It's easy for kids — and parents! — to see math as a school activity. We often think it's just about counting or adding or learning math facts. But by exploring the interesting ways math shapes the world around us, we can help our children begin to think like mathematicians and learn to love math.
Helping Your Two-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
The Growing Potato
Odd Squad agents measure the length of the recorders and match it to the length of another object to open the locked entrance.
Harry's Off the Wall Scheme
Harry uses his shape knowledge and estimation skills to create a wallpaper pattern.
Cookies of the Caribbean
Cookie Monster is dressed like a pirate and looking for a cookie jar. Your child can practice pattern and shape identification skills while helping Cookie Monster collect and sort gems along the way to find the cookie jar.
Playing with patterns can be fun. Try these four activities with your child to practice patterning skills.
Once you start looking for patterns, you will start to find them everywhere. There are patterns in colors, shapes, sounds, dances and even daily routines! Learning patterns is a skill that translates directly into algebraic thinking, so by exploring these ideas now, you will be setting the stage for bigger math ideas later.Learn More
In this Peg + Cat game, your child can learn about patterns by helping create a dance for Peg's chickens.
Seal Juggling Act
Your child will learn how to write addition sentences for adding 1 to numbers up to totals of 3.
The Three Bears... and One Littlest Chicken
In this Peg + Cat clip Peg solves the problem of 4 bears by using counting and subtraction.
In this Dinosaur Train game, your child can learn about counting, distance and trajectory as he tries to land his dinosaur in just the right spot to win the game.
Playgrounds and Trust
Otto and Olive discuss where she was during a ten-minute period, and your child can apply the time-based language they use.
Your child will learn about the relation between height and length, and how to use a nonstandard unit to measure carefully.
Cleopatra Wants Pizza!
Peg + Cat use their counting and subtraction skills to deliver the perfect number of pizzas to Cleopatra.
Help Your Child Learn to Love Math with Curious George
Curious George is a little monkey who wants to explore and discover new things. Like George, children are always learning! And his interactions with patterns, measurements, and shapes can help your child begin to see math in the world around them.Find Activities