Words can evoke love in the form of a letter.
A sentence can express love’s sentiments.
Stories can warm the heart and fill it with love.
A personally written poem or verse can mean the world.
How many words in the English language contain the letters L, O, V and E? I haven’t a clue but here’s 10 of the best.
- Vowel- love wouldn’t be love without them.
- Clover- you might need the luck of the Irish when it comes to love.
- Solve- all the pieces fit when you find love.
- Hovel- the place one resides might resemble that of a Hobbit but is also most likely filled with love.
- Grovel- learned at an early age, the promise of love comes with strings attached.
- Novel- most who produce one of these have put their heart, soul and a ton of love into them.
- Shovel- for those who love getting dirty, talking to plants and all things garden related.
- Violet- song sung by Courtney Love and also a line in the poem ‘Roses are Red’.
- Evolve- love will continue to evolve just as humanity does.
- Envelope- love arrives safely in its protective layer.
Have another one to add? Love-related words will be graciously received below.
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Kids make people laugh on a daily basis. They’re witty without understanding why which makes it all the more thigh-slappingly humorous. Faux pas and writing gaffes by younger students are, by far, the most hilarious.
The Top 10 list includes innocent misspellings of everyday words that turn sentences into somewhat inappropriate expressions. All words have been spelt correctly except the funny word so you won’t need a translator. The italicised sentence are my thoughts upon reading these beauties.
- The hores galloped through the rain. (horses) I hope they’re wearing their wellies.
- When we were driving we had to follow the sins. (signs) Are you driving to hell?
- We had to wait for three nits. (nights) I wouldn’t wait for ONE.
- My tits got a hole in them when I fell over. (tights) Do new ones cost a lot?
- I shared my Cock with my friend, Samantha. (Coke) Not touching this one, other than to say it was a gorgeous girl of 5 who wrote this one.
- Daddy’s shit was blue and white striped. (shirt) Did it come out like toothpaste?
- My mum is not a moaning person. (morning) Maybe she prefers sleep ins.
- The race cars went fart around the track. (fast) That would make them noisy and smelly.
- The lion was really big butt I wasn’t scared. (but) It’s not that end that scares me. It’s the other one.
- Two great examples for the same word that I could not separate :
Dad likes eating penus. (peanuts) I need penise. (pennies). No comment needed as they are rib ticklers all on their own.
Teaching children aged between 4 and 13 for near-on two decades has taught me a thing or two.
- The English language is far too complicated for any one system to work in assisting students to learn how to read and write.
- When reading back what a young student has written it pays to have them by your side to decipher. This ensures you avoid any… ehem….’misunderstanding’.
- Practising and perfecting a poker face is essential.
- Kids always know exactly what it is they are trying to say/write even if the listener/reader hasn’t a clue.
- Universities should provide, as part of teacher training, a crash course in translation of kid-speak.
If you’ve any other doozies to share please add them below for other readers to giggle over.
A big shout out to Stuff Kids Write for providing me with laughs.
© 2013 Kelly Hibbert, all rights reserved.
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My children love books and they love reading.
This Top 10 list looks at what parents can do to foster a love of reading from birth. The right start can make all the difference.
- Start reading with babies right from birth. Get comfortable and read aloud every day for 10-15 minutes. This will help develop a routine for reading enjoyment.
- Read several different books at times throughout the day or the same book multiple times. Hearing a thousand stories will help a child begin to learn to read.
- Use your eyes, voice and body to bring a story to life. Using a flat, monotone voice will not convey your excitement.
- Read the same stories time and time again. Use the same pattern or rhythm each time. In time, children will be able to retell the story to you.
- Interaction with the story is key. Look at and talk about pictures, connect the story to a rhyme or song and answer any questions children ask. A book does not need to be read cover to cover without stopping to enjoy the pages within.
- Point to words, pick out letters, think of rhyming words when reading. Whatever you do should be fun and not remotely resemble teaching.
- Use the three R’s when choosing books for young children. Rhythm, rhyme and repetition are an awesome combination.
- Read aloud to kids even when they can read themselves. Tell stories, make up stories together or sing nonsense rhymes-all of which are language-rich activities.
- Be a good reading role model. Read books, newspapers or magazines for enjoyment.
- Read, read, read, read and read.
I love reading. My kids love reading too. Whether that is inherent or not, I have no way of knowing. I do know that I have read with my children right from birth. Over the past 6 years I have read thousands of books to Almost 6 and Just 3.
I am a mum who loves to read. My teaching career has spanned nearly two decades during which time I have had the privilege of reading thousands of stories. I majored in children’s literature and I write picture books for fun in my spare time. This top 10 is by no means exhaustive. There is so much you can do with your children and a good book. If you have a book but no child, borrow one from a friend or relative. Reading with a child is magic and they’re the most captive audience you’ll ever have.
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