Melissa - posted on 11/05/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )
Hi everyone, We have a daughhter who has just turned 21 months and just loves learning. Obviously like most children :) She recognises all of the letters of the alphabet and reads out each letter on signs whenever we are out or she is looking at a book or catalogue. She is counting and recognises numbers up to 14 and just loves doing puzzles. She has a love for learning and she enjoys being praised for it and claps when she has completed a puzzle etc even when she's on her own. Alice can say approx 200 words. We haven't pushed her, I am a fulltime stay at home mum and I spend lots of time with her (obviously that's what a stay at home mum does anyway). She will have a mini tantrum if I don't show her how to do something or sit and read with her. I love all the time I get to spend with her and feel very lucky that I am able to stay at home and enjoy her. I have been told by a number of people, that if Alice doesn't slow down then she will be bored when she goes to school!
This really irritates me when I hear it, I think this is ludicrous and besides if she wants to play with her numbers and letters etc, I am not going to deny her of it!
What are your thoughts on this?