Sunday, November 30, 2008

Qaisara 19-month-old

What's your toddler doing? At around 19 months, your toddler begins to understand when things don't conform to grownup ideas. She'll laugh at something that's obviously wrong — like calling a giraffe a zebra or calling a brother a sister. (She laughed seeing Pocoyo acted as Superpocoyo). She'll also notice when something isn't quite right, like an eye missing from her stuffed bear or a new stain on the carpet. (yup, she will alert me when her milk spilled 'mama, tupah (read: mama, tumpah)

Although you're probably still understanding less than half of what your toddler says, she's getting a handle on most of the words you use around her. She's also having a vocabulary spurt and putting together pairs of words, like "Me go" or "You put." ( plus: Babah, wetap [read: Babah, wake up], mama, cipat [read: mama, cepat], ish ish ucukkkk [read: ish ish busuk]

As for social development, go slow. Your toddler will get all the stimulation she needs from unstructured play, so steer clear of formal lessons, such as dance or music, until she's at least 3. Play dates give her a chance to play near other children, but don't expect her to truly interact just yet. (Her playdate so far is her favourite kakak Aqish-sampai termimpi2 okeh, suka sangat main ngan atis)

She's such a copycat now. Follow everything u do, anything u say. Staying one whole day in nursery, makes her bringing back quite a lot of new words and new 'behaviour' each day:


Qaisara: Mama, Mama
Me: No reply
Qaisara: Mama!
Me: No reply
Qaisara: Mama, woi mama! [read in a very high-pitch sound]
Me: Erk

And owh, she now has started to appreciate baby, pandai sayang baby (by trying to kiss, hug and play with the baby), eventhough she still refers herself as baby :)

But wait, this is not a hint that she'll be getting one at home to play with ;)

note: takziah to Aisyah, di atas pemergian ayahanda tersayang...semoga rohnya tenang di sana..

Thursday, November 06, 2008