Young Anson, a precocious four years of age, was playing the Zero Game as part of RightStart™ Level A, lesson 16. Numbers from 0 to 10 & tally numbers of the same are on slips of paper, folded, and placed in a bucket.
Part way into the game, Anson picked out a slip, opened it, and stared intently at the paper for a long while. Finally, he said, “Mama, I think this is eight, but it’s SPELLED WRONG!”.
He showed the slip of paper. It showed 3 tally sticks to the left of the group of 5!
I work across from my kids, so to me RS is always backwards.
Sometimes I have to remind myself of just how the tally sticks are supposed to look.
But I love the above story. Smart kid!!