Use of pronouns. (m)

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Use of pronouns. (m)
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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 8:27am
Lately I have noticed that ds has been talking "wrong". He is always saying, I want to go to him house, that's him toy, wash him face....you get the idea. This is pretty recent, he pretty much said things the right way before. I'm thinking that someone talks this way in his class, and he likes the way it sounds. I've been correcting him, but I was wondering if anyone else's child is doing this, and do you make a big deal about it, or do you figure it will pass?

Stephanie

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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 2:17pm
I posted to this earlier but it's not logged in. =(


What I would do, Stephanie, is just repeat it in correct English, and leave it at that. He's just getting bombarded with expressive and receptive language through children's literature and activities as well as communication in school. It's not uncommon to see them slip a bit. They are trying to use the correct pronouns and nouns, verbs and adverbs etc. In school, everything is noted while at home things just pass. I mean, we don't correct our children when they say basghetti instead of spaghetti and so forth. KWIM? In school, they talk about how everything is "something" and means something, so sometimes some children get a bit confused with all the new input. Kind of like a PC that needs time to sort out folders and drives, LOL!! It'll pass. Like I said, just repeat it in correct English to help him remember. Try not to worry unless the teacher mentions something.

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Janet =)

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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 3:06pm
My DD is 4 and she has always and still does this. I just repeat her sentence the correct way and go on. Kris