To ease the transition from leaving one place and going to another, we use countdowns so Taipan can mentally prepare himself. Just last week Karen's noticed that as we count down and tell him how many minutes are left, Taipan sometimes tells us when the countdown will be over... in other words, he's doing math!
Just tonight we told him "2 minutes left," and he asked what time it was. "It's 10:08." we told him. He then replied "Bedtime is at 10:10 then."
How about that... our boy's doing math on his own!