Lately, Alden has been interested in numbers. We practice while she’s getting dressed: “One foot. Two feet.” We count grapes as they are eaten, steps as they are taken, blocks as they are stacked on top of one another.
Or wooden balls as they are forcefully pounded. As shown:
She has been known to make it all the way to seven, though sometimes when a girl is excited, it’s tempting to skip straight from three to ten. There is time yet to work out the kinks on the counting front. And to learn the proper way to use a hammer.