Early Math

Early Math

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Count. Play. Explore. Early Math Activities for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers.

Stop by your nearest library to get a set of early math activity cards and learn fun ways for you and your child to play and learn early math skills, anywhere you are together. Available while supplies last. 

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Developed in Partnership with Fresno County Superintendent of Schools and The California Early Math Project.

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. 

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