Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Jonas loves numbers

The last time that Jonas was here we were counting a lot. We would count and add and we did a lot of different things with numbers, including addition. I was showing Jonas how to put up a few fingers on one hand and a few more on the other and he could do 2+2 or 4+2, etc. He had a blast. I had meant to blog about it, but completely forgot about it. I have been doing worse at remembering things if I don't write them down right away.

Trish told me that the other night that out of the blue he just said 4+2 is 6. That's awesome. I'm glad that he remembered what we were working on, but even more excited that it happened without being prompted. The human mind is a very funny thing in how it relates one thing to another. I wonder what the trigger for him blurting that out was. I wonder if it was just that he heard the number 2 or 4, or even if he just heard the word "to" or "for" and thought of 4+2. Anyway, it's a pretty amazing thing to see.