My toddler is 21 months and stays at home with me. I notice many of our friends' toddlers, especially those at daycare, are being sort of drilled on subjects like counting, the alphabet, counting, colors, and even things like state capitols. Is anyone else specifically NOT doing that? Before I had my daughter, I'd read research about how early emphasis on teaching actually narrows kids' habits of creative thinking and problem solving. Besides, I figure what she doesn't figure out from context by age 4 or 5, she can learn in a more planned way if it seems appropriate.
I think it's really neat how she has already learned some counting, colors and other things that some kids are being drilled on, just by living.
Would love to hear from other parents taking this route, especially if you have BTDT!