So today I ask my 4.5 yr old DS some basic maths to keep him entertained in the car. What's 2 + 2 etc. I know DH had taught him a few basics so I wasn't overly surprised that he knew the answers. So I made it more difficult. What's 2 + 3 + 4? He counts to himself - 9 he says. Then answers every sum I give him correctly using his fingers to count. Ask more he says.
I have to say I am a bit surprised. I questioned his kindy teacher had they been doing addition and she said oh no we just count to 20. DS1 has been counting to 20 since he was 2.
Any other maths geniuses out there? Any tips to encourage yet keep it fun? I know his interest could wane any dat so just want to capitalise on it while he is enjoying it.
He does not get his love of maths from me 😂