The Youngest Learners - Math and Science
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Let's start at the very beginning and look at some of the many ways babies and toddlers learn the skills that lay a good foundation for math, science and social studies learning.
Questions to ask yourself:
Can you see ways that learning is taking place?
Is there anything you saw that you are already doing with your little one?
Is there anything not shown in these videos that you are reminded of that you did or are doing to support your baby or toddler's thinking skills?
Learning at Home Resources from PBS KIDS and PBS Parents
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: The Block Corner - Talk about how blocks can be the same and different as you watch Daniel Tiger try to build a block tower.
- Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Dump Truck Driver Daniel - Sing along with Daniel as he fills and empties his pretend dump truck. Then practice filing and emptying a toy in your house.
Sid the Science Kid: Red Light, Green Light - Help your child practice knowing when to stop and when to go in this online game of Red Light, Green Light.
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Water Play - Use water play to help your child explore early learning concepts such as empty, full, space and location.
PBS Parents: Bath Games for Babies & Toddlers - Make bath time an adventure with water games and toys that help teach your child early math skills like full and empty.
PBS Parents: Sponge Blocks - Cut sponges to make your own safe, soft blocks for your child to explore and compare.
PBS Parents: Craft Apparent: Beach Blanket Blocks - Use vintage towels to make your own soft blocks. Then let your child play with the blocks to find out how they are the same and how they are different.
PBS Parents: Crafts for Kids: Easy Fabric Roads - Take a drive through your living room with easy to make fabric roads. Then encourage your child to take charge of the cars to explore the concepts of fast and slow.