Let’s Practice Sounding Words Out …

Raising Boys - Sounding Words Out

My six year old son is quite the little character, even the osteopathic therapist said so himself. This child of mine never goes without leaving someone smiling, tilting their head in confusion or shaking their head in disbelief.  The other morning we were trying to get ready for school when K decided to have a fun time sounding words out, this is his new thing. K is often found spelling out words by sounding them out, today it was:


K asked me what GIC spells I said that it really doesn’t spell anything, but if you sound out the letters what could it be?

Then the word was sounded out, with a soft G sound. He smiled. I laughed and smiled back and said, “sure, that works!”

Then it happened, the reason why this child of mine is the one who keeps me on my toes …

“Mama, what if you replace the G with a D”

No he did not. Yes, he did. He did ask that question, with a sly sarcastic smile upon his face.

I told him that would spell a word sounding like a bad word, that I am not going to say.

He smiled, again asked, “Mama, what will that word be? Say it” … while he attempted to wipe the grin off of his face.

The conversation ended with him, thankfully, not saying what that word would sound like and me not saying what the word would sound like either.

I hope our next sounding words out session goes a little less boyish.

The joys of boys; farts and body parts amuse them often.

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  1. Oh gosh. My son is 6 and I’m positive he doesn’t even know that word exists (except as Jane’s brother :)). Regardless, practicing sounds is pretty much the only way to work on correcting speech, so good for you!

    1. We call it a penis here, in home. I have found this year in school he is learning quite a bit of new vocabulary …. peers, gotta love them!

    1. Oh it is amazing, for sure. I always say “no one could have prepared me for boys” as I grew up with a younger sister. No real boys around for relatives at our ages.

  2. Haha, your son definitely sounds like he’s got the guy sense of humor already. We did a lot of the “sound it out” exercises when my kids were little.

    1. Yes, he is learning all sorts of new words at school this year. Sigh. Luckily around here we call that body part a penis so I know he didn’t hear it from my home. School brings so many new ideas into their heads; both good as well as challenging.

  3. OMG I was cracking up! Wow these kids are a little to advance for me…I can’t believe he tried you like that. I am glad you diverted it quickly!

  4. Sounding out words, reading, practicing names..these are all the activities that have me stressed out, and lacking patience. I must breathe before i scream when it comes to this practice with my kids.

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