Soundbite;Parting Shots

19th June 1998 at 01:00
My job involves working with children with specific learning difficulties.

On one occasion I was working with a seven-year-old who had word finding difficulties. We were looking at consonant blends and came across a picture of twins.

He knew this word and was able to tell me that it meant two children who were born at the same time. As triplets had joined our school that week I asked him what the word was for three children who were born at the same time. He thought hard for a few moments: "I know's..." and then announced triumphantly: "TWIGLETS!" Janice Rolnick.

* We pay pound;30 for each Soundbite we publish. Send yours, of about 200 words to Sarah Bayliss, The TES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1 9XY Fax 0171 782 3200.

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