Thanks for your assurance...N2 is 4 years old. I actually sent my girl to Phonics class by Edufarm, and the teacher told me that my girl was perfectly fine, and that she is able to follow her class and did the worksheets by herself (though not 100% correct, about 80%). So i am really confused by the different point of view....slmkhoo wrote:Sounds like your daughter is ok. The problem is that some teachers tend to compare with the ideal and don't have a wide range of tolerance. Same with some doctors. N2 is how old? Some kids don't get all the consonant sounds clear till 7 yo. And few kids are that keen on worksheets at N2!
I agree with point 3 that parents are the best teachers for young kids. Speak clearly to her to model good speech, and give her time to respond. As long as she knows what to aim for, her muscle coordination will catch up eventually. Baded on your description she sounds fine.
Previously, her Childcare teachers told me she's not okay and even comment that she's going K1 next year so I should be worried...then turn out that it was actually they themselves not paying attention to my girl's development. I am not expecting them to look after my girl exclusively, but if they really feel my girl has some issues, shouldn't they start to pay more attention to her rather then just pass such comment and then make my girl go through all these test....only to tell me at the end of the day actually they realize she's okay after paying more attention to her.
And KKH doctors are also doing the 'just to play safe" kind of recommendation. I mean there are really lots of other kids with real issues that need the place at Eipic centres. Anyway I have decided to give up my seat for the Eipic centre so that other kids with real need can get the place earlier (waiting time is 6-9 months!)
I will just let my girl develop at her own pace.....