Pre-haircut pic featuring a not so refined toddler
March 30, 2008
March 23, 2008
"I can do it myself, you really do not need to help me mommy..."
See how pleased he looked after he drank up more than a third of water from the cup with the straw.
Kyle lost his patience and started yelling and fidgeting, while I desperately tried to entertain him with a box of sweets.
A sweet found its way into Kyle's mouth and successfully distracted him for a moment...
March 22, 2008
March 20, 2008
Kyle started out in Gymboree at about 8 months old and so far the programme has been fairly beneficial for his motor-skills development. However, for the past few months, he seems to have gotten bored of the usual drill in his class and prefer to kick a ball around the room, or just to get hold of one of those plastic/rubber shaped thingys and obsessively chew it. The only segment in class that seem to hold his interest will be 'busy box' and 'bubble time'. As for those setups, forget it...no amount of coaxing will get him to walk or climb across, as he will prefer to sit there and grab on to a plastic ball or rubber shaped thingy and stuff it in his mouth. As a result, he seemed to be the only baby in class that has perpetual drool dribbling off his chin most of the time.
That lack of interest in class is most likely a hint that I should start exploring a new program for Kyle. Been surfing the net the past few nights for information on other enrichment programmes for Kyle, from toddler programs at Pat's schoolhouse, to Julia Gabriel and Growing Up Gifted.
While surfing the net for comments and reviews for these playschools, I came across numerous blogs written by mothers like myself with young toddlers. One common feature across these blogs was that these blogs were written in the first person narrative. The first person however was not the author of the blog but rather the mother pretending to be the child. What's even more interesting is when friends of the author (with toddlers) start leaving comments and messages the same way; e.g., Bb Kayden - Mummy says that we should meet up this weekend for lunch together. Then Bb Brayden answers - Mummy thinks that United Sq will be a good place, how about it?
March 18, 2008
He knows how to climb down the sofa or bed, with his backside first, not plunging down head first. This skill is acquired at the tender age of 11 months, 5 days. I don't think many babies can do that at his age...
1) a career in early childhood development OR 2) Clothes importer
1) Career in early childhood development
What do I want to get out from this career change? I don't want to end up becoming some playschool or childcare teacher, but to start up a Christian-based intelluctual, emotional and artistic developmental program for children from 1-4 years old. Being a mother of a 1 year old has ignited my interest in early childhood development, especially in the development of Toddlers.
2) Clothes Importer
I think the availability of mid price, well cut, chic clothing in line with each season trend is seriously lacking in Singapore. Combing Far East Plaza for the last few months have only provided some limited options and I think that if I can find a good source of supply, there is some money to be made here. Besides this is very apt with my interest of shopping and being able wear pretty clothes all the time.
Well, I dare to dream and I want to envision big dreams. How about that bit about daring to do? Probably not so soon, its still not the right time, so it's back to reality :(
March 17, 2008
March 16, 2008
Getting first aquainted with the cake, notice the bit of cake above his lip :)
Keith and I were trying to get him to blow the candle, however he seemed more enamoured by the lighted candle than to do anything else.