Apr
1
2015

Ayden’s Reading Progress @ 19 months and Some Random Updates

It’s 1st of April 2015. Things will never be the same again after today with the implementation of GST but I’m not going to talk about that as I am no expert in this issue. I shall wait and see how this will affect my family’s expenditure. In preparation for GST, I resumed teaching. I am now giving private tuition again at night in my house. I’m so thankful I still have students eventhough I’ve stopped teaching for almost two years due to the arrival of Ayden. This week is my third week teaching and oh boy, how I’ve missed having students over at my place. It feels so good to be back in business :D

Anyway, enough about me and let’s talk about the kids. Ethan is having his first term school exam this week so we are all ‘grounded’. No going out at nights in order to make time for that boy to do some revision before going to bed.

kura kura

While doing BM revision with him, we came across the above. Why kura-kura boleh berenang di dalam air ATAU berjalan di darat. Why use ATAU and not DAN that boy asked me. I thought my BM very power but when he asked me that question, I was unable to answer him >_<

Ayden is 20 months old today. Happy 20 months old, Ayden! LoL! Let’s look at his progress before hitting the big 2-0.

* He finally grew more teeth. He has 8 teeth in total. 4 up, 4 down. When he kiap me while nursing, I feel like my tits will fall off and ended up in his mouth as chewing gum!!!

* Can self-feed.

Ayden eat corn

Maybe I will have to try growing my own corns…

* Has established good sleeping hours. No more going to bed past midnight. He sleeps when big bro Ethan sleeps and wakes up when Ethan wakes up. Bless!

* Loves watching Upin dan Ipin.

* Can read more words now. Initially he’ll read a word or two and stop but now he can continue reading up to seven words before taking a break. Watch this video of him reading 6 words. He almost stop after three words but proceeded to complete six words.

Ayden reading @ 19 months old

I guess that is all for now. I am bored max because it had been raining in the evenings the past two days and Ayden and I were unable to go to the playground. That kind of put me in a foul mood coz I did not get my daily dose of fresh air and sunshine :(

10 Comments + Add Comment

  • //

    Good question! Why atau and not dan? Sometimes they get these half-past-six writers…and of course, they pay peanuts…so they get monkeys!

    Eeeee….nen-nen!!!

    Wahhhhhh!!!! Can read so well. Some in secondary school, still buta huruf! Boy or girl, they also do not know, the Form 3 class I taught once. All in Mandarin. Just wanted the answers to copy, copied letter by letter and that also, they could not do correctly.

    [Reply]

    Merryn Reply:

    My spoken BM is very good but when it comes to written BM.. haih.

    Yeah, no play-play on the nen-nen issue. LoL! William gets goosebumps each time I complained to him. hahahahahaha!

    [Reply]

  • //

    You are a tutor also?

    [Reply]

    Merryn Reply:

    Yes Libby I am :)

    [Reply]

  • //

    Haha. I still laughing at Ayden enjoying his corn. Like adult!!

    Good boy. He can read. My Jamie still in ABC stage. Lol. And he almost grow all his teeth now so he has to brush his teeth now and then.

    Good luck to Ethan in his exam. Hmm. I personally think that BM srntence should be more accurate with “dan” instead of “atau”.

    [Reply]

    Merryn Reply:

    Rose, it is not a priority for toddlers to know to read or learn ABC at this age. Kids are supposed to learn ABC n reading in kindy. It’s just that I am trained in guiding toddlers to read so I might as well apply that knowledge to my own child :)

    I’m amazed you still have time to guide Jamie although you are extremely busy with the elder two and hubby being outstation lagi. Salute.

    [Reply]

  • //

    You can either swim, or walk. You can’t swim and walk at the same time. Maybe that’s why ATAU. But, I’m just speculating. My BM tak boleh pakai dah. I’m working in Penang where the Malays use Bahasa Utara, so my vocabulary has a lot of depa, hang, ayak XD

    By the way, what is ayat majmuk? Gosh..

    [Reply]

    Merryn Reply:

    Yes, I was told the same reason too regarding the kura-kura.

    Ayat majmuk is ayat yang hampir mengamuk … hahahahahaha!

    [Reply]

  • //

    dan and atau both also can use mah ….
    hmm…be careful he don’t bite too hard … :P

    Poor thing… You love to go out but gotta ‘jail’ at home due to rain and Ethan’s exam. Never mind, long weekend in SG, Im coming to KL. Want to come out ? *wink* *wink*

    [Reply]

  • //

    Wow, Ayden is so smart! Can recognise words and apply the sound to them at such a young age.

    [Reply]

Leave a comment

Join ME for updates & giveaways!

About Me

MeHome is where MY heart is.
I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.

Click here to learn more about me ^_^

SUBMERRYN ON TV3, MHI

Ayden and Mummy demo making CNY snacks

SUBMERRYN ON MHI

Submerryn and Mummy doing LIVE Peranakan Cooking Demo

Submerryn NTV7 Breakfast Show

Submerryn talks about coping with physical changes during pregnancy

Submerryn ON TV3, MHI

CNY Ang Pow lantern making demo and playing with snakes

Submerryn ON TV2 Hello On Two

CNY Ang Pow lantern making demo

Submerryn On TV3 KidsNews

Crafting with Ethan on KidsNews

Submerryn On Bernama Radio24

Submerryn In The Star Metro

Submerryn In The Star, In.Tech

Moms who’ve banked on their hobbies and build successful businesses

Submerryn In The Star, Metro

Tossing Lou Sang

Submerryn In Sin Chew

Family holiday trip

Karon, Phuket (Thailand)

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Super Heroes kind of holiday for the kids

Surin, Phuket (Thailand)

Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort and Places of Attractions in Phuket

Mai Khao, Phuket (Thailand)

Holiday Inn Resort Mai Khao and Activities for the Family

Bali with Kids (Indonesia)

Holiday Inn Resort Bali and Activities for the Kids

Universal Studio Singapore

Universal Studio Singapore

River Cruise (Singapore)

Singapore River Cruise

S.E.A Aquarium (Singapore)

S.E.A Aquarium, Sentosa, Singapore

Tanglin (Singapore)

Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore

Port Dickson (Malaysia)

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson and Activities for the Family

Port Dickson (Malaysia)

Thistle Port Dickson

Penang (Malaysia)

Holiday Inn Resort Penang and Activities for the Kids

Penang (Malaysia)

Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Batu Feringghi Beach, Penang

Melaka (Malaysia)

Equatorial Hotel Melaka

Melaka (Malaysia)

Estadia by Hatten

Melaka (Malaysia)

Novotel Melaka

Melaka (Malaysia)

Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka

Johor (Malaysia)

Legoland, Johor

Johor (Malaysia)

Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru

Johor (Malaysia)

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Nusajaya Johor

Pahang (Malaysia)

Bukit Gambang Resort City

Archives