We don’t often get to see life from kid’s eyes, but kid’s eyes are small springs of love and happiness. They act innocence and are always discovering new meanings of life. Children are sponges; every day is a new adventure in which new things are being learned. Somewhere along the way, this all changes and we mature and become adults. 

Well, that’s a problem, isn’t? As we grow up and become {Adults} we tend to act like we “Know it all” and yes, adults only learn what they feel they need to learn. Adults’ learning are very practical and old routine. I’m sure we all remember the “Blah- Blah- Blah” from our middle, secondary, high school, college teacher/ professor.

The other day, I was doing an English Reading Test. The passage title was (Creators of Grammar) this is very interesting. Grammar is what we use every day to help us describe past, present and future actions. Grammar helps us understand each other and the times this particular action happened because grammar is universal and plays a part in every language, no matter how widespread it is. 

So the question which has baffled many linguists is - who created grammar? At first, it would appear that this question is impossible to answer. Surprisingly those who created complex grammar were children!

It’s a long story to tell, this one is from the passage:

“Some of the most recent languages evolved due to the Atlantic slave trade.  At that time, slaves from a number of different ethnicities were forced to work together under colonizer's rule.  Since they had no opportunity to learn each other's languages, they developed a make-shift language called a pidgin.  Pidgins are strings of words copied from the language of the landowner.  They have little in the way of grammar, and in many cases it is difficult for a listener to deduce when an event happened, and who did what to whom Speakers need to use circumlocution in order to make their meaning understood.   Interestingly, however, all it takes for a pidgin to become a complex language is for a group of children to be exposed to it at the time when they learn their mother tongue.  Slave children did not simply copy the strings of words uttered by their elders; they adapted their words to create a new, expressive language. Complex grammar systems which emerge from pidgins are termed creoles, and they are invented by children.”

What do we count on when telling a story? We count of grammar and it has been invented by kids. Children appear to have innate grammatical machinery in their brains, which springs to life when they are first trying to make sense of the world around them.  Their minds can serve to create logical, complex structures, even when there is no grammar present for them to copy.

It is pretty much obvious that every adult was a child in some point, and every child will turn into an adult. Somehow, it is important to keep our ideas, creativity and our interesting way of learning as we develop and become adults.

This passage (Creators of grammar) shows that children invent everything because they want to be heard, they want to communicate, share and explore. They created complex grammar; this shows that they have unbelievable abilities. What is happening? {Adults} are not really paying a lot of attention to children and therefore, children are not being exposed of what they can do.

We think that kids don’t know anything and parents need to start teaching them, but this is not the truth. Kids are born with something new and {Parents} need to listen to their kids more than telling them what to do. {Adults} need to listen, because kids speak words of wisdom and they should learn from that.  Don’t just tell, but learn.

Kids are like sponges, they soak up everything. Your actions, words, gestures, and mood, are constantly being watched and internalized. We are role models for our kids, however we are not perfect. Expressing ourselves and communicating our feelings is very important. Take time to think about what’s important to you and how you want your kids to grow up.

We try to teach kids what life is all about, but they end up teaching us about life

For example, as we know it is the technology revolution era, and surprisingly kids, teenagers are the leaders.  It is very helpful to ask your children/ students to teach you new things. That way you will learn and your children know they are important. It is a better way than taking a course and paying loads of money for someone to teach you.

I’m not saying adults are running our planet, but instead we should try to learn from each other. Learning is an exchangeable act and we should be aware that every human being has something worth sharing.

 John F. Kennedy once said Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the futureEvery day children are born with hope, new thoughts, they are the reason why the world is living and continuing, I guess kids are always optimistic.  

Kid’s abilities are unbelievable, if we just give them a chance to show us, we will be amazed. Every child is born into the world is a thought from God, let’s appreciate this thought and expect everything from it.

 A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.  ~Author Unknown   


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