We know from Brain Rules for Baby and from Nature Reviews Neuroscience that learning to play an instrument is beneficial for a child’s development. Now it begs the question: “which instrument?” The Wizard Music Academy offers 18 tongue-in-cheek reasons why that instrument should be the piano. I found them to be amusing but also trueContinue reading “18 Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn to Play the Piano”
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Toddler Humour: The One About the Jack-A**
Sometimes I wonder what on Earth goes on in the car in the mornings when Daddy sends Gavin to school… On Tuesday, my SIL and I went to Bangsar Village with Gavin and Gareth. The traffic was horrendous and my SIL hit the horn. Gavin immediately piped up, “What did the jack-ass do?”
Toddler Humour: Let's Play a Game
Gavin loves to talk. He started talking early and was into full sentences by the time he was two and a half. Some of the things he says can be really adorable and funny sometimes and he draws a lot of attention because of his incessant chatter. When he was younger, I felt I couldn’tContinue reading “Toddler Humour: Let's Play a Game”
Toddler Humour: What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
The following conversation took place between Gavin and Daddy recently: Daddy: When you grow up, do you want to be a lawyer like Daddy or a dentist like Mummy? Gavin: I want to be a dentist like Mummy! [Pause] Gavin: Oh no! But then I have to be girl!
Toddler Humour: You Can Do It!
I’ve been trying to teach Gavin to think positively because it really annoys me whenever he claims he “can’t” do something. Well, it’s good to know that some of it is sinking in – sort of. Hubby told me the following story… One morning hubby woke up to Gavin’s bright chirpy voice asking him toContinue reading “Toddler Humour: You Can Do It!”
Parent Humour: The Mom Song with Lyrics
Parenting can be quite stressful at times and it often helps to be able to laugh about it. So here’s one for the parents… Enjoy! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgoJ0f5EsQ
More Toddler Humour
When you are parenting a toddler – especially one in the throes of the terrible twos – it becomes increasingly important to remember your humour. It’s just another way to stay sane in this crazy toddler world. Here’s another bit of humour that took place last night: As I was sending Gavin upstairs for aContinue reading “More Toddler Humour”
Kids Say the Darndest Things…
While we were in Singapore, we saw a handicap sign beside the elevators near my brother’s apartment. Innocently, Gavin remarked, “The man is sitting on the pot.” The “pot”, by the way, is Gavin’s description for the potty or a toilet. We often take signs for granted because we all know what it means. ItContinue reading “Kids Say the Darndest Things…”
Funny Saturday: I Want Transformers
Here’s a true story (names have been altered to protect the identity of the real people) and a great reason why I should be glad that my second child is a boy. Okay, there might have been some embellishments on my part but the story is essentially correct. A brother – let’s call him CainContinue reading “Funny Saturday: I Want Transformers”
Funny Saturday – the Value of a Pack of Nuggets
Gavin, my SIL2 and I were in KLCC waiting for an elevator. We often play a game with Gavin to see who can guess which elevator will arrive first. Since there are normally two elevators, we let Gavin decide first and choose the other one. As it is in the world of adults, we haveContinue reading “Funny Saturday – the Value of a Pack of Nuggets”