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 Five-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
Symmetrical Shapes at Bedtime
Your child can sing along to this song to learn about shapes and symmetry.
Lord of the Crumbs
Cookie Monster is trying to reach his precious recipe. Your child can help Cookie Monster collect gem shapes and then listen to instructions to complete pattern and shape puzzles to find the recipe.
Chicken Coop Activity Page
Your child can practice counting the chickens while coloring this fun Peg and Cat activity page.
Math in the Bath - Elephant in the Tub
Peg + Cat complete the color pattern on the rug during bathtime.
Pirates and Peaches -- A Peg + Cat Board Game
Your child can practice fair shares, counting and number recognition in this fun printable board game from Peg + Cat.
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
Hide and Seek
Your child can practice matching a number of objects to numerals and number words in this hide-and-seek game!
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.
The agents using grouping to count the missing pies by 5s and figure out Tommy Twosie may be the villain.
Your child will learn about using nonstandard units to measure length and distance, and how to break up a unit into smaller pieces to precisely measure. Measuring this way can lead to fractions of a unit that is added on to the total measure.
Ones, Tens and Hundreds
Your child will learn about place value, and what the ones, tens, and hundreds places mean in a three-digit number.
Math in the Bath � Ordering Spheres by Size
Peg and Cat sort four spheres in size order, from biggest to smallest. Your child will learn that the sphere that is the 4th biggest, is also the smallest.
Welcome to the North Control Room
Your child will learn about using the greater than and less than symbols to describe relationships between numbers.
Pick a Door any Door
Your child can learn about mental math strategies in this clip where Odd Todd uses addition, subtraction, and logic to solve Obfusco's word problem
Bianca Sells Out
Your child can learn about facts and opinions in advertisements in this clip. Bianca tries to create an ad to sell a necklace at her yard sale.
Your child can learn about compromise, triangles, and distance on a map in this clip where Peg, Cat, and The Pig diagree about where to go on vacation.
Your child can help save Ecotopia from Hacker's disasters by adding animals and plants to keep the ecosystem healthy.
How Do You Measure Up?
In this game from Martha Speaks, your child can find out about measuring and take a fun "quizmo" to see what she learned.
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