Michelle - posted on 02/22/2012 ( 29 moms have responded )
Hi! I'm a mother of four, my eldest is 13 and my youngest 8 months. My 2 year-old son, not yet 2 and a half, is completely obsessed with letters and numbers. All day long, he looks for them everywhere, calling them out, sings the alphabet song constantly, and he looks for things that look like letters and numbers everywhere. He'll find them in the clouds even, he "writes" them with his cheerios, with a string, or with crayons or anything else he can shape into them...he even chews his food into letter shapes, then shouts "look mommy! The letter A!" I mean, this is 95% of what he talks about. He makes eye contact and is affectionate, says I love you and kisses me, so I don't think it's autism, but is this normal? My girls never did this and it strikes me as so extreme that I worry maybe something may be wrong. Anyone else's child do this? How is he as an older child? Thanks for your help!