Is your kid a natural storyteller or more of a numbers bug? Although it may be easy to divide the world into “numbers people” and “language people,” both subjects are crucial for learning and development. Fortunately, there are excellent books that will turn your kids into math lovers at an early age. So even if your kid is more predisposed to the love of literature, you can use reading as the medium for increasing his experiences with math.
It’s almost never too early to make math a positive force in your kid’s life. According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, “an engaging and encouraging climate for children’s early encounters with mathematics develops their confidence in their ability to understand and use mathematics.” It may be that the best way to combat math anxiety is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. By helping your kid form positive associations with mathematics through these fun books, you just might set him up for a future of stress-free algebra and calculus classes. Who knows? They may even be drawn into a STEM career down the road.
At any rate, encouraging your kid to get a grasp on these concepts will help him understand logical ways to navigate the world at an early age. And these books will help do it.