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Children love to hear and tell jokes – the cheesier the better. Telling jokes is a good way to build their confidence for speaking out.
Here are some fairly daft jokes from Primary Games with a St. Patrick's Day theme. And here are some more from Enchanted Learning. As Irish people we are confident enough to have a laugh about ourselves.
Try out the jokes below with your child, and find more jokes with different themes at Funology.
Why was the Egyptian girl worried?
Because her daddy was a mummy!
How old is your granddad?
I don't know but we've had him a long time!
If Ireland sank into the sea, what county wouldn't sink?
Why were the early days of history called the dark ages?
Because there were so many knights!
What do you get if you cross a tiger with a kangeroo?
A stripey jumper!
Children gain confidence in speaking through demonstrating their knowledge to others. Chatting and listening to your child will help build their communication skills. Talking about words and their meaning in everyday life will also help build your child’s vocabulary – and your own!
Funny stories are interesting and a good excuse to get your child talking. At mealtimes, each family member could tell something interesting or something funny that happened during the day. Watching TV together can also provide a good opportunity for chat and to discuss what you are watching. Check if your child understands different things they hear and encourage your child to teach you new words and things they have learnt.
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