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Children who develop math skills early on are better set up to be successful academically and in life. Learn how to build your child’s numeracy through everyday activities.
Preparing a tasty meal, shopping for new shoes, knitting a scarf — these all may seem like unrelated activities, but they have one thing in common: Numeracy. Cooking requires measuring ingredients, shopping means counting money, and knitting requires estimating how much yarn you’ll need to finish a project.
Numeracy involves recognizing and understanding how math plays a role in our world and the wide range of situations in which we use and interpret mathematical information in our daily lives. We use numeracy to resolve problems, think critically, make logical decisions, and try to make sense of the things around us.
It’s common knowledge that children are most open to learning when they’re young. Their curiosity for the world around them and innate capacity for asking questions sparks their learning journey as they begin seeking answers and experiencing new things. That’s why numeracy is something we begin developing at a young age and use throughout our lives.
Early numeracy skills include verbal counting, spatial sense, comparing and ordering, identifying patterns, estimating, recognizing and manipulating quantities, and measurement. Research shows that core educational skills, such as math and numeracy, are essential to a child’s future success academically and in life.
Tips on how to build your child’s numeracy skills:
How the Encantos app can help kids develop numeracy:
The Encantos app features many storyworlds that are great for building children's numeracy. Check out the Canticos, Monster Math Squad, and Umigo storyworlds for interactive videos and games to help develop and grow your child’s early math skills.