Discussion Forums - Homeschoolers' Corner Homeschoolers' Corner

Topic: My 3 year old and Dora the Explorer

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: My 3 year old and Dora the Explorer
Date Posted: 2/20/2008 1:17 AM ET
Member Since: 4/26/2006
Posts: 3,201
Back To Top

So, my three year old watches Dora all the time, not always just watching it but it is on alot (and Elmo too)

The other night she starts counting in Spanish!

so tonight she is "helping" me clean the kitchen. I am doing the dishes and she opens a whole package of sponges (LOL) and starts "cleaning" the counter. Then she starts counting the sponges, there are 6 she counts them all right.

so then I say "good job Rebecca, now can you count them in Spanish?" Just curious thinking she would go "huh?" and sure enough out comes "Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis" not only did she count right in Spanish but she even knew what I was talking about! and this from a child who did not even start talking alot until maybe 6 months ago.

Dh was floored to see her do that.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 10:11 AM ET
Member Since: 8/2/2007
Posts: 59,977
Back To Top

That is so cool! My 3 yr old DD is the same way. The other day she told my 11 yr old DD to stop in Spanish. lol Now she's watching Ni Hoa Kai Lan so we're hoping she picks up some Chinese, too. lol

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 10:55 AM ET
Member Since: 4/26/2006
Posts: 3,201
Back To Top

yep, my daughter likes Ni-Hoa Kai Lan too. funny. My daugters are 11 and 3 too. It is interesting sometimes.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 4:26 PM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
Posts: 931
Back To Top

That's so neat.  Try turning on the captions on your TV so she can get some reading skill in, also.  If you check out/rent DVD's, you can also play the audio in Spanish with English subtitles, or vice-versa.  I swear doing this was one reason my DS was such an early reader.

JC

Date Posted: 2/22/2008 8:50 PM ET
Member Since: 8/2/2007
Posts: 59,977
Back To Top

I never thought of doing that. What a great idea!

 

 

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 4:26 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
Posts: 36
Back To Top

Isn't it great when television can actually be a BENEFIT?  That's  a pretty rare thing nowadays!

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:48 PM ET
Member Since: 8/2/2007
Posts: 59,977
Back To Top

Well, now my 3 yr old can say, "Slippers, where are you", in Chinese. lol Thanks, Ni Hao Kai Lan! lol

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 2:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2006
Posts: 126
Back To Top

That is definately cool.

I have some Dora phonics books if she would like them.  There are 12 little books, but the only way I can list them is either under their group ISBN, or enter each ISBN separately with all the information.  My youngest is too old for them now.

Dawn

Subject: Now Try Leap Pad DVDs
Date Posted: 2/29/2008 4:37 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2006
Posts: 181
Back To Top

My younger son and my friends and relatives have had surprising results using Leap Pad videos (now on DVD). Three are a series that teaches reading by watching entertaining cartoons. It comes off like a fun show not 'a class'. The 4th is a math one that teaches to count from 1-100. I recently blogged about them here.

http://thethinkingmother.blogspot.com/2008/02/highly-recommended-leap-frog.html

 

I say anytime they can watch a fun show and learn something, go for it!!