Saturday, May 14, 2011

How to nurture a enthusiastic reader since young..

I am always proud to say that Isa is a enthusiastic young reader since young. I had started reading to him since he was in my womb. It may seemed to be a bit exaggerated but hey.. I was a preschool teacher then so its just part of my daily job to read to my students then so Isa actually got to benefit since then, do you rem those day Astrid? :D

Footnote: Astrid was my attachment teacher back in 2006. She was heavily preg with her first born Noah and I was expecting Isa. Both of us had a whale of a time eating and chatting abt babies and children whenever my sch children were taking a nap! How time flies! Noah is now 5 and Isa is 4!!

Anyway then I continued reading to Isa when he was as young as 6 mths old with simple flash cards and story books with short stories in both languages. Tough job back then cos due to my change of job, I was simplly running out of print resources.

This whole journey continues even till today. And mainly of Isa's storybooks collections come from this another bestie frd of mine, Christina. She is a beautiful mom of 2 children (now 8 and 10). She is my "main" supplier of passed down toys, clothes and other stuffs for children. And alas she decided to stop at two children otherwise I would have passed those stuff back to her.

Now that I am back into the education line, not only Isa but myself also benefit lots more as recently I printed a whole list of Dolch List words to my printables for Isa to do as a game at home. Not forgetting to give credit to my very hardworking helper at home who is reinforcing positive vibes to Isa and his interest.

So other than the above, I also label Isa's toy boxes in this manner:

Well, here is my humble suggestion of nurturing a enthusiastic reader and good luck to you nurturing yours!

My uniform boys..

Love them to the bits! And oh.. Isa recovered from HFMD on 9 may n he was certified fit to attend school on 10 may! Thank God! It was really a difficult ordeal to go thru but our lil man was such a brave boy!!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

HFMD.. contd

06 May:
Isa slept for more than 10 hrs at night for the last few days and on top of that, he also took a close to 2.5 hrs nap which is not normal cos my little frd can usually survive on a total of 10hr sleep routine everyday. Today is pretty much the same. Totally no food intake, just ice cold milk, ice water, ice cream and some yogurt. The ulcers on the tip of the tongue is just so terrible! Seeing them makes my heart ache so much.

07 May:
Slight improvement for today as Isa managed to eat some biscuits with yogurt. Don't ask me why such a combination and he can still take it. Well I just don't bother. So as long as some food can go down his stomach, I am fine. On top of that, he ate some pancake from Prima Deli (squashed and smashed), some bits of bread and some instant pizza. Sounds good?

By the way, his tongue has a bad milk thrust due to no food intake and little brushing of teeth. And there is a weird stench coming out from his mouth.

08 May:
Woke up and managed to brush Isa's teeth. YEAH!
Its coming lunch time. Let's see what he can eat later :D

Thursday, May 05, 2011

HFMD hit Isa.. again

Not sure if you remember but Isa got hit by the HFMD virus when he was abt 2.5yo.

Anyway here is the 2nd time and which I hope it will be the last.

03 May: I felt something was not right as Isa seemed to be running a low grade fever in the morning at around 615am. I took his temp. Bingo. 37.5'C. Sms school bus aunt not to come fetch him. Sms Manager said I need take child sick leave. Brought him to the doc when he woke up at 11am. Doc gave him 2 days MC and said monitor for another day before bringing back for review. Isa told me he has a ulcer on his tongue. No spots noted for palms and feet.

Thru out the day Isa's appetite does not seemed as good as normal. He seemed more lethargic compared to normal days. Took a long afternoon nap and even slept early that night.

04 May: I went back to work and request to get off work early as I am still covered under child sick leave. I sorta felt lousy as I knew that little fellow at home needs me but somehow I felt obligated to go back to work. Anyway I reach home at around 4pm and brought him to the doc again. This time, blisters were obviously seen on his palms and feet. Doc certified him as a confirmed case of HFMD and requested me to fill up a form for the Ministry. I called Isa's school and report his case. Our frd still had dinner, just half a bowl of porridge with ice water. Wonderful combination isn't it?

05 May: I went back to work again and request to get off work earlier. Ray papa is at home accompanying the lil man. When I gave Ray papa a call at around 1.30pm, our lil frd was crying badly at home. I knew it was Mr Drama at action so I decided to come back as soon as I could but the earliest time I managed to go was 4pm. Darn some stupid person who gave me some stupid task who left before I did. Anyway I called when I left school and since lil brat was taking his afternoon nap, I took the chance to go AMK Central to catch up with my beauty supplies, my dose of bubble tea and also to stock up on my "cooling" tea supplies.

Accordingly to Ray papa, lil brat did not eat much today. He had his morning milk (chilled), abt 3 teaspoons of macaroni and some water, he basically did not eat anything else. I thought I was clever enuf to buy beancurd for Isa but alas! He did not even had more than 3 teaspoons too. Dinner was just another tetra pack of chilled milk and 2 cups of ice chilly water.

Let's see how he is tmr..
Please keep us in your prayers.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

One very nice person and a very nice comment..

One very kind person who echo-ed my thoughts of a beautiful name for a beautiful child.
Thank you for your compliments. And thank you for gifting me my first bible too :D

and here is the Wiki meaning of the name Isadore:

and here how the god of Isis was supposed to look like:

Monday, May 02, 2011

Short getaway to Batam!!

finally reached!

at the entrance of the Hotel while waiting for our transport to bring us to Nagoya Shopping Mall

On the way, nothing to do so cam whore..

"What is this Mama?" Isa asked..

What is called a Batam trip without this signature drink from A & W?

One word verdict: Yummy!!

Anyway the story: Just when I was hoping to have a short getaway, my Sis called me from Batam on Saturday afternoon to ask us to join her there since her frd n her got a 2 bedroom suite! So we did!! In a span of less than 24hrs from the call, we reached Batam at ard 3plus pm on Sunday! And for once I was a millionaire.. In rupiah of course. :) anyway thought a short n pretty rushing trip, I would say I still enjoyed myself!! :)

By the way, early wishing for our wedding anniversary to Baby n me!
Baby I love you! May we celebrate many years to come! :)

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