I thought I can satisfy his craving, bought some fancy toy dog houses for him but he preferred to build his own dog house seen at the center. Lil doggy now has a new home. He definitely have a creative heart. 🙂
Yesterday Mat was messing our floor, I thought of stopping him but when I saw that he was doodling a dog with a leash it really made me happy. I let him continue his work of art to his preferred canvas which is the floor and cleaned it afterwards. It reminds me when I was at his age I made some doodles on our wall and I realize that was the birth of myself being an artistic individual. He’s 4-year-old, though some kids developed fine motor skills ahead, I still celebrate his milestone as I believe every child is unique and will develop at their own pace.
Like what happened to his reading skill, he started to read before he turned four. Here’s his video when Mat was 3.11 year old. Using my own illustrations, it made him eager to learn and so I customized most of his lessons. I also downloaded free worksheets at www.education.com seen on the middle part, another customized work again at the last part the “Doe a deer… It’s also good for us parents to observe their learning style, as for him he’s a visual and kinesthetic learner.
He was a late talker, he undergone speech therapy but now his speech development went well and keeps on improving, he’s now talkative, very much thankful to his teachers. Here’s his video reciting “All Things Bright & Beautiful Poem”.
I’m so thankful to God that even though his development didn’t follow the standard developmental milestone, he manifested us that he is the creator of the universe, the giver of life and the greatest artist that no neurodevelopmental doctors can predict. As a parent it’s our duty to discover God’s given talent and to nurture it with love and support.
Let’s bring on the fun & build memories that will last a lifetime. Nothing beats on doing simple things. 🙂
Taken at my beautiful hometown Loon, Bohol, Philippines.
Photo: www.creativemaniaphotography.com by Darlene Sanguenza-Cano
My 4 year old little boy James Matteo Cano, recites a poem “ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL”
He can’t wait to eat popcorn, pardon on the last stanza as he wanted to finished it fast. He can perfect it anyway if he has something to read.
My toddler likes to complicate things, see his bicycle ride. 🙂 Noticed the used of recycled materials. I can’t figured what’s on his mind, he’s just always on the go.
Photo by: Darlene Sanguenza-Cano © www.creativemaniaphotography
Monthly photos throwback of my adorable cutie James Matteo Cano. He was born on October 28, 2011 via c-section as he was quite big, weighs 9.8 lbs. When God allowed me to become a mother it’s like a magic on how he transformed myself to become more mature, firm and loving.
Photo and illustration by: Darlene Sanguenza-Cano © www.creativemaniaphotography