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Budding poets

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JackyB Tue 14-May-19 16:30:45

We recently spent a glorious week looking after our 4-year-old DGS (those of you who have read my posts will know that he lives in the US and we only see him once or twice a year).

He made us smile with his word play - he loved repeating any word he heard and making rhymes on it, or just going off into a fun performance of gobbledegook derived from the sounds. Is this something all small children do or do we have a budding poet laureate in the family?

Do anyone else's DGC riff on words like this?

CanadianGran Tue 14-May-19 17:04:41

Sounds like a poet, or musician! I have 4 little GC under 5 and none do this. He must really like sound and language.

Stock up on rhyming books, there are so many. A friend of mine with distant grandchildren buys 2 copies of the same book, and reads along with them over FaceTime.

My kiddies like the Little Blue Truck series.

agnurse Tue 14-May-19 17:10:03

Rhyming is actually recommended for toddlers as a way of teaching language.

JackyB Tue 14-May-19 17:40:29

Oh yes, my own children loved silly rhymes and songs, too (Michael Rosen books are great for this). But I can't remember if they played with words like this.