According to YouTube, an 18 month old counting to 10 is not that unusual. This study, reported by Fiona Macrae at Mail Online, explains that children recognize the routine of scoring off individual objects one-by-one before their second birthday—even if they don’t say it aloud.
Jesse and I learned yet another thing from this experience: Treating Stella like a show pony for even a few hours between the three of us was a bad idea. By the end of the night, she would simply shout a number—any number— clap her hands, say, “Yay,” and expect us to join in the praise. We created a Count Dracula Monster. Raaawwr!
It’s a good thing she’s cute… 🙂