Date posted: February 26, 2016
Parents’ attitudes to math and the messages students pick up from their parents about math influence children’s math learning and achievement.
It is critical that when parents interact with children about math they communicate positive messages, saying that math is exciting and it is an open subject that anyone can learn with hard work, that it is not about being “smart” or not and that math is all around us in the world.
For parents of young children, reading storybooks with a math component can create a positive environment for learning math concepts. There are counting and shape books, but there are also books where math is embedded in the story. Finding the Math in Storybooks for Young Children briefly outlines why it’s important to read storybooks with math ideas and offers a few ‘how-to’ suggestions.
Looking for math storybooks? You’ll find some suggestions in:
10 Board Books to Support Early Math Learning
10 Children’s Books about Math
14 Math Books for Preschoolers
How many ways can you make five? – email firstname.lastname@example.org to borrow from the Decoda Library
What Makes a Good Math Storybook?