I'm just curious at what age you start having kids to both languages every day: right off the bat, not till they're older, or something in the middle?
My oldest is 8, and some days it just feels like a lot of work to be doing everything we're doing. I don't feel like it's a lot in general:
* piano and viola (his choice and he very much wants to continue)
* coding/programming (his choice, again)
* language arts side of things, which currently includes
- reading ~1/2 hour per language (sometimes more when he gets carried away)
- writing: 2ish sentences copy work in German, and alternating spelling working and writing a "book" in English (his preferred choice for English writing )
- alternating Lesefreunde / Sprachfreunde (German language schoolbooks on reading/writing/oral stuff, since his German definitely lags behind his English skills)
I don't feel like we're doing a lot of "extras," but I feel like this is just taking too long. Part of it is fine motor skills (the writing takes roughly 1/2 hour per language, even though it's not that much). I feel like I see this "what can I cut" threads on the General education board all the time, and there's usually so much on there that one could point to and say it's not necessary to do every day. But it's harder for me to see an obvious thing to cut in our schedule, except to wonder if perhaps I should be alternating language arts, perhaps, and only do one language per day? This takes close to 5-6 hours each day, without counting breaks, and that just seems crazy to me at age 8.