My daughter is 2 1/2 and I am wondering what i should be teaching her?

Mallory - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




I bought eduacational books this summer and they have letters, numbers, and pictures. I do not want to over do it so im asking for your opinion.


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Denise - posted on 01/07/2010




My 2 1/2 year old is my Baby we like to look at books and count - I have started teaching him and his siblings who are 7 and 4 Sign Language and to my surprise My Baby is picking it up faster then the older two. It is kind of fun to learn my self as well. I believe at 2 1/2 is the best time to start the ABC's the counting and colors as long as it isn't pushed too hard and they as well as you are having fun with it... :)

Jodi - posted on 01/07/2010




My girl knows how to count to 10, blue, pink, yellow, brown & green. Won't sit to long for stories but likes to read to herself out load saying "once upon a time"
She copies a lot off Dora in spanish also. She has a bigger brother & sister also, so tries to stay up w/them :)
She also enjoys trying to write numbers & letters & knows her full name & does get frustrated & says :I don't know how to do it" But just encourage she's doing a great job & we have to learn everything to to learn how to do it:)

Shelley - posted on 01/05/2010




i have a very active 21/2 year old girl so to keep her going i run a program where by she learns a letter of the alphabet each week we know colours,numbers shapes, animals all sorts of information we do a craft activity everyday by no means do i push her i find this keeps her mind active and creative and she asks for her activity time this year i've bought her some early maths and early reading books and she loves the maths games and writing the letters and numbers its only over doing it when the child doesn't want to do it

Mallory - posted on 01/05/2010




Thank you both so much. She loves to look at books and pretend she is reading but not really showing an interest in learning them quite yet. She loves to look at animals and right now i feel that is good enough. I will give it some time and start looking throught them with her from time to time. Thanks agian

Kylie - posted on 12/10/2009




Hi Mallory, i think its great that uve bought these books for ur daughter, if u read her a story wen she goes to bed at night she will develop a likin for books, my son was born on the 28th July, my partner and i have been readin to him from day 1, its his special 2gether time, we bought books with shapes, colours,numbers, the alphabet etc, but we let him let us no wen he wants to pick things up. We dont push coz children r naturally curious, he counts to 12, coz he recognises the numbers on a clock face, he has started showin a real interest in the alphabet and can recognise quite a few letters, once he started showin interest we continued with it, wen he wants too of course, and now he is showing interest in colours and shapes. I have had ppl tell me to try and slow him down, my response to them is that if he wants to learn it, i will teach him, i'm not goin to slow him down if he has a wanting to learn. Let ur daughter let u no wen she wants to learn sumfin, itll be more fun 4 her, I dont think uve overdone anything and im sure she will let u no if she doesnt wanna sit a read a book. GL wiv evrythin and keep buyin books, it teaches kids to use their imaginations

Erika - posted on 12/09/2009




Hi Mallory I also baught by daugher witch is the same age as your daughter she was born on the 25th July books of shapes and numbers and she enjoys it so much. So I don't think it's a bad idea to start showing it to her. In fact mine loves her books even though she can't really read it she loves to look at the pictures and she can recognise shapes know in her book. The only problem I have with my little girl I'm struggeling to get her to learn colours she's not really bothered with that at this stage.

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