Friday, 19 March 2010

Countdown

I found out yesterday that BK1 counts in English exclusively, at least when she counts down from 10.

She was sitting in the bathtub singing "10 little ducks" and at some point switched to just counting from 10 to 0 in English. She then looked at me and started at 10 again, this time in German.

"Zehn ... Neun ... Acht ... ... ... wie sagt man ...? ... ... Ah! Sieben!" ("10 ... 9 ... 8 ... ... ... how do you say ...? ... ... ah! 7!")

It sounds like she had to translate "seven" to "Sieben" while she was doing it. I guess what that means is that counting or at least counting down is an English thing for her. Probably because she has learned to do it at school.

Must remember to do more counting with her. In German of course!