Thanks. I'm thinking of planning something for the summer, since we'll have more time. I'm torn, because although we know other families that speak L2 and L3, the kids all go to L1 schools and speak L1 with their friends and in the neighborhood and thus with each other. It was easier before dd attended school because when we would get together with these families (well, especially moms and kids), the moms would speak L2 and then the kids would, too. Now the kids all understand L2 but really don't speak it unless prompted in situations that require special politeness. Sigh. My dd does love her L2 books and listening to L2 CDs and understands L2 perfectly well. I was just considering setting up a little am summer homeschoolly thing. I figure once we're past a certain point, it will get easier, but I wasn't sure how to NOT make it artificial. We were hoping to travel to the land of L2. so she could learn with kids her age who don't speak L1, but it's not going to work this year. I'm also thinking about a lot of details that aren't so important yet, but maybe you all have some experience and could lend your insight. L1 and L2 use (basically) the same alphabet, but the way to print taught to children is different. Ideally I would like my children to write like their peers in each language. L3 is not as particular, so I'm not thinking about that now, but L1 and L2 can be quite picky about these things, so that if they did go to school in L2 in the future, they would be criticized for using L1 forms. I'm just wondering if anyone has taught writing in L2 differently from the beginning. That is what I am thinking of doing.
OK, just wandering thoughts here.