Well, I have to start introducing numbers of my 2/3 year olds. I know many teachers in our center have been doing it for a while. I'm wondering if any one has interesting ideas on how to do that. I know my children (4 of them) are not all ready for it. One boy doesn't know colors yet, and the attention span in my group is also not great. So, when I try to "sneak in" counting, like, let's say a child is playing with a few dinosaurs and I would say "Let's see how many dinosaurs we have here, 1,2,3" By the end of the phrase I loose the child, I guess he is not interested in counting those dinosaurs, he wants to play with them! Other than that, I read them a 1,2 Buckle your shoe book. Oh, just remembered, we should have cut outs in shape of numbers for playdough, I should try those.