Monday, January 31, 2011

Tool to inculcate reading habit


I find it very interesting when I found this reading application Meegenius while venturing with Google Chrome browser.



MeeGenius digitizes children's stories, classic and new, and adds features such as word highlighting and audio playback for easy read-along

MeeGenius adds a whole new dimension to story time, making books fun and easy to read along with, while also promoting reading comprehension skills. MeeGenius is made for the modern family on-the-go - with all books stored in one place whether at home, in the car, or on vacation.

After downloading the iPhone/iPad application or visiting www.meegenius.com, Google TV, or the Google Chrome Web Store, users have access to introductory books for FREE, with additional books available within the MeeGenius storefront. MeeGenius offers a collection of childhood favorites, such as "The Three Little Pigs," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and "Jack and the Beanstalk," in addition to new and exciting titles. Additional titles from well-known authors and publishers are being added on an ongoing basis.

Strongly recommend it for your kids. Try it!

Big high 5

Our boy is now officially 5 years already. I guess he is very proud of it too(as the shown in the photo above).

The boy is growing fast. Bear in mind I didn't mean not just his physical being. One clear significant is his appetite for knowledge and new skills. Curiosity is his driving force. He will asked to know more, and asked many many times.

This year we made it extra meaningful for Ivan by giving him a fun time celebrating his birthday with his classmates at the kindergarten school. Bonus to that we let him choose what type of cake he wants. He wanted his cake with rocket on it. Many thanks to Lyra Patisserie for making it possible.

We even had a 2nd cake to celebrate at home. Another creation by Lyra Patisserie. Yummy!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ivan back to school


As 2011 starts, so was the new school term. And Ivan when back to kindergarten for his 2nd year class. This round he is a "senior".

Both of us brought Ivan to school together with Reanne on the 1st day of re-opening. It wasn't as smooth as we wanted it to be. Not wanting to wake up was one of it. Another was Ivan being uneasy while in the school to a point shedding some tears when parents were asked to leave. Thankfully Ivan was back to his norm again on the 2nd day itself.

The kindergarten school had relocated itself to a new premise for this new term. They constructed a totally new building designed specifically for kindergarten purposes complete with a mini pool. It was finished just in time for the new term to start. So much bigger. And most of all so much nearer to our house. Less then 100m away! Now mommy just need to walk Ivan to school instead of driving him there.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's gonna be a cold CNY

As reported, the Malaysian Meteorological Department said the weather pattern was a bit erratic and the cool weather was expected to continue into the Chinese New Year.

Department spokesman Ramlan Abdul Rahman said Malaysia was still not out of the Northeast monsoon season, which started in November and lasted till March, that brought heavy rainfall to the east side of Peninsular Malaysia such as Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang as well as Sabah and Sarawak.

“As this monsoon wind is particularly strong, it often brings heavy rain to the west side of Peninsular Malaysia as well during this period,” he said.

The department has also registered greater cloud activity during the period and forecasts the erratic cloud patterns to last longer. It said the erratic cloud pattern and rain were the two major contributing factors for the cool weather.

Personally, for those who are of asthmatic background have to take note of these current weather. Don't let the cold air become a trigger for a bad allergic symptoms.

2011

Yeah, it's already two weeks into the new year 2011. Pretty late to say, "Hey guys happy new year!"

But....no harm trying

Hoping for new start......from what was not finished last year, resume those that positive and starts what have not commence