so i downloaded this flashcard app thingy for my phone. i saw a colleague at the office showing me some apps that she downloaded on her iphone. something to distract her baby she said. well you know how supposedly iphones have an app for everything right? its not all fart sounds and boobies. well i decided to look for something similar on the android market and woop ti doo. i did find one.
lil jj has seriously gone bonkers over them flashcards!! she is at that stage where she finds books really interesting. we've gotten her several books with bright colors and cartooney characters and such. she's taken a liking to quite a few of them. there's this one abc book which i can just get her to sit on my lap intently while i read/sing/make funny sounds of the words and alphabets. she even has started trying to repeat the sounds and even the words. well it sounded like she was trying la kan. you tend to hear what you want to hear.
but with the flashcards, the sounds are hard to be missed. she has gotten the moooo, and the baaaah of a cow and sheep down an art form. she gets all excited everytime the cow comes up. maybe that's why she's quite fond of playing in tlm's room. tlm's a double cow, he was born in the year of the cow and he's a taurus. i think she also recognizes the turtle. but it sorta comes out as cherchel. the buzzing of a bee is also quite clear. i still can't figure out why everytime she sees the cat, and i make the meoww sound, she would reply with an ap ap ap ap sound. and more recently it would be bu bu bu. well no point in trying to figure out the logic of that eh.
i really hope this affinity for books and reading would stick with her until much much much later. maybe she can even follow her aunties jannah and ana with their love for reading. lil jj have started to show some love for neil gaiman from the wolves in the wall book that auntie jane gave. it must be the pictures and her daddy reading it in that fake scottish/irish/indian accent la kan that made it more interesting.
hehe yeah, right.. that's probably it. :P
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