I have been learning a lot about how learning happens. I still have a hard time letting go of the idea of the need to "teach". My 3 year old is always surprising me and showing me how little "teaching" I really need to do. Months ago I was pleasantly surprised to see her counting to 10, not objects or for hide and seek just counting, just counting out loud for fun. I just made a mental note and was happy to see she had picked up something. Yesterday she was sitting on the counter while I was cracking eggs for breakfast. I was counting in my head and as I cracked the 5th one she says out loud 5, after she had been sitting silently watching. I said yes that's 5 and I was just going to do 5 but I wanted to see her do more so I kept going. She then said 6, 7, 8 as I cracked them. I was proud of her and excited to see she had moved from counting out loud because it was fun to making the connection between counting and objects in real life. She doesn't realize that she's made a huge leap in learning, all this is just normal to her. I am so proud though and pretty excited to see natural learning in action.