Math = Success

Did you know that early success in math leads to stronger reading skills? It's true!

The Center for Childhood Creativity addresses this fact in their white paper, "Reimagining School Readiness." Below is a list of easy ways you can work math into your everyday routine.

Talk It Up: Use math terms when you add or subtract items, so children will have an easier time grasping concepts when they're older.
Quantity Is Quality: Counting on fingers is A-OK! It shows each object gets its own number.
Blocked In: Block play explores engineering, spatial awareness and cause and effect.
Now We're Cooking: Math in the form of measuring is the name of the game!
I'm Sensing a Theme: Patterns are an early math concept. Find a group of objects and sort them in different ways.
I Just Know It: Fill a jar with objects and ask your child to guess how many are inside and then count them together.
Fold Your Cards: Paper folding is a simple way to work on geometry. Grab an old newspaper or recycled mail and fold. For

a bonus, rip the shapes in half along the fold lines and compare.

Tea for Two: Count a pile of objects by twos, fives and tens! Model turn taking by counting two for you and two for your child.
See for Yourself: Experience math in nature. Count petals on a flower, see the symmetry of a clover and note how perfect snowflakes are.
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