does you 5 year old understand simple jokes?

(11 Posts)
donefornow Sat 26-Jul-14 11:03:00

Dd doesn't get jokes, nor does she get how to tell them.
I will tell her a simple knock knock joke and she just takes them very literally and doesn't find it funny.
Tried to teach her jokes as we just get endless attempts of her trying to tell jokes but she doesn't seem to grasp the concept bless her.
Anyone else?

threepiecesuite Sat 26-Jul-14 11:30:08

My 4.5yo isn't too good at jokes but laughs anyway as she thinks that is the expected reaction.
She has started making little quips though which are quite funny. Yest I was complaining that the washing machine didn't seem to be working too well as the clothes wear still a bit stained, and she said 'you'll have to put the washing machine in the washing machine hahahahaha' which I thought was quite clever.

AnAirOfHope82 Sat 26-Jul-14 11:37:01

My ds 5.5 does not get jokes. I have read alot of jokes out from "just joking" on here but he didnt laugh at any and we had to explain why they were funny!

He retold one with prompting from us to inlaws but he forgot the punch line!

superbagpuss Sat 26-Jul-14 11:42:26

one of my 5 year old DT gets simple knock knock jokes, the other doesn't

the funniest thing that makes them laugh is winkie head, or poo poo

Took till 6+ for jokes to go from frankly bizarre (but funny) to conventional. Aided by Xmas stocking joke book.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 26-Jul-14 23:21:04

DS 5 told his first joke yesterday. And he is exceptionally witty grin so all normal with your DD

To be fair to her, most knock knock jokes AREN'T funny. smile

IMurderedStampyLongnose Sat 26-Jul-14 23:45:56

My 6yo nephew only recently developed a sense of humour.He just did not get jokes until very very recently. I wouldn't worry about it:-)

plentyofshoes Sun 27-Jul-14 08:41:23

Yes but they all have to be poo related wink

SurfBoredCat Sun 27-Jul-14 09:39:56

Plentyofshoes - that's so true! grin
An example of my DD (5)'s 'jokes'
'Why did the cat cross the road?'
'Because he wanted to poo on his head!'

Cue endless laughter from her and DS1.

UnderEstherMate Sun 27-Jul-14 09:45:01

DD(5) laughs at all jokes because she knows that's what you do after a joke is told. She understands some after I've explained them (not all) and will happily retell a joke that she doesn't understand at all! She also tries to make up her own, but doesn't really get the whole punch line thing.

"Knock knock...
Who's there?...
Guh...
Guh who?...
Guh-ost. Ghost!"

One of the current favourites in our house:

Knock, knock
Who's there?
Europe
You're a poo?

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