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
Oksana's Pea Soup
This clip can help your child learn comparative temperature language, as Oksana and Olive barter for hot soup.
Counting to Twenty
Your child will learn about counting on from a number other than 1 using a number line, and learn about the numbers that end in teen.
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
Make a Shape Collage
Shapes are all around us. In this activity, spend time with your child looking for and talking about the characteristics of shapes inside and outside your home.
Giant Hide & Seek
It's time to play a game of hide and seek. Your child can practice adding numbers as he helps Peg and her friends hide from some giants.
Baby Fox's Block Tower
Peg and Cat predict that a block tower might fall down if they try to climb it. To stay safe, they think of an alternative plan to help Baby Fox come down from the top of the tower.
Peg + Cat Big Gig
In this fun app featuring Peg + Cat and their friends, children ages 3 to 6 can practice math skills by learning and creating songs.
Sort It Out
Your child can investigate the properties of everyday items like crayons, game pieces or shells by sorting a collection of objects based on multiple attributes.
Stuck in a Tree
Peg, Cat, and the President try to rescue the Vice President from a tree using ladders.
Welcome to the North Control Room
Your child will learn about using the greater than and less than symbols to describe relationships between numbers.
Telly's Shape Garden
Telly wants to create a shape garden. In this game, your child can practice shape recognition skills and learn about some attributes of squares, triangles, and ovals.
Oprah and O'Donahue
By identifying the patterns Odd Squad agents use when they play rock, paper, scissors Ms. O is able to beat them to win the jelly bean.
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