Here's a link to purchase this adorable "kiddie" DVD that my 9-yr-old loves!
There is a demo and is subtitled in English!
Next, don't be surprised if your older child has seen some American films that may not have been sensored. We have seen "Van Damme" (we never have seen it ourselves) and many Jackie Chan movies. He learned a few key phrases like "Oh, #@$&! from some of those fine American films, so therefore thinks it is ok.
Food likes: scrambled eggs, fried egg (fully cooked) on toast (to make a sandwich), any steak cut up like you see in Ethiopia (called "tibs"), milk, chocolate, kid's cereal (like Cocoa Puffs), peanut butter, any chicken (called "doro"), Sprite and Coke (they know very well), pork (if you don't tell them), fish...
Karate is a favorite for kids in Ethiopia, besides soccer. Some may even be proficient on the Playstation (which sounded like "police station" the first time I heard it). I believe our guy has played the PS2 soccer game more than our son has! He whipped him!
Riding a bike is a dream. Counting how many televisions and the size of them, a fascination and negotiating bedtime is like every other child. I tried this one the other day..."when you sleep, you get very tall...like your brother!" It kinda worked. He then asked if he slept and got tall, if that meant he could drive...ha,ha.
Good luck! I will keep passing on the info...
Big Round World, Small Square Box
5 months ago