Since we’ve been back in Japan (approximately two and a half months), Isaac’s language skills, in both English and Japanese have blossomed. While he’s always understood Japanese, because we’ve made an effort to talk to him in it since he was born, English has always been his language of choice.
Cut to this week, when suddenly he’s making his toys talk to each other in Japanese! A leap in both language and imaginative play. He starting to create scenarios for his toys now too, which is interesting to listen to. Inevitably, they involve crashes – I’m sure it's the influence of Thomas The Tank Engine – every tank engine on that island seems to have crashed at least once. Thank god Japan Rail’s a bit more reliable….
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