Counting, 1, 2, 3

Overheard from downstairs, while I was making lunch for myself in the kitchen (yes, it's 3:27pm, I know):

Beaner: "1 plus 1 is 2.... plus one more is 3... plus one more is 4..."

I have no idea what he and Aura are doing down there, but it sounds like all the sausage-counting* we've been doing at breakfast is paying off.

*The Beaner likes the veggie sausages I used to buy solely for myself (now he eats more than I do), and he always says, "I want TEN sausages!" I cook two and cut them each into 5 pieces, which, now that I think about it, is how I introduced the concept of multiplication. Sausages = math in our house.

Posted by Lori in parenthood at 3:27 PM on February 20, 2008


That's great: he likes veggie sausages *and* has learned to count from eating them. Good for you :) I'm always amazed at how much kids can pick up and how it comes into use when you least expect it.

I don't have any of my own, but I've seen it happen a lot.

Posted by: Tim at February 20, 2008 5:59 PM

What a fun way to learn counting!

Sausages are quite popular in our house too. Devin covets the turkey variety. And always wants MORE.

Posted by: lori at February 21, 2008 12:01 PM

Sausage Math! That's fantastic. If you decide to homeschool ever you'll be all over it, a natural!

Posted by: Diane at February 22, 2008 9:18 AM

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