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Offline ajp

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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2009, 09:22:33 pm »
If you decide on the afrikaans class, then Kumon is definately a winner.

My grade 2 son started Kumon English middle last year (mid Grade 1), and can now read english almost as good as Afrikaans. Yes the spelling is another thing, but I guess he'll get the hang of that in NZ.

Also a nice website we found for starting to read english, is www.readingeggs.co.nz. It sounds like they also use it in the NZ schools ? It is a number of games based on some methodolog to teach them to read. But just check, to order stuff from it, you need some-one in New Zealand to pass it on to you, as they don't deliver to SA. But I guess if you're only gonna use the website, then it's OK...

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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2009, 05:49:58 am »
AJP this reading site is amazing i am passing it on to my sister in law cause she has been quering wether her 41/2 year old twins should learn to read.
I wish we had something like this when my kids where little.
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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2009, 08:42:17 pm »
A couple of years ago we had no choice but to put my daughter in a english school (towards the end of her Gr 1 year) and to add to it her teacher could speak no Afrikaans.
We had to speak in English at home in her presence and then we repeat it again in afrikaans. I also used flashcards to help her built her vocabulary. Well it end up with her speaking english and afrikaans and feeling comfortable using both languages. My son, having to listen to this at 18 months end up only english speaking and very uncomfortable with afrikaans.
I would say if you know that you gonna make the change to english, do it as soon as possible as this would help them when the time come that they are in an english environment.

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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2009, 04:05:43 am »
I am afrikaans,  wife is english.

My boys hardly speak afrikaans, and it makes me sad that they dont understand when i speak afrikaans..
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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2009, 09:48:25 am »
ronald - I have 3 children 24 17 15 not one of them enjoys Afrikaans and my daughter (15) can't wait to go to a school where she doesn't have to speak or learn it.
Me I talk Afrikaans all the time I love it thier teachers often ask why if I am so fluent in afrikaans my children don't understand it and I always half jokingly say obviously the teachers don't threaten or swear in Afrikaans cause when I am going to b#^%%$& some one they sure know how fast to get out of the way.  :knuppel2:  >:D
I guess somethings don't need much translation  :2funny:
but I am sorry that they don't have the affinity that I have for the language.
I went to an afrikaans bording school in Belfast for primary school so my english spelling is attrocious as I tend to spell as I say it, the way you spell in Afrikaans  :blush:
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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2009, 09:33:10 pm »
I think it's all about personal choice.  We put our son in an english creche last year when we decided to make the move, his teacher was able to speak afrikaans so he was on familiar ground.  He is now able to speak and understand both languages at age 5.  In NZ we speak afrikaans at home to him, and he gets taught in english at school with absolutely no problem at all, I don't think he will be able to read and write in afrikaans one day, or maybe he's afrikaans spelling will be like Marcia's   :P

My 3 yr old daughter on the other had is a different story all together.  She can't speak english (knows about 20 words and their meaning), since we now speak english to her most of the time, she does have a better understanding of the language but in overall she's a bit lost.  She's in an english kindy, but it's not helping much.  See the problem is that she believes she's speaking english, and boy, she can be very stubborn.... so in her head she's speaking the language, but the other kids don't have a clue what's coming out of her mouth and then she gets very angry if you don't understand her.

If I could do it all over again......... I would've put her in an english kindy last year as well, yes, she would've lost the afrikaans, but at least she would've been able to communicate. 

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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2009, 12:09:43 pm »
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or maybe he's afrikaans spelling will be like Marcia's
hoooo hoo hoo, ek lank laas so lekker gelag  :clap:  :2funny:  :flowers:

Parra, julle sal verbaas wees. Ons is mos eintlik Engels, maar wou seker maak Candice kan ook Afrikaans praat, so ons het haar groot gemaak met ons wat Engels praat en sy na Afr'se creche toe gaan, toe andersom, toe weer andersom en nou weer andersom en sy "cope just fine". Dis so bietjie frustreerend in die begin vir hulle, maar kiddies pas gou aan. Jy moet net aanhou, hulle het in elk geval nie 'n keuse nie. Hulle praat jou taal of jy antwoord nie terug nie  :whistle: , jy moet sien hoe vinnig vra Candice in Afr vir 'n swiet nou se dae as ons by die winkel stop - suiwer Afr se ek vir jou  ;D

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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2009, 12:13:31 pm »
Ek sou dit nie as suiwer beskryf het as sy vir 'n "swiet" vra nie  :)

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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2009, 06:42:05 pm »
Dalk nie suiwer afrikaans nie maar well eg Suid Afrikaans

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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2009, 07:32:49 pm »
Ek sou dit nie as suiwer beskryf het as sy vir 'n "swiet" vra nie  :)

Suiwer Afrikaans vir die een is - Lekkergoed  :)

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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2009, 07:26:28 am »
Suiwer Afrikaans vir die een is - Lekkergoed  :)


"Nice stuff"

Afrikaans always tells it like it is.  ;)

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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2009, 08:20:34 am »
Dis hoekom ons so kleef aan ons taal.  My kinders baie bekommerd dat hulle afrikaans gaan verleer.  Jongste sukkel selfs nou met afrikaans lees, nogal kommerwekkend.  Moet se ons was elke jaar Aardklop en KKNK toe ( mis dit ongelooflik) en het daarmee Afrikaans en die lekker daarvan vir my kinders aangewakker.   :clap:   

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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2009, 08:35:05 am »
ek praat afrikaans met my seuns.. sjoe hulle is 'n klomp rooinekke.. ek moet myself herhaal in engels.
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Re: Afrikaans Kinders
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2009, 09:55:09 am »
By looking at my signature, we have been here a while, me a bit longer than the kids, but it is incredible how they quickly they start doing things in English.

My Daughter started attending school here and can now only count in English, my son that started in year 3/4 can't read Afrikaans that great any more.

But we still speak Afrikaans in the house and in the shops, to keep that alive.



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Re: Afrikaanse Kinders
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2009, 12:23:11 am »
Wag tot die lot groter is en jy probeer help met chemie en hulle korrigeer jou uitspraak vir die wetenskap sover soos jy gaan. En as jy in afrikaans probeer verduidelik hoe die vurk nou in die hef steek- dan se hulle nee!! ma ma kan nie afrikaanse terme gebruik nie, dis verwarrend praat afrikaans maar gebruik asb die engelse terme. Soveel van 'n mengelmoes het ek lanklaas gepraat.!!! :)