Making a connection with things kids know best is a great way for them to learn. Mealtimes are a great way to work in a little math.

Count out the French Fries or baby carrots as you serve them. Leave off the last number to see if your child knows what it is. Bump it up a notch to count the number of fries that are left after your child eats one. Cutting pizza into eight slices helps your child learn the beginning concepts of fractions. How many people are at the table? How many plates do we need? Asking your child math questions helps them to learn and recognize that numbers have meaning.

Click here for a PBS article about how kitchen time supports kids' number sense.