Math is the language of science, and it is the road map to understanding how our Universe functions. Starting early and teaching our children to love it is crucial for success later on in life, whether or not your child becomes a scientist.
With a little spark of interest and a good guide, any child can grow to love and master math. Be prepared to answer a lot of questions and explore each page, but most importantly…have fun.
Here are a few fun books that explore math:
365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Frontal and Joelle Jolivet. Packages keep arriving, and a family must figure out what to do with all the penguins. Some serious problem solving fun occurs on each page.
One Odd Day by Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed explores the concept of odd and even numbers as a young boy awakes to a different world.
20 Hungry Piggies by Trudy Harris is a funny new take on the little pigs that go to the market. Count along as these 20 silly pigs try to have a picnic.
100 Days of Cool by Stuart Murphy. Have fun reading how four students come up with 100 cool ideas for the count down to a big celebration.
Counting on Frank by Rod Clement. Take some crazy measurements with this kid as he explores his world with his trusted companion, Frank.
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR by Audrey and Don Wood. The worried little mouse has to figure out how to hide his newly plucked strawberry from a big hungry bear. The book explores sharing and division for beginners. This book is available in French, and is perfect for introducing a new language.
The Lion’s Share by Mathew McElligott. A tale of animals behaving badly when they are invited to dine with the king of the jungle. One little ant witnesses what happens when everyone takes their share of a cake.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. A great board book for beginners to learn how to count, identify colors, and foods as the caterpillars goes through the stages of it’s life.