Friday, April 12, 2013

Naming Numerals 0-20 at Age 22 Months (Video)

Naming Numbers

A couple of months ago (around age 16 months) Damien wasn't really interested in math. Whenever we would get out our flash cards, which he loved, as soon as I brought out the math dots he would protest and ask for some of the other cards: animals, reading words, phonics sounds, shapes, geographical features, whatever, just not the math dots.

I can't exactly pinpoint where he made the turnaround, but at this point in his life (age 22 months) and for at least the past two months, he has been in love with math (and, ironically, has lost interest in the alphabet letters. *sigh*).

He asks for anything math-related constantly, loves to count anything and everything, names numerals, loves playing math games. He is just on a roll.

He is catching on very quickly to many concepts, including naming numerals. He really seemed to quickly memorize the numerals 0-13 as soon as I labeled our stairs with these numerals.

The higher numerals (up to 20) I actually had no idea he even knew: when I was filming this video yesterday, he surprised me by recognizing most of them! I think he must've learned them from watching the Leap Frog videos on Netflix (Let's Go to School, Numberland, Numbers Ahoy, & Math Adventure to the Moon are all math-related and on instant streaming).

I love how much he loves it.  

Damien is currently 1 year, 10 months old (22 months)


  1. 2013/04/12 at 2:14 pm

    Marvellous, very good indeed! ��

  2. 2013/04/12 at 5:27 pm

    Do you always do the learning activities in his high chair? Or it doesn’t matter where?

    1. 2013/04/12 at 8:48 pm

      No, we usually don’t, I just like to put him in the high chair if I am going to try and video tape because otherwise he moves around a lot, which is of course normally fine, but when trying to record I have to spend more time moving the camera around than interacting with him!

  3. 2013/06/24 at 10:37 am

    I must say you are doing a wonderful job with both your boys. I wanted to know at what age did you transition from the doman number dots(dots in random order)to the ones that you have shown in the video?
    Thank you

    1. 2013/07/02 at 8:10 pm

      I didn’t really “transition” per se, I actually have used both simultaneously.

  4. 2013/07/01 at 9:19 am

    Love the way you have taught your children. Is there a printable that I could use such as the one you showed in the video. My son is 18 months and loves flash cards, but the one you have in the video seems like a kid would like to learn from.

    1. 2013/07/02 at 8:12 pm

      I have been trying to find the document that has these flash cards, but so far no luck (I really need to organize my computer’s files better). I will work on making up another one (it was pretty simple to make) and post it on the blog when I’m done!

  5. 2016/10/13 at 2:01 pm

    Oh yes please! I would love to have this strips aswell. They seem easy to use :)


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