Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gabbie: HBD and Twinkle Twinkle (and other nursery rhymes)

Been teaching Gabbie some nursery rhymes for weeks now. She's learned the ABC song, Barney Song, I Have Two Hands and Twinkle Twinkle, which is her favorite (as of now). So for her Ninong's birthday, she sang it after her usual HBD greetings.

Our current song is Five Little Monkeys. It's about the monkeys who kept jumping on the bed but one by one fell off the bed and bumped their heads. Then the momma monkey would call the doctor and the doctor would say "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

So whenever Gabbie would jump on the bed, I ask her what the doctor said in the song and then she'd stop.

We're also into The Eensy Weensy Spider. She's having fun doing the actions. This is another way of preparing her for formal schooling. I don't want her lost when the teacher asks them to sing the usual nursery rhymes.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Storytelling @ Fully Booked

Aside from the trial class she had in Kindermusik last Tuesday, this one is the first for Gabbie. It's the Cambridge Storytelling and Arts and Crafts at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street that we attended (and almost missed, thanks to the C5 heavy traffic) yesterday afternoon.

They started the session with a song If You're Happy and You Know It. Good start, considering that Gabbie just came from her afternoon nap (in the cab). And this is the latest song I taught Gabbie and she really likes it with all the actions that I use for her to act. In fact, she was able to finish her peanut butter sandwich one morning because I was singing "If you're happy and you know it, eat your bread..." the whole time she was eating.

Anyways, the teacher from Cambridge Child Develpoment Center read a story about a frog and An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni. It was Gabbie's first time, so I didn't expect her to sit all throughout the storytelling. In fact, she stood up to ask for a balloon from another teacher several times but she would go back to her seat when told, and when she heard the storyteller use different tones and act some words while reading (it really works on Gabbie even when we do our reading at home, it really catches her attention).

After the storytelling, they were asked to make a frog. The other teacher prepared cut outs of a frog's body parts and the kids were asked to put them together like this:

And then they sang some songs. Luckily, Gabbie knew most of them as we sing them together all the time at home. When they were asked what song they'd like to sing, she said "QRS" meaning, ABC. So they sang the ABC. Then she said "I love you song" meaning the Barney song. And they all sang the Barney song. They ended the session with a goodbye song (which I am not familiar with because we don't sing goodbye songs at home).

So this is Gabbie's frog:

With the balloon she was bugging the teacher about:

I hope there would be more like this. This is a perfect way to prepare her for the formal schooling next year.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Swimming Exhibition

Gabbie swimming @ Palm Grove swimming pool c/o Ninang Nelia. The water is 5-ft deep. She doesn't want to swim in the kiddie pool anymore.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Guess How Much I Love You (Gabbie version)

Guess How Much I Love You- Gabbie's funny version:

I overheard Gabbie and her daddy talking last night while she's putting on her night clothes.

Daddy: I love you!
Gabbie: I love you!
Daddy: How much?
Gabbie: Payb petot!


Several nights ago naman after saying her bedtime prayer (Gabbie's prayer goes "Father, Son, Holy, Spirit, Amen. Thank you Jesus. I love you."), Gabbie said "I love you daddy, I love you mommy." I replied "I love you too."

Then she looked at me and said "I love you three!"


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Flower girl again...

For the 4th time, Gabbie will be a flower girl. This time for her Ninong (my older brother) Olan. This photo was taken last weekend for the first fitting only but it looks like it's done already, except for the (obi) belt and the loops. The wedding will be on October 23; the finished gown will be ready by month end, so I have plenty of time to look for the matching shoes.

In May 2011 on her Ninang Jenny's wedding, she will be a flower girl again. I think it's time that I get a separate cabinet for all her gowns, dresses and costumes.