Last week was not a great week in terms of being active, but here’s a brief overview of the things we did…
We went to Playland – twice! Gavin is really starting to enjoy his visits here and often asks to go whenever he recognises that we’re in the shopping mall where the “playground” is. At this rate, I think I’m better off signing up for membership which costs RM200 for the first year. Typical entry price for a child over 2 is RM19. Entry price for members is RM11. Based on my calculations, we would have to go at least 25 times to break even – easily managed if we take him there once a week.
Why go to an indoor playground? Because we never wake up early enough to go to the outdoor playground and evenings are not a convenient time. Now that I’m pregnant, it won’t do for me to be running around under the midday sun (which isn’t very good for Gavin either).
We also baked chocolate chip cookies – which was a rather exhausting activity that I don’t think I am liking to repeat again soon.
I made some flash cards and started trying out the Glenn Doman “teach your baby to read” methodology – more about this in another post. I’ve been meaning to write about my early childhood education progress with Gavin and what I’ve learned to date, but I’m afraid the recent news about the pregnancy seems to have interrupted that program. Nevertheless, I’m still implementing it with Gavin and I have some interesting details which I will share with you soon.
We’ve been playing the “flash card” game at least once every two days and up to twice a day. This isn’t the recommended Doman rate but they do say that it is important to follow your child’s comfort level and so far this seems to be about it. I wasn’t even sure whether to continue with the program since I discovered I was pregnant, but I figured I’d already delayed it long enough.
We played with more play dough…
Gavin made two pizzas this time:
And I put in more effort into my trains (not any better but a little more detail than before):
We watched too much TV (or rather Gavin watched while I tried to get some shut eye).
We played with trains and changed the railway tracks again (it’s back to the Motor Road and Rail that Ah Kong bought for him).
And we visited Gavin’s godparents and godsister (sorry, I know this is an old photo but I didn’t take any new ones).