Math opportunities are everywhere, from sorting laundry to cooking to looking for patterns in nature. Early math achievement is highly predictive of later math and reading success, so check out these engaging picture books and caregiver guides that will foster the idea that math learning is for everyone and can be a fun part of kids' everyday lives.
Note: Originally developed for D69 TOPS Preschool Parent Group.
To keep from being eaten, an inchworm measures a robin's tail, a flamingo's neck, a toucan's beak, a heron's legs, and a nightingale's song. This title is also available as a downloadable video on Hoopla.
Come explore the hidden shapes and patterns in nature. The peacock's flashy tail is a masterpiece of color and shape. A buzzing beehive is built of tiny hexagons. Even a snake's skin is patterned with diamonds.
Loose parts are found, bought, or upcycled natural or synthetic materials. This creative and innovative book comes with many ideas for open-ended play, as well as developing all kinds of early math skills like counting, sorting, and classifying.