Thursday, November 09, 2006

Today Lesson

I flashed the word cards to Jo this afternoon, the words are 牙(tooth),心(heart),口(mouth),脸(face),眼(eye),手(hand),耳(ear), 头(head) and 足(leg). I did "animation and sound effect" for every single word. When i read "heart", i would give the heart pounding sound and tapping my heart simultaneously, then pronounce "heart" clearly to him by looking the "han-yu-ping-ying", as i have to make sure my pronunciation is correct. We do hope Jo can speak standard Mandarin that we can't as our Mandarin just too many "ROJAK". I flashed thrice and started to examine him (see mommy so kiasu), he turned out to be surprisingly as he can recognize the words "mouth", "face" and "tooth". He was pointing the particular parts correctly though he didn't pronounce the words to me. It's not by coincidence, he pointing the particular parts correctly twice, but of course just confined for that 3 words. What do you expect since today is a first day i flashed him the Chinese words, not bad LOL!

For the alphabet, i'm quite concerned how did he learn it. He still can't recite A to Z, but the way he learns is definitely special. He can tell me "apple" and "aeroplane" when he's pointing A, "boy" or "ball" when he's pointing B and etc....but, he doesn't know how to say "A" when i pointing A and so does others. So weird, but since this is his method of learning ABC, so i just let him be LOL!

18 comments:

WMD: Wife, Mother, Daughter said...

That is very quick of Joshua to learn new things. Wow can associate words with alphabet. My son, yet to know A - Z.

poyin said...

加油喔!!!

jazzmint said...

whoa..u really got patience with the flash cards...i've given up on that long time ago

Shannon said...

wah, c;ever wor....
maybe he remembers the picture that is associated with the character that u show him?? very good memory if so...

kelly said...

It always makes me and hubby laugh when Qianyi's reciting A to Z...For some alphabets that she doesn't know how to pronounce, she would say "aiyaaiya" instead..e.g. she would skip L M N by saying "aiyaaiya" three times.:p

Qianyi's not interested in flash cards. She learnt 1-10 and A-Z from the vcds...

dragonmummy said...

small kids from 0-6 have an absorbent mind. That's why they can absorb new knowledge very fast. I have just sent JS to Mandarin enrichment class for less than a month (with only 2 lesson a week) but she can already recognize 20 flash cards and understand the meaning (we dont speak chinese at home)

IMMomsDaughter said...

Jo is a clever boy and at this age, kids can memorize & recognize very well

Allyfeel said...

Jo is progressign very well.

Don't worry, he will pick up very soon abt ABC. I bought lots of CD's for BB. He learn how to sing the entire ABC song from Barney's CD.

Another things is the ABC Matte. Bb plays that matte everyday, pulling and putting in those uppercase and lowercase alphabet. Now he could recognize numbers too.

Keep up the good work mommy!

Tracy said...

No worries lar Hui Sia. Jo Jo will definitely catch up. Only thing dat he has his own ways of learning his ABC.

Jan said...

You are one hard working mummy leh.....i never do anything with my kids, i let the school do the teaching and let my kids come back and surprise me with what they have learnt.....lol...lazy mummy!

MyBabies said...

Such a hardworking mom! Joshua learn things very fast ya! :)

michelle said...

Tim refused to talk chinese with me. He giggles everytime I encourage him to talk.

miche said...

belle knows her alphabet but sometimes she forgets..like the letter "S", she will say "Star".

she picks up her ABCs from Elmo at sesamestreet.com

Julian said...

I read those alphabetical books to Raelynne every morning. She always gets excited when I read to her. Its a pity I wont be able to teach her Chinese, nor can my wife cos we both can't read and write chinese.

Morin speaks to her mainly in mandarin, I speak to her mainly in English, and my Mum speaks to her in Hakka. Hopefully she master all these languages just like my other nieces.

Baby Darren said...

Good work for you and thumbs up for Jo... he picked up things very fast.. I am amazed...

荦怡 said...

Like Qianyi too Joelle is no patience to those flash card. She learn her ABC from VCD, she can't really recite A-Z but she can sing the whole ABC song!
Well done Jo, Amazing he learn fast in madarin too!

1+2mom said...

Great!!!Jo!!!Keep your good job!!

My gals still dunno how to read chinese but manage to get most of the alphabet. They like singing, so i teach them sing manderin, english nursery rhyme and 2 of Malay song.

Zara's Mama said...

Not bad ler.. can recognised the words so soon..

That's the thing with Chinese hor.. msut learn through memory.