I had purchased it for KD when he was barely One Year Old, because I simply couldn’t resist it that time! I can’t remember the actual price and place that i purchased from, however it wasn’t too expensive!
I been taking it out on and off to read to KD when he was younger (from 1.5 years to 2.5 years), and activities i did with him with this book were picture story telling using him as the character and what he is doing every morning, followed by me demonstrating how to do each tasks.. But i had kept it and forgotten about it until recently KD took it out again on his own..
To my astonishment, he was picture story telling to me about the book and demonstrating how to perform the tasks on his own! Who says children whom do not pay attention doesn’t pick up anything? He was learning all along just that he did not display it!
Buttoning up – takes a lot off finger skills!
Putting on a belt
Connecting and pulling up the zipper
Tying Shoe Lace – To be honest, this is not something KD can do yet. But he has an idea that the lace go thru holes.. 🙂
KD had been slow in his development when he was a baby. As compared to other babies born in the same month as him, he is slower to flip, crawl, stand and walk. He stood at 15 month old and walked one month after that. In fact he only master the confidence to jump in this very year at 2.5 years old!
Few days back, at the Parenthood fair, I was asked by the NUH exhibitor to fill in a questionaire. And the results showed that KD was slowed in his physical development. The interviewer flipped back to the questions to see and ask me how come KD can’t jump over a distance of 6 inches or throw a ball with both hands way up high from above his head. I was dumbstruck! I really don’t know and didn’t observed him doing it before so I dunno if he can do it!
Anyway, just few days after that episode, one night, KD was moving the bolsters all to the floor and I was getting a lil irritated with him.. But the next moment I was shocked! He had invented his own game himself and asked me to look at him!
He was doing imaginative play of being an explorer like in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and jumping over big or small items! He showed me that he could jump over 6 inches without me doing anything to teach him so.. Who said physical development needs to be pricey to go to playgyms etc? He also showed me that kids are so easy to lead and satisfy!
So moral of the story is, don’t worry so much as a parent.. The child be developed at his own pace and time. Sit back and be surprised by all these little wonders that your child will show you. They are very smart being but they simply just haven’t showed to you yet!