I feel like Andrew cannot retain any information. We pratice counting. colors, the alphabet, his name, how old he is.....and he cannot remember any of it.
I can't decide if my expectations are just too high for a 2 y old, or if he may have a learning disability. Ava had all this down pat by his age, and knew several songs. He tries hard, and he gets sad when he answers incorrectly and will try to change the subject. Like tonight for example. This is how our conversation went.
me: Andrew! How old are you?
Andrew: (blank look)
me: Andrew, you're two! Say, "I'm two!"
Andrew: I two!
Me: Yay! Great job, Andrew! How old are you?
me: No, Andrew you're two. How old are you?
me: You're two.
Andrew: pouts with tears in his eyes and walks away saying, "I eat more now."
I stay upbeat and make it fun and make it applied to other things....like for colors I address everything with colors now. It's not just a ball, it's the red ball, or the green door...the blue shirt. I try to ask the questions in a different way like instead of holding up 1 crayon and asking the color, I'll hold two and ask him which is orange. I tried just working on 1 color at a time. It just doesn't seem to click.
One of my biggest fears with Andrew being a preemie was a learning disability. So, I'm not sure if I'm just projecting, or there is something there that we need to work on. Ava is very bright, and she is all I really have to compair him too, but it seems like he should be getting this stuff. Even if it's just a little bit.
What did your child know at his age (2 1/2)? We do have a well baby check up at 2 1/2, so I'll run this all by my Ped too. But I was wondering where other kiddos are so I have a base of comparison.