I really don’t know…

Ever since introducing the concept of homonymto my 3- and 4-year-olds last year, discovering new examples has been a source of delight for them.

Knowing a bit more now about the difference between homonym and homophone I’ve considered introducing the new word… but haven’t yet.

Natasha has been experimenting with the idea of heartsick (very sad) yesterday and today.  As we drove home Thursday night she interrupted her latest attempt to use heartsick in a sentence and said, “There’s the heart in your body, and the heart you draw…” I can feel the hope and excitement building.  “Is heart a homonym?”

And I’m sitting there, thinking of her new word all the other ways the word heart is used, and I truely don’t know the answer to that one.

One thought on “I really don’t know…

  1. Mom Teena says:

    homonyms where always a favorite thing around our household during school days too. Somewhere in all my school “leftovers” is our card lists of all the homonyms we came up with over the years I can’t remember off the top of my head what a homophone is.

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