Kay started her swim lessons when she was about 3.5 years old. She stopped the lessons when we had to leave Singapore for half a year. In Sept last year, we started her swimming lessons again and half a year later, she was ready for her first & second stage swimming test, as indicated by her swimming instructor.
So as i found out from some of Kay's swim mates' parents, they had dangled a reward for their kids for passing the test. My Kay was just happy when I told her that her friends will be taking the test together. I was indeed relieved that she was motivated in a non-materialistic way. Furthermore, I'm not that a thoughtful mum in the area of material rewarding and why initiate it when she don't seems to need it!
Kay's swimming instructor briefing all the kids on the items for the test.
For her 3rd test item, she had to put on her pyjamas and swim 25metres. It was the most tiring item but she made it.
I was very proud of her and glad she enjoyed herself during the test. Still, like I said before in my previous posts, I hope she'll grow out of her anxiety soon.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Our Saturday morning : After Kaylene's morning swimming lesson and the showers, we took a stroll to the nearest Fire station, just about a 10min walk away. We have put the visit at the back of our minds and waited for a Saturday when there is no art lesson for kaylene.
The fire station opens for visits every saturday 9-11am. We were there at about 10.30am and after exchanging our NRIC for a visitor's pass, a friendly fireman greeted us and showed us around the ground level of the station. The kids were given a plastic made fireman's hat as souvenir.
anyway, we were glad the kids get to see different types of fire engines, though they couldn't keep still to listen much to the fireman's description and explanation.