Saturday, May 30, 2009

FIFTEEN MONTHS


Hanan is now into climbing furniture and messing with electrical sockets (very good with the plugs!). She sometimes throw tantrums but nothing too serious, her usual would be some crying/screaming while trying to do the splits. Mana belajar pun tak tahulah.

http://kidsgrowth.com/ says we're supposed to be doing these now:

1. Show affection and praise to your toddler for good behavior and accomplishments.

2. Talk to your child about what he or she is doing and seeing. Singing to your child is another way to encourage vocabulary development.

3. Use picture books to enrich his or her vocabulary. Reading books to your youngster will help with language development.

4. It is best to keep rules at a minimum - remove things when possible rather than make issues about them. Long speeches of explanation or argument with a 15-month-old are useless. When something has to be done, do it in a pleasant manner.

5. Discipline should be consistent, but done in a loving, understanding manner. Use the two "I's" of discipline. Ignore and isolate. Temper tantrums, for example, are best handled by ignoring them. If this is not possible, isolate the child by placing him or her in his or her crib, playpen or room for a "time-out." Never use the two "S's" of discipline -shouting and spanking.

6. Positive reinforcement should be encouraged for acceptable behavior. Praise the child for good behavior and build up the child's self-esteem and self-confidence.

7. Your child will begin to experience some frustration. Your youngster will get upset when he or she cannot do something, or when he or she can not do what he or she wants. A child at this age will try crying and screaming to get his or her way, and such protests may become full-blown temper tantrums and breath-holding spells. Trying to reason with or punish your child may actually make the tantrum last longer. It is best to make sure your toddler is in a safe place and then ignore the tantrum You can best do this by not looking directly at her and not speaking to her or about her to others when she can hear what you are saying.

8.Keep family outings with a 15-month-old short and simple. A child this age has a very short attention span and lengthy activities will cause him or her to become irritable and tired.

9. The best toys are stuffed animals, dolls, books and small toys that can be pulled and pushed, filled and emptied, opened and closed. Household items such as plastic measuring cups and empty boxes are other toys your 15-month-old will enjoy.

10. Limit television viewing and do not use the TV as a "baby sitter." Hanan has no interest in watching TV

11. Although hitting and biting are common behaviors at this age, the behavior should never be permitted. Glad she doesn't bite but she hits Salma ocassionally, Salma rarely hits back. Sayang Salma..

12. Don't worry if your child becomes curious about body parts. This is normal at this age. It is best to use the correct terms for genitals.

13.Toddlers may want to imitate what you are doing. Sweeping, dusting, or washing play dishes can be fun for children at this age. Hanan has mixed reactions to the vacuum..sometimes she's scared silly but other times she wants to be the one vacuuming. Apara..

I guess I'm doing everything except the bolded ones..heheh...but not a lot of screaming at Hanan but Salma. :(

Development

The vocabulary for a 15-month-old is usually three to six words that parents can understand and an entire language that they cannot! Hehe..that's funny. Yup, Hanan pun babbles but her vocab pun impressive jugak, lets see... mama,babah,cama,anan(she said it a few times but rarely), cat,dog,sister,air,nak,tutup,bukak,chiyo (cik yo), tok, apa (grandpa), dudu (susu), babu (jambu), babis (habis-yes she puts b in everything),dah, baby, two, tee (three), ball, ak (park), sounds animals make, cicak, ar (car), e-yo (video - she loves watching herself on video), na tu (nak tu or satu, we're still not sure), pray, tetek, op (hop), abbit (rabbit), ish (fish), yues (shoes), duduk, ayi (lari), og (frog), ire (fire), tantik (cantik) and peas (please).

Will be able to point to one or more body parts. Yup…ears, nose, mata, gigi but she doesn’t points to herself tapi orang lain punya.

Understands simple commands ("bring me the ball"). Sometimes she surprises us with how much she understands.

Walking has improved and will begin to crawl up stairs.

Can feed himself or herself with the use of his or her fingers. Hanan loves to eat on her own.

Drinks only from a cup, but still may need help in holding it. Hehe, asik dongak head kebelakang sampai tertonggeng.

Recognizes himself or herself in a mirror.

Indicates what they want by pulling, pointing, grunting and other methods of communicating. Yes, but I recommend pimpin, the easiest method.

Finds an object placed out of sight

Points to one or two body parts

Scribbles spontaneously

Yeay, right on track. Way to go Hanan!

1 comment:

himey said...

eee geram tull...