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 Two-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
Where is Cat?
Your child will learn about relative position words such as under, next to, and behind, while Peg tries to find Cat.
Peg + Cat Lemonade Stand
Your child can learn an early concept of supply and demand in this clip where Peg and Cat need to decide the value of a glass of lemonade.
Odd Report: Traffic Jam
Your child can practice reading maps and using landmarks in this clip where Oscar explains a mission to the agents.
Exploring Space by Hunting for Treasure
Your child will be hunting for treasure up, down and all around in this fun treasure hunt activity that focuses on developing spatial language skills.
Captain Fun Election
Your child can learn about elections, and counting votes using tally marks, in this clip where Otto competes with Orin in an election.
This clip teaches about 2-digit numbers and what to expect from numbers in the tens place and numbers in the ones place.
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
Fixing the Cube Cruiser's Tires
Super Peg and Cat Guy teach about the difference beteween solid, 3D shapes and flat, 2D shapes in this clip.
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).
Protect Shapes from Symmetric Al
Using printable shapes and objects around the room, your child can practice identifying things that are symmetrical, or the same on both sides.
You Can Map This and That
Using a special mapping tool from the Cat in the Hat, you and your child can map a room in your house and then use the map to go on a treasure hunt.
Mathroom - Skip Day
Otto uses a numberline to determine the skip pattern by 3s and predicts where she will be located next.
Baby Fox's Big Machine
Learn about diagrams to plan out a design for something like building a big machine.
Make the Cake
In this online game your child can learn about fractions. Help Peg and Cat make a cake by dividing up the ingredients and slicing it equally for the birthday party.
Ori and the Centigurps
This clip can help if your child needs help dividing up large numbers or understanding how many times a small number fits into a bigger number
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Half
In this game, your child can practice fractions by figuring out different ways to fill one half of a square.
All Dolled Up
Harry needs to use 2D pieces, which have length and width, to build a 3D structure, which has length, width, and height, for his sister's birthday present.
Maze and Marbles
This online game introduces your child to the concept of keeping time in seconds while playing a maze game.
Help Your Child Learn to Love Math with Curious George
Curious George is a little monkey who wants to explore and discover new things. Like George, children are always learning! And his interactions with patterns, measurements, and shapes can help your child begin to see math in the world around them.Find Activities