Archive for August, 2010

promise of punctuality

this happened few weeks ago and has dragged till now. my son is very particular on punctuality in fetching him back from his day care center. he always makes me promise to fetch him at 5.00pm… his common sentence is… “mama ambil pukul lima kosong kosong ye” (mama fetch me at five zero zero). so i really need to reach at his place exactly at 5.00pm.

there was one incident that i promised him to fetch at 5.00pm. but then, he complained to his dad saying that i had broken my promise. he said,”mama janji nak amik pukul lima kosong kosong. tapi mama datang lima kosong tiga.” (mama promised to fetch at five zero zero but she came at five zero three). it was just a difference of 3 minutes, and he obviously could not accept it.

and also there was one time that i reached early at his place… and he said… “mama! belum lagi lima kosong kosong” (mama! it not even yet five zero zero)… then, it really starts to confuse me…

he started to be particular about time when his dad bought him Ben 10 digital watch. so… it’s true about what i read all this while about raising kids. they are very sensitive on promise made by the parents. they will surely remember and demand for you to fulfill your promise to him.


different learning styles

i have held up this post since february. it’s because i didn’t manage to get any information that i really want to share on the topic until yesterday… i came across an article in the nstp discussing on the issue.

there are 3 types of learners; which are visual learners, auditory learners and kinaesthetic learners. so, how can we detect what types of learners our kids are and how to encourage them?

visual learners:

  • usually enjoys visual materials for learning such as pictures, maps, or charts.
  • enjoys writing with illustrations
  • will process the information in the classroom by looking at the teacher’s body language and facial expressions
  • illustrate ideas as mind maps before formally writing stories
  • are encouraging to study in a quiet place (away from visual distractions and verbal disturbance)

auditory learners:

  • enjoys discussing their ideas verbally
  • enjoys discussions and debates
  • are adept to read aloud and usually the first to volunteer in class presentation
  • encourage by creating mnemonics or musical jingles to recall important information
  • use recording device to encourage the flow of creativity

kinaesthetic learners:

  • learn best through movement
  • often move around when learning in classroom
  • could be encouraged by asking them to skim through the reading materials to get the rough ideas before getting into detail
  • use bright colors to highlight reading materials
  • are encouraging to take frequent breaks while studying

of all the above, i could conclude that my daughter is a kinaesthetic learner and my son is an auditory learner. now, it could give me some ideas on how to encourage and motivate my kids in their studies at their own comfort.

thanks alice smith, nstp 2 august 2010

the simplest card

i attended one of my best friend’s wedding last saturday. i managed to make the card early that day in 5 minutes before we set off to klang. it’s the most simplest card i could think off. anyway, the card it to affix on the wedding gift i got for her. congratulations dear… i’m sure you know who you are.

also… it’s great to see old friends again… but i’m sorry dear that i could not stay longer…