Serious Reader


Ben Ben can read all picture books now such as vegetables, fruits, and animals basically. He can now pronounce longer words such as dragon fruit, mangosteen, armadillo, umbrella, cauliflower.

The longest sentence he said the other night was “Ben Ben finished all chockat (chocolate)”. The next morning, after drinking milk, he said “Ben Ben finished all milk, Ma Ma give chockat”, asking for reward.

Sometimes he says “Ben Ben eat sugar, cotonut (coconut) and Putu Mayong”. ha ha ha..

The latest words he likes to say is “Of course” and “No”. When we ask him ” Is this tiger”, he would say “NO! lion”. Daddy and Mummy like to hear him say “NO”

Ben’s way of pronunciation :-)

Bee end (the end), cotunut (coconut), dambu (jambu), codile (crocodile), carcoon (cartoon), Dr. Manat (Dr. Rahmat), magoose (goose), kambing (penguin)etc, on yite (on the light), chocoyet (chocolate), etc.

So far, we notice he cannot pronounce the words starts with L such as light (he says yite), la la la (he says ya ya ya).

Now his favorite words that he always says are ‘don’t want, don’t want’, ‘on yite’, ‘Bee end’. Whenever he wants to stop us of reading our own books or switch to another books, he’d say “Bee end” and take away the book. It means it’s finished or done.

He is now able to identify parrot from birds, polar bear and panda from bears, dolphin from fish etc.