Let's Talk About Math: Everyday Fun with Counting

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, young children benefit from hearing number words and other math language, and later, from practicing math skills that involve counting during daily activities with parents and caregivers.

It's fun and easy to help your child learn about counting as you talk, play and explore together. When you count objects with your child, describe the amount of things, and use counting to solve number problems in daily routines, your child learns important early math skills.