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
Peg and Cat learn that when a bucket is empty, it's light, but when it's full, it's heavy.
Blue Jay's Party
Practice simple subtraction and counting by learning to recognize how many birds are left in the nest as they fly away.
The Potty Problem
Peg + Cat's friend has trouble while learning to use the toilet. This video clip uses counting to teach kids who are potty training the steps.
Big Mouth at the Yellow Store
This video will help your child use a number line to understand their place in a line (such as first, second, or third).
Peg needs to fill the tub for her bath. Your child can learn about capacity and estimation by selecting different sized containers to fill Peg's bathtub with water.
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
Who's the Patternista?
Is your child ready to become a 'patternista' or pattern expert? Give your child practice extending color and number patterns with this activity from Odd Squad.
Harry's dog, Tuffy, is lost in the park. Using knowledge of distance and overlapping circles, your child can help reunite Harry with his dog.
Your child can learn about shape symmetry in this game of matching snowflake halves.
Super Peg + Cat Guy need help saving Mathtropolis from mischievous math villains. Your child can use geometry and shape skills to solve several shape puzzles and restore order to Mathtropolis.
The agents figure out the pattern of the villain, he wanted the number of objects to be equal on both sides.
Your child can develop memory and early math skills by sorting blocks by different attributes such as shape, size or color.
Beehive and Seek
The Cat in the Hat and his friends are helping a lost bee find his way home. Using map skills, your child can navigate through the map to find the correct hive.
Oscar's Rotten Ride
Oscar is going on a treasure hunt for trash in the ocean, on the beach, and in space. Your child can help Oscar while learning about height, ordering, and following directions .
Ruff Cut: Glenn's Game
Ruff's cousin, Glenn, is organizing his figurine collection for the annual Dragon Quest Gathering. Your child can help Glenn by putting his figurines in height order from shortest to tallest.
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