We saw the biggest leap in his development this month as he started spelling his own name and simple words like "bus; ball; bell; no..." and 2 long words - his brother's name and the word "Banana". I was surprised when he spelled his brother's name as we had never spelled to him. Only after a few days later did it appeared to me that he must have learn it from this....
Their names were pasted on their room doors and so, I guessed he read it so many times till he remembered it.
For the word "banana", he told me that elephant taught him...! Nicholas said in WordWorld, the elephant taught the monkey and duck how to spell banana. In fact, he picked up all this words from WordWorld as we did not expect him to spell at this age.
We were playing pretend games when he suddenly took a play-doh cake and sang "Happy Birthday"! Although his tune are out but yippee! All the words are there!
He joined in our nightly prayer now too. He is able to prayer the entire prayer by himself without much prompting from me. After the fall, he added this sentence to his prayer..."pray that I don't fall down again"
Bits and Pieces
When he was holding my ipad, I asked him a difficult question "You want mummy or ipad?" He held on to the iPad, eyes switch between the ipad and me, unable to decide. Then naughty me pretend to cry and mumbled that he wants iPad and not mummy. Poor boy then started to cry too! Naughty mummy!
He started to address me as "mum" now when he decided to be cheeky. Ask where he learn this from, his reply "tor tor"(nicholas)... That's remind me that Nicholas do call me mum sometimes when he try to be funny.
One night while I was busy with the 2 girls and Nicholas is doing his work with grandma, Ryan suddenly came up to me and said this "Nobody wants me...nobody likes me..." in his super sad face and tone! hahaha...think he felt neglected that the adults are doing things with his siblings and no one was with him.
Found a way to deal with him..although not sure if its the right approach...
He had been naughty these 2 days and I was a little angry with the little fellow. He is not scared of anything/ anyone. So I told him this "you naughty, I don't want to care about u anymore!" I put him down and walk out of the house (to fetch the girls). When I got home with the girls, helper told me Ryan was sad and told her in his sad voice that mummy don't want him.
Although it seems quite mean of me, but for the rest of the day, he had been behaving himself and whenever I praise him, he would ask me "you want me?"