Saturday 3 May 2008

3Y4M 1Y7M 友達が必要 Friends are important






Arata has been not so shy recently. He now likes playing with Mana. He used to say he didn't like girls. He of course still 'loves' Thoma, and he plays very well with Mats as well. In the last few days, we saw Adiba and Jamal twice and in both occasions, Arata happily played with Jamal.

Adiba told me that Jamal said, "I want to have a brother" when he was playing alone in the park. We think children of this age need friends at last. Jamal is the same age as Arata but he's already started school and his vocabulary and physical abilities have been improved very much while we didn't see each other for a while. Still Arata can play and talk with him without any problems. It was amazing for me. I didn't even know he was so good at speaking in English.

Probably Arata has now more confidence because he understands and speaks English comfortably. It's really a good progress, although apparently his Japanese is getting weaker....

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