Sunday, December 26, 2010


Tadika AULAD has been operating in the Bandar Baru Bangi / Kajang area for 19 years. We formulated an effective preschool education program that blends state-of-the art teaching method with deep-rooted Islamic Tarbiyyah to ensure your child gets the best available education as well as spiritual guidance.

Our teachers are highly experienced and trained. Continuous trainings for teachers ensure your child gets the best preschool education. We use mostly english as the medium of instruction, and your child will have the competitive edge in the school years to come .

To know more about us, dont hesitate to call.  Our numbers are at the side bar.


  • ENGLISH - reading(phonetics, look-and-say, high-frequency-words), conversation, comprehension.
  • BAHASA MELAYU - quick read-technique (phonetics) , using BACALAH AULAD.
  • MATHEMATICS - mental arithmetics
  • SCIENCE - world-wide sources, enjoyable experiments
  • JAWI/ARABIC - flashcards, theme-based
  • FARDHU AIN - tauhid, fiqh, sirah, akhlak
  • HAFALAN - the short surahs, zikr and doa













Wednesday, December 15, 2010

School Refusal

Many kids look forward to going to school. They may not always enjoy every single part of the school day. But in general, they like spending time with their friends at school, learning new things and being challenged. Some other kids just dread going to school though.

School refusal is most common in kids who are five to six years old, when they are just starting school and in their first year of kindergarten. For these kids, going to school may become so stressful that they have temper tantrums over going to school. In addition to having temper tantrums and crying when it is time to go to school, symptoms that children may have when they don't want to go to school may include vague complaints such as:
  • stomachaches
  • headaches
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • chest pain
  • joint pain
There are several reasons to why they refuse to go to school:
They want to stay home with mum.
stay with mum
No friends

They have no friends at school.

They don't like the teacher.

school work

The work is too hard or too easy.


Someone is being unkind.

There is a bully.
cheating at school

They did something wrong.

They didn't get into the team.
not picked for the team

feeling lonely
They've been away for a long time.

They feel sick.
feeling sick

If the children are allowed to stay home, they seem to calm down and feel better quickly. Many parents have a hard time dealing with this behavior when it becomes a daily struggle. In many cases, this type of behavior starts right after the child has been at home with the parents for several days or weeks.

A child who refuses to go to school for several weeks or longer may develop both social and academic problems. If the child’s feelings of fear and anxiety are not addressed, he or she is at risk for developing an anxiety disorder.

Discuss with your child's teacher to identify the problems. But the best way to overcome the problem is to make sure that your child goes to school everyday , since the more he stays home, the harder it will be to get him to go back to school.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten?

Are your children ready for kindergarten?There are some things parents can do in the early years to help a child be confident and eager to learn when the first day of school rolls around.

Be your child's first teacher: Help foster a curiousity toward learning by playing with your children and exploring the world around them. A visit to the park can yield a study of nature -- focusing on sounds and sights gets children observing, thinking and asking questions.

Communicate with your child: Activities as simple as reading to children or talking to them often help develop strong oral-language skills. Use picture books or toys to encourage children to explain what they're seeing. Reading stories every day also teaches children to listen and then explain what they've heard.

Encourage independence: Kindergartners have to be independent enough to do simple tasks, such as washing their hands on their own. Can your child blow his own nose? Cover her mouth when she coughs? While it may be easier to do some tasks for children, educators stress allowing children to do things for themselves when safe to do so.

Playing well with others: Learning to share and wait their turn is essential once children start school. Parents can help their children by encouraging them to express what they're feeling. Praise your child if you catch him sharing with others. Find opportunities to help your child problem-solve through conflict, such as a fight over a swing at the playground.

Help develop strong fine-motor skills: Craft projects or simple chores around the house can help a preschooler prepare for school by developing the fine-motor skills needed for writing. Stringing cereal like Cheerios on a pipe cleaner to make bracelets develops muscles in children's hands that will then be used for writing.

Recognizing basic letters and numbers is important. It does help when a child can recognize letters and count to 10 before she goes to the kindergarten. Parents can do their part by pointing out letters to children as they go along their days, and by encouraging counting out things during play.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mind Your language

It’s really shocking for parents to hear their innocent and sweet children suddenly one day start using swear words as part of their conversation. This is a highly prevalent problem that often perplexes parents who are lost on how and why the child’s vocabulary has suddenly expanded to include these atrocious words.

Usually children begin swearing when they hear adults doing it. We all know that kids are like sponges who absorb everything that they see and hear in their environment. They may be copying mom, dad, any other adult, a sibling or friends at school. Sometimes children also swear to get attention. Younger kids are looking for their parent’s attention and swearing is one surefire way of getting it.
The first thing to do when you observe your child swearing is check your own language. It is not fair to expect your children not to use these words if you are regularly using them. Kids always model parent behaviours, thus if you want them to monitor their language, you have to monitor yours.
If you are not the one using bad language try to look into the other sources that might be influencing your child’s language like Television, Friends, Neighbours or Relatives. Try to keep your child away from the source as far as possible.
Establish clear rules about swearing with your child. Make it clear to your child that such words are not permissible at home. If your child is using these words when angry, try to teach him or her healthy ways of expressing emotions especially when they are frustrated or angry. This is especially true for younger children who most likely don’t understand the meaning of the words they use. Also, explaining to children the meaning of the words usually makes them stop since they now understand the vulgarity of the expressions.
Don’t feed in your child’s bad habit. If your kids are swearing in order to get attention, yelling at them or reprimanding them in any other way is just going to increase the frequency of the behaviour. A calmer approach usually works here. Ignore your child’s behaviour at that time and instead give him or her attention when behaving in a desired manner.
It is very distressing for parents to hear their kids use language that is inappropriate. Parents have an obligation to raise their kids properly by teaching them the right values.It is not easy being a good parent, we all know this, but we need to try our best to understand our children and guide them in their formative years in order for them to have a comfortable future!!

Cuba Baca


Anda perlu rajin menyediakan rangsangan sekiranya mahu anak cepat membaca. Jika anda mula lambat, maka lambatlah anak itu membaca. Ada yang menghantar anak ke tadika semasa berumur 5 tahun dan mengandaikan guru tadika 'do all the jobs' sedangkan anak itu tidak tahu apa-apa. Bila berlalu tiga bulan, datang ke tadika pot pet pot pet komplen kenapa anak dia abc pun tak kenal-kenal lagi. Janganlah begitu yang oi. Pembelajaran bermula di rumah seawal bayi lagi. Nak anak pandai, kenalah rajin sikit. Eh. rajin banyak.

Untuk mengajar membaca bahasa inggeris, gunakan kaedah phonics dan look and say. Sesiapa yang tak tahu apa itu phonics rajin-rajinlah menggoogle. Membaca tak perlu kenal alphabets. Tak perlu tunggu anak kenal ABC baru ajar membaca sebab ABC itu hanya huruf-huruf yang tidak mempuyai makna. Yang ada makna ialah bunyi kepada huruf-huruf itu. Cari CD di kedai yang ada mengajar bunyi-bunyi ini.  Kalau tak pun, dalam internet ni memang banyak web yang mengajar anak membaca cara phonics ini. Layari saja.

Perkataan look and say itu sendiri sudah menjawab cara mengajar kaedah kedua. Anak-anak melihat perkataan dan kemudian menyebutnya. Anda perlu menyediakan kad berukuran lebih kurang 4x10 inci. Box card paling bagus. Kalau tidak ada, guna saja manila card yang agak keras. Di atas kad itu anda tulis perkataan yang hendak anda tayang-imbaskan kepada anak. Tulisan mesti besar dan terang. Kalau ada template huruf kecil, bagus. Kalau tak ada, boleh saja anda print dari komputer. Guna marker pen pun boleh tapi biarlah tulisan itu cantik dan senang dibaca.

Kaedah ini anda boleh gunakan ketika anak masih bayi. Walaupun dia belum boleh menyebut, dia sudah boleh melihat. Mulakan perkataan yang berhampiran dengan dirinya: Body parts, family, things around the house. Atau anda boleh saja imbaskan 'high frequency words' atau 'dolch words' - iaitu perkataan yang sering kita jumpa apabila membaca. Di bawah ini adalah senarai high frequency words mengikut keutamaan. Anda boleh gunakan perkataan dalam senarai ini.

Preprimer Primer First Second Third
a all after always about
and am again around better
away are an because bring
big at any been carry
blue ate as before clean
can be ask best cut
come black by both done
down brown could buy draw
find but every call drink
for came fly cold eight
funny did from does fall
go do give don't far
help eat going fast full
hers four had first got
I get has five grow
in good her found hold
is has him gave hot
it he how goes hurt
jump into just green if
little like know its keep
look must let made kind
make new live many laugh
me no may off light
my now of or long
not on old pull much
one our once read myself
play out open right never
red please over sing only
run pretty put sit own
said ran round sleep pick
see ride some tell seven
the saw stop their shall
three say take these show
to she thank those six
two so them upon small
up soon then us start
we that think use ten
yellow there walk very today
you they where wash together

this when which try

why warm












Sekiranya anak anda sudah berumur 2 tahun ke atas, di samping menggunakan perkataan di dalam senarai anda juga boleh menggunakan buku bacaan siri Lady Bird berjodol "Peter and Jane". Mulakan buku 1A dan teruskan denga 2A, 3A, 4A dan seterusnya.

Cubalah dulu. Berikan feedbacak kepada kakpah. Kalau ada pertanyaan, jangan malu menulis dalam ruang komen atau dalam kotak shout box.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Child is Telling Lies

For most parents discovering that their child tells lies is upsetting and can be traumatic.Children and adults can lie in all sorts of ways. Not all of them are harmful or wrong.

It’s been said that almost all young children ‘lie’. In other words, for young children up to the age of about five or six lying is probably more ‘normal’ than ‘abnormal’. There are two good reasons for this:

First, a young child’s conscience works differently to that of an older child or adult. Older children and adults are able to work out before they do something whether doing it is a good thing or not. Young children are only able to work this out after they have done something.

Second, children love to fantasize. Children making up stories about what happened and exaggerating parts of those stories is absolutely normal. It is to do with their excitement about being able to talk and, to a degree, about being in control of their own lives. So what appears to be lying can just be children being children.

Lying as ‘white lies’
It may seem strange to say but most parents teach their children to lie. Think of a family visit to a relation or friend. Your child has been bored all afternoon and doesn’t like your friends or
their children. But it’s quite likely that when you leave, you’ll expect your child to say, ‘Thanks, I’ve had a nice time’. Think of opening a birthday present. However disappointing the present might be, most of us are still expected to say, ‘Thanks, it’s lovely’ and we expect our children to say the same. So politeness can also include an element of lying, which is why we use the term ‘white lie’. It’s a lie which it’s OK to tell. But children have to learn this – they don’t know it automatically. So in trying to be the best parents we can, we may actually be confusing our children about lying instead of helping them.

Lying as defence
Whenever we tell lies it’s usually because we are on the defensive. We may be nervous about getting found out. We may be frightened of the person who is confronting us. We may be supporting a friend or colleague. Children are no different. Children ‘learn’ to lie when what happens when they tell the truth is worse than what would happen if they got away with a lie. In such cases, children aren’t just lying for the sake of it – they are lying to prevent something which they know or imagine to be worse happening to them. Children who lie continuously do so because they have ‘learnt’ only too well that it is easier to lie than to tell the truth.

Things you can do to help your child to tell the truth:
Set the best example you can. Whenever possible, tell your child the truth so that he or she doesn’t feel let down or disappointed too often.

Try to understand the reason for the ‘lying’. If it’s harmless fantasy, it can also be fun.

Don’t respond too negatively when your child tells the truth. If they have done something wrong, it’s quite right to let your child know you are displeased. But it isn’t helpful to get very angry. Next time, your child will wonder whether it’s worth telling the truth after all.

When your child tells the truth, make it clear that you are proud of him or her.
Let your child know you are disappointed when he or she lies.

Work out the situation in which your child is lying. Very few children lie all the time about
everything. So identify the situations in which your child lies and think about how those
situations have cropped up.

Read your child stories and fairytales in which telling the truth is emphasized. Fables like ‘The
Boy Who Cried Wolf’ are useful.

Make sure your child knows that you still love him or her. If a child has self-respect, he or she
won’t feel the need to lie as much. Remember that it’s easier to help a child not to lie than it is to stop a child who lies a lot of the time. If your child does lie all the time, ask for some professional help. There is usually an underlying reason which needs to be helped not hidden.

To Sum Up
Children, like adults, can tell lies for a variety of reasons. It is important that you understand why your child might tell a lie so that you can work at supporting your child and encouraging him or her to trust in you and be open with you.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What Can Be Done for A Child’s Short Attention Span?

Whether a child has been diagnosed with ADD (attention deficit disorder) or just has a hard time with inattention and distractibility, life at school and at home can be pretty challenging. Adults, who respect and allow for this child’s special needs, can help the child’s life run more smoothly and with less stress.

If you find your child’s inattentive behavior to be annoying or detrimental to the child, the following suggestions can be helpful.

• Look your child in the eye, when giving instructions. Give only one or two directions at a time. Ask your child to review aloud what you said to check for misunderstanding and to assist your
child’s memory.

• Establish a daily routine with meals, family activities and bedtime scheduled at the same time
every day. Routines are very important for those with a short attention span.

• Give your distractible child a specific time and place to do homework away from noise (TV,
people talking) and sights (toys, active people). Equip the space with paper & pencils. If there is no homework, have your child do leisure reading.

• Keep study time for any subject short – 10 to 15 minutes. Move to another subject and then go back to the first. Give breaks to move around, do jumping jacks, and get a drink. Boredom comes quickly with these kids.

• Allow movement during study time to stimulate the attention area of the brain.

• Use a timer for homework, bedtime, stopping play and getting ready activities. A timer helps
children stick to their task and to speed up their efforts.

• Have family meetings to allow everyone to set discuss and set rules for chores and recurring
problems. Set up consequences that fit the situation if the rules are not followed, or make a list of
consequences from which the child can choose at the time of the error. Children feel motivated to follow rules they help set.

• Put a poster in the bedroom with the daily routine. 1) Eat breakfast 2) Shower 3) Brush teeth 4) Get dressed. Use pictures for nonreader. Fostering independence goes a long way to boost self confidence.

• Point out positive behavior frequently

• Avoid blame and ridicule for mistakes or broken rules. They crush a child’s spirit. Ignore little
mistakes. Have a two-way discussion about bigger issues.

Monday, September 27, 2010

How To Stop Your Child From Whining

Whining - that pitiful, loud, grating sound - is one of the most irritating of kid behaviors. The pitch is an exasperating blend of crying and nagging that’s annoying as nails on a chalkboard. If that’s not enough, whiners have this amazing ability of stretching syllables so they almost slap you back in your face: “Pleeeeeeease” or “Daaaaad!” or "Mommm!"

Rest assured, all kids whine occasionally, but the surest way to turn this grating attention-getter into a full-fledged habit is to give in, and let your little nagger “win.” Take heed: once you back down and surrender, kids usually continue using the technique as a way to get what they want. Worse yet, if not stopped, whining often escalates to back talk, arguing, and tantrums. So the bottom line is: don’t let your kid think it works.


Step 1. Establish a Zero Tolerance for Whining
The best way to stop the behavior is to flat-out refuse to listen to nagging requests unless it’s spoken with a polite tone. At the first whimper of a whine, firmly say: “Stop! I don’t listen to whining voices. Tell me what you want with a nice tone.” Then walk away or turn around and ignore your kid. Turn back when the whining stops (even for a few seconds) and say: “I do listen to a nice voice. Can I help you now?” The trick is to not to look irritated or to react. Hmmm. Easier said than done, right?

Step 2. Demonstrate Appropriate Voice Tone
Next, show your child what a more acceptable voice sounds like. Please don’t assume he knows the correct way to get your attention. Whining may have become such a habit that he simply isn’t aware of his annoying tone. Take a moment to ensure your child knows what kind of a voice you expect. For example: “Here’s my whining voice: ‘I don’t wanna do this.’ Here’s my polite one: ‘Can you please help me?’ When you want something, make your voice sound like my polite voice. Now you try.” Be careful not to mimic your child: your goal is to be instructional so he understands your expectations without ridiculing.

Step 3. Lay Down Your Rules

Announce that from now on he should expect an automatic “no” any time he whines. Then just flatly refuse to listen to even the first note of a whine uttered from your kid’s lips. Usually whining stops when kids realize it’s getting them nowhere, so your child has to realize that your rule is non-negotiable.

Step 4. Set a Consequence If Whining Continues.
You may be wondering: “What happens if my kid still whines?” The answer is simple: you must set an immediate consequence so your kid knows you won’t tolerate it. And it’s the same for back talk, hitting, spitting, or arguing. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can wait until you’re home to correct your kid’s misbehavior. Wherever the whining occurs is where the consequence must be administered. That may mean the huge inconvenience of changing plans when your kid starts up his whining routine during a shopping outing. But if you really want to end the behavior, you’ll calmly say on the spot: “That’s whining, and you know the rule. We’re leaving now.” Consequences stop bad behaviors, only if they’re used every time the behavior occurs. Take heed: if you don’t follow through, the whining usually increases. That’s because your child has learned you just might give in.

Please remember to praise your kid when he uses the right voice tone. Breaking a habit takes time, so always encourage his good efforts. Above all: don’t give in.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Autism causes kids to experience the world differently from the way most other kids do. It's hard for kids with autism to talk with other people and express themselves using words. Kids who have autism usually keep to themselves and many can't communicate without special help.

They also may react to what's going on around them in unusual ways. Normal sounds may really bother someone with autism — so much so that the person covers his or her ears. Being touched, even in a gentle way, may feel uncomfortable.

Kids with autism often can't make connections that other kids make easily. For example, when someone smiles, you know the smiling person is happy or being friendly. But a kid with autism may have trouble connecting that smile with the person's happy feelings.

A kid who has autism also has trouble linking words to their meanings. Imagine trying to understand what your mom is saying if you didn't know what her words really mean. It is doubly frustrating then if a kid can't come up with the right words to express his or her own thoughts.

Autism causes kids to act in unusual ways. They might flap their hands, say certain words over and over, have temper tantrums, or play only with one particular toy. Most kids with autism don't like changes in routines. They like to stay on a schedule that is always the same. They also may insist that their toys or other objects be arranged a certain way and get upset if these items are moved or disturbed.

If someone has autism, his or her brain has trouble with an important job: making sense of the world. Every day, your brain interprets the sights, sounds, smells, and other sensations that you experience. If your brain couldn't help you understand these things, you would have trouble functioning, talking, going to school, and doing other everyday stuff.

Kids can be mildly affected by autism, so that they only have a little trouble in life. Or they can be very affected, so that they need a lot of help.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


What is normal behaviour for a child?

Normal behaviour in children depends on the child's age, personality, and physical and emotional development. A child's behaviour may be a problem if it doesn't match the expectations of the family or if it is disruptive. Normal or "good" behaviour is usually determined by whether it's socially, culturally and developmentally appropriate. Knowing what to expect from your child at each age will help you decide whether his or her behaviour is normal.

What can I do to change my child's behaviour?

Children tend to continue a behaviour when it is rewarded and stop a behaviour when it is ignored. Consistency in your reaction to a behaviour is important because rewarding and punishing the same behaviour at different times confuses your child. When your child's behaviour is a problem, you have 3 choices:
  • Decide that the behaviour is not a problem because it's appropriate to the child's age and stage of development.
  • Attempt to stop the behaviour, either by ignoring it or by punishing it.
  • Introduce a new behaviour that you prefer and reinforce it by rewarding your child.

Why shouldn't I use physical punishment?

Parents may choose to use physical punishment (such as spanking) to stop undesirable behaviour. The biggest drawback to this method is that although the punishment stops the bad behaviour for a while, it doesn't teach your child to change his or her behaviour. Disciplining your child is really just teaching him or her to choose good behaviours. If your child doesn't know a good behaviour, he or she is likely to return to the bad behaviour. Physical punishment becomes less effective with time and can cause the child to behave aggressively. It can also be carried too far -- into child abuse. Other methods of punishment are preferred and should be used whenever possible.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Dyslexia is a learning problem that makes it hard to read, write and spell. It occurs because the brain jumbles or mixes up letters and words. Children with dyslexia often have a poor memory of written and spoken words.

Sign of dyslexia in children:
  • Talking later than expected
  • Being slow to learn new words
  • Have difficulty pronouncing words
  • Be slow to add new vocabulary word and unable to recall the right word
  • Have trouble learning the alphabet, numbers, days of the week, colours, shapes
  • Problems following directions that have many steps
  • Problems reading a single word such as a word on a flash card
  • Problems linking letters with sounds
  • Reversing the shapes of written letters, such as "d" for"b"
  • Writing words backward such as "homd" for "mohd"
  • Inversion of letters such as "m" for "w", "n" for "u"
  • Develop fine motor skills more slowly than in other children. For example your child may take longer than others of the same age to hold a pencil in the writing position, use button and zippers, and brush his or her teeth.
If your child has one of these signs, it does not mean that she or he has dyslexia. Many children reverse letters before 7. BUT if you child has several signs of reading problems or if you have a family history of dyslexia, you may want to have your child checked for the problem.