Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by sugarandspice, Nov 2, 2004.
i know i keep asking really random questions, but what age do babies start speaking?
Babies will usually start putting out recognisable individual words "Mum" , "Dad" etc from 4- 8 months , sometimes a little later.By the age of around 2 this evolves into whats termed "Telegraphic" speech , consisting of prominent words only , but lacking modifiers, articles and ancilliary words.
i am so using that in my english essay....if thats ok?!
when your not whittering on about revolutions your a very handy person to have around you know!
I have my uses!!!
Have postponed the revolution - its raining and there's football on the telly tonight!!
The nightmare for most parents is when they learn to say "I want" and "can I have"
Not really, the simple answer is NO!
Modified later on to: "Perhaps, but only if/once . . ."
Especially when the demands soar over two octaves of a microtonal scale.
Only the hard of hearing or the totally deaf can withstand the onslaught.
Threatening to roast them alive in their own gravy helped occasionally, but not often.
You spend the first year of their lives teaching them to walk and talk, then you spend the rest of their lives telling them to shut up and sit down...
BMB, totally toddlered out today.
BTW has anyone else read Little Rabbit Foo-Foo? Class!
Is that one of Nigella's recipes?
Little Rabbitt Foo Foo running through the forest............
scooping up the fieldmice and bopping them on the head...
Hours of fun in Rec/Y1
Along came a Good Fairy, who said :
"Little Rabbit Foo-Foo, I don't want to see you
Scooping up all the field-mice
And bopping them on the head.
followed by : the car keys! :shock:
....ok, so what seemed like a vaguely normal question regarding english coursework has turned into a "everything bad about children" thread!! cant be that bad can they?!!
-fear not, have handed the coursework in now!! (just!!) so no more random quaestions about babies and mary poppins for a while!
Down came the good fairy and said "Little Rabbit Foo-Foo, I don't like your attitude...
Do not call me on children's literature...
there's always something vaguely disturbing about children's literature... much better to just give them the latest issue of FHM and leave them to learn about the world...
You'd have to be pretty weird to find Thomas the Tank Engine disturbing. Except when read by Ringo Starr...
The male train dragging around the 2 female carriages, who obviously can't go anywhere without them?
A Man arguing with a train about it not having a cow catcher?
A train being derailed in the snow, and lying in the cold for hours?
All seems pretty disturbing to me... expecially with Ringo!
Some of the names of the characters in Captain Pugwash are a bit dubiuos too. But this is a family friendly forum, so I will not elaborate any further.
Separate names with a comma.