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Year in Review: The Kid in 2016

At the start of 2016 I was a full-time stay-at-home dad. When I had errands to run, I strapped the kid to my chest and walked or got on the bus. He was curious and observant, but couldn’t express himself … Continue reading

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Toddler Linguistic Development: Sentences!

The kid has been building up his vocabulary in both English and Japanese, of course, and at some point started stringing words together. At first, if I recall, it was a couple of stock phrases like “all done,” then rudimentary … Continue reading

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Toddler Linguistic Development: 語彙収集

The kid has been on a real growth spurt recently – in terms of his vocabulary. Despite our intent to use plenty of Japanese with him in order to raise him properly bilingual, we’re using both English and Japanese (and … Continue reading

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Toddler cognitive / linguistic development, part 4

The kid has acquired glottal stops! For several days now, he’s been saying “niʔnn” (like a slurred “neaten”). The word appears to be entirely of his own invention, but we’ve figured out that he uses it when he wants to … Continue reading

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Mama no more!

The kid’s linguistic development continues! He recently learned “down,” and right now it’s probably his most commonly used word. (Naturally, he also uses “down” to mean “up.”) He also says “town” almost every time we go out, although what he’s … Continue reading

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More words; more mamas

There’s been a bit of a breakthrough on the “mama” front. First, let’s take stock of the kid’s cognitive and linguistic development. He’s picking up more words, for starters. He clearly understands the names of meals (he gets excited when … Continue reading

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