Story Time Math

math_symbols[1]One of the partners of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is Bedtime Math. Bedtime Math encourages making math as integral to your child’s bedtime routine as a bedtime story. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) suggests mixing math into bedtime reading as one of 5 Ways to Build Math into Your Child’s Day. Along those lines, why not make math a part of your story times in the library as well?

While math is a subject that makes many people panic, math for pre-schoolers is not something you need to fear. In a post titled “Everyday Math Play in Pre-School,” Deborah Stewart says that “As adults, we can tend to over-think how to go about teaching math to young children but promoting mathematical thinking and basic math concepts can come through all kinds of simple hands-on activities.” She goes on to share simple math activities that can be incorporated into story time.

In order to help you brainstorm math activities for young children, I’ve rounded up some resources for you. Perhaps you’ll recognize that you already do many of these activities during story times!

How do you integrate math concepts into story time? Share your suggestions in the comments!

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2 responses to “Story Time Math

  1. Incorporating math into library programing is a great way to get more kids involved. A lot of fun activities available!

  2. Great Information! I need to try some of these math games with my three year old. I think he has a mind that is mathematically inclined.

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