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Monday, March 31, 2008

Miss Slowcoach

I have a little Miss Slowcoach. She is very very slow in drinking her milk, going to toilet, brushing her teeth, wearing her shoes etc. Takes her ages to do these activities. Well, at least she's good at brushing her teeth. She'll make sure she brushes her teeth properly because she doesn't want to get black decayed teeth with holes in them and ugly black fillings like her mommy. Hahaha. Very effective way to get her to brush teeth is to show her mine. :P

Even her teacher in kindy has told me that she does things very slowly. Takes her time in the toilet and takes her time packing her stuff when the bell rings. She's usually one of the last to leave the classroom, usually after the teacher even.

Anyone else has a Miss or Mr Slowcoach at home and what do you do to make them go a little faster? I would love some ideas as I'm tired of shouting "Hurry Up!"


  1. My girl is one slowcoach. I used to let her have lunch 3 days per week at school and after her while, she decided to give up having meals at school, because she takes longer than others to finish her meal and the teachers keep asking her to eat faster.

    She also takes her own sweet time on drinking her milk.

  2. mine is also a Mr. Slowcoach when comes to drinking milk, but i can't shout "Hurry Up".. still a baby.... hehe ;p

  3. There's always a slowcoach in the school, in the classroom, in the house and everywhere...
    The rule in the school still works the same for slowcoach, which means they might miss out on some things.
    Come to think about it, does being slow, make children a failure or would there be a big loss for everyone?
    I reckon they are quite good when come to social gathering or outing. They don't walk that slow when it comes to such events.

  4. elaine,
    Mine takes her own sweet time to drink her milk too unlike her lil bro who gulps his down. Like two extremes both of them.

    Haha. No you can't.

    No, being slow does NOT make children a failure no is it a big loss to everyone. However, it does get a bit tiring when you need to go somewhere in a hurry. :P

  5. Hehehe, good question! I too am fed up of telling the same thing & also wld luv a new word.

  6. it is normal...same here...do things very slow..I will be screaming sometimes...

  7. same...i have a miss slowcoach at home also...and now I'm basically counting 1,2,3 to make her faster..she'd challenge me and say, u 2 i'm here already (like so proud LOL). Well, at least it works and make thigns slightly faster, but not all situation can count 1,2,3 hahaha

  8. Hello...meet Mr. Slowcoach mum and Hurry Up is a overused word in the household be it for brushing teeth, eating or doing homework. The only time he is fast is drinking milk.

    To make things worse, I am a fast paced sort of person...so you can imagine how geram I can get at times.

  9. a&a's mom,
    How about "Faster lah!" Hahaha.

    No wor, my boy is faster.

    1,2,3 is used mainly for "you better do this NOW before you get punished!"

    I too am a fast paced sort of person. "fast paced sort of person" = impatient in my case. Lol!

  10. i have a flash Jayden here. I turn he's missing. I turn he's in the room edi. What u feed yr slowcoach, maybe i can feed him some also.

  11. Hi MG,

    As told you earlier, I might need you to do me a favor to post this out to get more opinions from the parents on the case of early childhood education. It might be very helpful, if parents can take this as an open discussion. =)

    Currently, I’m doing a final year project titled as “Tech-MoP” (Technology integrated Montessori Preschool) in pursuing my degree in business computing. This project intends to solve some problems that have hindered the positive development of early childhood education.

    As I am now on the analysis phase, here are some questions that might help for in-depth analysis of the problems by gathering the parents’ opinions on the related problems. At last, it is hoped that this can assist in the designing the right solution for each problem.

    The participation of parents and any opinions with clarifications would be very helpful and highly appreciated.

    1. Do childcare and preschool sound different for parents?

    2 Will parents choose childcare instead of preschool, or vice versa, by knowing that preschools offers more educational services, while childcares are more custodial and most of the time offer full-day service that benefit the working parents?

    Especially, for Question 3 and 4, Please sort out the options provided, from the most important to the least. In which, the inclusion of some justification and additional important points will be greatly appreciated.

    3. What are the requirements that can make up a quality preschool?
    - Well-managed curriculum
    - Facilities (e.g Library, playground, teaching materials)
    - Quality educators
    - Learning environment
    - Others ___________

    4. How would parents define “quality educators”?
    - A degree holder
    - Training certified person
    - Patience in dealing with the children
    - Others ___________

    5. Would you, as parents, allow your children to be exposed to technology in their preschool age (3 to 5 years old) as supportive tools in their learning process? Such as: computer interactive game help in the building of creativity, letters introduction with the use of computers, access to internet, etc. (any example of any kind of technology that have helped your children to learn might be helpful)

    6. Finally, any opinions to point out and expectations to be expected from a preschool, please do clarify it further. Thus, it will help in the analyses and solutions finding for a better development of early childhood education.

    Thank you for your participation, my regard for every angel that has shone your life up. =)



    N.b. For MG, I am sorry for the trouble caused, and would thank you beforehand for your great help. Thank you.

  12. hahahhahaha..dont worry MG, last time when i'm young i also got a nick name "slowcoach" in school, teacher even comment in my report card, said i always do thing slow. Now, i'm an impatient mummy!! Everything also wan fast!! My miss slowcoach is "MY MAID"!She is worst than my two Mr.slowcoach.


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