Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Mind your language, young man
Kai has been practising his vocabulary, and so not a day goes by without him say some words that he's learnt. "Trucks" is one of his favourite words, and the other day I heard "push" which originated from Gordon's--an engine from the Thomas collection--story.
Then one day, it was "shit".
That raised an eyebrow.
Can I blame the influence of tv on young kids? Or was it me? Did he overhear, *gasp* god forbid, me cursing in his presence. Have I contaminated his innocent mind?
One day, as he cuddled up on my lap, listening to the Gruffolo's story (again), I pointed to the snake in the picture and asked: "What's this?"
A few days later, I dragged out "Spider School", pointed to the snake in the picture and asked: "What's this?"
*sigh of relieve* It's just his still-developing-tongue trying to wrap around the dastardly complex word: "Snake".
See, one must be very careful the type of literature you expose your kids to.
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Then today as I was listening to the Thomas song (again), a sentence jumped out at me: "...shunting trucks and hauling freight".
Or does he mean "shunt"?
Guess I'd never really know.