An idiosyncrasy of Junior’s speech is that she doesn’t use gender identifying pronouns correctly. He/she her/his all come out interchangeably. It never really bothered me that much, because it was easy enough to understand what she meant. However, I’ve now decided to make a project of it. I’m hoping it will be relatively easy toContinue reading “Twin-tastic pronouns”
Ponies work hard here. Their big eyes bring charm to the toy box. They’re a peer acceptable interest for a school aged girl. And every week they give a tutorial on an aspect of female friendships. Although the cartoons are at the top end of her comprehension – this hasn’t been a problem. One ofContinue reading “My little pony “
Cutting up the kids’ food. A little parenting habit that you internalise. Then one day you’re at a work lunch and you only just stop yourself leaning across and offering to slice up your colleague’s chicken. Here’s another habit that I’ve absorbed – to build up my kids speech. Echo their sentences back adding aContinue reading “+1 challenge “
In this post I will review this awesome book and explain how I’m using it to gently encourage Junior to use more complicated grammar. The premise of the book is that a child chooses their dream life. On one page you have to choose where you would live, on another page what you would wearContinue reading “You Choose”
It’s a bit like losing your group on a hike. One moment you’re chatting, singing, occasionally stopping to admire the view. Not really giving much thought to the map. Then you fall behind. The group rounds the bend without you, and you’re on your own. You still have to walk the route. There’s no other wayContinue reading “Without the herd”
Listening game – which cats go on the ‘L’ bus? This was something we did when Nursery gave ‘homework’ to find items from home beginning with ‘L’. There are a lot of words in that sentence that I couldn’t even begin to put across to my daughter at that stage – so this is ourContinue reading “Cat bus”
Modern art installation in my hall…. Which bear needs the long scarf? Which bear needs the small plate? Which bear has the heavy shoes?
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