This is the sign for “share”. This concept isn’t necessarily something they understand right now, but they do connect with “sharing” a toy when they have more than one and a friend doesn’t have any, so they hear it and are learning the concept through example.
Infants and toddlers use math concepts to make sense of their world (with and without our support) with “more” being one of the first that they understand (usually around mealtimes) but also they let us know when they distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar adults (sorting and classifying), they will try to use words that they hear often in speech or song (patterning) and they will try to fit into objects of varying sizes (spatial relationships). Every day that we use to talk to them with “math talk”, the more we grow a positive attitude toward it as they get older.
Fun fact about babies – There is a baby born in the world every 3 seconds!
Language and cognitive skills for a 22 month old:
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