I know it's obnoxious of me, but I can't help it. It has to be said. My child is brilliant! You can't deny it! Look at this WORD! He can spell! He's a speller now! I am a horrible mom and have never taught him one letter or number before. I pretty much stopped at the colors and shapes. Lately I have been a little stressed because he is starting Kindergarten in August. That's only 4 months away! So I decided if he could spell his name and recognize the alphabet and the numbers 1 through 20 I would be thrilled. Well, apparently I don't have to do anything because he can teach himself!
Today he casually shows this paper to me and asks me what it says. I say, "Uummm, I don't know" and then I sound it out for him. He looks at me like I am crazy and says, "No. It says jump mom!" I look at it again and sure enough, it does! Sort of. I asked him how he learned that and he said on Blue's Clues. That's just smart. I don't care who you are! That's Stephen Hawking smart! :) Seriously though - I am amazed at his memory. Kids are like sponges!
My neighbor Debbie and I decided we should do a little 'preschool' thing between us. Her little boy will come over here once a week for an hour and Parker will go over there once a week for an hour to practice 'skills' and play. The yellow and purple papers are what Parker brought home from her house this week. We were both laughing because we couldn't believe it. Check out those numbers! She said they looked at the calendar and repeated the numbers on it. Then he writes this awhile later while in the kitchen. No numbers around anywhere. And then he wrote his name. He did have it in front of him - but I am still amazed that he could form the letters so good!
The jury is still out on Carson's intellect - but he does count all the time now and I don't know where he learned it. He runs around all the time and you will catch a "seven, eight, nine, ten" here and there. It's all about osmosis I guess! GO OSMOSIS!