Tuesday, August 30, 2011

出水芙蓉

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Yining, fresh out from the shower. The rascal is always wet and sticky from perspiration. Sometimes we need to bathe her a few more times on a hotter day.

Yining enjoys showering, probably like most kids do. They like to play with water a lot. Very often the shower will end with her screaming, refusing to get out of the bathroom. :) But as usual, she's easily distracted. Get her something else to catch her interest and out she goes of the bathroom. The recent trick to wrap her in a towel and she will walk out of the bathroom willingly, masquerading her new outfit. :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

童工 / Child Worker

My new domestic helper. Very expensive. Work for 5 mins needs be fed with a lot of milk. :)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Yining's Simple Pleasure

Children are easily contented. :) Look at how elated Yining is with a pack of Ribena.

This is her reward for being a good girl.

Yining with ribena

Cat Terrorist!

Yining love cats since she was a baby. She gets very excited when there's a cat in her sight. Her daily routine is to look for our neighborhood cats when she reaches the void deck. Then she will start her terrorizing of the cats.

 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Yining's Going To School!

For the past 1 month, Yining has been attending Kindermusik lessons. They have classes for children starting from new born to 7 years, with different curriculum for different age groups.

Yining was about 17 months when we brought her to the first trial lesson, so she still falls within the 0-18mths category. They call this 'The Village'. She was the eldest kid in the class. Personally I felt she's quite out of place. So on the advice of the teacher, we brought her for another trial class for 18 months to 3 years. Now she ends up being the youngest. :) This older class is call "Our Time". The main activity for them is singing, dancing etc, basically just playing. Yining enjoyed this class more, so we had her enrolled formally for the class.

Initially, we were quite worried that Yining might disrupt the class because she couldn't focus and kept moving around the classroom. Teacher Angel saw our worries and told us that it's normal for children to misbehave especially when Yining's not even 18 months. And it was also alright for her not to be focused. It will take about 3 or 4 lessons for them to settle down and start to engage more with the rest of the class.

True enough, after 4 lessons, we could see that Yining's starting blend into the group. The class uses music as a cue for certain actions and this works well for us at home too. She does certain things when we play certain songs. Another thing we discovered was that her speech ability improved as well. The most important is that Yining's enjoying this weekly session. That's already bang for the buck. :)