Thursday, January 7, 2010

Why My Child Doesn't Talk Yet?

Most children have learned to say at least one word by the time they're 12 months old, and it's unusual for a child to not be speaking at all by 18 months. But although it's not typical, your child's situation is not necessarily cause for great concern, either.
Boys, especially those under 2, tend to develop languange skills more slowly than girls, and some more cautious and reserved children tend to wait until they understand a great deal of what they hear before they actually speak.Look for these signs of language readiness:

• Does your child point? Pointing to something he wants or to pictures in a book is closely related to the beginning of actual speech.
• Does he seem to understand what you say? The ability to understand language precedes the ability to talk. If your child seems to comprehend a great deal of what others are saying, he's well on his way to talking.

• Does your child use gestures and facial expressions to communicate? Many children communicate what they need nonverbally, and in fact most toddlers develop a host of nonverbal signals. Until about 24 months, it's more important that your child is making some kind of effort to communicate than that he has a large vocabulary.

• Does your child grunt? This may seem like a strange question, but new research shows that the little grunts toddlers make while pointing to pictures or playing with toys are actually a kind of commentary. Children who aren't yet talking and don't grunt are more likely to later be diagnosed with a language delay.If your child isn't showing these signs of readiness, you may want to make an appointment for a speech and hearing assessment.

Most public schools offer free screenings; if yours doesn't, try contacting the county office of education. In general, the earlier a language delay is detected, the easier it is to treat. Many language problems can be treated very effectively during the preschool years so that your child will have no long-term deficits.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Children Learn What They Live

"If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn
(Bila anak hidup dengan kritikan, mereka belajar untuk mengutuk)
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight
(Bila anak hidup dengan permusuhan, mereka belajar untuk melawan)
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive
(Bila anak hidup dengan ketakutan, mereka belajar untuk khawatir)
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves
(Bila anak hidup dengan belas kasihan, mereka belajar membelaskasihani diri sendiri)
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy
(Bila anak hidup dengan ejekan, mereka belajar menjadi pemalu)
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy
(Bila anak hidup dengan iri hati, mereka belajar menjadi pendengki)
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty
(Bila anak hidup dengan rasa malu, mereka belajar untuk merasa bersalah)
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence
(Bila anak hidup dengan dukungan, mereka belajar untuk percaya diri)
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience
(Bila anak hidup dengan toleransi, mereka belajar menjadi sabar)
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation
(Bila anak hidup dengan pujian, mereka belajar untuk menghargai)
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love
(Bila anak hidup dengan penerimaan, mereka belajar untuk mencintai)
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves
Bila anak hidup dengan pengakuan, mereka belajar untuk menyukai dirinya sendiri)
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity
(Bila anak hidup dengan berbagi, mereka belajar menjadi murah hati)
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness
(Bila anak hidup dengan kejujuran, mereka belajar tentang kebenaran)
If children live with fairness, they learn justice
(Bila anak hidup dengan keadilan, mereka belajar menjadi adil)
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect
(Bila anak hidup dengan kebaikan hati dan perhatian, mereka belajar menghargai)
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves
(Bila anak hidup dengan rasa aman, mereka belajar untuk mempunyai keyakinan)
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live
(Bila anak hidup dengan rasa persahabatan, mereka belajar menemukan cinta dalam kehidupan)"

Di Taman Permainan Kanak-kanak

Saya dan suami sentiasa berusaha membawa anak kami ke taman permainan kanak-kanak. Minimum sekali dalam seminggu. Kami sangat berharap ada kualitinya dalam masa yang kami luangkan untuk si cilik ini.
Di taman permainan, dia boleh bermain bersama kawan-kawan - belajar bersosial, bertolak ansur & berkenalan dengan kawan-kawan baru. Selain itu, dapat juga menyihatkan badannya, otak yang cerdas datang dari badan yang cergas. Ummi & abi pun dapatlah juga exercise di taman rekreasi tu.. =p
Kami sangat gembira melihat dia berlari & bergembira di taman permainan. Here, some photos.
Tengok ape tu? Cepatlah naik tangga tu..
Ziyad sangat suka bergayut di sini.
Sampai ummi & abi pun penat nak dukung dia.. =p

Keluar dari tunnel

Dalam tunnel

Hide and Seek


Lagi Foto Semasa di Zoo Negara

Ziyad loves Giraffe very much.. =p

Abi, Ummi & Ziyad


Mulanya berani nak tengok pony, tapi bila terpegang rambut pony, terus die tarik diri. Geli agaknya.. =)