Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Numbers

I'm republishing this post as it has mysteriously disappeared from my blog today. It was published yesterday and there was 2 comments (in my e-mail). I can also see this post in the Google Reader. But when I checked my blog just now, it's not here and the copy in the draft is the older version. It's like it has travelled back in time. *twilight zone music in the background* Oooo... what a mystery!

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~ learning numbers with UNO cards ~

CE likes to play with the UNO cards after his bath. The cards were taken from my room and left in his changing room. I used to play with XY, not according to the UNO rules though. Was teaching her which number is bigger between 2 cards.

He plays by taking a card, then says the number. Like testing himself. After weeks of playing, he can now recognise numbers 0 - 9. Earlier he was a bit confused between 1 & 7, 3 & 8 and 6 & 9. Now he's much familiar with all the numbers except 6 and 9.

He also likes to recite the numbers whenever he feels like it. "One, two, three, four, fais, sic, nyeyen, twelve, piteen, pipteen." hahaha Yeah, after 7 is 12, 14, 15. But with a little reminder, he can recite from 1 - 15.
CE : *counts till 7*
Me : *interrupts him* What's after 7?
CE : Eight, nine, ten *pause*
Me : 11
CE : Twell *pause*
Me : 13
CE : Pipteen!
Me : No... 14. Then?
CE : Pipteen!

That was more than a week ago when I drafted this. Now he can recite from 1 - 10, with more accurate pronunciations. "One, two, three, four, fais, six, seven, eight, nine, ten!" Ten is usually with an exclamation mark. :D

16 comments:

andrewjune said...

clever boy lah *clap clap*
he will be able to pronounce all accurately in no time!

U.Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, he's cute. And yes, kids learn real fast.
A friend of mine who brought up his daughter on his own, as a single father after his wife passed away (Posted about it, 'bringing up Audrey), he used paying cards....

and she learned real fast too, and apart from counting....by 6 years old one heck of a poker player too....we had to get her father to take her away....very embarrasing lose to a 6 year old. She had learned to bluff at poker.

Its really wondeful seeing kids at this age learning words and figures.
Have a nice day, Lee.

mybabybay said...

Wah u got UNO kaki already.

jazzmint said...

bravo bravo!!!

andrewjune said...

*x-files* hahaha...
your post was here when i made a comment lah...

mc said...

"pipteen"! so cute:)

Jacss said...

nyeyen ahh....must be mummy teach wan, hahaha
eh, CE due for another hair cut leh...

Jacss said...

btw, skarang i baru remember to reply some comments on my recent God Son post & notice i owe u yr question:

baptism was held at 5pm & by d time it finished, it was around dinner time already, mana boleh kacau you!!
we had d phun choi at Hei Loi Tang Cheras...quite nice surprisingly!

Anggie's Journal said...

Clever boy ..... kids learn very fast . & also depend what interest they are in, if there like certain thing, they will catch up very fast, if there don;t like , it's take sometime to teach ...

Keep-up the good work CE ...

Wonderful Life said...

Clap clap! Clever boy, CE!!

Kids learn very fast huh? I also bought cards for my boy though he loves to bite on it. I hope he could learn from the cards...

huisia said...

wow,smart boy! i remember my jo only able to recite numbers when he was almost 3.

Bryan's Mama said...

Great job CE, can even recognise numbers! Yah I also dunno why number 10 is said with an exclamation mark. Perhaps overjoyed that they have reached the end??

sting said...

I like pipteen!! so adorable!! :-)

Dora said...

Playing UNO cards to learn numbers is attractive to the kids!

Mummy Gwen said...

Wow..smart boy. My girl still get confused between 6 and 9..Haha..

slavemom said...

June, must get help from Mulder n Scully liao. :)

Unc Lee, yes, he did it his way. There're many ways of getting from Point A to Point B. :)

Mich, it's still a long way b4 he can u/std the actual rules of the game.

Jac, ur eyes r vy sharp. Chk out his new hairstyle. :) And thx for the reply.

Anggie, yeah... his interest in alphabets oni starting now. That's y a bit slow in alphas.

Doreen, just let him play with it, his way. They r absorbing wat we're teaching them altho it doesn't look like it.

Paik Ling, I think so too. :D

Dora, they learn best when they're playing n having fun.

Mummy Gwen, my boy too.