Early Math

Early Math

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By talking and playing with your young child you help them build early math skills. 

Early math includes exploring numbers and counting, but also comparing and sorting objects, finding patterns, and learning about shapes. Math skills develop for young children best by playing and talking with your child using the language you know best. Early math skills develop everywhere for young children: at home, at the park, while enjoying a snack, reading a book, or shopping at the grocery store. 

Math learning starts at birth and studies have shown that helping your child build a strong foundation in early math before they start school will contribute to their later success in not just math, but also, importantly, learning to read. 

Sacramento Public Library’s Early Math Initiative provides a variety of resources and events to support early math learning. Find out more below. 

Upcoming Events

Early Math Family Storytime with Dr. JaNay Brown-Wood (October 25 at 10:30 a.m.)
Join us and children’s author and early childhood educator Dr. JaNay Brown-Wood at Colonial Heights Library to celebrate Dr. Brown-Wood’s new early math book Too-Small Tyson.

Dr. Brown-Wood will read Too-Small Tyson, lead an early math activity, and speak to simple strategies parents and caregivers can use in supporting the development of their child’s early math skills.

Discover more ways to help young children get ready to learn to read here.