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Share Your Passions With Your Child

Sharing your passions with your child can be a wonderful way to explore a special interest together. When you care about cooking, tennis, hiking, creating videos, or any other subject, your child picks up on that interest. Use this as a way to create unique and long-lasting experiences among family members.

Go to events. Look for local experiences that connect to your passion. Watch people play your favorite sport in the park. Attend a music concert for children. Join other families on a hike.

Exploring the World of Science with Your Child

Preschoolers have an insatiable need to explore and understand things that adults might overlook. As marine biologist Rachel Carson said, children need an adult who can share this joy of discovery with them. Your family can share the joy of discovering science at home and in your neighborhood.

Going Green at Home: Get Your Child Involved

These days many people are learning how to protect the environment and save energy. Try these ideas to set a positive example and help your child learn how to take care of the world!

Support Math Readiness Through Math Talk

The more parents talk with their child about math at home, the more a child’s mind is stimulated to think about math. Here are five ways to use math talk with your child.

Playing with Music at Home

Young children love to sing, make music, and move to the beat. Here are some tips on how your family can play with music and connect it to learning at home.

How True Are Our Assumptions about Screen Time?

Five common assumptions about children and screens that the research does not necessarily support.

Turn Any Walk into a Nature Walk

Every walk is an opportunity for children to learn about the natural world because there is always something new to explore.  

Math Talk with Infants and Toddlers

Children develop math concepts and skills very early in life. How we talk with infants and toddlers about math ideas like more, empty, and full—matters.

Helping Your Child See and Show Mathematical Ideas

By Laura Grandau

“Did you see that?” four -year-old Ilyana asks as she points to a squirrel high on a branch. “That squirrel ran so fast and climbed so high!”

Without thinking, Ilyana gestures with her arm and hand to show the squirrel’s path, indicating the animal’s speed and direction.

Ilyana’s lively gestures are a powerful example of how children show excitement and interest in the world around them. This scenario, like so much indoor and outdoor conversation and play, connects to math in more ways than you might imagine.

10 Things to Know about Math

Math knowledge is useful for all of us—from children to adults—in all aspects of our lives. When parents and teachers get excited about math, then children get excited about math