My 2 year old daughter can count to ten!

United States
February 28, 2007 8:52am CST
Out of the blue she counted to ten the other day, she was playing with her older brother and they were counting down to jump on my bed and she just counted to ten. Out of nowhere, I couldnt belive my ears. I hadnt even started counting with her, we are still working on abc's. At first I though it was just a fluke but then she did it for her dad when he got home. I have heard her do it several times since then and have asked her to count thing and she does it perfectly. I know she had to have learned it from her brother but it amazes me. He was 3 1/2 when he learned to count to ten. Is this an average age or does this impress anyone else? I am curious at what age did your children learn to count or say thier abc's?
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@Blazing15 (333)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Congrats. It is always so fun when they learn these things. My daughter was 2 also when she learned to count. She is 3 and can count to 15 in english and spanish and knows her alphabet. She knows all of her colors and most of her shapes. She can write her name without tracing and we are working on recognizing the letters and numbers.Now by no means is my daughter better at all people learn at different rates. I think a lot of her's was from us teaching her sign language and it helped so much. I also worked in childcare for 7 years so I knew some of the things to work with her on. Congrats again.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
I have heard that teching them to sign is very good to improve thier learning, congradulations on a job well done !
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@yanjiaren (9050)
28 Feb 07
Oh wow congratulations i bet you are pleased lol. Do you know it is such a long time ago i can't remember exactly because i was teaching my son greek and english. But he learnt to count very fast, i do definately remember that. He was always good with the maths. Great job.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
Thank you I am very proud of her. I keep hearing people say they are teaching thier kids to speack other languages, I wish I knew some to teach mine !
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• Canada
28 Feb 07
your children are doing good. my daughter was a little over 2 years old when she coult count to 12 and say her alphabet. i think it's a normal age to do these things. she is now 3 and can do it in french as well. so i'm so proud of her.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
WOW, you go girl, I guess I will ahve to step it up a little. My son(4 years old) can count in spanish, they have a cute little guy in his preschool that speekes mostly spanish and he has been teaching them so much. Great job teaching yours french !
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Grats. Isn't it amazing how excited we parents get. Anyhow my children can still count. Only now my son has counted up to $375 that he owes me. My daughter counts to $700 when she's short on her house payment. J/K I love my children. Just thought that fit in a humorous fashion. Happy postings from Grandpa Bob.
• United States
28 Feb 07
Thanks good laugh, here is another nuber my kids a=can count, 3 that the nuber of time we have had to buy a new toilet because they flushed something down that couldnt be gotten out.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Mar 07
hahaha. I've never had that problem.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
LOL, I am surprised you can read that, aperently I couldnt type yesterday !
@cherriemae (3375)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
Actually, my daughter too, can count 1-10,at her age of 2 and 2mos..I'm the one who is teaching her. Children nowadays had that amazing talent of learning, eventhough on their younger years..They can catch up things that usually being heared or seen. Is that, they only need to have folowups so that this smartness will be develop..
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thank you and keep up the good work with yours too !
• India
1 Mar 07
oh great..its really very gud that she started to count soon, because sume kids dont speak any word even in 3yrs age.. my cousin's kids have started speak even mom dad in 2yrs old.. n my cousin ws really very upset that y hes nt starting to speak nything but all said dont worry, sume kids take time, bt in future they r very talkative.. but here ur daughter is already fantastic.. congrats.. n she has already company of his older brother so it also effects, that with company a paerson grasp early n start to growing soon.. as u said ur son has learnt late even in 31/2yrs old, may be thn he has nt company... so more depends on company....
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• United States
1 Mar 07
thats great congratulations i think its wonderful when kids do these small unexpected things that make everythin special even counting numbers i think shes done an excellent job and you should be really proud
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Thank you, I am so proud of my children, they are such a blessing !
• United States
1 Mar 07
it eems normal, apparently i was about that age when i counted, but also, know that your child didnt just count out of the blue, he mus have been brought up well.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Well I had tried to teach her before but she wasnt to much interested. It seems to be a patern with her and her brother. When I tried to teach him his abc's he didnt want to do it then all of the sudden he was singing them like is was always in his brain. Funny how that works !
• United States
1 Mar 07
kids are like sponges....they take in everything.My 2 yr old son started talking spanish out of no where like a week ago....its funny cuz i dont know a word of spanish.Im sure he learned it from daycare...it was so cute though.He told me he had molcos(boogers)and when i was at the laundry mat he started saying hola(hi) and adios (goodbye) to everyone.it was crazy and cute.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Sponges, I wish they were sponges that only picked up good things ! I have learned the hard way that even when you think they dont understand something they still pick it up and store it for later ! We are much more carefull now then when they were babies about what we say, I cant even say darn without one of them saying it a million times!
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
kids are different in everything. when it comes to development i think girls do develop fast than boys, because girls easily focus on things rather than with boys that loves to play than to study. congrats you got great kids.
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thanks, No matter how smart she gets it is still a pain to potty train her. LOL, I guess everything cant come easy !
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Jesse was about 2-1/2 when he learned the alphabet, I don't remember when he learned to count to 10, though. I had a sitter with older kids and they apparently spent a lot of time with him! I was trying to get him to show off to a friend one day, I asked him to sing the alphabet. So in his sweetest voice, he sang the word "alphbet". He always was a little smarty pants!
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• United States
28 Feb 07
Oh now that is cute, I realy laughed out loud ! I am still laughing. Arent kids so cunning some times !
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@LadyLeene (584)
• United States
28 Feb 07
No, I'm not remotely impressed. At two, I was spieaking in complete sentences and correcting other people's grammar.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
However, it seems that I still cannot type the word 'speaking'....
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• United States
1 Mar 07
We all have those days we cant type. She says very complex sentences as well, she is one smart cookie if you ask me !
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Well since you asked....my daughter literally just turned three years old. She's been able to count to twenty (not always perfectly), say her ABC's, and identify colors for about a year now. She has this Barney laptop toy that asks you to find numbers, objects, and colored shapes. Eight out of ten times she can find the requested item on the first shot. I didn't even know she knew shapes (even the oval)!!
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thats wonderfull, I love the educational toys my kids have I think they help a lot !
@shriac (18)
• India
1 Mar 07
congrats. she is learning quickly dont be amazed if she starts to count over 100
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• United States
1 Mar 07
I am always amazed at the things my kids do, they are so awsome !
@abhiteja (146)
• India
1 Mar 07
ya its very amazing at ur child counting no's at 3 1/2 yrs.tis is done by the parenting .ya tis not the age to learn tat,but ur child is amazing i think ur child will hav a bright future.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Thank you so much !
@GuateMom (1411)
• Canada
1 Mar 07
It really helps to have an older sibling. My little sister was 3 when one day we discovered that she knew the entire alphabet, just from listening to my Mom teach us!
• United States
1 Mar 07
Great how that works huh !
@nandans (1161)
• India
1 Mar 07
Thats an achievement
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Thanks !
• China
1 Mar 07
it is very common that a two years girl cannot count to ten. my daughter just can count to ten after she is two and half years.so you do not worry it. it will get better later.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Thanks !
• Canada
1 Mar 07
My Daughter was 3 and 1/2 when I started doing ABC's with her and counting. She taught my boys at an earlier age though, they cottoned on to her pretty quickly and so both of them were counting to 10 by the time they were 2 and 1/2, and same with their ABC's. I find it helps when you have older siblings. They teach the younger ones without you even realizing it. They're a great help.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
Yeah, my son was very proud when I told him that it was he who taught her to count, he has started to teach her 10-15 now and loving it !
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
maybe kids in this generation are smarter than before. my 2 year old youngest daughter can count to 20 and say her alphabet loud and clear as well. like also my 4 year old girl that can do 1 digit addition and can read 3 letter word.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
That is so wonderfull ! Keep up the good work !