Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jua Or's Verbal Development


Yesterday morning, Papa was carrying Juan Or in his arms and walking around in the house. Mommy was hanging around too. Then Papa sort of passed by the kitchen calendar (pictured above) and suddenly Juan Or pointed at the calendar and said,"Thirteen." What!? Did Mommy just hear the word 'thirteen' coming out from Juan Or's mouth? As far as Mommy knows, Mommy only teach Juan Or numbers from 1 to 10, never going beyond 10. How on earth does Juan Or know that the number in the calendar is thirteen? Mommy wondered. That morning itself, Papa put Juan Or into the baby cot for him to occupy himself. Juan Or chose to flip the pages of an alphabet board book. Suddenly Papa heard Juan Or said 'A, B, C, D' in a very babyish-sounding voice. Papa and Mommy were very surprised. So far, Juan Or has never opened his mouth to pronounce any alphabets or numbers even though Mommy has read them to him many times before. So it was all a pleasant surprise!
Later that night, Mommy related to Second Brother-in-law about the word 'thirteen' that Juan Or said. Then did Second Brother-in-law mention that he actually showed and taught Juan Or the number thirteen in the calendar during the wee hours in the morning when Juan Or got up and about and refused to go back to sleep. So looks like Juan Or actually remembers what was taught or mentioned to him, the only thing is whether Juan Or wants to say it out or not! Haha!

6 comments:

Merryn said...

Great! Smart boy! Keep it up clever boy! :)

mNhL said...

haa...smart boy! Sooner or later, he will be telling you 'A' for Apple 'B' for Bear etc.... Wait for that moment. It is fun!

Alice Law said...

Good Job Juan Or! Yeah, kids learn better by obeservation, listening, and exploring themselves rather than "spoon feeding" with books.

I used to count the steps with Juan Juan when we went down or up the staircase, and one day when she counted the steps with her papa at Bukit Jalil Park's staircase, she recited until 30(Our house's staircase is only 17)!

So, show him around the park, stadium, zoo or aquaria. He definitely learn faster when he enjoys the trip!

Cynthia said...

smart smart... more to come mummy... and be ready!

Serline said...

I sang a song of a bird flying up in the sky since Narelle was 3 months and now whenever I sing to her she will say "Bird" very softly. It will be better if Juan Or can express his feelings by telling you if he's hungry or sleepy later on...

Mrs Kam said...

Smart boy! Great development!