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Does your 3 yr old know how to....

I don't remember my older DD being able to do the things that my 3 yr old DD is doing. What can your 3 yr old do acedemically?
Identify colors & shapes?
Write their name?
Spell their name?
Identify all 26 letters?
Write all 26 letters?
Know the sounds each letter makes?
Identify each number?
Math problems?

I'm thinking about starting her on sight words but don't want to push it. If I start now though I might avoid some of the problems I'm having w/ teaching my 6 yr old how to read.

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Asked by mom22littlegirl at 3:50 PM on Dec. 8, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • She knows most of her letters
    knows the sound they make
    knows colors and shapes
    knows most of her numbers
    but that's it

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 3:53 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • She's almost 3.

    Knows most of her letters
    counts 1-10
    All shapes colors
    She can read her name.

    Answer by Chell.o_0 at 3:56 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • He can say his ABC's for the most part, misses a few.
    Recognizes every letter.
    Can count to 16, and recognizes tons of numbers up to 25
    He can read his name, as well as some other words
    He knows all of his colors
    He knows TONS of animals and the sounds they make.
    Knows most basic shapes

    Answer by Rosesandlilys at 4:01 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • All the mental stuff - letters, numbers, colors, shapes, etc. He's starting to read, can probably read about two dozen words. However, his fine motor skills are behind his mental skills, and what's more, he has zero interest in crayons or drawing, so we are getting no where with writing.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 4:07 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • My 3-yr-old can sort by color, but thinks they're all blue when first asked "what color is this?"
    He can't write at all.
    He can recognize his name in writing, as well as several other words, but he can't spell them on his own.
    He can identify all 26 letters (I credit Super Why, lol) by sight, but not by sound.
    He knows a few numbers, but not all.
    He can't count, much less add or subtract.

    If you feel like your daughter would benefit, then by all means help her in any way you can. It doesn't have to be like work, and if she enjoys it, then why not? :)

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 4:08 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • My son turned 3 in November and he doesn't speak which makes marking his progress difficult but I can tell you what else he CAN do :P Good luck, trust yourself, you know whats best for your childs education!

    He can identify all 26 letters, uppercase and lowercase (by sight and sound)
    He can make the sounds of all the letters (the q sound is my favorite it sounds like Kuh-Wuh)
    He can identify at least 5 sight words (logan, mom, dad, pops, nana, etc)
    He can write all of his letters uppercase and lowercase
    He can identify all numbers up to 20
    He can write his numbers up to 10
    He knows a lot of animal sounds

    Answer by LovableNeurotic at 7:46 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Identify colors & shapes? Most of the basic colors (red, green, yellow, pink, etc) and simple shapes (square, circle, star, etc)
    Write their name? Not by himself
    Spell their name? No
    Identify all 26 letters? Uppercase, yes. Lowercase, not quite.
    Write all 26 letters? No
    Know the sounds each letter makes? Not yet.
    Identify each number? Up to 10 for sure. I think he knows a few others.
    Math problems? No

    Answer by makelineerror at 10:01 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Identify colors & shapes? yes she was about 18 mts
    Write their name?he nick name izzy
    Spell their name?nope we are working on it slowly
    Identify all 26 letters?yes since she was 2 1/2
    Write all 26 letters? she can write a,c,d,p,i,z,y,t,u,ls,o,h and l
    Know the sounds each letter makes?most of them
    Identify each number?all numbers 1-30
    my dd is turning 4 in march
    Math problems?


    Answer by piwife at 10:11 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

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