Showing posts with label preschooler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label preschooler. Show all posts

Sunday, January 26, 2014

let's give an A for her effort

Since English is not really our first language, we would already consider it a milestone for our preschooler daughter when she tries to converse to us in English. Every time she would hear or learn a new English word, phrase or sentence in school, she wouldn't miss sharing it to us when she gets home. I recalled there was one time when she explained what "empty" meant when she finished her milk and then showed us an "empty" glass. I can't remember exactly when it was that she first understood what empty meant, though. However, I found it kind of funny somehow when my husband shared to me her conversation with our daughter some time the other week. This was what happened. Our little girl told him that she peeped through the door in her classroom to see if her father was outside waiting for her when she's done with her class. She then asked him, "Papa, why were you empty?" and then concluded that perhaps he just went out for a while to buy lunch. Her father didn't laugh at her, though, because he knew what the little girl meant. A for empty, ER, effort. :-)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Preschool - The Benefits of Snack Time

One of the many things that kids in preschool look forward to do is to eat their snacks. Snack time gives them the break that they need especially after listening to their teacher for quite awhile and after trying to absorb everything that has been discussed. After all, kids have shorter attention span than adults. They tend to become impatient and restless when it feels like they've been sitting too long in their chairs. Teachers cannot expect them to just be sitting for the rest of their class schedule. Snack time should be a great breather for them. But what should they be eating? If you ask me, I think she's getting bored with her usual biscuits that she would sometimes end up not finishing them. Unfortunately, she doesn't like to eat sandwiches as well. Bread is not her thing. I'm almost running out of ideas until http://www.snackwarehouse.com unique pretzels caught my daughter's fancy as we were browsing online. I don't know if we can get her exactly the same thing but Yes, she would love to eat pretzels, too! The chocolate as well as the strawberry-coated pretzels taste better than the usual biscuits that we always get her. These should help her re-charge her energy when paired with her favorite chocolate drink or juice.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

woke up to the sound of the girl

I woke up a few hours earlier than I intentionally planned today. No, let me correct that. A few minutes before 4AM today, someone woke me up because she needed to attend to the call of nature. I checked our watch and it's still an hour before I would have wakened up to the sound of the alarm clock. Anyway, I love the sound of my daughter waking me up for an urgent need to pee better than that annoying alarm clock. And I also love it that even at an unusually early hour of the day, she had remembered what I told her before that she should tell us any time she feels like going to the bathroom to answer the call of nature. In fact, I am so glad that we never had to put so much effort with potty training. It was like she just realized one day she didn't want to wear diapers anymore or that she thinks she's old enough to wear one. I also realized just how quickly the time has gone by just seeing her getting back to sleep today. Ah, she is getting bigger and taller! Now, I already have a preschooler. She is such a wonderful, wonderful blessing to husband and me. I am just thankful to God for everything - then, now and the future.

Good morning. It is going to be a great day today.

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