Sunday, May 22, 2011

Yining at Hay Goat Farm



Brought Yining to the Hay Goat Farm yesterday. We wanted to let her see the live goats and also try goat milk. Goat milk is nutritious for children and adult alike. Turned out, Yining did not like the milk very much. But it's a first try. She might like it after a few more tries. 

Yining was pretty fascinated by the goats, especially when the young kids were going 'meh meh meh' all the way. It has been my intention to exposure Yining to nature all these while. Children these days do not get close to nature. Most are stuck to the TV or other electronic gadgets. Goat farm is stop number 1. It's doesn't really qualify as nature actually. We will carry to explore places soon, like Bukit Timah Hill, the boardwalks at MacRitchie Reservoir etc. soon. :)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Safe Haven

Was trying to get Yining to walk barefooted on the beach but she was afraid of stepping on the sand. :)
She ended up clinging on to me all the way. She knows it's safe haven in Daddy and Mummy's arms.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dinner at Sushi Tei

Amazed by the rotating sushi conveyor belt.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

妹妹爱自拍!

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Taken from the front camera of my iPhone 4. She likes to look at herself take pictures. I'm still the one snapping, but I guess in the next couple of months, she will be doing it herself. :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Association


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The little rascal trying to open the drawer with my car key.

She's already at the stage where she can reason and associate things. :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Concept Of Fear

I was reading a friend's blog post about his son being afraid of his own shadow, so I decided to write about the concept of fear in children and how I deal with this with Yining.

First of all, how do children know what to fear? My theory is: They dont! The concept of fear must have been introduced by 3rd parties like, parent, caregivers, companions etc.

Yining is 15 months now. From very young age, I have been trying not to introduce fear to her. For example, when there's thunder, I will tell her it's 雷公公 or I never used darkness to frighten her when she walks into the unlit bedrooms at night. As a result, she's not afraid of trying new things. She might be apprehensive, but she's never rejecting. Of course, there is a catch to this. This little rascal is now never afraid to explore, but I don't think it's a disadvantage. This definitely beats the opposite behaviour.

I think this is important in life when Yining grows up. Alot of us grew up in traditional Asian families when we are always apprehensive and less adventurous. We end up being confined, ironically by ourselves. It will take years to shed this mentality, that is if we manage to shed it.