Hari tu Enchek Kedek brought home his friend’s Ipad to update latest IOS on it. After that, we let Ariana play with it with supervision.
Ariana looks like she is interested with the ipad, which leads me to say, ‘Bagus kita belikan Mai ipad kan..untuk dia main’ and Enchek Kedek said, ‘Iyaa..’.
Ok. Mengucap dulu. Tarik nafas dalam-dalam.
Am I out of my mind? Benda macam ipad tu bukan mainan for kids. So ya lah ada apps yang boleh bikin belajar-belajar. Tapi saya ada iphone, which can download the same apps. Nasib saya sedar awal.
I want Ariana to grow up playing with toys, not any gadget like ipad, htc, tablet or whatever you guys called it.
I bought toys that can help her to improve her motor skills, thinking skills and common sense. Since that she’s alone with her grandma at home, and all she does was watching tv, nenen & mamam, I thought that it is better for her to have something to play with.
She usually danced, moved and communicates with her favourite cartoon. When Dibo sings, she dance. When Minnie Mouse do the mouse-cercise, she do the wiggle-wiggle thingy and when the word world animals spell out words, she did try to pronounce the word, tapi of course tidak lurus lah. Hehe.
Move those muscles! I like the fact that Ariana is active. Her push car is her ‘transportation’ to move around the house. And sometimes she used it as a ladder for her to get things that cannot be reached by her. Yes. That is absolutely dangerous. I usually gave her the love-pinch whenever I caught her doing the stunt.
And just recently bought a complete set doll with her accessories for bathing & sleep time. She instantly knows what to do with her ‘baby’. She fed her, dressed her (mittens & booties) and apply lotion on her baby’s face -_-“. She seems like she’s ready to have adik kan? Hehe. Actually this is a new set of doll. The previous one, which Enchek Kedek doesnt really like because it looked like Chucky, was replaced by this new You & Me baby. I intended to get a Baby Alive but for a little girl, Baby Alive is too much work for them. Well, baby alive can drink & eat solid food (provided in the set) and can poo & pee as well! They have diapers, which needs to be changed, and the price of the diaper, if im not mistaken, is around RM24! So You & Me baby it is. In fact, I choose the one that looked like Ariana. Dark & short hair. Hehe. I spent about half an hour to decide which set to take. -__-”
Btw, since she is the legal baby-mama of this baby, she always fed her baby with nenen. Even when we are in a hurry of going out, she still sits there, meng-kasi nenen her baby. Like seriously, I already started the car engine. Biasanya dialah yang paling awal duduk mintak pakai shoes. But instead, dia buat muka tenang meng-kasi nenen baby nya. -___-”
Ariana amazed me today. We were passing by a toys stall at emart, then she started to point at a hula-hoop and start doing the gelek-gelek thing (the action you do when playing a hula-hoop)! She didnt demand for the hula-hoop. She just point at it and do the wigle-wigle move. I never thought her or even showed her a hula-hoop and how to play with it before. Must be the TV. Jojo Circus to be exact, because she’s a clown. Since that I was still amazed, I asked her whether she want it? She noded her head, and there she was doing the hula-hoop thingy while waiting for her grandma buying vege. And again, she dont want to let go the hula-hoop, so mum in law sits with Ariana & the hula-hoop.
Alhamdulillah. Watching Ariana’s progression made me bersyukur. Doesnt matter whether she is a fast learner or not, as long as she keeps on learning & discover new things.
So I choose to not to gadget-ized (a word that I made up) my child. I did let Ariana play with my iphone once in a while, as long as she balanced it with other activities. Personally, it is much fun to see your child’s progression. Im not sure about gadget-child, but what I can conclude, at 10, they started to create an FB account, and you know how Fb is like nowadays.
PS : Still struggling to potty train Ariana. I showed Ariana her baby doing the potty thingy. Guess what? Ariana poo-ed. Tapi dalam pampers. Next time mau kasi ready the potty.
*Entry poyo dari Mommy-Sheila. ;P