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The boy who didn't speak until he was 3+ is now............

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coppertop Sun 19-Jun-05 12:15:24

....learning German!!!!

There I was listening to ds2 (2.4yrs) counting his jumps as he bounced on the trampoline when another little voice started to join in - in German! It was only last month that the SALT had told me that although ds1 would still stay on the SALT list for social skills help he no longer needed any input wrt language as he had made so much progress since starting school in September.

I'm pretty sure that ds1's teacher has been too busy with the usual Reception class work to be teaching foreign languages so I'm not sure where the German has come from tbh - unless it was one of the TAs?

Meanwhile ds2 is slowly turning into ds1 and is now reading numbers and a couple of words. This household seems to be getting stranger by the day.

ScummyMummy Sun 19-Jun-05 12:17:56

wow, ct! What cool kids you have.

LGJ Sun 19-Jun-05 13:03:50

tillykins Sun 19-Jun-05 13:19:58

Bless him!

TheRealMrsF Sun 19-Jun-05 13:28:56

mine learnt spanish off Dora the explorer...but i'm not aware of any german kids yours must have got that from school???

(unless ofcourse you are counting in your sleep in german!!!....U multi-talented thing -you!!!!

Socci Sun 19-Jun-05 13:53:20

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macwoozy Sun 19-Jun-05 14:50:07

What a clever little lad

KarenThirl Sun 19-Jun-05 15:36:21


coppertop Sun 19-Jun-05 18:49:09

LOL MrsF! Definitely no counting in my sleep. I did GCSE German years ago when I was at school but that's about it.

It was just so unexpected. Poor ds2 almost got showered by a mouthful of coffee.

Jimjams Sun 19-Jun-05 19:10:55

aww bless

maddiemo Sun 19-Jun-05 20:26:18


YogiYahooey Sun 19-Jun-05 20:45:18


Merlot Sun 19-Jun-05 21:55:08


QueenOfQuotes Sun 19-Jun-05 21:58:20

Wow - that's fantastic

LGJ Sun 19-Jun-05 22:01:51

Yes it is amazing, I was too hungover earlier to post anything sensible.

beccaboo Sun 19-Jun-05 22:17:38

Bless him Coppertop, how cute. That is FAB news about the SALT, fantastic.

eidsvold Mon 20-Jun-05 05:41:01

a kids channel we have here - Nickjnr - think you get it there often counts in ENglish and then in another language - using a variety of languages...

and that is FAB!!

Fio2 Mon 20-Jun-05 08:13:14


Saker Mon 20-Jun-05 09:36:36

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