skills. I'd like to find some child-oriented websites that will help her learn Spanish. [more inside]
posted by meghanmiller on Dec 9, 2008 - 11 answers

Project ideas for a nine year old boy.

I need some project ideas for me to work on with a nine year old Spanish boy. [more inside]
posted by letsgomendel on May 31, 2008 - 1 answer

Sesame Street-ish show in Spanish?

What Spanish language kids' show (in the USA) would be good to watch for someone trying to pick up Spanish? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on May 26, 2008 - 9 answers

Simple French-language booklets for Kenyan French teacher of elementary students?

On a recent trip to Kenya, we visited a school who is in need of simple French language instruction booklets for elementary-age children. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on May 23, 2008 - 3 answers

know any good spanish language dvds for children?

spanish language dvds for kids/toddlers? what have you/your kids seen that you've enjoyed? [more inside]
posted by elsar on Mar 6, 2006 - 8 answers

How do I teach my child a foreign language?

How to teach my child a foreign language (English)? [more inside]
posted by davar on Jan 29, 2006 - 21 answers

Language & Kids at work

How should I speak when someone brings their kids into a coarse-language-OK area? [more inside]
posted by Invoke on Nov 18, 2005 - 48 answers

French Daycare and English Speaking Parents

My wife and I have been looking for a daycare centre for our one year old daughter, as my wife is returning to work shortly. French daycare w/ english speaking parents question follows... [more inside]
posted by jikel_morten on Oct 7, 2005 - 15 answers

How Much Exposure Do Babies Need to Naturally Pick Up a Second Language?

If I wanted my baby to learn a second language from a family member who speaks it natively, how many hours per week minimum would they need to spend together? I know the more the better, but I am trying to figure out if four or five hours a week will do the trick if we are extremely consistent and do this for many years.
posted by limitedpie on Jan 20, 2005 - 12 answers

What advice do you have for raising a bilingual child?

Raising a bilingual child. I'd be grateful to hear advice, experiences or recommended resources for raising a child in a dual-language home. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Ljubljana on Feb 2, 2004 - 16 answers

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