Tag Archives: the kid

Toddler Cognitive Development: And then the questions began.

(Note: Because we’re working on raising the kid Japanese/English bilingual, pretty much all my conversations with him these days are about 99% in Japanese. I render everything below in English for simplicity’s sake.) So the kid’s thing, recently, has been … Continue reading

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Parental Cognitive Development: Devolution to BUS

The kid continues to grow and learn. He’s picking up all sorts of phrases at daycare… and inventing some of his own? (For example, asking for “don don choo choo” videos. I have no idea what kind of train that might … Continue reading

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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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America Food for America Day!

For the Fourth of July, we didn’t do anything special. There was some sort of musical event downtown starting at dusk, capped off with fireworks at about 10pm. But the kid’s bedtime is at 8:00, so it was unclear whether … 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 Development: Magical thinking and bicycle riding

The Magic Word The kid is learning to say “please”! I’ve been making a point of prompting him when he asks for things or asks us to do things for him. First I try asking “What do you say?” (なんと言う?, … Continue reading

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