First 5 Years

Ready Set Kindergarten English Math

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

You are your child’s first teacher.
Help them discover math in everyday life.

Download our math tipsheet:
Math Tipsheet (.pdf)

Get Ready for Math

BPL - Ready, Set, Kindergarden: Math is Everywhere!Math is Everywhere!

  • Children learn a lot about numbers and math before they begin school. 
  • We use math every day! Let your child see you use math.
  • Count things with your child.
  • Make math fun for your child.

Math at home!Math at home

  • Cook with your child. Let your child count and measure ingredients.
  • Your child can help set the table and count out plates and cups.
  • Help her fold napkins into squares, rectangles, and triangles.
  • Hang a clock with clear numbers in your home.

Math on the Go!Math on the go...

  • Point out numbers on signs as you walk with your child.
  • Talk about the shapes and patterns you see on the street.
  • Count the stops on the subway or bus. Count the items you buy at the store.

Math at the Library

  • Check out counting books from the library.
  • Look for books about opposites, shapes, patterns and other concepts.
  • Ask your librarian for help.

Play with MathPlay with Math

  • Let your child play with puzzles and blocks.
  • Give your child measuring cups and spoons to play with in the bath tub.
  • Match and sort toys by color, size, and shape.
  • Get your child a piggy bank. Count the coins inside together.
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