Let's Talk About Math: Everyday Fun with Spatial Awareness

Research finds that having a strong foundation in early math can lead to higher achievement in both math and reading later in school. Starting from birth, babies begin to develop spatial awareness as they observe and interact with the world around them. Spatial awareness is the child's ability to notice and understand spatial relations - the position of objects and people in relation to other things. You can help your child develop spatial awareness by using language that describes how objects fit and move in relation to one another.