My oldest will be going to pre-k in the fall. I haven't worked on a whole lot of stuff with her, but she does know her alphabet and how to count to 10 (and a little past) and how to count to ten in spanish and colors those types of things. I hear so many moms saying their kids are already reading things at the age of 3 or 4. It makes me worried. I bought the Your Baby can Read program but my 4 year old doesn't like it nearly as much as my 2 year olds or my 1 year old.
I see parents teaching more and more to their kids at a younger age, I just worry that maybe things have changed in the 22 years since I was in kindergarten and maybe she will be behind all the new age early learning movement (not that it's a bad thing, I just haven't had the time with 4 kids 4 and under to really stop and teach her stuff like that).
Should she be able to count to 100? Should she be able to spell her last name (she already can her first)?
Answer by shamillionaire at 11:52 AM on Apr. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Apr. 21, 2010
i would say she should be able to say her alphabet, recognize and write her name, and be able to count objects. i think behavior is more important than knowledge. as long as she has a willingness to learn, she'll be just fine.
Answer by bestmommyeber at 11:57 AM on Apr. 21, 2010
Answer by GothicMommy3 at 11:59 AM on Apr. 21, 2010
Answer by momofryan07 at 3:40 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:51 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:28 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
Sweetie, don't worry. Once I met this mom last year at my son's school who asked what learning DVD's my son watches. She went on to brag how her (then) two year old speaks germanic-french (what the fuck?) and can play any song on piano he hears once. She asked what my son likes. I told her Sponge Bob. Actually we don't do much television at all but when gets the chance he really does love Sponge Bob. When I finally met her kid - he was picking his nose and eating it. One year later they are still both at the same Montessori school and I just don't see the Mozart baby genius in him she claims exist. Nice kid and all but I doubt he's seriously superior to all the other students. My son is three and knows most of the letters in the alphabet, some site words, and his basic numbers. He count to about 29. He can write his name and it looks quite a bit like it. But I don't think he is a super genius. He may
Answer by frogdawg at 7:36 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
Answer by frogdawg at 7:39 PM on Apr. 21, 2010