I could write a whole book about the games children play, but I’m just going to talk about a few here. Do you know…? Grandma’s footsteps What’s the time Mr Wolf? British bulldog 40/40 or 123 Blocky
How do you feel when you are told you have made a mistake? Bad, sorry, ashamed, guilty, unconfident? I’m guessing that ‘good’ is not a feeling that goes with making a mistake. How do you feel when you are told you have made a mistake in English (or another language you are learning)? Bad, sorry,Continue reading “English coaching – why I won’t correct all your mistakes”
Two words that parents love; mucky and grubby. Both mucky and grubby mean dirty, and always physically dirty. Especially the kind that children get. When your child has finished jumping in muddy puddles, you can say ‘You’re a mucky pup!’ ‘She’s a bit grubby’ ‘He’s a bit mucky because he was playing in the garden’.Continue reading “English for parents – mucky and grubby”
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”
Whinge, whine, moan, grumble, bitch, just stop with all your complaining! Whinging is a great British past-time, we love to have a good whinge about the weather, our jobs, the government, the local shops, other drivers, people on the bus, the quality of Cadbury’s chocolate or the amount of crisps in a packet. Honestly we’llContinue reading “English everyday – whinge and whine”
Do you get travel sick?
Time’s up, but why ‘up’ not ‘down’, ‘over’ or ‘back’?
Some popular rhymes that children use when they are playing
Pop music, pop culture, popcorn, pop your clogs…
You must be nuts! You can eat them but there’s more you can do with nuts in English