All in all I appreciate that differences are to be expected and all eyes are on mommy to see how she handles these situations and I am keen on admitting that my behavior will surely be mimicked by my girls so before I act on anything these days I stop, breath and try to remember to ask myself "would I want my kids to say/do this?".
Teaching your toddler through song and dance or bright, colorful play-type activities is the ideal way to start. I have used a combination of reading, singing, dancing, flash cards and daily conversation to build my toddlers' confidence and familiarity with colors, numbers, letters, sounds and words with each of my six eldest of seven daughters.
Learning the alphabet and how to count is a fundamental step for every toddler - these two basic learning tools set the foundation for a bright future of life-long learning. It is often recommended to introduce your child to letters and numbers from as early as 6 months, however, this should be limited to songs, music and dancing the "numbers song" or "ABC song".