Since at this age his mind is really like a sponge, absorbing everything that he sees around him and imitating whatever we do, it's only the perfect time to teach him the basic lessons but I believe it's important not to push him to it. Reading books 24/7 and doing flash card every day might be too stressful for him to handle so instead I do it in a relaxing way, while watching TV or having the evening walk.
Irfan observing the water spout at the adult swimming pool, he was really curious and it's a good experience to stimulate his mind to THINK.
Observing people and their activities is one of his fave pastime, that's what his mother does best too!So one of the day last week, I decided to bring him to the park and expose him to the world of colors. Of course he has seen colors around him all these while, since he started to gain vision but I'd never really taught him about them.
So among the colors that he saw a lot in the park is none other than the color of nature... GREEN!!!
Other than that there are also RED flowers
and so many colors presenting themselves in so many forms. Irfan loves them. He loves the orange fishes, blue water and sky, black Mr.Birdies, colorful playground and tiles and so on. He also managed to play balls with a cute little girl at the community hall. Her daddy was kind enough to ask his daughter to share her balls with Irfan, but because he was too aggresive I had to pull him away and distract him with other things lest the girl's father would never let him go anywhere near his daughter again. Hehe..
Now he still can't name the colors yet but I'm still giving him inputs on them in every opportunity I get. Because I remember teaching him about shapes when he wasn't yet talking, and once he could talk he could identify STAR anywhere he sees them. So it's very important to repeat, repeat and repeat yourself again and again so the things you taught them could be embedded in their mind.
Next thing on my list is to teach him MANNERS, as my son is a bit uncontrollable when it comes to that. Tsk tsk tsk...