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
It looks like Ms. O almost has more cases solved until Mr. O adds 50 more cases solved to his total.
Let's fly! In this activity, your child can develop critical thinking, measurement, and mental flexibility skills while designing the optimal flying glider.
It's time to enter the the highlight zone. In this game, your child can practice counting and shape identification as he searches for the correct number of shapes in each picture.
Penguin Ski Team
Your child will learn about following directions for moving over, under, and in between in a physical space.
The team uses their addition and fraction skills to measure the correct amount of dragon drool.
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
Explore the Power of Zero at the Place Value House
Zeros are very important when it comes to place value. Your child can learn more about place value with this activity that explores the power of zero.
Security, Pizza, and a Creature
Even with four people against one hungry creature, the team isn't sure it's enough!
Cat Likes Circles
Your child will learn to recognize 2D and 3D shapes, such as circles, triangles, rectangles, and spheres, and understand that 2D shapes are "flat" compared to 3D shapes.
Dynamics of Purple Martin Flight
While the purple martin flies, the Wild Kratts analyze the dynamics of flight.
Otis and Olympia Find a Lighter Gadget than the Shuttlecock
Otis and Olympia go to Oona's lab to find a gadget that is lighter than a shuttlecock.
Comparing the size of 2 objects is a great way to introduce your child to measurement! Your child can use objects such as meatballs and teddy bears to practice non-standard measurement and help Curious George estimate the height of his friends.
Your child will learn about identifying 2D shapes inside of other shapes, as well as that maps help you find locations of objects.
You child can learn about music notes and ordinal numbers in this clip where Peg helps decorate for Mardi Gras.
In this clip, your child can learn about length and measurement to solve a problem. Richard needs help picking the fastest horse.
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