Saturday, September 17, 2005

Pronounciation practice

If my stories about my girls bore my readers, here's yet another post to skip.

Catherine's starting to work on three-syllable words. "Banama" is one of her favorites.

She's just a beginner at speaking these difficult words, though, and I think it's hard for her to pick out fine differences in pronounciation.

So I was cueing her today with some food items on her tray, pointing to each, and exaggerating the sounds: "BanANa. ToMAYto."

With great authority, she proceeded to name each object, as if to correct my mistakes. Pointing to the banana: "Banama." Pointing to the piece of tomato: "Banama."

8 comments:

*jeanne* said...

Yes, as in "Banama Canal".
"Charge!!!"
(That's an ARSENIC AND OLD LACE reference. Sorry...I'm an actor - occasionally)

*olwsj*

runr53 said...

Hehe, apologizing for talking about your kids, balderdash! Its your blog, talk of what you wish and dont forget the "cimmonin", LOL!

Carven said...

Your kids are lovely.You may just keep telling us their interesting things.

nancytoby said...

Aww, thanks. I'm still a new mom and I hesitate to brag on them too much, but I think they're awfully cute ... at times. :-)

Chris said...

Kid talk rules. :)

I like you posts about your daughters. It reminds me of how much I miss my niece.

Flatman said...

I love your stories about the girls...don't even think of nott doing this!!!

TxSkatemom said...

My little had problems with "little yellow bus." i would say it very slowly, just like you did. And he would repeat, very slowly AND loudly, "WITTEL LEL-LOW BUS!"

He says it correctly now and it makes me sad.

Downhillnut said...

Make sure you write these words down in their baby books or something that will be treasured forever. I still like to remember my own kids' early attempts at pronunciation. Sometimes Hubby and I use Soccer Boy's old words for "thank you" and "you're welcome" as endearing terms.