Thursday, August 21, 2008

Numbers -vs- Letters

I was observing Lawson yesterday and I was wondering a couple of things of what age kids should know what. Lawson is 3 years and 3 months old.

Lawson knows her numbers and can identify #s 0-8. I am not to sure what happened to 9 but she doesn't know that one. She can count to 20 when she is not goofing off. Her favorite game theses days is Hi Ho! Cherry-O (Thank you Taylor and Madison). And she does an awesome job counting things.

Then come her letters. She can say her ABC's but identifying them she is not so good at. She knows are L, A, B, O and S sometimes mistaken for 2. Her vocabulary is well... sometimes better then mine. The only word I have heard her get backwards is 'comfortable.' So what is the deal? Do most kids find either numbers or letters first? I have no clue and just wondering... Is there something else I should be doing to get her better at identifying letters? I have lots of tools thanks to her grandparents but she just doesn't seem interested.


Elizabeth said...

I'm no help, but I think Lawson is pretty darn smart and she'll get it all worked out soon.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Elizabeth! :)
Grammy (okay coloring and her name!)

The Thompsons said...

Davis learned to count to 10 and his ABCs about the same time. He was really young and I think I owe it all to the kids he was in a home daycare with. They loved to teach him. The LeapFrog keyboard system really helped him identify his lowercase letters.