Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Counting by my 2 years old daughter

My 2 years old daughter can now express counting:

If present it is "one". One or more present, all are counted as "one".
If absent it is "aa". She supports "aa" with a complex hand gesture conveying "it is gone, it is no more".

It is no big deal. But what caught my attention is that she learnt her "aa" first and "one" next! In other words she understood the meaning of "absence" and could express it long before "one" came in.
Food for philosophical thoughts? ;)

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