Early Math

Early Math

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Reading Together Builds Early Math Skills

Check out our four new Early Math themed Read Together Kits, because reading together with young children is a great way to build math skills.

Each Read Together Kit contains books to share with one or many children and highlights an early math concept like counting and numbers, measurement, sorting, and patterns. Information sheets containing early math tips and songs or rhymes add to the learning, with a YouTube video to show you how to sing each song.

Reserve a kit today: Counting and Numbers | Sorting | Patterns | Measurement

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

About Early Math

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. 

Support Early Math for Children 0 – 5 with Dr. JaNay Brown-Wood!

Learn about early math and discover simple strategies for developing math skills in this video with Dr. JaNay Brown-Wood, a Professor of Early Childhood Education at Folsom Lake College and the author of over 20 books for very young children. 

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