Real life English Lesson with kids: In the Bathroom

When it comes to learning English, real-life conversations are invaluable, especially for those little everyday moments.

In this post & video, we’ll break down a bathroom conversation that not only helps teach English but also imparts an essential lesson on hygiene. Join me as we dive into this amusing and practical example of Real Life English with kids.

Teach your kid not just some English but also essential life skills with this recent bathroom lesson with my little buddy, Kairo.

“Kairo, can you come? I’m in the bathroom, buddy. Look, you got your pee all over the seat again. You got to work on your aim. Mom doesn’t want to sit in your pee.”

Yup, it’s a typical scenario many parents can relate to! Am I right?

Teaching the Basics

In the hustle and bustle of parenting, it’s crucial to be clear and to the point. Here’s the step-by-step conversation:

  1. Addressing the Issue: Direct but gentle.
  2. Demonstrating the Process: Show them exactly what to do.
  3. Encouraging Responsibility: Let them do it themselves.

Step-by-Step Breakdown

Let’s break down the conversation with Kairo to help you and your little English learners understand better.

Step 1: Addressing the Issue

“Kairo, can you come? I’m in the bathroom, buddy. Look, you got your pee all over the seat again. You got to work on your aim, because mom doesn’t want to sit in your pee.”

Here, the tone is casual and friendly. Using ‘buddy’ helps in making the conversation less of a reprimand and more of a learning moment. Notice the use of simple and clear sentences.

Step 2: Demonstrating the Process

“And so after you pee, I need you to take some toilet paper just like this. And I need you to wipe your pee off the seat for mom. Okay? And then throw it in (the toilet), close the lid and flush the toilet. Can you flush it for me?”

By breaking it down into steps, the instructions become clear and manageable:

  • Take toilet paper.
  • Wipe off the seat.
  • Throw the paper in the toilet.
  • Close the lid.
  • Flush the toilet.

Step 3: Encouraging Responsibility

“And then don’t forget to wash your hands. Wash your hands. Good.”

Reiterating the importance of washing hands and engaging with a question at the end encourages Kairo to think and interact, which is a great way to reinforce learning.


Understanding Vocabulary

Let’s break down some of the vocabulary used:

  • Pee: Informal term for urine.
  • Toilet paper: The paper used in the bathroom for hygiene.
  • Flush: To make water flow through the toilet to clean it.


Everyday moments provide wonderful opportunities to teach and reinforce language.

By using real-life situations, kids can learn practical vocabulary and sentence structures that stick. So next time you’re in the bathroom with your little one, remember, it’s more than just about hygiene—it’s about learning together. Remember, small steps in teaching English through daily activities can build a solid foundation for your kids. Happy teaching!

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Hi friends! I'm Camille. I create engaging American English content for ESL people around the world. When I am not creating videos, books or blogs, you will probably find me in a cafe somewhere around the world, studying my next target language or at home cooking up food for my family of five. Stick around, read some posts and learn some English with me :) Tchau, ciao! ~Camille
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