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 Four-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
The Ballad of Peg the Bold and Brave Sir Cat
Your child will learn to recognize 3D shapes such as pyramids, cubes, and spheres.
Bianca Gets Crystal Clear
Bianca and her brother learn about crystals and their features by taking a trip to the museum and making rock candy.
Curious George is playing with his train sets. Using counting and measurement skills, your child can help George make the trains the same length by adding on the right amount of train cars in this online game.
Gabriela is collecting vegetables from her garden. Your child can practice counting and simple addition as he helps Gabriela gather the vegetables.
The Shapes of Washington% D.C.
Finding shapes in everyday objects is a great way to learn about flat and solid shapes. In this clip, Peg and Ramone identify flat and solid shapes in Washington DC.
Your child will begin to understand the concept of doubling, which is to add a number to itself.
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
Sunflower Biscuit Bones
In this interactive book, your child can learn how to follow a recipe and use measurement skills to bake bone shaped dog treats.
Math in the Bath - Vertical and Horizontal Cylinders
Help your child learn about the meaning of 'horizontal' and 'vertical.'
Use Detective Skills to Discover Shapes
In this "I Spy" game, your child can find shapes in her environment based on shape specific clues.
Tiger Trick or Treat
Peg and her friends practice their counting while in a scary situation on Halloween.
By gathering information Olive narrows down what time frame she did something to upset O'Brian during.
Math in the Bath - Cat Beanie
Cat doubles the number of rocks he started with to create a sculpture.
Something's Up With Cat
Peg tells Cat how he is a special friend and that it's something you can't compare on a bar graph.
Help Your Child Learn to Love Math with Peg + Cat
Through engaging stories and comedy, Peg + Cat encourages your child to see math as exciting, accessible, and fun. The show teaches measurement, shapes and patterns, and problem-solving skills that children can use in their everyday lives.Find Activities