Monday, November 17, 2008

Math Fun!

Are you a math whiz or are you math phobic? Help your child understand and become comfortable with mathematics while they are young. Beginning math concepts such as counting, number recognition, shapes and size, patterns and beginning prediction and logic are all important skills that they will build upon as they grow. Math is all around them too! Look for shapes and patterns while you're on a walk with your child. Notice and talk about the math we use as we cook together. Tell repetitive, pattern stories that help children build their skills with anticipating what will come next. Share books where characters count, add, subtract and play with math, shapes and numbers. For book suggestions to help build beginning math skills, check out the library's First Math Books booklist.

The book featured above is 26 Letters and 99 Cents by Tana Hoban (Greenwillow Books, 1987).

1 comment:

Peik-Kuan said...

Don't forget that you can make everday routines into a fun time to help your child experience math - setting the dinner table with one set of utensils for each person, cutting cheese pieces into squares to match the square crackers, counting while you puch your child on the swing, asking your child if her cup is full or empty. or is half full? Have fun!