Almost 2-year-old and counting?

(12 Posts)
stopgap Sat 27-Jul-13 00:09:40

MultipleMama, I haven't heard of reading at two. That's amazing! Is your son still a book lover?

Mine adores books, too. He's obsessed with Curious George and the Beatrix Potter books, but he definitely can't read any of the words.

MultipleMama Fri 26-Jul-13 00:05:18

My son was the opposite, he was reading books by two (kid ones mind!) whereas numbers took a while longer.

gourd Thu 25-Jul-13 10:13:41

Sounds fine. Ours has significant speech delay but can "read" (sounding out phonically nearly all the letters in the alphabet in books, labels, street signs, on bill boards, shop signs and sides of busses etc). Even read the word "aquafresh" on her toothbrush last week speling out all letters correctly yet cannoy say aquafresh. Ours will be 3 in Sept but has also had good number recognition both of written numbers and actually knowing how many from about 2 and a half years old - saying two when there are two and four when there are four etc and reading numbers on busses, trains and house numbers. Told me 3 and 1 make 4, aged 2 and a half yet has few words and speech is also very unclear to most people, which is rather frustrating! As for jigsaws - at 2.5 she was starting to do 35-50 peice ones and has now moved to 75 peices just before her 3rd birthday yet can hardly talk - they're all different.

stopgap Thu 25-Jul-13 00:34:50

My son is average to useless at puzzles. He has zero patience for them. He can build huge block towers much more easily, though I'm not sure that counts as a mathematical skill.

It'll be odd for me if he does prove "good" with numbers. I was reading novels by age six, but had great difficulty with maths, and to this day have appalling spatial awareness and struggle to remember simple number sequences.

ChazDingle Wed 24-Jul-13 20:57:18

chocoluvva> they always say that jigsaws are a sign of being good at maths but i don't think it necessarily follows as i've always been good at maths (did up to A level maths and now work as an accountant) but i hate jigsaws and can't understand how people can do them for fun

chocoluvva Wed 24-Jul-13 20:48:51

My DS was also very good with numbers when he was tiny (still is), but he was strangely hopeless at doing jigsaws.

ChazDingle Wed 24-Jul-13 20:11:14

forgot to mention above he's fine at talking now, it seemed to come on all of a sudden

ChazDingle Wed 24-Jul-13 20:08:51

my DS could do that before age 2 and also recognised numbers written down at his two year check but wasn't really talking much. He is 3.2 now still really good at numbers he just seems to get them and i've not really spent any time teaching him, its what he's into. His development is very uneven tho, for his pre school development check he got 40-60months + in maths and only 16-26 months in managing feelings and behaviour!!

stopgap Wed 24-Jul-13 17:26:25

I'm actually relieved to discover it's "normal"! Everything online points to kids counting, but I couldn't find anything about younger toddlers quantifying.

Thanks for the replies smile

dyslexicdespot Wed 24-Jul-13 15:09:09

My 21 month old does the same thing. We have been told that he is early, but not out of the ordinary. He is of course a genius in my eyes!

chocoluvva Wed 24-Jul-13 15:03:29

Clever little boy smile.

Not uncommon though.

stopgap Wed 24-Jul-13 12:47:23

I don't mean by rote--he does that up to ten--but grouping objects together, based on numerical amount.

So I can ask how many apples in the fridge, and he'll tell me six, or four, or whatever.

Can anyone else's kid do this?

We have his two-year-old assessment coming up, and he's still only speaking in half words, or the first syllable, so this stands out as a bit uneven.

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