Believe it or not, counting your little one’s precious tiny toes is actually good for her growing brain—and maybe even her future math grade!
Everyday behaviors of attentive parents, in fact, aren’t just loving, they actually help lay the groundwork for complex mathematical topics in their little one’s brain.
Want to bring more calculus into your budding scholar’s life?
Here’s how—and why—you can teach math in your everyday actions:
and help baby learn about quantity.
to help her learn numbers.
in routines—and help your baby understand specificity of numbers.
Bounce baby up and down “three times”
to help her learn “it’s not just objects that can be counted.
Point out the number of objects—
and teach one-to-one correspondence.
Help your child keep track of counts
by helping her point to specific items.
Laying the foundation
These early math skills might not seem like much, but by finding more ways in your everyday routine to introduce concepts of numbers, counting and quantity, you’re laying the foundation for complex math at elementary school and beyond.