Math At Play

Infants, Toddlers and Twos

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ACTIVITIES LIST BIRTH TO THREE

(0-3 Years)

A list of playful activities for infants, toddlers and twos. ▼Download PDF

BOOKS AND MATH

(0-5 Years)

Telling stories helps your child learn about math. ▼Download PDF


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Building Blocks for Early Math, Colors and Art Skills

(0-5 Years)

Play! Build! Count! Sort! Pretend! Building blocks provide countless open-ended ways to learn about math. Produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) for the Early Childhood Investment Corporation's Great Start Child Care Quality Program. ►Watch Now

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BUILDING SKILLS BLOCK BY BLOCK

(0-5 Years)

Learn how to select blocks and have fun building and playing together. ▼Download PDF


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CHILDREN LEARN FROM PLAY

(0-5 Years)

What do children learn when they play? ▼Download PDF

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CONVERSATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

(0-5 Years)

Help your child learn the language of mathematics! ▼Download PDF


Conversations Nurture Mathematical Thinking

CONVERSATIONS NURTURE MATHEMATICAL THINKING

(0-5 Years)

Help your child learn the language of mathematics! ▼Download PDF

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COUNTING FINGERPLAYS AND RHYMES

(0-5 Years)

A collection of songs, chants and rhymes to support counting up, counting down, and using ordinal numbers. ▼Download PDF


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Early Measurement: Scooping and Pouring

(0-3 Years)

A two-year-old old girl explores early measurement by scooping and pouring water with her child care provider, Jana. ►Watch Now

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Encourage a Love of Math for Boys and Girls

(3-5 Years)

Dr. Dario Cvencek, postdoctoral fellow with University of Washington's I-LABS, offers two tips to parents based on new research on gender stereotypes and mathematics. ►Watch Now


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Exploring Shapes and Space

(0-3 Years)

A young child explores shapes and space with a shape sorter. ►Watch Now

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Giving Babies Simple Choices

(0-3 Years)

Learn simple tips for helping babies reach their miniature milestones. Produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) for the Early Childhood Investment Corporation's Great Start Child Care Quality Program. ►Watch Now


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HELP YOUR CHILD GROW AND LEARN ABOUT MATH: 1-4 MONTHS

(0-3 Years)

How can you support children's mathematical development from 1-4 months? ▼Download PDF

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HELP YOUR CHILD GROW AND LEARN ABOUT MATH: 4-8 MONTHS

(0-3 Years)

How can you support children's mathematical development from 4-8 months? ▼Download PDF


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HELP YOUR CHILD GROW AND LEARN ABOUT MATH: 8-12 MONTHS

(0-3 Years)

How can you support children's mathematical development from 8-12 months? ▼Download PDF

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HELP YOUR CHILD GROW AND LEARN ABOUT MATH: 12-18 MONTHS

(0-3 Years)

How can you support children's mathematical development from 12-18 months? ▼Download PDF


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HELP YOUR CHILD GROW AND LEARN ABOUT MATH: 18-24 MONTHS

(0-3 Years)

How can you support children's mathematical development from 18-24 months? ▼Download PDF

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HELP YOUR CHILD GROW AND LEARN ABOUT MATH: 24-30 MONTHS

(0-3 Years)

How can you support children's mathematical development from 24-30 months? ▼Download PDF


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HELP YOUR CHILD GROW AND LEARN ABOUT MATH: 30-36 MONTHS

(0-3 Years)

How can you support children's mathematical development from 30-36 months? ▼Download PDF

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HELP YOUR CHILD GROW AND LEARN ABOUT MATH:
0-36 MONTHS

(0-3 Years)

How can you support children's mathematical development from 0-36 months? ▼Download PDF


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How to Use Furniture for Shapes, Measuring and Math

(0-5 Years)

What can young children learn from your furniture? Math concepts! Produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) for the Early Childhood Investment Corporation's Great Start Child Care Quality Program. ►Watch Now

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KEYS TO HELPING CHILDREN

(0-5 Years)

Keys to helping children be happy and successful. ▼Download PDF


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Labeling for Independence and Problem Solving

(0-5 Years)

When shelves and bins are labeled, children practice literacy, math and problem-solving. They become more independent, too! Produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) for the Early Childhood Investment Corporation's Great Start Child Care Quality Program. ►Watch Now

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Language for Learning: Infants and Toddlers

(0-3 Years)

This video illustrates the role of adults in using language to support children's development, expand knowledge and vocabulary, encourage thinking and problem solving, and explore concepts in meaningful ways. ►Watch Now


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Launching into Literacy and Math: Babies and Blocks

(0-3 Years)

Discover how block play facilitates learning for infants, toddlers and twos! Presented by Joan Laurion, Dane County UW-Extension; Malika Guend, UW Preschool Lab; Shannon Davis, Let the Dragons Fly Family Child Care. ►Watch Now

Math at Mealtimes

Launching into Literacy and Math: Math at Mealtimes (2008)

(0-5 Years)

This session includes tips for developing math skills through meal time activities. Facilitated by Joan Laurion and Kazoua Moua, Dane County UW-Extension. ►Watch Now


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Launching into Literacy and Math: Math is Everywhere!

(0-3 Years)

An interactive workshop for child care providers featuring books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and movement activities that introduce mathematics concepts to infants, toddlers and twos. ►Watch Now

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Laundry for Counting, Sorting and Color Identification

(0-5 Years)

Did you know that your laundry basket is a classroom? Young children can learn a lot about math concepts by helping with the laundry! Produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) for the Early Childhood Investment Corporation's Great Start Child Care Quality Program. ►Watch Now


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LEARN ABOUT PATTERNS

(0-5 Years)

Identify, create and extend patterns with young children. ▼Download PDF

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LEARN TO COUNT

(0-5 Years)

Support your child as she learns to count. ▼Download PDF


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MAKE ROOM FOR MATH

(0-5 Years)

Make math part of your daily life! ▼Download PDF

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MATH ON THE PLAYGROUND

(0-5 Years)

"Where" words are an important part of your child's math vocabulary! ▼Download PDF


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MEASUREMENT IN THE KITCHEN

(3-5 Years)

Explore measurement in the kitchen! ▼Download PDF

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MUSIC LIGHTS UP CHILDREN'S BRAINS

(0-5 Years)

Music stimulates children's brains to develop new connections. ▼Download PDF


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Pegs and Holes

(0-3 Years)

Two- and three-year-olds play with pegs and holes. As we observe, what can we learn about each child's understanding of number? ►Watch Now

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Piaget Stage 1: Sensorimotor, Object Permanence

(0-3 Years)

This video demonstrates children's understanding of the concept of object permanence in the first year of life. ►Watch Now


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Picture Books with Math Concepts: 0-3

(0-3 Years)

A list of picture books featuring math concepts for infants, toddlers and twos. ▼Download PDF

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SHAPES IN THE KITCHEN

(0-5 Years)

The kitchen is a great place to explore geometry! ▼Download PDF


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Shoes for Measuring and Counting

(0-5 Years)

Your shoes are a classroom! Use them to measure, compare and count with a young child. Produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) for the Early Childhood Investment Corporation's Great Start Child Care Quality Program. ►Watch Now

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SHOPPING FOR PRESCHOOL MATH MATERIALS

(0-5 Years)

Examples, tips and questions to ask when selecting high-quality learning materials for young children. ▼Download PDF


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10 Books to Celebrate 10

(0-3 Years)

A list of great books that feature the numbers 1-10 for infants, toddlers, and twos. ▼Download PDF

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TODDLERS AND TWOS HANDOUT

(0-3 Years)

Nurture mathematical thinking and problem solving with toddlers and twos. ▼Download PDF


TOYS FOR BABIES

(0-3 Years)

When it comes to baby toys...the simpler the better. ▼Download PDF

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Turn Everyday Items into a Treasure Chest

(0-5 Years)

The best "toys" to help your child grow and learn, may be simple things you already have around the house. Watch and see! Produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) for the Early Childhood Investment Corporation's Great Start Child Care Quality Program. ►Watch Now


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Use Traffic Lights for Counting, Shapes and Colors

(0-5 Years)

Did you know that traffic lights are a classroom? Learn how to use them to teach early math skills. Produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) for the Early Childhood Investment Corporation's Great Start Child Care Quality Program. ►Watch Now