Video: Everyday Fun with Addition and Subtraction

An early understanding of addition and subtraction can be seen when children experiment with:

  • Counting the number of items in a group of objects
  • Adding objects to a group
  • Removing objects from a group
  • Comparing groups of objects to figure out which has more or if they have the same amount.

Watch the video or download our handout with fun activities designed to support young children’s growing knowledge of addition and subtraction from birth to 5.

This is a part of a series of videos Too Small to Fail developed with ZERO TO THREE highlighting the foundation of early math skills in the first five years of life, and fun, everyday activities parents and caregivers can use to support this learning.