[Coloring with a 5-year-old boy. He has a 3-year-old brother. I need a black crayon and can only find one that is 1 inch long. I start coloring with it.]
Boy: Auntie, how small is that crayon?
Me: [shows him]
Boy: Whoa! It’s even smaller than my brother!
[8-year-old boy working on vocalic R’s – like “fire”, “tire”, etc.]
Boy: “Admire.” What’s that?
Me: That means when you really like somebody.
4 y/o boy: It’s cold! I’m a cold kangaroo.
[A while later, playing pretend with some Legos. Talking about the good guys and bad guys we’re making up.]
Boy: He’s as mean as a mean kangaroo.
Me: How come everything is about kangaroos?
Boy: I mean, as mean as a mean whale.
Me: Is everything about animals?
Boy: He’s as mean as a mean something.
[Working with a 5 y/o boy who loves ocean animals and is working on articulation for “sh”. The stimulus card is for “shark”.]
Boy: I like sharks.
Me: I like sharks, too!
Boy: It got you?
Boy: It eat you?
[While using the Pogg iPad app with my 6 y/o client]
Me: We’re going to watch some videos of my friend, Pogg.
Client: That’s not your friend, Pogg. That’s your dad.
This is what Pogg looks like:
3 y/o client: (showing me her nail polish) I like having my nails done.
Me: Yeah, they look nice!
Client: I wish you could have yours done, too.
6 y/o client: I like Darth Vader.
Client: Because he’s black.