Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Recently my grandson Kai (5 on Thursday) had a little altercation with his Dad, my son, and said he wanted to go home to his Mum. His Dad said OK I'll give you some money for bus fares, you need to get the number blah to blah, then the number blah to blah etc., etc. Kai ignored him.
I thought this was the ideal opportunity to make Kai understand the importance of knowing his address (he lives with Mum) so I told him "If you got lost and a policeman/woman asked you where you live would you be able to tell them?"
He shook his head, so the lesson began. After about 10 minutes of repeating his name, age and address I said
"Let's pretend you're lost and I'm a policewoman. What's your name little boy?"
He answered as practiced.
"How old are you?"
Again he answered correctly.
"Where do you live sweetheart?" I asked him.
"I don't need to know all this 'cause I'm not going on the bus!" he said.
Good news though, the following week I asked him his address and he remembered!