Learn How To Print Letter M For Kids
Language Arts For Kids
Learn how to print letter M and learn to print the alphabet for kids with Elliot and myABCdad Learning for Kids.
Learning is so magical and so mutual when we actually listen…
As is so often the case as we meander along, Elliot and I launch into chit-chat about one thing or another. On this occasion, we start reflecting on a resident woodpecker who regularly pounds its’ head again and again into the bark of a glorious giant Oak. We end up contemplating what that must feel like. We conclude that going to the shop to buy food is better than pounding ones’ head against a hard surface repeatedly. Elliot then stops to correct me and explains that technically it is the beak that is doing the pounding. Within our wonderful conversation, and incidentally, we are speaking English throughout, Elliot pops a French word into the English mix.
AAAhhhh… What do I do? What do I say? Panic starts welling up deep in my throat, transforming me into what must resemble a big, blubbery bullfrog. No, not really…
A Subtle Recount
My less dramatic reaction is to weave into the conversation a subtle recount of what he said. Instead of repeating the French word, I replace it with the English equivalent. This takes my coffee starved brain unimaginable powers of reflection and contemplation. But it needs to be done pronto, as blurting out some carefully constructed response 10 minutes hence would be more than a little suspect. The result… Elliot drifts along on a similar conversational tack, repeating in a round-a-boot way what he said, but injecting the English word instead of the French. I smile… job done!
Am I chuffed? Definitely, and I allow myself a pat on the back for not stopping in mid stride and correcting him for speaking Franglais. Instead of submarining our wonderful chit-chat about the woodpecker jack-hammering an Oak with its ‘Beak’ Elliot continues unabated, only to be broken by a hug and a big wet kiss at the front door of his Grande Section/Kindergarten classroom.
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