Archive for January 2008
This is the 2nd session for Ying. We were late and Ying just woke up from her nap. She was a bit blur and I carried her initially to watch the Sensei flashed the cards. But when the Sensei distributed the games, she started to climb down and able to sat for a while on her own chair and do some of the game (not following instruction most of the time). She likes to keep things, like keeping all the icon back into the cup. … hahaha… She also enjoys the Left-Right Flag exercise. Oh, she enjoys the Abacus song too.
Toward the end of the session, guess she was hungry and looking for her sister / father. She just took her bag and walked toward the door after waving good-bye to everyone. Once the door was opened, she just ran out of the room barefoot. Alamak!!
Hopefully after a few more session, she is able to greet goodbye to Sensei before she leaves.
This is the day we all are so excited about. The first day for Ying to attend Shichida class. She was excited entering the room, which all this while she could only see from outside while waiting for her sister’s class to go off. She was not able to sit still and rumbling around, touching here and there. Then the huge abacus caught her attention (actually she and another classmate of hers). Some more she was seated at the corner nearest to the abacus. So she was like trying all the way to squeeze herself in to touch the abacus. If not, she would climb the desk to peep on the Sensei’s stuff. So most of the time, I was trying hard to hold her and draw her attention to the Sensei, and try to minimize the distraction to other kids. Could feel the unfriendliness from an unhappy father with his son sitting sitting beside Ying. Sorry about that. mm… but kids are like that oooo…..
Just a quick note to jot down a few play schools recommended by some mommies in AMN forum.
1. Children’s Corner – by PJ Gospel Hall, along Jalan Gasing. Meet on Mon & Fri, 9:30am – 11:30am. They also have drop-off on Tues-Thurs. Tel: 03-77825748
2. Sect13 – by PJEFC Church. Meet on Tues & Thurs, 9:30am – 11:30am. Tel: 03-77268854. Person in charge: Suet
I have problem putting Ling to sleep after she comes back from school. I know she is tired, but she seems to still have lots of ideas and things or games she wants to play, a lot of things she wants to talk to me about. It is driving me crazy as I am so worry that she will fall sick easily again as she doesn’t have enough sleep since she starts going to school now. I did a search in internet and found this site: http://www.silentnights.org/advice/daysleep.htm
The author suggested “the baby or child is left with gradually less and less contact with parents as sleep is achieved”.
I find it quite true. Every time I give in and go and pat her, she seems to be more excited and cannot sleep. Just now what I did was, I asked her whether she was tired, and she said ‘yes’. Then I told her that it’s time to take a nap now so that her body can rest. And as expected, she protested and demand for this and that, but this time, I was firm and reassured her that it’s bed time and leave her alone. And with less than 10 minutes time, she eventually gave up and fell asleep. What a relief for me also.
One of the point which I think I need to practise more is: “Once you know that the child is ready for sleep, go through your normal preparations for bed time and then leave the child alone to achieve sleep.”