There are many opportunities in everyday family activities to explore and develop math skills. This video features a brief conversation about math that could arise between a caregiver and a young child when setting the table. The video shows how noticing and talking about math in this daily routine promotes early math skills like counting, numbers, and space and place.
Professionals who work with families can use this resource to encourage parents and caregivers to look for and build upon math they are already doing together with their children at home. Calling caregivers’ attention to examples of math present in routine activities may inspire them to identify even more opportunities to talk with their children about math. Support families in personalizing how and when they talk about math at home and celebrate caregivers’ ideas for incorporating math into their everyday family life.