Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Flash card at grandma 's place Part II

Good! We are doing the flash card session at grandma's place.

I think ZuYan is quite familiar with grandma's place environment and feel pretty secure to do anyting as usual as at home.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Flash card at grandma 's place Part I

We are planning to visit and have a weeek stay at grandma's place.

But do we have to hold the session until we are back at home, ZuYan?
What if we try the session during our stay at grandma's place?

Monday, September 24, 2007

5 minus 2 equal to 3

For some unknown reason, Zuyan is not paying attention during flash cards session again.

Maybe, I did not flash fast enough.
In fact, I am slow in flashing 5 cards in 5 seconds. I took 8 seconds.

So, I had tried flashing 4 cards now 3 cards only.

At least, he is watching during flashing session.

Friday, September 14, 2007

ZuYan is into it

Finally, after one and a half month ZuYan is conciously participating in one full complete flash cards session.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Back to flash card

ZuYan has recover.

We are back to routine with flash cards.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Fall sick

ZuYan is sick.

So the flash card program has to hold temporary.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Sweet or Hugging

He is waiting for the hugging moment!

ZuYan is waiting for the hugging moment!
Bear in mind! No sweet and snack as compliment.

Just BIG HUG and and encouraging words such as
"I like to play this game with you!"
"You are so clever!"
"I am so proud of you!"

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Introducing addition

I have introduce the addition today.

Moving on the track!

Friday, August 17, 2007

We are getting into the tune

Ok ok, something is going on.
ZuYan was sitting down waiting for the card to be flashed.

I think he is waiting for the moment to be hug.
Sometime stand up after 2, 3 cards are flash and wait for the moment to be hugged.

Anyway, we are getting into the tune.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Try again!

It has been a week.
Doesn't seems to grab the techtique to catch ZuYan's attention yet.

He is looking else way after I flash 2 cards.
I guess I am not fast enough to grab his attention.

Not that easy to find the right time!
Not that easy to flash the cards fast!

Keep trying!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Not so easy

Huh! It is not as easy as what I read in the book " ...start with 5 cards then add on...then addition...subtraction...three months later..."

It is so easy when I read through the lines.
It is not easy to find the right time to do the game.

ZuYan is a toddler! He is in his subconcious stage.
Well! keep trying.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Introduction of Maths cards

We started the Maths cads today.

ZuYan wanted the cards from me after I flash the cards.
As mentioned in the book, end the game before the child lost the interest.
So that he will wanted to do when we do it with him later.

I let him hold the cards and look at it at the same time I divert his attention to something else so that I can keep away the cards.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Getting ready to start

With the card and dots in hand, I have reread the book "How to teach your child maths." to make sure I start it right at the begining.

Rereading the book gave me a feel of pressure again. The program has to be carried out continuously and consistently. And another "wow" again at how fast the whole program progress if done correctly.

Start with flashing dots card 1-5 on first day, then add another 5 cards on second day. On the sixth day, replace the oldest cards dot 1 and 2 with 11 and 12, and carry on the same by replacing 2 old cards with 2 new cards everyday.

When you reach dots card 20 about 2 weeks time, you are ready to intoduce "Additional". Start with the less dot comnbination and within the dot card than you have flash.

After 2 weeks of introducing additional, subtraction is the next concept to be introduced. After 2 weeks of introducing subtraction, multiplication will be introduced. After 2 weeks of introducing multiplication, division will be introduced.

Can you see that, from start to division, it will take about two and half month.

After two and half month, the child would had grab all the concepts? By then ZY will be 17 month old. Amaze!

I really would like to see what will happend about three months time.

Monday, June 11, 2007

DIY Glenn Doman Maths cards

Sourcing, sourcing, sourcing ...

So I must start now, do it, do it, do it.

I bought a piece of blank card 21"x31" at Popular cost RM1.2o. Then came home found out that if were to follow the standard in Glenn Doman's "How to teach your baby maths." I can only cut 1 piece of 11"x11" card out of one big piece of card. If were to reduce the size to 10.5"x10.5" I can get 2 pieces(pcs). For the whole program I needed about 211 pcs. That will cost me around RM128.00. Excluded the cost of labour. For dots, I survey in Tesco and Jusco, results are 600dots per pack cost RM3.90. I needed at least 5050dots. That will cost me RM35.10 for 9 packs. Total cost for Maths program only is RM163.10.

Thinking about cutting the 211pcs of cards, I am not sure how long do I have to take and do I have the time to cut. I might only be able to cut 1 or 2 pieces per day. I stop and wonder, looking around for sometime and finally, finally I got the DIY Glenn Doman Maths cards cost less than RM100.00 cheaper than what I calculated above. Forget about the cutting, now I only need to do the pasting of dots.

I have decided...

After 8 months, I have decided to introduce Glenn Doman flash card method to ZY.

It was 8 months ago, when ZY was 4 months old, I sat and listen to a sales person promoting Glenn Doman method. I heard about Glenn Doman method before ZY's arriving but never look into the details. I feel a bit late to start the program with ZY after the session. I am a very budgeted person, I will do things that I am able to by myself. I feel a bit late because I can prepare the material by myself, cutting, pasting dots, writing the numerals, that is easy. But it needs time which I can hardly find time to do any extra things other that daily routine work with ZY around.

The desire, the thought to introduce the program to ZY was pending till one day I realised if I don't do it now, I could never be able to do it anymore. Because ZY is growing too fast, too fast for me to catch up with him. Everyday there are surprises.

It happend when ZY woke up in one day morning and walked to the shoe cabinet then took out his shoe that I bought him the night before. I show him where to keep his shoe once and close the cabinet. That's it. And he remember!