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my 3yo knew all his colors and shapes by about 2 1/2 years old. He is 3 now and does not know numbers by sight but he does count to 10 and he can recognize if there are 1, 2, or 3 of something. He knows the difference between a number and a letter but doesn't know letters by sight yet. He just started singing the alphabet but not in order, he can do a-g and lmnop. he has no interest in sorting, well not true when i lay out coins in groups of pennies, dimes, etc he rearranges them into a group of pennies and a group of all the silver coins. but he doesn't care to sort things by color or shape.
my 20 month old is getting to know his colors, he will come up to me and say 'blue car' or 'red sock' but if i say 'point to something blue' or 'what color is this or that' he is not always right. he can recognize a circle but no other shapes. he knows when there are one or two of something. doesn't know letters yet.
does anyone have any tips for teaching any of these things? i basically just say the color of everything all day long, i read a book about the alphabet to both of them, i lay out groups specific numbers of items and talk about them, i try to get them to sort things with me. when we play i will say 'this is a lion, lion starts with the letter l, listen to the sound the l makes, what else starts with the l sound?" etc. what are some things you do to teach your young ones things?