Helping Your Child Learn Math--with Activities for Children Aged 5 to 13
This is the question we parents are always trying to answer.
It's good that children ask questions: that's the best way to
learn. All children have two wonderful resources for
learning -- imagination and curiosity. As a parent, you can
awaken your children to the joy of learning by encouraging their
imagination and curiosity.
'Helping Your Child Learn math' is one in a series of books on
different education topics intended to help you make the most of
your child's natural curiosity. Teaching and learning are not
mysteries that can only happen in school. They also happen when
parents and children do simple things together.
For instance, you and your child can: sort socks on laundry day
-- sorting is a major function in math and science; cook a meal
together -- cooking involves not only math and science but good
health as well; tell and read each other stories -- storytelling
is the basis for reading and writing (and a story about the past
is also history); or play a game of hopscotch together -- playing
physical games will help your child learn to count and start on a
road to lifelong fitness.
By doing things together, you will show that learning is fun and
important. You will be encouraging your child to study, learn,
and stay in school.
This book will give you a short rundown on facts, but the biggest
part of the book is made up of simple, fun activities for you and
your child to do together. Your child may even beg you to do
"The first teachers are the parents, both by example and
conversation. But don't think of it as teaching. Think of it as
So, let's get started. I invite you to find an activity in this
book and try it.