It is fun to see some basic math concepts clicking in Anna's head lately. She's figured out how to count objects and can figure out how many of something there are accurately up to about 10. Yesterday we were eating cinnamon rolls and she and Josie had torn theirs into pieces. She kept wanting to know how many pieces she had and would count and recount the number on her plate (the number kept changing as she and Josie traded pieces back and forth). Then she decided she wanted to have 3 pieces because she is 3 years old, so she counted how many she had. She had 4. She looked at me and I could see the wheels turning in her head. She slowly took one away, looked at me, grinned, and asked "Do I have 3 now?" as she recounted them to make sure. Yup, you did your subtraction correctly, Anna. I was impressed. Math in the real world.
I feel so privileged and a bit in awe to be able to stand back and watch my girls learn and grow. They take in the world around them and understand a bit more of it each day and sharpen their own abilities both mental and physical.