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MumsTheWord571
"D A D E" spells daddy!
February 24 at 2:02 PM
Yesterday my 5 yr old said to me randomly that "D A D E" spelled Daddy.

I said no that's not right. Spell Mommy for me.

He said Mommy? K. M O M M Y.

I said spell Mom. He did. I said spell Dad. He did. I asked him to spell mommy again. He did.

so I said Daddy works the same way. Can you spell Daddy now?

He thought for a second and said D A D....D Y?

That's right! Good boy! You did it!

He was so proud of himself for figuring it out! I just had to share!

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  • MamaELA
    by MamaELA
    February 24 at 2:14 PM
    That's great. I like that you had him figure it out :-)
  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    February 24 at 3:01 PM

     Lots of children start to figure out spelling from the phonetic sounds of words! It is just the way some minds work! That is great that he figured it out thought!

  • TidewaterClan
    February 24 at 3:03 PM

    What a wonderful job making those connections!  Way to go!

  • KickButtMama
    February 24 at 4:54 PM

    Awesome!


  • mem82
    by mem82
    February 24 at 5:07 PM

    awesome!

  • mamamedic69
    February 24 at 5:21 PM
    Awesome!!
  • paganbaby
    February 24 at 6:56 PM

    Yep. My 7yo dd spells signed, sind. I don't correct her though. I'm just glad she has an interest in writing at all,lol.

    Quoting usmom3:

     Lots of children start to figure out spelling from the phonetic sounds of words! It is just the way some minds work! That is great that he figured it out thought!


  • MumsTheWord571
    February 24 at 7:19 PM
    I did tell him he was close and that dade could spell daddy if it was pronounced like that. He really likes to know how to spell things exactly right. I love it.

    Quoting MamaELA: That's great. I like that you had him figure it out :-)
  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    February 24 at 10:25 PM

     If they ask me I will tell them the right spelling & then we usually have a short conversation about how confusing the English language can be!

    Quoting paganbaby:

    Yep. My 7yo dd spells signed, sind. I don't correct her though. I'm just glad she has an interest in writing at all,lol.

    Quoting usmom3:

     Lots of children start to figure out spelling from the phonetic sounds of words! It is just the way some minds work! That is great that he figured it out thought!


     

  • kirbymom
    February 25 at 2:30 PM
    That is wonderful! What a smart little guy. I love when our kids surprise us with little moments such as this.

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