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 Six-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
May needs help sorting her gem collection. Your child can practice sorting by color by placing rocks into the correct color columns.
Solving tangram puzzles can help your child learn about the results of rotating and putting together 2D shapes. Try making shapes with this fun online game.
Triangulo vs. Flat Woman
Peg and Cat can teach your child about the differences between flat, 2D shapes and solid, 3D shapes in this clip with Flat Woman.
A House Just Right for Me!
The Cat in the Hat and his pals need houses that are just the right size. Using printable finger puppets, your child can measure and build paper houses that are just perfect for the Cat, Sally, and Nick.
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
The Search for Rectangular Prisms
This clip teaches about rectangular prisms as Peg and Cat search for 4 of these shapes to build their project.
The Electric Company Party Game
HEY YOU GUYYYYYS! Marcus and Jessica are stuck on Prankster Planet and need your help to get back to Earth! Play this fast-paced board game filled with physical challenges, silly brainstorms, and math questions.
Your child can create her own cyber-adventures with this online game storytelling tool. By sequencing events, storytelling can help your child learn about time.
Reverse-A-Ball! Mission 1
Your child can learn about surveys and bar graphs as Francine tries to decide what to drop on the Electric Company,
Museum of Tens
Your child can use counting, addition, and subtraction skills to find the right number of objects to complete each display in the Museum of Tens.
Votes for Otto
Your child can learn about elections, and counting votes using tally marks, in this clip where Otto competes with Orin in an election.
Bianca Gets the Big Picture
Bianca learns about printing a picture in a larger size. She wants to make the picture 6x larger, so she has to increase both the height and width of the original picture 6x.
Reverse-A-Ball! Mission 5
Your child can learn about surveys and bar graphs as Francine tries to decide how to trap the Electric Company,
Global Grover: South Africa
Grover visits South Africa and learns how to make a toy car out of wire.
Storm Tracking in Penguia
Your child can learn about multiplication, measurement, and time in this clip where Inez tracks the pace of a storm.
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