We have a 2 and a have year old daughter who has just started Preschool 1 day a week. The Preschool teachers seem rather surprised by her speech and how much she knows at her age. We have been told that she is very advanced for her age, and I have been teaching her myself at home since her birth.
She is now 2 and a half, and knows her alphabet inside out, can count to 20, backwards from 10, and do simple addition/subtraction from 1-10. She can also draw people with heads, torsos, arms, legs, hair, and all facial features, and knows her primary colours and the colours made when you mix any 2 of them together. She can also identify shapes and knows the differnce between small, medium and large. Lately, I have been teaching her to write the letters of the alphabet, and she is doing very well although she does get some of the letters back to front, and upside down. We enjoy reading, baking, gardening, and doing craft too.
I am concerned because a friend of mine said that I might be pushing her to learn to much too soon, but I must admit, our daughter often asks us how to write, and what the words in her books say.
We feel that she is developing normally, but are now concerned that maybe she is learning too much too soon.
Can anyone give me some advice on this?