Suddenly, seemingly from nowhere (for nowhere, read probably nursery), S is pointing out letters and numbers.
She’s been able to recognise the number 8 for a while, and enjoys pointing it out wherever she sees it. I thought that was a one-off though, because it’s kind of distinctive.
The other day, she picked up her Peppa Pig phone and pointed out the number five.
A while later, we were writing out Christmas cards. She loves to write her name, so we wrote her name in lots of cards, all in one go. I noticed that she was saying the letters at the same time as I was, but wasn’t sure whether she was just parroting me, or really understood what I was saying.
A couple of days after that, we were in town and she pointed up at McDonald’s and said Look mummy, mmm!
Since then, she points out an M wherever she happens to see it.
One of the shops near us is empty, and has a large board in the window with a contact number for the contractors working on the site. S stops outside it every day and points out as many numbers as she can.
I know all kids learn this stuff, and that they probably do things like writing their names at nursery, but still – it was pretty awesome to hear S coming out with these things!