Monday, October 13, 2014

Counting challenge (revisited)

Who: J3
When: at breakfast
Where: the dining table

J3 and I had an opportunity to revisit the advanced counting challenge described in our post here: How many cows?

The first time, I kept turning the cup as she counted: 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... finished!
Somehow, this time she had a sense that there were a finite number and that she didn't need to count any more.

I asked, so, how many cows are there and held out the cup to her.  Her reply: 1 ... 2... buckle my shoe, then giggled and ran away.

Did she actually count and know there were only two, or was she just amused with herself and felt like adding the nursery rhyme line instead of counting further? I don't know.

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