In Supporting your Child

Age Range: F-2

Author: Cassandra Lowry


Picture story books can be a great source of mathematical content, but don’t think that you need to purchase special maths books in order to support your child. Most picture story books can be used as a starting point for discussions in maths.

General Suggestions

  • Count the characters, objects or the places visited
  • Use location words to describe the position of objects or characters
  • Create a map to show where the characters travelled
  • Describe the sequence of events using ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)
  • Use the ideas in books for inspiration for your own investigations

More information about using picture story books, including a list of possible books, can be found in the document below.

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