Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Teach Your Toddler How to Memorize


Here's my 3 year old daughter at her best. In case you don't get what she just said. Here is my translation.
"Hello everybody. My name is Akesha Dias. I am 3 years old. I live in California, USA! Thank you everybody"....(with matching bow)

And here's what impresses me the most.... She can memorize the "Ako ay Pilipino. Taas noo kahit kanino. Ang Pilipino ay Ako!"
In english:
I am a Filipino.
Proud to (admit to) anyone
(that) The Filipino is me!

Being a stay at home mom allows me to help my daughter improve on her education. I teach her the Filipino language during the day time while hubby teaches her English at night. One thing I focus on teaching her right now is memorization. At first I thought perhaps the line was too long for her to learn at such a young age, but to my surprise, after working on it for about a week, she had it memorized. What is the secret? I use Repetition.

According to my source(Amy Kreger):
Young children learn words and phrases primarily by repetition. You can easily observe this when your child is playing and uses several sentences that he learned from you. You never told him to memorize "We need to play nicely together", but you saying it a few times a day planted the words in his mind. Say the statement, verse, or pledge to your child, one phrase at a time. Say it slowly and deliberately. After you say it a couple of times, say the beginning of the phrase, leaving out the last word. Your child will probably quickly learn to supply the missing word. Soon you will be able to leave out prepositional phrases and nouns and your child will pick up on those as well.

25 comments :

Mafia Wars Maniac said...

Thanks for the lesson, girl... Happy 4th of July.. (late) LOL

Btw, it's me denani if you don't recognize hehe..

shydub said...

You can be a great teacher tsang, good job. Thanks for sharing all this, da nalimut naman intawn ko sa mga naagian nga mga seminar intawn oi hehehehe. Like i said I find it easy to teach other kids than teaching my own jake. He has this attitude of not listening and wanted to learn on his own, Im hoping one day he'll listen to us lol. Dili magpatudlo, mag observe ra, and then the next thing we know he is doing it.
lahi sd ang girl and boy, mas dali tudloan ang girl, ky interesado mn sila ky sa mga lalaki, mura dugay mag mature ang laki sa babae. bright na iu akesha, imagine makamemorize na ako ay pilipino, dili jd d i na ma deny ky kabalo mn jd siya pinoy siya hehehehe. next time maka memorize na national anthem both US and PI. Way to go mama.Tagae nyaug reward sd ang dalaga hehehehe

Betchay said...

Yeheyyy ang galing naman talaga ni akisha at ni mommy dhemz,hayy unta ba ug ma tyaga ko mag tudlo ining akong dalaga pud ba kaso kay na tamaran pung dako ang mommy hehehe.

Cecile said...

I agree with Tsang, before i used to teach at sunday school class t church, i is easy to teach other kids than ours :-); pareho na jud ni jake si jake ni tsang, abinako dili maninaw kay dula man kanunay, then all of a sudden iya na to gisulti ug ginabuhat...

great job, dhemz...smart kaayo si akesha :-).

Arlyna said...

Dhemz, you are doing such a superb job in teaching your daughter. Education truly starts at home. Love the way she said "Ako". I really encourage you to let her learn more than one language because it's an asset. Way to go Akesha! :)

Lulu said...

good job! aho lagi i fed ex si andrea dinha... tudlui ug bisaya ug tagalog ha?

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

wow ang galing naman ni akesha! ang cute! ako din sis...pag nagkaanak ako turuan ko din ng tagalog!

galing mo magturo sis! smart sya like her mommy! ^_^

Dorothy L said...

She is a lucky little person to have a mom so aware of her needs involving her education and ability to learn.
She is a real cutey also :)

Irfan Melodic said...

WEll, that's a good idea to provide your kid as many as words taken from foreign language (not her mother tongue language) because at the age ranging from 4 to 11 years is the best period for learning foreign language. Even if you want to stock her with more than two languages, it is possible. That's good dea to be a stay-home mom.

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David Funk said...

You are such a great parent and mom to teach as well as you are to Akesha. After following along on many of your entries, the growth of her physically and mentally is evident with how you have taught her.:)

out of the blue said...

galing naman ni akisha. nakakatuwa kasi marunong syang mag tagalog.

niko said...

ay nice info.. apply ko to kay yeng :)

galing ni akesha!!! hmmm galing ng nanay magturo eh haha

chubskulit said...

Wow, ang galing naman ng Manang ko, ganyan din kami ni Rye, kaso nga lang nirereject nya na ang tagalog lessons ko at "bad words" daw lol.. Lokang anak ko na to, hahaha.. good job sis!

ryliej said...

Parehas tayo tsang shy, minsan ayaw makinig sakin si rye, sinasabi pa mali daw yung turo ko sa kanya,..grrrrr.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Great job, Dhemz. Dakilang ina ka. :)

madz said...

Hi sis! Nakakatuwa naman si Akesha. 'yung pamangkin ko naman, kabisado nya ung Bahay Kubo na kahit ako eh hindi ko kabisado :D

amiable amy said...

Hahaha kakatuwa girl. Slang na slang si Tisay ano? LOL! She has the sweetest voice. Oh I miss my lil friend. She is already two years old now. Anyway, good job mommy Dhemz. Yezzz, repetition is the key. Even if you think they are not listening, keep saying the words because they are passive but, their ears are not.

amiable amy said...

Here is my thank you post for all of you...salamat ha http://www.amynobillos.com/2009/07/thank-you-lord-for-blessings.html

Clarissa said...

Ang galing magturo ni Mommy kaya madaling turuan si Akesha!!Great job guys!!
Si Wakaba at Haruka naman ayaw paturuan ng asawa ko ng tagalog--english daw.Hayun,baliktad kasi ang dila nila--lalalalalala lang,ang sabi nila rararararara lol!!!\(^0^)/ang sabi ko TV,sa kanila naman,terebi!!lol!!chus!!

Maria said...

that is really great :) smart kid!

eden said...

very smart gyud si Akesha like mom. i am so impressed with her learning 2 languages at this young age of her. you are a good mom and a great teacher.

josie said...

so cute, good job mommy!

Mrs. Stevenson said...

cute naman nya. hehe mana sa mommy!

kittykat said...

MAkaibog mana imong little princess Inday oi..can't wait to have my own little girl hinoon..she is a very intelligent and charming little girl..liwat syempre sa mama..ayaw saba kay hubby ha..

Melanie said...

Galing naman ni Akesha !!! at least marunong syang magsalita ng Tagalog noh ! Si Gabz matatawa ka pag nagsalita ng tagalog...slang na slang...but at least nakakaintindi sya kahit papano...kc pag galit si mommy nagtatagalog na eh !