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2 year old cant identify alphabet, colours or numbers

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andreadxo Wed 08-Jul-15 12:58:10

Hi, my two year old can easily sing the alphabet, can count to ten and can point out a right colour when I ask her to. But shr seems to be having problems with actually identifying and what each letter or number actually looks like. And when I ask her what colour something is, she can't say. We do read books and I always point out letters/numbers to her and always try to incorporate colours when I talk to her. Should I be worried about this? Any tips on how to teach 2 year olds please? Thank you xxx

LuckyLopez Wed 08-Jul-15 12:59:37

Oh please! hmm

downgraded Wed 08-Jul-15 13:00:45

She's 2, so stop panicking. Don't be trying to teach her anything formal.

My 2 year old knows a few colours but that's it.

If she still doesn't know the colours in another year, then revisit it. Until then carry on playing and singing and stop pressurising it.

2!!! grin

TopCivilServant Wed 08-Jul-15 13:01:20

I'm having trouble getting mine to decline Latin verbs. Hopefully there's someone out there who can help

NoraRobertsismyguiltypleasure Wed 08-Jul-15 13:02:15

Perfectly normal. Absolutely does not need to know the alphabet yet, simply reading lots is fine. As for knowing the colours but not being able to say them, she might not have the language yet, it will come.

GlitzAndGigglesx Wed 08-Jul-15 13:02:37

No you shouldn't be worried

hazeyjane Wed 08-Jul-15 13:04:03

She is doing great. Don't worry, just let her have fun.

ShatnersBassoon Wed 08-Jul-15 13:04:20

Nothing to worry about. What's made you think that this is unusual?

NotAQueef Wed 08-Jul-15 13:05:08

She's two! Perfectly normal for them to have 'learnt' the abc by remembering the song. Also normal for most to not be able to recognise numbers and letters yet.
My four yr old still doesn't always reliably recognise letters if capital etc.

I would really not worry!

NotAQueef Wed 08-Jul-15 13:05:54

Top grin

slightlyconfused85 Wed 08-Jul-15 13:05:57

She's 2! She sounds like she's doing fine. My dd is 2.8 - she can identify her colours, she can identify a grand total of 2 letters (from a puzzle she does) and she can recognise the numbers 2, 3,5 and 9. I think she's pretty clever for this!! wink

AggressiveBunting Wed 08-Jul-15 13:11:30

Probably ok, although if she says 'zee' instead of 'zed' at the end of the Alphabet song I'd stage an intervention. Can't be too careful

downgraded Wed 08-Jul-15 13:12:54

If I try to get DD to identify an R and point out that it's the first sound in her name she gives me an absolutely classic "whatevs!" look.....

She knows all the numbers to twenty though - eleven, fourteen, fifteen, fourteen, fourteen, sixteen, TWENTY!! <cue big celebration>

saturnvista Wed 08-Jul-15 13:14:22

Are you serious? The alphabet at two?

No, you shouldn't be worried about anything but turning into a tiger mother smile

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 08-Jul-15 13:17:31

Errrr....she is two.

thatsshallot Wed 08-Jul-15 13:18:15

DS10 couldn't speak at 10 - let alone recite alphabet and colours, and is absolutely fine now.

Blimey, let your kid be a kid

thatsshallot Wed 08-Jul-15 13:18:31

^sorry - speak at 2 - not even Mum/Dad

andreadxo Wed 08-Jul-15 13:21:08

Didnt expect so much sarcasm and negativity. Jeez.

NewNameFor2015 Wed 08-Jul-15 13:21:28

My 4 year old is just learning this. My 3 year old struggles with counting to 10. They are only babies learning so much about the world, let them be and just have fun.

sugar21 Wed 08-Jul-15 13:22:32

How very odd. Mine could speak and write Latin at that agegrin

andreadxo Wed 08-Jul-15 13:24:58

Thanks anyways. The reason why i posted on here is coz I was worried. Thought people here are nice. Meh.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 08-Jul-15 13:27:47

We are nice. We are also very surprised that this would be a concern at 2yo.

ouryve Wed 08-Jul-15 13:28:41

She's 2. Worry more when she's closer to school age.

abdxoxo Wed 08-Jul-15 13:36:20

Im a first time mum so I dont really know what 2 year olds are supposed to know. I posted on here hoping that other parents with 2 year olds and have experience would tell me whether I should be worried or not. Thanks all.

callamia Wed 08-Jul-15 13:38:25

Oh Andreadxo, this is good natured ribbing because people think it's not a thing to be concerned with. This is good news isn't it? Your child is doing just fine smile

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