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
In this matching game, your child can learn about outside environments and temperatures by helping put plants, animals, and people in the right outside location.
Briefcase Balancing Act
Learn about weight and measurement as the agents use a see-saw like a pan balance to learn about how much the briefcase weighs.
Architecture Scavenger Hunt
Your child can go on a scavenger hunt for shapes! Children can find shapes around their neighborhood and draw pictures of the shapes and where they found them.
Harry's Time Out
Your child will learn about how different watches and clocks can display time differently.
Kids are playing hide and seek and have trouble counting down. The agents need to find the countdown crook before New Year's Eve!
Pirates and Peaches -- A Peg + Cat Board Game
Your child can practice fair shares, counting and number recognition in this fun printable board game from Peg + Cat.
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
Peg and Cat Estimate
Peg + Cat learn about estimating to fit all of their recyclables into the bins.
Chicken Coop Activity Page
Your child can practice counting the chickens while coloring this fun Peg and Cat activity page.
Ruff Cut: Glenn's Game
Ruff's cousin, Glenn, is organizing his figurine collection for the annual Dragon Quest Gathering. Your child can help Glenn by putting his figurines in height order from shortest to tallest.
This clip will show your child how to read temperatures from a thermometer and compare different temperatures.
Ruff Cut: Helga's Game
Cousin Helga is knitting her Fall fashion line. Your child can use a pan balance scale to find the heaviest or lightest sheep in the herd to produce the exact amount of wool she needs for each piece of clothing.
Exploring Numbers and Counting
Does your child love to tell people his age? Together with your child, explore numbers and counting by figuring out how many ways your child can express his age.
The Three Bears... and One Littlest Chicken
In this Peg + Cat clip Peg solves the problem of 4 bears by using counting and subtraction.
Your child can learn about musical beats, directional opposites, and problem solving in this junkyard music clip.
Using a pan balance is one way to learn about weight and measurement. In this online game, your child can compare the weight of different bowls of food to determine which bowl contains a hidden toy.
Exploring Mapping Skills
You can help your child sharpen their spatial reasoning skills with this hide and seek game. Help guide your child to the location of a hidden object using direction words.
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