Thursday, May 13, 2010
Doing the maths
James is very interested in cars and he can sit and play all day with his collection of mainly charity shop purchases. The other day he announced he was going to make a circle shaped car park. So he did (well, Mum helped just a wee bit), but I was impressed that he knew what a circle shape was, as we have never sat him down and told him about shapes.
Later on I was getting on with some knitting, and pulled out the measuring tape to check on my (very slow) progress. He was right up there holding the tape and asking how big it was. Then he picked up a couple of stitch markers and looked at them. "Mum! These are number shapes!" he exclaimed. And so they are - how did he work all that out? Just by living, observing and noticing. It is moments like this when I know it will be fine.
I am indebted to my friend Peggy for sending me this link. It made me smile and nod my head, in a wry and knowing way.