Yes, it’s come to this. Farts. Bottom trumpets, passing gas, toots, air biscuits, dropping an egg, breaking wind, and amusingly for British people: trump
So they’re finally done. I’ve written a book! In fact I’ve written two books, with the help of my awesome husband. So if you’re a Japanese parent and you’re going to live in an English speaking country, you need this phrase book to help you talk to doctors, teachers, shop assistants, other parents and otherContinue reading “English for parents – Phrase books!”
The doctors said he would never walk again, let alone run. He barely looks 12 years old, let alone 15. Let alone – nothing to do with being alone.
Two of my favourite words are grumble and grizzle. Not because of what they mean, but because of how they sound. They are onomatopoeic words (they sound like what they mean) so they sound like the sound they represent. Got it? hummmm….
Children all over the world come up with very similar games, hide and seek, grandma’s footsteps, and tag, or is it called tig? or touch? or it? or chase? Tag is the game where one player is ‘it’ (decided by playing dip), they have run after the other players and try and touch them. TheContinue reading “English for parents – tag, tig, touch”
Do you get travel sick?
Some popular rhymes that children use when they are playing
The day is going so well, you’ve been to the park and had a lovely lunch, then suddenly, your toddler wants another ice-cream which you won’t give him, and you’re in the middle of tantrum city. Tantrum is the word for the sudden crying, screaming and angry behaviour that 2-3 year olds often go through,Continue reading “English for parents – tantrum”
My little pumpkin friend here is not very well. He is vomiting, throwing up, chundering, being sick, puking, spewing, barfing. Poor thing. Today is not about Halloween but about vomit. Children usually say I feel sick, or I feel like I’m going to be sick. Or, I’m going to throw up. Too late, I threwContinue reading “English for parents – vomit”
What’s a number two? When you’re potty training it’s that thing you definitely don’t want to end up on the floor, the one it’s the hardest to train and the smelliest. Poo. ( less commonly in the UK, poop) With children you can ask, do you need a poo? Do you want to go numberContinue reading “English for parents – number two”