I have finished and am currently reading another book that really encourage you not to push those types of skills at an early age. It makes sense to me. Everly is interested in exploring the world, not being drilled with rote learning. She loves to do anything physical, so I try to encourage that. Still when you have a little girl who many people say seems very bright, I do start to feel like I am failing since she doesn't know her ABCs. She does recognize numbers and does know part of the song.
With counting she actually really enjoys it! She can count to 2 and I think that is great. She can count if something is one, or if it is two. We are "working on 3", but I guess I am more interested in her actually understanding what a number represents than being able to count to some high number.