Our grandson loves to play hide and seek. He is two and a half. We love to play hide and seek with him.
There are two reasons why. First, we love watching him play. Secondly, we love watching how he plays.
He will run not far away and put his back against the wall. Then he covers his eyes. We love it. He thinks because he cannot see us, we cannot see him.
We do see him, he just doesn’t know it yet. Sooner or later he’ll grow beyond this game and know the truth. We will love him all the same, whether or not he understands it all now.
She wrote with her right foot.
Her name was Virginia. She and her elderly mother lived for a while with my grandparents in Taunton, Massachusetts, where my grandmother provided in-house care. Virginia was disabled by polio as a child, which left her without the use of her arms and hands. Her mother used to care for her until the workload became too great. So, they moved from Shreveport, Louisiana to Massachusetts, and that’s where I got to meet them.
Virginia wrote with a fountain pen. I was a nosy kid and asked a lot of questions. She even let me watch as she used her left foot to place the fountain pen between the first and second toe of her right foot. I would watch with amazement as she wrote letters to family and friends back in Shreveport.
What is the best tool for language learning? That is one of the first questions people ask. We all have different learning styles. There were times when I tried to learn in a way other people were learning and only ended up in frustration.
If you are looking for the best method before you begin, you probably won’t start, or you may start with the wrong tool for you and end up quitting altogether. You don’t want that.
Should you listen first, read first, write first, study grammar, or move out of the country to a place where they speak your target language all the time? I’ve used all these methods, and each has their advantage. I like to keep things interesting and fun, so here are a few for you to check out.
One of the quickest ways for reading foreign text without having to leave the website you’re reading is Readlang. Readlang is a webapp and Chrome extension that helps you learn by translating web sites and creating flashcards and word lists for you.
Long after the power of authority wanes, the power of influence remains. How long will you have a vital influence on the lives of others? Will you remain a force for good, a source of encouragement, a vital voice in the sea of other clamoring voices?