my little girl has learned to recognize alphabets at the age of 18months. well, for the record, i’m not the kind of mothers who have all the patience to teach and guide their children everyday. I will usually “dump” her inside the cot with a few books of her choice to keep her still for a while, as if she knows how to read eh... However, this girl can never lie still when drinking her milkie. All i have to do is to show her some flash cards to keep her entertained. i show her ABCs flash cards each time she drinks her milkie. And my “hard work” and patience paid off .... :)
Besides recognizing A-Z, she can also remember some of these....
Mummy: ziyi, tell mummy, A is for?
Ziyi: Ball.... (although she can say apple & ant, i do not know why she always says ball each time i ask her what A is for...)
Mummy: no, A for apple. B for?
Mummy: clever girl....C for?
Ziyi: meowww..... (cat)
Mummy: clever girl.... D for?
Ziyi: wou wou (dog’s barking)
Mummy: clever girl
so far she only knows till D.... the rest i think she may know but can’t pronounce them yet. Will need more patience to continue teaching her.. and of course, daddy too contributed.
on a side note, ziyi likes to pretend talking on the phone like us. she will take our hp or the house phone, and will start saying "halow, ta-ta.....ah...har...ah..." (ta-ta is her grandfather). she makes everyone laugh each time she does that...lol...