Monday, 15 December 2014

Milestones: Communication

Bean has been saying "Dada", "Mama", "Chair Chair" when referring to The Little Girl, "Kakak" to waitresses, "Ganma" and "Ganpa".

Cutely, all 4 legged animals are "Baa Baa" and all 2 legged animals are "Duck Duck". 

During singing and signing times, he happily signs itsy bitsy spider, twinkle stars and wheels of the bus etc accompanied by his own lyrics. 

He does not sign very much except for diaper change, usually just before he urinates so if we are fast enough, we can bring him to the water closet in time!

Sadly, he wouldn't say any other word despite understanding a lot for his age of young 17 months going-on 18. We know this because 2 actions instructions are correctly carried out. His favourite is,"Take this school bag and hand it to Che Che at the door." He would even throw in a "bye bye", without us asking him, how sweet.

On another positive note, he sure can point at the correct corresponding pictures in almost all sorts of books. We read to him, with him and have NEVER used flash cards. In fact, this is the same method we have used with The Little Girl (who is now a confident reader and I rush to file documents before she asks questions like "what is a restrictive injunction, Mummy?").

When she was his age, she could already say quite a few words: purple, yellow, bird, flower, fish, car and plane were some of the distinct ones she uttered (oh gosh, I AM COMPARING my children and will stop now!).

Coming back to Bean - The one gesture I love the most is when I ask for a kiss, he usually obliges. Makes my heart melt, this boy. Syukur alhamdulillah

As for his milestones, I am just letting him take his time and allow him to be himself. It is beautiful to just watch him grow, one day at a time.

What about you, my lovelies? Do you prefer Tiger Mum/Asian kiasu mum approach to this "lepak" /relaxed approach of mine?


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