Saturday, February 20, 2010

“Gong Xi Fa Cai”

The first time daddy teach Sarah about the CNY greeting “Gong Xi Fa Cai”, she was kind of confuse and even show refusal; she has no idea about the words.

To make her feel more comfortable and easier to remember, I explained about the “usefulness” of this greeting phrase to her.

I told her that whenever she greets people with “Gong Xi Fa Cai”, she will get an Ang Pao; and I also showed her what’s inside the Ang Pao. She’s aware that she could use the money to buy things she likes…

The tricks worked! Now, she fall in love with the phrase so much and she like to say it loud and clear!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Laughing Cow

I always think kid’s taste preference changed constantly. Just like Sarah, she used to love cheese very much when she was 11 months old; she can finish the whole piece within minutes. But thing changed once she turned toddler…she totally dislikes dairy product until recently she met “The Laughing Cow”.

I have to thanks my neighbour, Jean, for introduced us the cheese. Sarah just adores it. I have a bite of it too and I think it’s not as cheesy as other brands (maybe that’s the reason why Sarah likes it), it tastes something like…margarine.

As long as Sarah likes it and she could obtain all the goodness for her growing body, we will be the “laughing parent”.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Gross Motor Development

I can pedal
Finally Sarah knows how to pedal her tricycle.

For the past 11 months, her legs were not strong enough or coordinated well to actually pedal it; therefore, she only use her feet to scoot around.

But now, she could pedal the trike forward and backward and she has quite a skill in maneuver the steering. Way to go, Sarah!

I can hop
One of thing most kids like to do is “jumping”, Sarah enjoys doing it all the time. And recently she has learnt how to hop (one-leg hop).