Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Spelling Ability

CE likes to separate the alphabets from the alphabet mat. And keep those alphabets in his toy car. While I was having breakfast just now, he was playing by himself near the mat. Then he came to me and said, "Mommy, see pot." He's arranged the letters to spell P-O-T! I am soooo impressed coz this is the first time he's spelt a word correctly. I've not seriously taught him spelling (not p-o-t anyway). I guess after watching WordWorld (educational programme from PHDC) for the hundredth time, he can recognise the word. Pot is one of the regular words in the show.

~ photo taken with the Nokia N82 ~

I tested him some more to see if he really knows how to spell. So I asked him to spell box, he arranged Z-O-X. hahaha I told him there's a letter B. Then he spelt B-X-O and finally, B-O-X. So before you say he's clever, I think it's just a one-off thing. Still, I can't help but to 'syiok sendiri' (as Sasha puts it :D). I think every mother is guilty of that, no? :p

Another thing that I want to 'syiok sendiri' is that XY's been doing very well in her spelling tests in school, for all the 3 languages. The best part is, I don't have to spend much time to drill her (especially for English and Bahasa). She can already spell them out the first time I test her. But I have to clarify that the words given are much easier (max 5-letter words) compared to other kindies that I've read in some mommies' blogs. But what the heck, I'm still very proud of her. Hope she'll continue to do well when the words get tougher.

25 comments:

Anggie's Journal said...

Clever boy and clever girl to jie jie too ... not wrong to syiok sendiri la... that feeling is great !!

Mummy Gwen said...

Wow..CE is such a clever boy. Not "syiok sendiri" lah. He has good memory and smart. I'm impressed with XY's spelling ability. I guess the smart genes runs in yr family. :)

Wonderful Life said...

Smart kids you've got! Don't push them too hard, ok? Let them enjoy their childhood before entering primary one ;)

Irene said...

hehe.. mummy cant stop smiling de :) wahahhahaha!

Fussy mum said...

haha...u must be smiling from ear to ear :D That 'syiok sendiri' feeling is awesome, right?

wen said...

u do have intelligent kids!

mybabybay said...

He will be a smart boy! Pot for money?..hehehe.

JO-N said...

*Raise my hand* I'm guilty of that too.

You should be proud of them and be proud of yourself for training smart kids too.

jacss said...

ini mesti smart genes punya pasal lar, no?? syiok sendiri is a good feeling u know...hahaha
i reckon XY achievemts now is a good platform for her to do well in her studies moving on, save a lot of hard work on u i suppose, u lucky bee!!

Hazel said...

he is cleverlah

Serene said...

Clever boy!! I like the syiok feeling too =)
Btw, don't mind we xchange link?

andrewjune said...

both of them are really smart lah :-)
nice job there, CE!

Cheffie-Mom said...

WOW!! What a smart cookie!! Way to go CE!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, kids learn, pick up things very fast at this age.
Get them those 250 jigsaw puzzles...it'll give you free time, ha ha, Lee.

Jaanvi said...

that's really nice... the learning process is so fast at this age that you just can't imagine... he is turning out to be very intelligent.

BabyBooned said...

yes it is alright to syiok sendiri! u've got the right! ;)

Health Freak Mommy said...

Clever boy! So TV isn't that an idiot box after all eh?

sting said...

well done!!! am so proud of him too :-)

Mummy to QiQi said...

hey, obviously u gave birth to very smart children. Shud think of having more, haha!!!!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

It is so nice that you need not to spend much time with your kids in spelling and yet they are good wit that.

slavemom said...

Thank u all for ur sweet compliments.

two pixels photography said...

he's very clever and observant. I was watching that program too at my mil house yesterday i must say that's a good one for kids :).

Lemonjude said...

Very clever boy, can spell it out now. I like that WordWorld a lot and so do Terry...but he couldn't spell it out yet..

karenyiau said...

He is so smart at his age, my Dillon just couldn't do it and being a busy working mom, sometimes I feel guilty too that I didn't guide him enough.....

Sasha said...

haha word world is good!!!! my son also watched word world and he can spell the words in the show. I wonder if they can have shows like this when they go to sch and learn sejarah...