Our 4-year-old daughter just turned 4 and just started Pre-K. She can count to 10 and recognize 0-10 written on a board, with really no issues whatsoever. However, we've been working with her for half an hour to just learn the numbers
11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and she still can't do it by herself. Specifically, it's taken her almost that entire time to just recognize what
Her sister, 13 months younger, can count to 20 with very little help though. We do all of the same activities together -- so I'm wondering if
- this is just normal differences between normal toddlers,
- she's somewhat behind for her age, or maybe
- her sister is just a faster learner when it comes to counting.
Anyone else have experience with what skills a 4-year-old should have when it comes to memorization and numbers? We were thinking she should be able to count to 20 with no help, so we're trying to work with her more to get her there. Is 20 too high of a bar for a 4-year-old? (I assume not, since her sister does it, and is a year younger).