Today the letter ‘p’ became an easy choice after being led to the article below. Anything to do with that fearful word, plastic and finding practical ways of recycling it, will always grab my attention. And when it’s happening in Kenya, that’s a plus too, as that’s where our new son-in-law comes from. The article says that Nzambi not only wants to tackle the problem of Kenya’s plastic waste pollution, but to hopefully help solve the country’s inadequate housing problem.
The letter itself is quite easy to sound phonetically and doesn’t usually pose too many problems for students, except when they are learning to write it and forget that it has a long ‘tail’ that goes down below the line where its curved part rests. ‘P’ is softly aspirated with just a gentle puff of air, unlike its partner ‘b’ that requires the lips to press together and vibrate slightly. Sometimes kids get the sound of ‘p’ and ‘b’ confused early on (like our twin daughters) and need a bit of speech therapy to correct the issue.
Hooray for the letter ‘p’ and all its perfect potential and ability to please and perform and hooray for Nzambi and her plastic pavers! And here’s a little pot of poppies that have just germinated (thanks to our local Woolworths store giving them away when you buy enough groceries!) I am not good at growing anything much but even though they look threadlike and fragile at the moment, I’m hoping they’ll also perform and reach their perfect potential!