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
Peg and Cat Save the Farmer
Peg + Cat help the farmer build the stage using their puzzle skills by finding the correct shape for the missing piece.
May needs help sorting her gem collection. Your child can practice sorting by color by placing rocks into the correct color columns.
Ask Ruff First: Winging It
With some Broadway inspiration, Ruff helps build a topple-proof birdbath!
Salty & Pierre #2
Salt and Pepper count the two swans and recognize that their neck is in the shape of the number 2.
All Dolled Up
Harry needs to use 2D pieces, which have length and width, to build a 3D structure, which has length, width, and height, for his sister's birthday present.
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
Pet-Sitting Tip #1: Make Sure It’s a Hamster
How do you keep a rhino from ruining your roommate’s apartment? Shopping bags!
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.
Your child can plan and create her own simple athletic events such as obstacle courses and cooperative races. She can even hold a medal ceremony after the games.
Math in the Bath - Spheres
Your child will learn about adding one more up to 4, and writing addition sentences.
Playing with patterns can be fun. Try these four activities with your child to practice patterning skills.
Roxanne Loves Solid Shapes
Cat sings the praises of solid shapes in this clip. Your child can learn about the properties of some 3D shapes.
Bianca Flips Out
Your child will learn about probability when it comes to flipping a coin. The 50/50 probability only occurs if you flip the coin many times.
The agents calculate how many more cases they need to solve to win the Jackie award and beat Mr. O.
Maze and Marbles
This online game introduces your child to the concept of keeping time in seconds while playing a maze game.
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