Believe it or not, Hannah has an inclination for Chinese songs. This definitely has nothing to do with her parents! She has been learning new Chinese songs from her pre-nursery teachers and singing them whenever she is in the mood. I suspect that the oriental pentatonic tunes appeal our little one. :P
Closer to home, I’ve been trying to help her increase her Chinese vocabulary through reading picture books and conversation. I felt terrific upon discovering that our local Popular Bookstore carries a small but respectable and creative collection of cute and simple Chinese books for babies and toddlers. Ever since the discovery, I have been steadily increasing her library of Chinese books at home. And the best thing is that Hannah likes to browse through these books and asks myself or Yang to read to her. :)
There is this interactive Chinese book entitled <找不同> that encourages the child to spot the difference in diagrams which Hannah greatly enjoyed. It is easier to engage her in conversing in Chinese through books like this one. This book also has bold colours which I used to help her recognise them in Chinese. So far, she is progressing well in calling out the colours of objects in Chinese. The numerical department is easier for her as her pre-nursery reinforces it regularly.
The next milestone would be to speak in phrases and sentences. Arghh!!!