Tag: telugu

  • Toddler conversations

    Sarath has now become an expert in talking. He can say every word very clearly and loves to mix and match Telugu and English words. He is the king of logic in our house. He has a logic for everything. Here are some of our conversations. Me: Can you bring me that catalog? Sarath: No. […]

  • My mother tongue

    I came across this interesting question at the Tulika Books about mother tongue. How different are the written and spoken forms of your first language? If you want children to become familiar with their first language, which form would you look for in children’s books – formal or informal? Why? My mother tongue is Telugu. […]

  • Toddler boredom

    My son is now getting to the age where he is getting super bored staying in the house with mommy. It is cold outside so, not many options to go out and play. He got the maximum out of his toys. How many new toys can we buy? He loves books but I cannot ask […]

  • Speaking English

    It is amazing how fast kids learn. A couple of months back, my son did not know how to speak English. He just knew a few words. He is very fluent in Telugu. He had trouble communicating outside home. So, we decided to teach him English hoping that he remembers Telugu as well.  Fast forward […]

  • Raising a bilingual child

    I can read, write and speak three languages and so can my husband. We were taught these languages at school and we just know them. In fact almost everybody in India can speak at least two languages and many people can easily speak 4 or 5. That is very common. Now, we are raising our […]