Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Building Blocks












I love block building. Yesterday, i spent almost 30 min building blocks from one corner of the house to another. My max height was 7 blocks stacked together. It was so amazing to get them stacked up, then blow at them to make them fall. I rarely spend so much time playing a particular game at one shot!! My helper told mummy that i have been playing with blocks in the music room every morning! Hence, i loved it! Daddy still thinks that i can stack up to a max of 4 blocks only when the teacher asked him last week!!


The Guide to Building Blocks as Toddler Toys (http://www.articlesbase.com/parenting-articles/the-guide-to-building-blocks-as-toddler-toys-563020.html)


How does having building blocks as part of toddler toys work?It is known that block play increases a toddler's eye and hand coordination. It also encourages logical thinking. Building blocks also increase a toddler's awareness of the space around him. While constructing / stacking a toddler is constantly aware of the space in which he is working and subconsciously works within the confines of that space. Having building blocks as part of a toddler's toys also encourages appropriate social behaviour. A toddler learns to share and build with siblings, parents and friends. Language skills have also been found to greatly improve by playing with building blocks. This happens when the child is encouraged to speak about what he or she is building.


Play ideas using building blocks as toddler toys. Toddler building blocks are available in various kinds. You can use a set that has number and alphabets to initiate your child's learning process. The child can be taught to recognize numbers and alphabets by choosing between two blocks. The child can also learn to recognize alphabets and numbers by picking out a particular letter or number that has been asked for. In addition to these literary activities, these blocks can also be used just as plain toddler toys. You can ask your child to fill up the blocks in a dump truck or toy wagon and then got to a particular place and unload them. These building blocks also make for excellent bowling activities. The blocks can be stacked up to form a tower an then a ball can be used to knock the tower down.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

My masterpiece

Mummy has been making me colour for the past few days after Zhang Lao Shi showed her a picture of me at work colouring. In the past, i would only be interested in playing with the crayon and poking on the paper. Now, i can colour on the paper...with minimal mess out of the paper. Nice right?

Self Feed II

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

I can self feed!!

Yippie, I can self feed myself. Last friday, teacher Eileen told Po Po that i finished half a bowl of porridge myself. Po Po says teacher Eileen must be joking. Hence, Mummy decided to try it out on Saturday. True enough, i was feeding myself as my helper was feeding me! i self feed around 5 big scoops of porridge on my own. (Hee...in many many small spoonfuls!!) Mummy was so happy. She repeated the same thing for Nai Nai to see in the evening! Everyone sang praises of me...


Also, i have created my own version of "Hotdog Dance". Do you know what's that? That is the dance that they will feature at the end of Mickey Clubhouse!!

Yesterday, i went for Baby Brandon's baby shower. He is my younger cousin. I sat beside him and said "Shhh...." with my fingers on my lips. Everyone laughed when they saw it.

Anyway, i am still down with a phelmy cough and runny nose. I developed a slight fever last night and mummy had to feed me to panadol to bring my temperature down. Phew, my temperature went down this morning and off i am to the childcare. Hopefully, today will be a better day for me.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Day 3 at Childcare...to be cont

This morning, i fell asleep as daddy took me out from the car when i reached the centre. When he tried to put me down, i started to wail again. End up, i slept in my helper's arms until lesson started. But..I was still very tired. Seeing that, teacher eileen patted me to sleep again. The rest of the class started their routine and played games while i slept in class...

At lunch time, i actually ate 1 bowl of bee hoon soup!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have never eaten bee hoon soup b4. I must be too hungry since my last feed was a 120ml milk feed at 7am. After i finished my lunch, i happened to see my helper who was hanging around. I cried for her and refused to let teacher eileen carry me. Teacher eileen was very upset and she called mummy. Mummy had to "scold" my helper who did the act out of heart ache.

Mummy came to the centre to pick up my helper at around 1pm when i was asleep.....To be cont...(Mummy is sitting at Munchin Monkeys, YIH, NUS.....updating my blog...)

Day 2 at Childcare

I had lotsa fun at the childcare today!! When i reached the school, i went straight to my favourite play area! I did not even bother to bid daddy goodbye!! When it was time for lessons, my helper brought me to the room and left me there. However, at around 8plus, i got very fussy cos i was tired. Teacher Eileen gave me my pacifier and patted me. I ended sleeping while the rest of the class was wailing away.

I did cry once in a while when my helper decided to peep at me. Teacher Eileen was quite upset and she wrote in my communication book for mummy to see.

I enjoyed my bathing session and even "talked" to the auntie who helped to dress me. =P. I had become more sociable as well.

For lunch, i managed to finish 1 bowl of porridge! Teacher Eileen had originally wanted to give me half a bowl cos mummy mentioned that i am a small eater. But i ended up finishing 1 bowl..hehehe..that proves i can eat.

After lunch, i took a nap again...I am simply too tired after all the games and play.=P

For tea break, my helper fed me with 2 mouthful of mee tai mak....I ate mee tai mak for the 1st time in my life. When i saw a Yacult bottle, i went to snatch it from a boy! Hmm..it tasted sour. Mummy came and i gave her a hug..Then i said "Bye Bye!!" before i went to play again.

Teacher Eileen was very happy with my performace...minus the presence of my helper....

On my way back, i actually managed to finish 2 sticks of biscuits!! I had been spitting out biscuits for the past 1 month...

Tats all of day 2...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Day 1 Childcare

I just attended childcare for the first time today. Mummy Chai took chilcare leave to accompany me to the childcareWe reached the centre at 7am cos daddy chai had to go to work by 7.30am (no choice..school teacher mah). There were only 2-3 kids at the centre and all of them were accompanied by parents. Seeing that, mummy chai talked to the teacher on duty and teacher assured mummy that she will be looking after me during that period of time. This is because after mummy gives birth, i will be at the centre alone without my maid.



At 8 plus, it was breakfast time.Mummy tried to give me some bun from the school but i rejected it. Later on, I went to the assembly area to play with the rest of the kids until my form teacher brought me to my class. One Jie Jie, Sarah whom i met in the morning was especially nice to me.


One new gal was crying badly in the class becos her mummy simply left her there. I was pretty alright in the class unless i see other kids cry. If not, i will usually be playing on my own, ignoring the presence of mummy. For once, I did not watch TV programme for the morning cos I was too engrossed in play.
Bath time was supposed to be smooth sailing..but I saw another gal cry, i decided to stick to mummy again. In the end, it was teacher Eileen and my maid who brought me to the bathroom.


Lunch time was bad. Think I took only 1/4 bowl of the rice only. And i needed my maid to feed me.


When it was nap time, I refused to sleep. The teachers played lullaby and switch off the lights. While the rest were lying on the bed, I walked in between them..Faintz!! Since it was meant to be half day session for day 1, daddy came and fetched us to IMM for lunch.[Mummy needed to buy durian to beef up mei mei's weight cos gynae complained that mei mei was underweight.] In the car, I dozed off after a 10 min right for 2 hours..But, you cant blame me cos i have been playing from 6.30am to 1pm.


Hope tomolo will be a better day. But it will be my maid who will accompany me.