22nd September, 2008
CE turned 28 months old. Some of his updates here :
Alphabets & Numbers
He's recently shown some interests in learning ABCs. And he's picking them up very fast. The new educational series on PHDC, WordWorld, started just at the right time early this month. I think it helps a lot in his learning process. Now he knows about 75% of the alphabets. He likes to pick out the alphabets from the ABC mats and show them to me, saying the alphabet out loud. What a show-off. :D
He can count from 1 to 10. As for recognising numbers, he's still a little confused with 6 and 9. But he knows if it's not 6, it's 9 and vice versa. He can also countdown from 5. "Fais, four, three, two, one!"
He's starting to sing some songs, either when he hears it being played on tv or when we (me and jie jie) are singing. Those are not nursery rhymes but songs or theme songs from his favourite PlayHouse Disney programmes (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Tiny Planets, Little Einsteins, Dibo the Gift Dragon). Usually he only sings the last word of each sentence.
I try to make it a habit for the kids to wash their hands before and after eating. When he's in a good (and cooperative) mood, he'll go to the bathroom, switch on the tap and wash his hands when I ask him to "wash your hands". By the time he's at the basin, I'd be there beside him, to wash his hands. Can't expect a 2 year-old to wash his hands properly on his own, right? Sometimes he'll try to be difficult and insist that I bring him to the basin instead of Kakak. Other times, I'll have to drag or carry him (by force) to the basin. :-|
From Mie to Bamee
Out of a sudden, he starts calling me "Bamee" (Mummy). He's been calling me "Mie"/"Ah Mie"/"Mie ya" all this while. Have to keep correcting him, "I'm not Bamee, I'm Maaa... Mami". But I'm sure he'll get it right in no time. Just like when he suddenly said "seven" instead of "nyeyen". :-)
He doesn't allow me to tie my hair or put on a headband. The weather's so hot lately so I tied my hair up (the back is a bit long already). He'll quickly come and pull off the rubber band. And if I put a headband (fringe too long), he'll remove it too. High time for my visit to the salon.