When do toddlers/preschoolers begin to use properly him's & her's and he's & she's? It's really funny to listen to a toddler talk because they cannot differentiate between the two.
Talking to Gabbi today....
Me: “Who threw the pillows on the floor?”
Gabbi: “Nate, she threw the pillows on the floor”
Me: “She? Gabbi, is Nate a he or a she”
Gabbi: “a he”
Me: “Okay, so who threw the pillows on the floor?”
Gabbi: “Nate, she threw the pillows on the floor!”
Did she not just tell me Nate was a he! Later in the day I was talking to Jack came to me crying that he was hit….
Me: “Jack, who hit you?”
Jack: “HIM! [pointing at Gabbi'], Gabbi hit me!”
Me: “I’m sorry, let’s go talk to her?”
*confronting the perpetrator*
Me: “Gabbi, why did you hit Jack?”
Gabbi: “She took my bucket”
They all know they are a boy or girl…but using the correct form in sentences seams to trip them up. I know it’s a common toddler thing…but it makes me giggle every time! But seriously, when do they learn!