When asking a question in English we use an interrogative pronoun. The same applies for Afrikaans.
When introducing the topic help your child to recall a pronoun’s function. It is to is to replacea noun or pronoun. Without pronouns, sentences are could be akward. Here’s an example.
Sarah was very happy because Sarah baked a beautiful cake.
See how much easier it is when you use a pronoun.
Sarah was very happy because she baked a beautiful cake.
Interrogative pronouns are used when you want to ask a question and is usually written at the beginning of a sentence.
- Wie het kos gemaak? Who prepared food?
- Wat het jy gemaak? What did you prepare?
- Watter kind het pizza gekry? Which child had pizza?
- Waarom is jy bly? Why are you happy?
- Waarmee is jy klaar? With what are you finished?
When I was younger and had to do a project my mom always spoke about the five wise men:
- wie (who)
- wat (what)
- waar (where)
- wanneer (when)
- hoe (how)
These five words are all interrogative pronouns. An idea to introduce this topic to your child can be to tell him/her about the five wise men and ask your child to answer these five questions when writing a paragraph or sentences about food. In this way your child will remember five interrogative pronouns and write a paragraph about a topic. Tomorrow I will talk about ways to prepare a speech. You ccould use the five wise men when preparing your speech.
If you need more exercises to practice interrogative nouns please let me know in the comments below.
Have a great evening,