Thursday, September 26, 2013

When did he get so smart

"Charlotte, count with me.  1, 2, 3, 4...."   I over heard Owen counting to Charlotte this morning and I am just in awe.  He is very smart.  Owen can carry on a full conversation (sometimes with himself).  He also has developed and show his imagination.   I love to watch him play and observe how he behaves and interacts with his toys when he thinks no one is looking.

It is well known that Owen is obsessed with cars and trains.  He can spend hours in the toy room building and changing the tracks.  When he plays with his cars he makes them stop at red lights and go at green lights.  He gets into his cozy coupe and says he is going to the grocery store.  He even puts toys (usually hot wheels cars) into the little storage in the back.

He knows many different shapes and he knows his colors.  When driving, every stop sign we see he screams "red octagon...Means stop!"   We play a game in the car where we point out the road signs and say the shape and color of it.  He enjoys it and it helps keep him busy.

However, one thing I have not gotten around to teaching him yet is right and left.  I did not know that a two/three year old was expected to know these.  When I took him in for his three year check up, they tried to do a vision test and asked which way the arrow was pointing.  He was able to respond to up and down, but not left and right.  So that is what we are working on currently.

He is getting very good at counting and he sings  the alphabet very well.  He also can recognize his numbers from 1-10.  We have to work on the numbers after that.  When he reads the numbers instead of saying 22 he will say two two.

We have things we need to work on, but overall I am amazed.  He is so smart and polite.  I just love watching him grow and learn.

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