It is definitely not to early for them to retain information, but it's not expected they know that stuff yet. (point of clarification for my previous post)
And these days most kids are sent to school at 4 (pre-k) and they learn there.
I agree with kustomkrochet...play, play, play. Label everything and JB will pick it up before you know it! We had building blocks with letters and numbers on them....yellow A, Blue B, green C, etc. They learned colors, numbers and letters all at once! It's not a ball, it's the yellow ball. It's the square book. Label, label, label.....
My older two knew their letters, numbers, basic shapes and colors before they were 2. My youngest is 2 1/2 and knows his basic shapes (and a few others....trapeziod! lol), basic colors but still messes up some, majority of his letters and numbers to 10. Way behind the other two, but still ahead of "average" for his age.
Play with him. Don't sweat it
at 9:13 AM on Jul. 1, 2009