Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mama's Little Helper

How early can we introduce our children about housekeeping?

My son knows when there are dust or small rubbish on the floor, the broom and the dust pan are the things to get. 
The small broom and dust pan were used to be his sister's but he uses it more than his sister.So, now he owns it. He can sweep the floor almost perfectly and throw the rubbish collected in the dust pan into the bin.

How i hope he will continue this good housekeeping habit. Boys will normally dependent on their mother or sister to do all the housekeeping work, laundry and cooking.

At home my husband does all the cooking, which i hope he will pick up the skill as he grows up.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cartoon Stickers

Whenever we have our Bak Kut Tay dinner at Damai, my kids will always drop by a grocery shop named 101 Super Store. They sell the cheapest cartoon stickers RM1 per page.

My daughter will ask for RM2 from me and i accompanied my children to the shop. Both of them had to choose Ben 10 sticker because they have no other choice.

All the various stickers my daughter bought this few years are 80% sticking all over on her plastic table and chair.

The remaining 20% are sticking on parts of their body. Sticker tattoos.

Stickers can be used as an educational tool, use the sticker to point to the nose, then the arm, legs and all parts of the body. If they love the stickers,their concentration span is longer. Repeat this activity and your kid could name all of his body parts. 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pillow Game

PLAY and making mess, is the nature of kids.
Last night, i pull out a mattress into the living room. My intention was to let my kids lay down in front of the TV and hopefully they will eventually sleep. My plan did not work. The mattress awoke their mischief, they took all the pillows they can find and stack it on the mattress. both of them took turned to dive on the stake of pillow. They were laughing and tickling each other.

Good to know that both brother and sister enjoyed each others company.

Kids really know how to have FUN.

Friday, April 9, 2010

DVD Collection

I did not realized that my children has 45 DVDs collection until last night when i was helping my daughter to search for one of her mickey mouse DVD.

I think she has all the Barbie DVD collection which we can find in town, 16 of them.
1. Rapunzel.
2. Nutcracker.
3. Swan Lake.
4. A Mermaid Tale
5. Mermaidia.
6. Thumbelina.
7. A Christmas Carol.
8. The Island Princess.
9. Magic of the Rainbow.
10. Mariposa and her butterfly friends.
11. Fairytopia.
12. Sing along with Barbie.
13. Magic of Pegasus.
14. Three Musketeers.
15. 12 Dancing Princess.
16. Diamond Castle.

Her first DVD was Barney the purple dinosaur. She will be dancing and singing along with the songs imitating the kids in the DVD.

When she grew older, she prefer to watch Barbie. You need to purchase an original DVD or VCD for kids, they will repeatedly watch the same DVD over and over again until they can memorized every single dialogue, song and story. Even if they do not know how to read yet but they could recognized the title.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Ear Piercing

How early can a girl get her ear pierce?

My niece and her young aunt (only 7 years old) had their ear pierce at 3 years old. Last Christmas, at my in-laws Christmas party, both girls were showing off their pierce ears and earrings to my daughter. She was so fascinated and curious about putting on earrings that she keep on bragging on wanting to have a heart shape earrings. Before she could pierce her ear, her wish came through at her 4th Birthday last January, her father bought her a dolphin shaped gold earrings.

A week after her birthday, she wanted to pierce her ears but unfortunately when we arrived at the goldsmith shop where they provide ear piercing service, another girl was crying in pain after getting her ear pierced. Knowing and assuming piercing will be painful, we were unable to convince her, so we left. 
Last  Friday, when we were walking near by the same shop, I unintentionally ask her on whether she wanted her ear pierce. Surprisingly, she nodded. Me and  my husband rush to the goldsmith shop, select an earrings and quickly pierce her ears before she change her mind. To our surprise she did not even shed a tear.
When she woke up the next morning, the first thing she told me that her earrings are still here and pointing to her ears.
What a relieve.
She is only 4years old and yet the influence and trend by friends are already part of her life. How in the world do I make only good things influence her.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Baby Talk

My son's speech development is so confusing to me but not to y daughter. It is so funny at times, he understands every words I said, he can follow instructions and he talks and sing with words that only toddles could understand.

After a while the whole family will understand his baby talk.

Open = "Op"
Mosquitoes = "Mo"
Moon = "Moo"
Dog = "Do"
Star = "tar"
Apple = "Ap"
Bubble = "Ba"
Water = "Ter"
Drink = "Dink"
Truck = "Tuck"
Pillow = "Low"

Thankfully there are also words that he can clearly say.

Car, shoe, pig, house, dog,