@ 14 months 3 weeks 2 days
Ryan’s language development has certainly improved markedly. He is able to follow simple command and has no problem pointing to picture of things when we name it (balls, butterfly, cow, dog, cat, pig, telephone, baby, etc….). He is also becoming more vocal in expressing his emotions, needs and wants. Example, when he play with his car, he’ll make the sound effect – Voom… Ooohh.. voom… (so cute)
Anyways, all the while, much emphasis was put on Ryan’s development of the English language. Although Ryan is exposed to 6 languages on a daily basis (English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, Malay), admittedly his ability to comprehend other languages besides the mother tongue language (English) was conveniently forgotten. *slap mommy’s head*
I’ve noted down Ryan’s ability to vocalize words in English in all his monthly milestones. Somehow it never occurred to me that like most babies, Ryan is adept with the ability to understand multiple languages at one time. (Unlike mommy, spent a few semesters just to learn some basic Japanese language which today I cant even pass reciting 1- 10. Blehh). It only took a turn when we discovered Ryan was actually babbling words in Mandarin when we were in Langkawi. Two notable words Ryan learnt were “Weh Yo” (Mei Yo – Do Not Have/No) and “Yo” (Have), those are his favourite words these days, actually said not out of fluke shot but meaning it. That aside, he’ll even say it with the famous ‘don’t have’ sign language (both palms twisting inwards outwards) as well. So cute la.. Hmm.. Though I am not sure if I will still find all these funny few years down the road but for now, I simply love the way Ryan babble those words with the funny gestures of his. Till the extent, I will make up unsound question so to hear the famous reply; eg. in the bedroom, I’ll ask ‘Ryan, can you see the star?‘. We all know the obvious answer but poor innocent Ryan will be looking up the roof and say “Weh Yo” coupled with the no-no handshake….
I usually have a heart to heart talk with (to) Ryan on our way to nanny’s in the morning asking him how was his sleep, any dreams, hungry etc. Not sure if he understands his mommy’s babbling early in the morning but lately he has been more responsive. Pic below taken this morning of Ryan bleh-blehing with both hands moving up and down.. (hmm.. from his face expression, I think he wants to send his mommy a message that he’s bored with his mommy’s ‘ngam ngam cham cham’ (boring) conversation in the morning). Heehee….