World Citizen Wednesdays #22: What Makes Kids Laugh
Each week we pose a question to members of the fabulous Multicultural Kid Blogs group and share their answers here.
This week we ask…
What makes your kids laugh?
Leanna of All Done Monkey: My 3 year old thinks people falling down or dropping things is really funny, and Baby laughs and laughs if you pretend to eat his toes.
Olga of The European Mama: Chasing them, silly faces, songs and poems, speaking with a deep, deep voice, tickling, making “mistakes” (“And now you have to put on your shoe… on your head!”), asking silly questions (“Why do I only have 2 legs and not 10?”), it can be pretty much anything… the baby doesn’t laugh yet, I can’t wait!
Annabelle of piri-piri lexicon: same with my 3 year old: pretend to fall or hit yourself and she goes from tears to laugh in 2 seconds. Also her dad pretending to do ninja moves!
Heidi of 2KuriousKids: Jacob laughs when Hannah says anything silly:) So then, she REPEATS herself and they both end up giggling and giggling:)
Kristen of Toddling in the Fast Lane: 2 yr olds must all be alike – she loves chasing and being chased, tickling, “knock knock” jokes (though she always says banana and just laughs at “banana who?”), pretending to eat me, Ring around the Rosie, Hide and Seek.
Giselle of Kids Yoga Stories: Today’s laughter was pushing toy cars, running after bubbles, getting chased, doing her running-hugging routine, reading a silly book, playing Peekaboo, and doing fun yoga!
Alyson of World Travel Family: Mum swinging her handbag round her head shouting “Get away from my baby!” at overconfident monkeys in Bali. Totally cracks them up every time we mention it.
Jody of Mud Hut Mama: When I pretend they are cushions and fluff them up before resting on them or I pretend they are sausages and I’m going to eat them up. I love that they are at an age that is so easy to amuse.
Varya of Creative World of Varya: My 4 year old can laugh just about anything! The baby cracks up when she sees her own reflection and when her sister squeaks or screams!
Becky of Kid World Citizen: Any “potty talk:” bodily functions, underwear, diapers:). They also love when I have them read their school work aloud, but I pretend to believe it. So it will say “My cat has stripes.” And I will pretend to be in shock: “YOU have a CAT!?” Then “We took the bus to school.” “Tonito, you cannot take the bus without mommy knowing, that is unacceptable.” It goes on and on and for some reason they think it is hilarious:). Our kids also love the book Pete’s a Pizza. They LOVE when we turn them into pizza (but it doesn’t make them laugh while we do it- they try to take the role of being pizza dough very seriously and hold in the laughter:).
Thanks to all the bloggers who shared their answers here! You can read answers to earlier questions in our previous installments of World Citizen Wednesday, including tips for traveling with kids!
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