I came on here looking for this piece of encouragement:-) I have a 5 year old boy, great at languages, loves music & science, brilliant recall of interesting facts (that he also understands)... then there is maths... logical lovely maths (to me)... It's almost funny the contrast. We didn't do too much in the early years compared to languages & music but a fair bit of marshmallow maths, maths songs, stories & poems... But the application of that??!! He's so sweet, he often answers wrongly then says no that's not it, & corrects himself (which is encouraging:-)).
We have moved onto Maths-u-see, he likes the manipulatives but we need to have no distractions for the 5-10 mins it takes per worksheet otherwise we get nowhere. Of course he is still further ahead in maths than he would be in a mainstream school but it's not as fast as I would like haha. They are so different, but still so great!!