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Baby & Toddler Math Activities

abacusThese activities are appropriate for babies and toddlers. Browse to find the activities that work best for your child.

Math at Home

match it upMatch ‘Em Up
Let your toddler figure out which items go together to help develop her early reasoning skills.

baby bathBath Time
The next time you fill up the tub, make bath time math time!

Math on the Go

what's missingWhat’s Missing?
Next time you have to wait at a restaurant, use this activity to make the time go by quickly … and help your child develop reasoning skills!

Math for Fun

baby standingBody Movement
These balancing and movement activities are a great way to help youngsters explore their place in their environment – an important first step in understanding geometry.

baby toesThis Little Piggy
Wiggle your toes! Twirl your fingers! Reciting favorite nursery rhymes is an engaging way for your child to learn to count.

Math All Year

baby eatingCookie Cutter Pancakes
The next time you make pancakes, turn them into gourmet geometric fun!

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  • Andrew Lambert

    I think it’s a great idea to introduce babies to their first sing-along number song (the digits) in a similar way that babies have a sing-along song for the ABCs, The ABC Song. Children usually hear, see, sing and learn the ABCs before starting kindergarten. Here is a number song called ‘The Digit Song’ that will get children started with this idea:

  • Rebecca Robinson

    My wolf cut-out is almost eight months old. My zebra cut-out is eight months old. My zebra cut-out likes first grade math. He also likes Kindergarten math. I was born in 1987. My older sister was born in 1985. My panda cut-out likes “Barney and Friends”. She also likes “Kipper the Dog”. My Alaskan Malamute cut-out likes “Who’s the Boss?”. She also likes “Full House”. My panda cut-out likes “Mustard Pancakes”. She also likes “BabyFirst TV”. My panda cut-out likes second grade math. She also likes first grade math.

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