Every kid has their own way of speaking as they acquire language. Proper grammar and pronunciation is a learning process. J is your typical four year old and has difficulty pronouncing the “y” sound so “yellow” is “lellow”. She also has a hard time with the “th” sound so she says “teef” (teeth) and “froat” (throat). But she has also put some words in her vocabulary blender, and here is the result. I am hesitant to correct her because some of them are super funny and I know as she gets older she will figure it out.
|What she says||What she means|
|The day after this day||Tomorrow|
|Bones and Arrow||Bows and Arrows|
|Eenie eenie eyenie oh,
catch a tiger in your toe
|Eenie meenie minie mo,
catch a tiger by the toe
|Bounce back to me||Ricochet|
|Golf course||Obstacle course|
And my all time favorite “Lightning the Queen”, which would be Lightning McQueen from the movie Cars. After all, he is a race car, so drag…racing isn’t that far fetched.
What are some funny things your kid says?