Friday, December 09, 2005

The number of the day

It has come to our attention that Emily knows how to count. We had no idea she could do so, and we assume they've been working on it at KinderCare.

She doesn't exactly count — it's more like a series of random vowel sounds. Nevertheless, she has the rhythm down, and it's obvious that she's trying to imitate counting.

Here's the crazy part, though. Misty was counting last night and Emily was making noises along with her. Emily's version went something like this:

"..... Uh... Eh... Uh... Ii... Ee... Ee... Eight... Nine... Ah!"

It blew me away that she knew eight and nine. Not only did she make the right sounds, but she said them in the right place. And she wasn't repeating after Misty, either — she was saying the numbers in unison.

We've tried counting several more times since, and usually have the same result.

My kid knows eight and nine!

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