Monday, January 09, 2006

Dinosaurs.....what where they thinking

Ok I am mean really..what were they thinking when they named these creatures..They were not thinking that 5 year olds were going to have their parents read books about them EVERYNIGHT.

English is one thing...sounding out the words and all..not really best way to do it in some cases..but Dinosaur names..please I can't even grasp my mind around trying to sound them out myself let alone have my son do it.

Just about everynight we read a book and I would say 95% of the time it is a book about Dinosaurs...and I know your thinking its phase...his interests will move on soon...Kay he has picked out Dinosaur books since he was 2.
The only easy one is the Tyrannosaurus Rex as the T-REX

I'd like to rename some of these to names like
Sphenacondon = Sven
Parasaurolophus = paraleafus
Edmontosaurus = Ed
Dromaesaurus = Drumasaurus
Pentaceratops = Penty
Pachycephalosaurus = Patches

Better yet couldn't the names be like

The book he got today from the library talked about animals before and just after the dinosaurs...the first mammals...I am thinking "Alright some I can atually pronounce"
This is what I got

Moeritherium = Mory
Hyracotherium =Hycro
Leptictidium = Lepi
Archaeotherium=Archie he thinks I am just learning to read too....


Blogger Crystal said...

Amen! My nephew - who is also obsessed with dinosaurs can pronounce and spell the names of dinosaurs! Ask him to spell something easy like playground and he looks at you like you've asked him to solve the mystery of human existance.

10:03 AM  
Blogger jay are said...

That was great.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Kylee said...

Crystal, he can say them and spell goodness.
My son asks me
"mom whats that one"
I try to sound it out..fake it...
sometimes say
"honey I am not sure"
he says
"yes you can read.
Thanks for visiting.

jay are; thanks

5:46 PM  

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