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 Three-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
Ms. O, Naughty or Nice?
Ms. O learns that she is on the naughty list and compares the number of nice things she has done to the number she needs.
Learn about solids, liquids, and predictions while you make delicious rainbow popsicles! This recipe will guide you and your child through discussing predictions and observations, and how freezing turns a liquid into a solid.
Triangulo vs. Flat Woman
Peg and Cat can teach your child about the differences between flat, 2D shapes and solid, 3D shapes in this clip with Flat Woman.
Your child can practice counting by fives as Curious George makes handprints with paint in this online game.
Corn Maze Craze
Your child can practice the fundamentals of engineering and programming in this maze-building game!
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
Your child will begin to understand the concept of doubling, which is to add a number to itself.
Your child can learn about collecting data and representing it in a tally chart in this clip, where Otto and Olive compare the number of argments other agents had with Obfusco.
Bianca gets a birthday gift in this clip. Your child can learn about dividing items equally into groups and counting.
Your child can play Virtual Goose just like Arthur and his friends. In this fast-paced game, your child can practice matching colored shapes and patterns to their rotated matches.
Odd Squad agents take care of all sorts of creatures. Using math skills such as color and shape matching, fair shares and fractions, your child can help feed and care for these adorable creatures.
Harry's Dogged Pursuit
Your child can learn with Harry how to solve problems by recording data and using logic. Harry uses logic to determine why his dog barks at certain times of day.
Cookies for Cups
Your child can learn how to compare numbers using a bar graph in this clip where Cat needs to know how many items he should trade.
Odd Report: Giant Sighting
Your child will learn about using a number line to predict a skip counting pattern.
Can evaporation help keep an object cool on a hot day? Your child can run this simple experiment to explore how water evaporation affects temperature.
Go on a Temperature Scavenger Hunt
Go on a temperature scavenger hunt with your child to discover the many ways you can measure temperatures inside and outside of your house.
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