Math is one of my favorite subjects to teach as a licensed North Carolina educator and former math teacher. The question I used to get from parents all the time was “How can I begin to teach my child math early?” I would usually say something to the effect of “You’ve already been doing it! Think of something as simple as sorting: when a toddler is sorting, they are organizing information and making decisions about data. That’s math and it’s amazing to think our toddlers can be so successful with something so high level. Here at DPfC we want to offer resources so you can feel comfortable and confident introducing your little one to math at home!
Remember don’t get discouraged if your toddler needs a few tries, practice is EVERYTHING and eventually they’ll get it!
Here are five quality resources to help inspire you try some math activities with your little learner today.
ABC Sort – Busy Toddler
The Counting Song – Gracie’s Corner
Dinosaur Sensory Bin: Counting and Math – My Mundane and Miraculous Life
Pom Pom Patterns – Craftulate
Subitize Rock | Math Song for Kids – Jack Hartmann
Come out to this free Back to School Bash, hosted by The River Church, on Saturday, August 13th from 11 AM to 2 PM! There will be backpacks filled with free school supplies and health screenings available for the community. Be sure to look for Durham’s Partnership for Children’s table to get some free giveaway items and information on our programs at this event!