you have to be pretty direct with them, as per this thread they don’t understand subtlety. The balancing act is what they relay to their parents.
My boys are 6 and nearly 3, and we have an Elf on the Shelf. The little one was annoying the bigger one, who politely asks the Elf “ Can you please magic Arlo into a poo so I can swish him?”.
You may be after the Dumb Questions thread.
A couple of weeks ago I showed young Heff5 the last quarter of the 2009 Anzac day game. He was kind impressed with the Zakarakis goal.
He just finished playing a game of snap with MrHeff and looked like he was going to lose. But with the last card he managed to get snap and take the pot. He smiled at MrHeff and said “Daddy, that was just like the Zakarakis goal.” Hahahaha MrHeff gave me a filthy look - he ■■■■■■■ hates that goal.
Well done young Heff.
My wife has a series of young nieces. One in particular is a captivating little gem. She is 2 years old, and able to repeat phrases in English after only hearing them modeled once. Another niece came to visit last week from her home village, one l had never met before. She is six years old, and was also able to repeat short sentences in English after only hearing them once. Neither of these kids have anyone in their immediate vicinity that speaks English, they just have a gift. The third niece is also 6 and goes to a school in a town in the mountains. Although she is one of the top students, she doesn’t have the same language skills. We are looking to adopt this last niece.