Archives for October 2009

Another day @ the park





Hot day, lots of laughter and happy boys, despite some bickering along the way.

I took the ‘risk’ and did not get K to put on his diaper. And from this morning, K is now officially diaper free in the day, just after 3 days of toilet-training ‘boot camp’! Life is bliss.

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Oh bother!

That’s probably what K has been thinking, since we started the process of toilet-training yesterday.

He’s been finding ways to get out of it. First tries to convince me with, “I am still baby,” when I told him that only baby wears diapers the whole day. Then attempts to sway me over with his reasoning when I ask him why does he still want to wear diapers, “Because, I am happy when I wear diapers.” Then uses the other method of ‘If all else fails, use a little white lie.’ He tells me that he needs to pass motion and has to wear his diapers to do it. Then once he is back in his diapers, he scampers around the house for the next 15 minutes playing with his toys.

When I ask him he if he needs to go the toilet, he tells me “No need,” and then proceeds to pee in his underpants 1 minute after.

And he is unusually impatient and irritable, which makes our home-learning these 2 days rather challenging for the teacher.

Jeez, he sure isn’t the only one that thinks that this whole routine is a real bother.

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Fabulous learning fun

We officially re-started our letter activities this morning and F is our first letter to explore for the week.


The file folder activities in the lapbook were interesting enough to keep K’s little hands and mind busy for almost 20 minutes. He even requested to do the worksheets from Get Ready for the Code A…I was so surprised that he could complete 9 pages in one sitting!

He went on to pretend to be a firefighter for the next 20 minutes. Used his yellow+red retro car as the firetruck, bicycle helmet as the firefighter’s helmet and his yellow umbrella as the hose. He attentively listened to instructions from ‘station control’-me, to find out where the fire was, then rode his truck fleetly from room to room to put out the ‘fire’.



We continued with a food feast consisting of fishballs, fish and crabs for his mickey family,


And ended off a with a short ‘freeze’ game. (If video cannot be seen here, u need to install Flash 10 and click on the 1st video on the Vimeo widget located at the right sidebar)

Freeze! from Rachel T on Vimeo.

It was a fabulous saturday morning for me as I am extremely heartened that these activities worked out really well with K. I am so glad to see his positive response and enthusiasm for these activities and I am now truly motivated to make it his learning @ home even more meaningful in days to come.

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